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What are some of the most commonly used saints' names for girls' confirmations?

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Some of the most common saints' names used for girls during Confirmation are Catherine, Maria, Lucy, Elizabeth and Teresa. Other names include Agatha, Clare, Joan and Bernadette. A confirmation name must be an approved Roman Catholic saint name and can be either the candidate's baptismal name or a chosen name.

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Before choosing a confirmation name, candidates should research saints thoroughly to learn about their lives. The chosen saint should be someone the candidate admires, such as one who inspires her or has qualities in common. For example, Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and is a good option for Catholics with musical abilities. Girls can also choose a male saint's name, such as Christopher, and boys can choose a female saint's name.

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