Syro-Malabar Catholic naming (India)

Swistle posted a letter the other day from a mom whose husband is Indian and a Syro-Malabar Catholic, or Syrian Catholic: Baby Boy or Girl Molly-ache-elle, Sibling to George (Gil). I’d known a little but not a lot about this Catholic community (which is in line with the Roman Catholic Church), and nothing at all about their naming traditions, until reading this post and some of the comments, especially this one, this one, and this one.

(I weighed in too — see my comments here.)


4 thoughts on “Syro-Malabar Catholic naming (India)

  1. I am inundating your blog lately. Sorry! I once dated a man from this tradition… I remember he didn’t like or want to use Indian names for future children (and his middle name was among one of those listed that was preferred by the husband). Reading this post was actually enlightening as to why he felt that way (I was quite young at the time and didn’t understand!). Neat to learn something new. (And Ambrose nn Bram – nice!).


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