Irish family names from a certain era

I’ve been reading a biography of Bl. Solanus Casey to my older boys, and loved some of the namey things I discovered — I know you will too! Father: Bernard James (Barney) (born 1840, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan); sister Ellen and brother Terrence Mother: Ellen Elizabeth (née Murphy) (born 1844, Camlough, Co. Armagh); mother Brigid (née Shields), … Continue reading Irish family names from a certain era

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! ☘☘☘ And Irish place names

Haaaaaappy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!! This is one of my very favorite days of the year!! 😁☘😁☘ Before I get into today’s post, a couple fun things to mention: First, my mom (whose dad was born in Ireland and who is herself an Irish citizen) has written a book for families about a wee little God-loving … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! ☘☘☘ And Irish place names

Baby name consultation: Mama prefers shorter, modern-ish names for baby no. 6

You guys! The newest (2021) baby name stats from the Social Security Administration were released Friday, and I didn’t even realize it for two days!! That really tells you how bonkers things are here right now! What were you reactions? Did anything strike you as surprising or disappointing? Also, Happy Mother’s Day to all you … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Mama prefers shorter, modern-ish names for baby no. 6

Baby name consultation: Fifth boy and no boy names left!

Happy Third Week of Advent! I hope you’re all as excited about Christmas as everyone in my house is! Enjoy today’s consultation from Theresa Zoe Williams: Mama Frances writes in asking for baby naming help. “My husband and I come to you in a name conundrum we really never imagined ourselves to be in. You … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Fifth boy and no boy names left!

Baby name consultation: Names for a little brother that work in both English and Spanish

Happy Mother’s Day to you all! In honor of this day of remembrance and celebration, I’ve requested a Mass be said by the Marian Fathers at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy for “the Sancta Nomina community and their families and intentions,” which includes all those for whom Mother’s Day is a happy day, and … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Names for a little brother that work in both English and Spanish

Baby name consultation: Baby girl needs a super-Irish name like her big sibs

Diana and her husband are expecting their fourth baby — their third girl! Little Miss joins big siblings: Lillian Nicole Saoirse Irene Aidan James Which you know have me all 😍😍😍 — I love those Irish names! Diana writes, “My husband and I are having a hard time naming this next child. I don’t like … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Baby girl needs a super-Irish name like her big sibs

Baby name consultation: Old Testament, German/Dutch, and/or Irish-y for baby boy no. 2

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!! You know this is one of my favorite days, and you know Irish names are some of my favorites — check out my Irish names and Rose of Tralee tags for more!! I also read this piece that’s appropriate for today: “It’s not Happy St. Patty’s Day, but St. Paddy’s … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Old Testament, German/Dutch, and/or Irish-y for baby boy no. 2

The naming of Jesus, SN in Croatia, and Irish naming trends

Happy Wednesday! Less than ten days until Christmas, as my boys keep on (and keep on) reminding me! When I was going through the posts and articles about Advent and Christmas names that I posted the other day, I realized that one I did about the naming of Jesus for CatholicMom a couple of years … Continue reading The naming of Jesus, SN in Croatia, and Irish naming trends

Baby name consultation: Ideas for baby girl whose parents like names like Bridget, Rowan, and Saoirse

Don’t forget to enter the St. Anne giveaway! Rebecca has generously added a $2.00 off coupon code for any order over $2.00 for all Sancta Nomina readers, which you can use for any coloring page of your choosing (they’re $2.00 each) — they’re all gorgeous! Lots of our favorite Saints, including one of the Immaculate … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Ideas for baby girl whose parents like names like Bridget, Rowan, and Saoirse