Really? I didn’t know that it was mandatory. Christening in the Greek church doesn’t require a saint’s name and we don’t even have middle names, so many people that go for ancient Greek names don’t get a nameday but they are baptised normally.
uhmmm what anon? then please explain how i was baptized in the Catholic church, as was my sister haha I’m like 99% sure this is false, I went to catholic school and my entire class was baptized. also anyone can be baptized, even people who want to convert to Catholicism, you don’t have to have a certain name ??
You def don’t have to have a certain name but a lot of super traditional Roman Catholic types do it. My mom and all her sisters, for example, are named Beatriz. I knew two sisters named Ana Maria Concepcion who went by their middle names, and two brothers named Agosto. It’s cray.