Do you want to give your daughter a name in honor of Mary as a first or middle name? Did you know you could do the same for your son? Katherine Morna Towne has put together an excellent resource to help you do just that.
She has researched all the Marian names she could find “so that other Catholic parents would have a resource for finding the perfect tribute to Our Lady,” and shares them in Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady.
For each entry, Towne has included pronunciation, commentary on the history of the name and its connection to Our Lady, nicknames, variants, and related feast days. The names are fascinating to read through.
Admittedly, many of the names are rather unusual, but given the current trend of giving children unique names, that is not necessarily a bad thing. Overall, this is an interesting book to peruse and a wonderful resource for baby or confirmation name inspiration.