Irish Catholic/ Kennedy family baby names?

Looking for a name for baby #6 with middle name of [name]Elizabeth[/name]. If you were a product of Catholic school, a large Catholic family or grew up in a Catholic community, can you suggest some Irish Catholic or traditionally catholic names that come to mind?

My daughters are: [name]Grace[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Emma[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Clare[/name] & [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Marie[/name] (stillborn.) Super Irish names like [name]Siobhan[/name] and [name]Ciara[/name] are out for me bc I don’t feel that they blend well with my set.

I am but none of the girls in my school really had traditional Catholic/saints names :confused: And Liverpool is about as Irish as you can get without being in [name]Ireland[/name] :wink:

Hmm… Names that I think fit your theme:

[name]Erin[/name]
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] (and variants… [name]Margo[/name] etc)
[name]Anna[/name]
[name]Clare[/name] (like the county)
[name]Kerry[/name] (like the county)
[name]Theresa[/name]

I spent grade school in Catholic school (more [name]German[/name] and Polish where I’m from than Irish), names that feel Catholic to me are

[name]Bernadette[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Rosalia[/name]
[name]Loretta[/name]

[name]Isabella[/name], [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Virginia[/name], [name]Hannah[/name], [name]Henriette[/name] ([name]Hattie[/name]), [name]Marguerite[/name], [name]Susan[/name], [name]Sarah[/name], [name]Antonia[/name], [name]Valentina[/name]

I’m from a large Irish Catholic family so I’ll suggest some of my relative’s names…

[name]Anna[/name]
[name]Shannon[/name]
[name]Meghan[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Maureen[/name]
[name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Colleen[/name]
[name]Cara[/name]
[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Sheila[/name]
[name]Erin[/name]
[name]Eileen[/name]
[name]Patricia[/name] ([name]Patsy[/name])
[name]Caitlin[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Nora[/name]
[name]Theresa[/name]
[name]Martha[/name]

These are all ages, hope this helps!

[name]Kennedy[/name] Girls:

[name]Rose[/name] [name]Marie[/name] “[name]Rosemary[/name]”
[name]Kathleen[/name] [name]Agnes[/name] “[name]Kick[/name]”
[name]Eunice[/name] [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Patricia[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Jean[/name] [name]Ann[/name]

[name]Grace[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Emma[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Clare[/name] & [name]Agnes[/name] [name]Carina[/name] (As the others, [name]Carina[/name] starts with a C & sounds close to [name]Marie[/name].)
[name]Grace[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Emma[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Clare[/name] & [name]Edith[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Grace[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Emma[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Clare[/name] & [name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Moira[/name] (same initials as [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Marie[/name])
[name]Grace[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Emma[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Clare[/name] & [name]Felicity[/name] [name]Claudia[/name] (Middle name starting with the C.)
[name]Grace[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Emma[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Clare[/name] & [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rose[/name] (I love the religious connection with [name]Rose[/name]: [name]Jesus[/name] rose.)
[name]Grace[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Emma[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Clare[/name] & [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name]

I come from a long line of Irish Catholics. There are a lot of Irish [name]Saint[/name] names down the line…Some of my family names are

[name]Anna[/name]/[name]Annie[/name]/[name]Ann[/name]/[name]Anne[/name]
[name]Rose[/name]/[name]Rosalie[/name]/[name]Roseanne[/name]
[name]Frances[/name]/[name]Francine[/name]
[name]Kiara[/name]
[name]Lelia[/name]
[name]Edna[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name]
[name]Donna[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name]/Winnow/Winna/[name]Winnie[/name]
[name]Lena[/name]/[name]Evangelina[/name]
[name]Clara[/name]/[name]Clarice[/name]
[name]Cornelia[/name]
[name]Christine[/name]
[name]Candice[/name]/Canice
[name]Helen[/name]/[name]Helena[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Philomena[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name]/[name]Josephina[/name]
[name]Marianne[/name]
[name]Agnese[/name]/[name]Agnella[/name]
[name]Mary[/name]/[name]Marie[/name]/[name]Maria[/name]/[name]Maura[/name]
[name]Ernestine[/name]
Monessa
[name]Michaela[/name]
[name]Marcelina[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Magdeline[/name]
[name]Bridgette[/name]

I love Irish names!

[name]Kathleen[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] is the first thing that comes to mind! I love [name]Kathleen[/name]. I love so many of the suggestions you have. I really like [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Rose[/name].

Why don’t you look at the list Saints Names For Girls? I’ll link it for you below.

https://nameberry.com/list/481/Saints-Names-for-Girls?all=1

I’m not a Catholic, but I am Irish! And I’m from Northern [name]Ireland[/name], where families often try to show their national identity through what they name their children. Some of my favourite names of some of my Catholic friends and neighbours are:

[name]Caoimhe[/name] (pronounced Ceeva)
[name]Aoife[/name] (pronounced Eefa)
[name]Shannon[/name]
[name]Eimer[/name]
[name]Niamh[/name] (pronounced Neev)

I think [name]Shannon[/name] isn’t super Irish-sounding, and it’s really nice. [name]Katie[/name] is very popular over here too, and as it is derived from [name]Kathleen[/name] it’s pretty Irish!

I’m from a large Catholic family, but no one really has Catholic names. It’s not really a law/rule that if you’re Catholic, you have to have a Catholic name, at least here in [name]America[/name]. I actually only knew a couple of friends who are Catholic that have religious names: [name]Mary[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name], but these are also common names, so I don’t normally tag them as “religious” The rest do not.

I suggest looking at biblical names like: [name]Abigail[/name], [name]Jezebel[/name], [name]Deborah[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Rachel[/name] etc… (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_women_in_the_Bible)
or possibly saint names: http://www.catholic.org/saints/female.php
or, since you have a [name]Grace[/name], maybe other “faith” words like: [name]Hope[/name], [name]Faith[/name], [name]Joy[/name], [name]Serenity[/name], etc…

I come from an Irish Catholic family. While my name isn’t very traditional in that mindset, the other female members in my family definitely bear more traditional monikers.

[name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Christine[/name]
[name]Belinda[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Robyn[/name]
[name]Andrea[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Maureen[/name]
[name]Mary[/name]

[name]Maureen[/name]
[name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name]
[name]Christine[/name]

are my favorites that go with your other girls. :slight_smile:

I’m super Irish Catholic, my parents are [name]Galway[/name] natives who had 16 kids lol. [name]One[/name] of the traditions of my family is to use ‘[name]Mary[/name]’ as a first name for girls although typically we all went by our ‘second name’. My mom is called [name]Mary[/name] [name]Ellen[/name]. Grandmothers are [name]Cathleen[/name] (step grandma), [name]Annemarie[/name] & [name]Rosemary[/name].

My sisters are called:

[name]Mary[/name] [name]Aileen[/name]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Enya[/name]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Brianna[/name]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
I’m called [name]Johnna[/name] after my grandda [name]John[/name] and the first without a [name]Mary[/name] in front of my name but my middle name is [name]Rosemary[/name].
Liadan
[name]Kyra[/name]
[name]Aingeal[/name]

Some of my nieces are:
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Claire[/name], [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Erin[/name], [name]Shannon[/name], [name]Tara[/name], [name]Colleen[/name], [name]Nora[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Anne[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]

[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Esther[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Ada[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Joanna[/name]
[name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name]

I think people hit most of the ones k thought of, but I’ll throw them out there again!

[name]Shannon[/name]
[name]Erin[/name]
[name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Maureen[/name]
[name]Colleen[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]

[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Patricia[/name]
[name]Maureen[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Nora[/name]
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Anne[/name]
[name]Meghan[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Cara[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name]
[name]Kerry[/name]
[name]Rory[/name]
[name]Louise[/name]

I’m a practicing catholic and know many large catholic families.

http://www.catholic.org/saints/female.php

This is a great list!

Surprised on one has mentioned it but I really like [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name].,

Here are some. I tried to make sure they are all saints:

[name]Anna[/name]
[name]May[/name] (after [name]Mary[/name]'s month)
[name]Meagan[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Colleen[/name]
[name]Maura[/name]
[name]Eve[/name]

And [name]Adam[/name] and [name]Eve[/name] were saints, they have some material in the Catechism (CCC) that describes their being loosed from Purgatory. Good [name]Luck[/name]!