Papal names for babies
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I know a lot of Catholics name their boys after popes; Peter, Paul, John, John Paul, etc, and I think it's a great idea.

So how come nobody ever names their son Cletus?  Third pope and a saint.

I've even heard of a few Leos.  Leo could be combined with Cletus, giving a baby named Leotus. Big Grin
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Catholic parents really need to think when they name their kids. There are a lot of good, Catholic names that are so out of place culturally that it’s almost cruel to use them. Cletus is a fine name, but it is very dated. It also gives connotations of being a redneck- probably at least in part due to the Simpsons character. It could be worse though. Whoever names their kid Polycarp may just as well pay other kids to beat him up. 

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One of my sons is named after St. Leo the Great and secondarily after Leo XIII.

The abbot of the monastery near where I grew up is named Cletus.
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I'm going to have four sons and name them Evaristus, Telesphorus, Eleutherius, and Anterus.
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(08-10-2018, 10:51 AM)Crowe Wrote: I'm going to have four sons and name them Evaristus, Telesphorus, Eleutherius, and Anterus.

I hope they know how to box...
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Growing up in the Catholic heartland of NE Kansas where there's a Parish Church about every six miles, I've known a number of Cletuses. Everybody just called them Clete, and thought no more about it. The only one I knew that used the full name was Fr Cletus Kohake, OSB.
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Zozimus. Conon. Lando.
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(08-10-2018, 05:39 PM)I Hey Paul Wrote: Zozimus. Conon. Lando.

How about Pio? Pius is too close to “pious” but I always thought Pio was a great name. And you get the patronage of Pius V Pius X Pius IX and Padre Pio
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(08-11-2018, 10:30 AM)Ptochos Wrote: How about Pio? Pius is too close to “pious” but I always thought Pio was a great name. And you get the patronage of Pius V Pius X Pius IX and Padre Pio

But then the kid couldn't be Pius XIII when he becomes Pope. Unless he kept his birth name, but that hasn't been done in a very long time.
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(08-10-2018, 09:57 AM)Credidi Propter Wrote:  It also gives connotations of being a redneck- 


Hardly a bad thing.
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