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Old 8th January 2016, 05:31 PM
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Default Names given at the Sacrament of Baptism

Hi Ron,

I heard from a Catholic source that whatever the name the person is given at the Sacrament of Baptism, will remain his/her permanent name forever before God. God will call that person with that particular name. This is why it is very important for the parents to choose wisely on their choice of their children's names.

Ok, fine, but then I heard that it is whatever the name the person who baptizes (usually a Priest) proclaims at the Sacrament of Baptism, so if the Priests makes a mistake at saying the person's name, that mistaken name will forever be his or hers.

So, according to this, if, for example, the parents choose the name of their baby boy "John", and the Priest at the Sacrament makes a mistake and incorrectly calls their child "Johnny", then "Johnny" will be forever his name before God, even if their parents call their child "John", as they wanted, for the rest of his life. Is this true??? Any Magisterial teaching on this?
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Old 8th January 2016, 06:21 PM
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Hi Ron,

I heard from a Catholic source that whatever the name the person is given at the Sacrament of Baptism, will remain his/her permanent name forever before God. God will call that person with that particular name. This is why it is very important for the parents to choose wisely on their choice of their children's names.

Ok, fine, but then I heard that it is whatever the name the person who baptizes (usually a Priest) proclaims at the Sacrament of Baptism, so if the Priests makes a mistake at saying the person's name, that mistaken name will forever be his or hers.

So, according to this, if, for example, the parents choose the name of their baby boy "John", and the Priest at the Sacrament makes a mistake and incorrectly calls their child "Johnny", then "Johnny" will be forever his name before God, even if their parents call their child "John", as they wanted, for the rest of his life. Is this true??? Any Magisterial teaching on this?

There is no truth at all to that set of claims.
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