Friday, November 10, 2006

An Unknown is Confirmed

It is confirmed: Gilbert's confirmation name was Francis.
Frances's confirmation name is unknown.

Unless anyone out there knows it. I've asked Mr. Ahlquist, and he's asked people over there across the pond. And no one that Dale knows to ask knows. So we don't know it.

I'm preparing a talk on Frances, and I was just curious.


  1. Wouldn't the church where they were married have that info?

  2. They weren't Catholic when they married, so no.

  3. I don't know if churches keep records of one's confirmation name. When I was confirmed I just handed a card to someone, who handed it to the bishop, who said, "Ignatius, receive the..."

    Maybe it's supposed to be a seekrit name, sort of like the Dwarves' real names in LOTR.

  4. I don't think so. Churches keep track of the confirmation names. When I married, my husband could not remember his confirmation name, so we sent away to the church, and they sent us a copy of his confirmation certificate. So I do think, if you knew the church, you could get the name. If you were a relative or whatever.

    It's probably on file in Beaconsfield at St. Therese. Maybe I should ask there.


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