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11 Catholic names celebrities chose for their children

Nikole Kidman, Jim Gaffigan, Mark Wahlberg, Dominique Dawes with their children
Nicole Kidman via Instagram / Fair use / EAST NEWS / AFP / Dominique Dawes via Instagram / Fair use
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These famous men and women bring their faith to the forefront of their family lives.

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While celebrities are idols to many — playing the roles of action heroes, making audiences laugh, and impressing the world with their athletic prowess — the choice of names they give their offspring says a lot about what matters to them in their most important role: being a parent.

In the case of these 11 well-known men and women, their Catholic faith played a strong role in the choice of names they gave their babies. Whether inspired by a saint, or the virtues of their religion, you’ll see that underneath the fame and fortune, faith can be a powerful influencer, especially where children are concerned.

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