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How does it sound to have a little John-Joe in the family? Named after John the Baptist, it seems a natural pairing to choose two of the fundamental men in Jesus' life for your own son. John stems from the Hebrew Yochanan, meaning "God is gracious."
Meaning "son of the right hand," this popular name comes from Hebrew. There are a few Benjamins in the Bible, but most notably is Benjamin, the 13th and youngest son of Jacob.
Although a little long, these names marry well together and will undoubtedly get your son off to the right start in life. While the name itself comes from the word August, we loved pairing the earthly father of Jesus with one of the most influential Church Fathers, St. Augustine of Hippo.
We couldn't resist a little alliteration as it works so well in this case. From the Hebrew meaning "supplanter," or one who follows, let's hope your little man follows bedtime rules! St James the Greater was one of the first Apostles who tirelessly spread the Word. He was eventually martyred for his faith.
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Your son will have a solid foundation in life named after the ever-loyal carpenter and the first bishop of Rome, the Apostle Simon Peter, whose name also happens to mean stone.
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While the name Francis means Frenchman, it flows so well with Joseph. And not only does it sound great, it is the name borne by some truly worthy Catholics: of course our present pope, but also the beloved St. Francis of Assisi.
Although there aren't any major Ethans in the Bible, there are a couple who appear, including Ethan the Ezrahite, the wise man who is credited with writing Psalm 89.
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If you fancy having a little "Tony" in the family, then why not name your son after this popular saint? St. Anthony of Padua is known for being the patron of lost things, but his name actually means priceless, just like your baby boy.
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If you fancy something a little more unusual, why not opt for this name that comes from the Basque placename Etxeberria, meaning "the new house." It also happens to be the name of St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit missionary who served in India and the Far East.
For any Italians, or lovers of all things Mediterranean, your son could share his name with Blessed Pier Giorgio, the young Italian man who devoted his short life to God and serving the poor. Strictly speaking, the name originates from Peter but this shortened version is so classy we had to include it.
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An unusual pairing, but perfect for those who want originality, or to pay tribute to their Welsh origins. St John Lloyd was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, who died trying to minister to covert Catholics during the reign of Henry VIII. The name Lloyd means "grey" and is used as a surname or first name.