Selecting a Saint's Name.
The choice of a saint’s name is entirely up to the parents and child. It is not mandatory to choose the name of a saint, however this activity can help the child to come to know more about some men and women who have shown their love & witness to God in a special way.
A useful website to explore taking a saint’s name is www.catholic.org/saints/ then click on Saints Index.
Pope Saint John XXIII: http://bit.ly/1tuFnsJ
St Francis of Assisi: http://bit.ly/1lUMFqY
Dorothy Day: http://bit.ly/1uk4HnR
Thomas Merton: http://bit.ly/1iTR8Yw
Mother Teresa: http://bit.ly/1uHZy7n
St Peter: http://bit.ly/1wfCtdh
St Joan of Arc: http://bit.ly/1qfZb5w
St Bernadette: http://bit.ly/1tJjVnI
If your child prefers s/he can research their Christian name received at Baptism and so appreciate how their namesake lived as a true witness to God.