Archdiocesan Guidelines: Choosing a Saint Name. A candidate may choose a Confirmation name or retain a recognized saint’s name given at Baptism. In either case it is important to have a saint’s name as part of the Confirmation Rite. A Confirmation name is a permanent reminder which links the candidate with the way in which the mission of Jesus lives on in those special persons recognized by the Church as a Saint or Blessed. The process of researching the life of a recognized Saint or Blessed can be an enriching part of the preparation and can serve as the basis for reflection on the qualities of a present day witness for Christ. Once chosen, the Patron Saint or Blessed will offer opportunity for intercessory prayer as the newly confirmed continues his/her Christian journey.