Talk:Baptismal names

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Abigail - Wouldn't it be enough that one of King David's wives was named Abigail? From the Old Testament story, she was a righteous woman. Katjuscha 20:52, January 10, 2015 (PST)

Hannah - Samuel's mother's name. Just wondering now what the position of the Orthodox Church is on the Old Testament figures on this subject. Are the OT righteous considered saints? I'm also interested since I have one of these names myself. Katjuscha 20:56, January 10, 2015 (PST)

One more question - I see you have a good number of names that are listed as exclusively female, although they were originally male names (Allison, Sydney, Addison, Ashley, Aubrey, etc.). It seems strange then to be linking them up with female saints seems to be quite a stretch, if the point of this page is trying to match modern variations of names with established baptismal names. Katjuscha 21:05, January 10, 2015 (PST)