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Prajwal Bhat wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am looking for a few Catholic house names for our newly built house.
Please help me with this.

Thanks and Regards,

Prajwal Bhat

  { Can you please suggest a few Catholic house names for our newly built house? }

Eric replied:

Hi Prajwal,

I'm afraid I'm unfamiliar with this custom (not that it isn't a noble idea). Perhaps one of my colleagues has heard of it. Not knowing your culture, I hesitate to offer an answer, but traditionally, Catholics name things after Saints.

  • One obvious, if perhaps, well-worn and not particularly creative choice, is St. Thomas.
  • A better choice might be St. Alfonsa, the first canonized Indian Saint.
  • You could choose St. Joseph, the patron of families, or
  • St. Raphael, the patron of marriages.
  • If you have a strong devotion to a particular Saint, that might be a good choice, too.


Mary Ann replied:


I have a great idea. Name it after the Indian name of the first canonized saint from India.

I think it's time we started broadening our use of saint's names to include the native names of non-Western saints and thus popularizing them.

Mary Ann

Mike replied:

Hi Prajwal,

I would echo my colleague Eric's comments.

At a nearby Catholic parish we have a separate meeting house which has various offices and is used for meetings, talks, etc.

Although it's called St. Joseph's house, each room within the house itself is dedicated to a particular saint.

  • St Thomas's room
  • St. Elizabeth's room
  • St. John's room
  • St. Theresa's room
  • etc.

Hope this helps,


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