Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Common Steuby Names



Can you guess what the most common girl's name is at Franciscan University in Steubenville? How about the most common boy's name? Guess and then check the comments for the answer.

12 comments:

Maureen Wittmann said...

The most common name for girls at Steuby . . . drum roll please . . . is Mary. Shocker isn't it? Whoda every thunk.

The most common name for boys at Steuby . . . . the suspense is killing me . . . is Joseph! Yes, it's true. Can you believe it?

Must be a Catholic university or something :-).

Frances said...

Very interesting. I definitely guessed Joseph, but I really haven't met too many Mary's, so I wasn't sure on that one. I suppose that number includes all the Mary Anne's, Mary Clare's, Mary Beth's, etc. At my "Catholic" college the top girl's name was Katherine (in various spellings, of course).

Jean M. Heimann said...

Wow! I actually guessed right. Despite the fact that secular society has come up with some of the most bizare names for this generation, it's good to know that traditional Catholics are keeping those great Christian names.

Esther said...

Okay, that makes sense. I was thinking along the lines of more modern saints. My guesses were Gianna and John Paul :-)

Did you have a chance to visit the Portincula (sp?). I thought it was just beautiful that students would drop by and for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament and also do their studying there.

Maureen Wittmann said...

No, and I so wanted to see it. The kids told me about it. But it was so busy getting everything together for Christian -- bank account, mail box, job fair, etc. And then I ended up leaving earlier than expected since Princess Rose was feeling under the weather. (She's the only one who came with me.) But I'll have lots of other opportunities to visit in the future. Freshman can't have cars on campus so I may have to pick him up for Thanksgiving if we can't find him a ride home.

Alice Gunther said...

My guesses are Mary and Joseph!

Alice Gunther said...

ROFL, I promise I didn't check the comments before guessing!!!!

Sam said...

I guessed Mary and Michael. Got one anyway!

EcceHomoPress said...

Of course! Why else would my "Joseph" be there??? Does that mean my "Mary" will go next? Darn...she has her hopes on entering a consecrated religious life at 18.

I have a feeling those "modern" saint names will be the most popular in about 5 years, when my "John Paul" attends Steuby...hehehehe.

sewmelody said...

I guessed correctly!!

chrysd said...

I would have guessed Mary for girls and John for boys. I will be guessing Josephs and Benedicts in the next generation.

Speaking of Catholic names, I remember studying Spanish at my high school and part of the cultural notes was that many Mexican girls are named after titles for Mary- like Concepcion for Immaculate Conception.

All Saints Academy said...

This is interesting. We've had a Lucas and an Elana there, but I don't remember meeting too many Marys and no Josephs. Wonder where I was? We will be send a John Paul in about 4 years and a Maximilian, a Timothy and Kateri after that