- (a) Personal. A name is given at the time of Baptism. Only one name should be given. A name should be chosen from the list of saints. In some Orthodox countries it is the custom to give the child the name of the Saint who is commemorated on the day of birth, (b) In religion. Upon entering the monastic life a person usually selects a new name to replace the Baptismal name, and the family (last) name is not used.