A question came in from a priest friend preparing confirmands for confirmation in the older traditional, form.
The question posed was about the Latin form of the name which the confirmands chooses.
The confirmand is called by name in Latin, in the vocative.
However, girls will at times chose the name of a male saint.
My first reaction simply that the male form of the vocative should be used even when its little Cindy who has chosen the name, for example, Francis of Assisi.
Furthermore, in calling the confirmand just "Francisce" should be used, and not some longer form or, in the case of, say, St. John Fisher also by the last name. Sure there are lots of saints who are called "John", but I think you would still just use the saint’s baptismal name, according to the gender of the saint, not the confirmand.
It has been decades since we have done these things with any regularity and we have to feel our way sometimes.
So, does anyone have any concrete information about this? Experience?