Most Puritans tended to use Old Testament biblical names instead of saint's names. Some, however, thought that using any name from the bible was blasphemous, and took to using vocabulary words (and phrases) instead, such as Prudence, Charity, Constance and Temperance. Some examples of unfamiliar names include Lamentation, Redeemed, Be-faithful, and The-peace-of-God. These virtue names are often equated with Puritan names, though in fact they were used by a small minority of Puritan parents.
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