Is this required? Some Christians have first names that are not those of a saint or a variant on a saint’s name.
This is customary but not required. Some Christians are named for virtues—for example, faith, hope, or charity.
The rule here is that a first name should not be contrary to the Christian faith. Thus, for example, it would be inappropriate to baptize someone with the name Satan, adultery, murder, or something similar.
A saint’s name is no guarantee about how a person’s life will unfold, but it re-affirms actions and values that are important and trustworthy.