The aim of the paper is to characterise the confirmation names used by the inhabitants of Moravany nad Váhom, Hubina, Ducové, Banka in western Slovakia, which formed the parish of Moravany nad Váhom in the second half of the 19th century. The confirmation names of people coming originally from other places but confirmed in Moravany nad Váhom in that period are also included in this study. The confirmation names do not match the Christian baptism names of the given persons. The assumption that most confirmation names were motivated by the names of the confirmation parents has not been documented. The confirmation in 1897 was specific as the priest might have played an important role in choosing confirmation names.