Temple Name Oracle
An attempt to identify the new names given in LDS temples


Please tell us your new name and the date you received it

New Name:

Date Received:

Male Female

Temple (optional):

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As part of the temple endowment ceremony each Mormon receives a new name which they are instructed that they "should always remember and which (they) must keep sacred and never reveal, except at a certain place..."

Dating back to the Nauvoo temple, each Mormon who goes through the temple on any given day receives the exact same new name, regardless of which temple they attend across the globe. This name is currently told to the temple workers each day during a special prayer meeting by holding up a placard with a male name, a female name, and a number on it. The number is the day of the month.

While there may be occasional mistakes made by temple workers, the only confirmed exception to the rule occurs when a new name coincides with the person's actual first given name, in which he/she receives the replacement name of Adam/Eve respectively.

This website is an attempt to identify the new name associated with each date. Names are the same for both live endowments and endowments for the dead.


Click here to see the list of all submissions


Today's Names
Male: Jesse
Female: Eunice


There were some reports that the temple name system changed again in May of 2014. However, in attempting to confirm the change using trusted people with active recommends we found nothing but the present list being used in July of 2014. If and when we can confirm a rotation change, it will be posted here.



Presumed list: December 1992 to Present

Day of Month     Female Name     Male Name
1
Ruth(10)
Timothy(16)
2
Eunice(25)
Jesse(17)
3
Lucy(14)
Aaron(6)
4
Judith(16)
Gabriel(5)
5
Miriam(9)
Sam(10)
6
Adah(19)
Peter(10)
7
Leah(20)
Alma(13)
8
Naomi(14)
Japheth(9)
9
Sarah(25)
Dan(10)
10
Abigail(20)
Simeon(4)
11
Lois(17)
Job(14)
12
Martha(14)
Amulek(13)
13
Rachel(16)
Hyrum(17)
14
Claudia(13)
Eli(13)
15
Tabitha(14)
Josiah(8)
16
Rhoda(14)
Ishmael(10)
17
Miriam(16)
Saul(9)
18
Elizabeth(16)
Nimrod(12)
19
Lydia(18)
Heber(13)
20
Esther(14)
Joel(8)
21
Deborah(14)
Samuel(4)
22
Emma(12)
Reuben(15)
23
Ruth(20)
Mosiah(8)
24
Rebekah(9)
Asa(7)
25
Naomi(17)
Levi(11)
26
Huldah(17)
Lazarus(11)
27
Abish(16)
Benjamin(18)
28
Susanna(9)
Jacob(10)
29
Phoebe(14)
Barnabas(8)
30
Dinah(15)
Jethro(10)
31
Julia(7)
Ether(8)

(X) Number of Confirming Submissions


Presumed list: June 1983 to December 1992

Day of Month     Female Name     Male Name
1
Adah(2)
Judah(3)
2
Claudia(7)
Caleb(5)
3
Susanna(5)
Jeremiah(4)
4
Rachel(3)
Moses(8)
5
Rebekah
Titus(4)
6
Huldah(4)
Nephi(5)
7
Abish(3)
Lehi(2)
8
Ruth(2)
Ether(3)
9
Martha(6)
Helaman(6)
10
Eliza(7)
Luke(2)
11
Phoebe(12)
Gideon(4)
12
Naomi(4)
Shem(2)
13
Lydia(5)
Ammon(4)
14
Priscilla(11)
Noah(6)
15
Miriam(10)
Abel(4)
16
Hagar(9)
Enoch(2)
17
Esther(6)
Ephraim(5)
18
Abigail(10)
Boaz(7)
19
Rhoda(8)
Amos(4)
20
Johannah(9)
Moroni(4)
21
Julia(4)
Mormon(4)
22
Lois(2)
Seth(7)
23
Margaret
Israel(2)
24
Lucy(4)
Silas(3)
25
Helen
Mosiah(4)
26
Judith(4)
Isaiah(5)
27
Emma(6)
Jonah(5)
28
Eunice(2)
Joel
29
Leah(6)
Solomon(3)
30
Hannah
Abraham
31
Tabitha
David

(X) Number of Confirming Submissions


Presumed Female lists: August 1974 to June 1983

 Day 
 Jan 
 Feb 
 Mar 
 Apr 
 May 
 Jun 
 Jul 
 Aug 
 Sep 
 Oct 
 Nov 
 Dec 
1
Charlotte
Charlotte
2
Elizabeth
Agnes
Christina
3
Deborah
Ramona
Cecelia
Rosa
Eliza(3)
Evelyn
Rosa
Cecelia
4
Deborah
Agnes
Catherine(2)
Emma(2)
Ramona
5
Claudia
Miriam
6
Rosa
Theresa
Esther
Rachel
Naomi
7
Evelyn
Julia
Rita
Catherine
Ramona
8
Catherine
Cecelia(2)
Sarah(2)
Miriam(2)
Louise
Charlotte
9
Victoria
Mary(2)
Lenora
Deborah
Rosa
Ruth
10
Esther
Martha
Theresa
11
Amelia
Naomi
Sophia
Julianna
Rita
Martha
Miriam(2)
12
Mary
Irene(2)
Ruth
Deborah(2)
Rosa(2)
13
Victoria
Deborah
Rachel
14
Julianna
15
Theresa
Charlotte(2)
Emmaline
Carla
Naomi
16
Elizabeth(2)
Julia
Rosa
Rachel
17
Lydia
Lenora
Joan
18
Sophia
19
Sophia
Lydia(2)
Claudia
Naomi
Irene
Rosa
20
Esther
Joan
Isabel
21
Elizabeth
Emma
Naoma(2)
Sophia
Rachel
22
Lois
Rebekah
Esther
23
Julia
24
Sophia
Susan(2)
Margaret
25
Rachel(2)
26
Joan
27
Ruth
Lydia
Julia
Margaret
28
Susan
Margaret
Ramona(2)
Joan
Isabelle
Elizabeth(2)
Emmaline(3)
29
Carla
Lydia
Isabel(2)
Leah(2)
30
Agnes
Alice
Lydia
31
Miriam
Evelyn

(X) Number of Confirming Submissions


Presumed Male lists: August 1974 to June 1983

 Day 
 Jan 
 Feb 
 Mar 
 Apr 
 May 
 Jun 
 Jul 
 Aug 
 Sep 
 Oct 
 Nov 
 Dec 
1
Jared
2
Enos
3
Heber
Sam
Mosiah
Jacob
4
Noah
Richard
5
Timothy
6
Moses
Boaz
7
Timothy(2)
Joseph(2)
Mahonri
8
Bartholomew
Moses
9
Enos
10
Andrew
11
Manasseh(2)
Solomon
Mark
12
Abinadi
Abraham
Jonah(2)
13
Mark
Job
14
Joseph
Enos
Ephraim
15
Jethro
16
Ezekiel
Malachi
Amos
Adam
Gabriel
17
Joel
18
Bartholomew
Shiblon
Judah
Heber
19
Enoch
Stephen
Israel
Frederick
20
Timothy
21
Jacob
22
Heber
Thomas
Joshua
Barnabas
Frederick
23
24
25
Noah(2)
Elijah
26
Moses(2)
Rafael
Malachi
Malachi
27
Jacob
Oliver(2)
28
Jared
Mark(2)
29
Titus(2)
Moses
Barnabas
Daniel
Mark
30
31

(X) Number of Confirming Submissions


Presumed list: September 1963 to August 1974

Day of Month     Female Name     Male Name
1
Agnes
Aaron(2)
2
Amelia
3
Augusta(2)
4
Deborah(4)
Alexander
5
Dorothy
Alma
6
Edna
Amos
7
Eliza
Benjamin
8
Elizabeth(2)
Daniel
9
Emma(2)
David
10
Esther
Enoch
11
Ethel(2)
Ephraim
12
Florence(6)
Ezekiel
13
Francis
Helaman(2)
14
Hannah(5)
Isaac
15
Helen(2)
Isaiah
16
Josephine
Job
17
Leah(3)
John
18
Lydia(2)
Jonathan
19
Margaret
Joseph(2)
20
Martha(2)
21
Mary
Manasseh
22
Miriam
Mark
23
Naoma
24
Norma(3)
Mormon(2)
25
Phoebe(2)
Moroni
26
Rachel(3)
Mosiah
27
Rebekah
Nephi
28
Rhoda
Noah
29
Ruth
Reuben
30
Zina
Timothy
31

(X) Number of Confirming Submissions


In 1846, a writer calling herself "Emeline" wrote to the Warsaw Signal that sometime in the previous two years she had received her endowment at Nauvoo, and while her new name was redacted by the editor of the paper, she wrote that "from all that I can gather, all the females had the same name given them, but we are not allowed to reveal it to each other." (Communications, Warsaw Signal, April 15, 1846, Vol 3, No 3)

Fanny Stenhouse wrote that in 1860 "A new name was then whispered into my ear, which I was told I must never mention to any living soul except my husband in the Endowment House... There was among our number a deaf woman; Mrs. Whitney had to tell her her name once or twice over, loud enough for me to hear, and thus I found that her new name, as well as mine, was Sarah. To make the matter worse, another sister whispered: 'Why that is my name too.' This entirely dispelled any enthusiasm which otherwise I might have felt. I could well understand that I might yet become a Sarah in Israel, but if we all were Sarahs, there would not be much distinction or honor in being called by that name. As a matter of course I supposed that the men would all become Abrahams." (Tell It All, The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism, pgs 360-361)

Ann Eliza Young, wife of Brigham Young, reported that in 1860 or 1861 she received her new name, and wrote "If the Mormon doctrine were true, there would be a mighty shouting for 'Sarah' at that time, as every person whose name I have heard was always called the same. It was the name that was given me, and I have known many others who received it." (Wife Number 19, pg 361)

Hans P. Freece wrote to his son, "Yes, I have been in the Endowment House more than once. In 1865 my first wife and I, with others of the faithful, went through ...we had received new names, and we had lost our identities. My new name was a secret until I heard some one yell into the ear of a deaf brother, 'Your new name is Abraham.' I gave a sudden start, for I thought that name was for me alone. Forty years have rolled by, and every man with whom I have had conversation has told me that his name was Abraham." (The Letters of an Apostate Mormon to his son, 1908)


From the above, it appears that the new name originated with the story of Abram and Sarai in the Old Testament, who received the new names Abraham and Sarah respectively. It is presumed that everyone in the 19th century, with an unknown time range, received these two names regardless of the day of the month.



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