"My own name, Veronica"

The name Veronica is derived from ( it is thought) the Latin vera (true) and the Greek eikon (image). Legend has it that Veronica, a pious woman of Jerusalem, offered Jesus her veil to wipe his face as he carried his cross to Golgotha. The image of Christ's face was then reputedly left on her veil. Irish schools, children, hospitals and even street and estate names were frequently named for some Catholic saint or other.