Reply To: What did they call them? Home › Forums › All Things Catholic › What did they call them? › Reply To: What did they call them? January 1, 2007 at 10:41 pm #7633 AnonymousInactive The most common name was the Sanctus Bells. In England they where called the Scaring Bells, (The old meaning of scare was to alert or alarm) Different locals used different names.