St. Thomas More? At least he seemed so in "A Man For All Seasons". He refused to go along with Henry VII's new Church of England and lost his head over it. :(
Are you willing to give any more situational information to narrow down the search?
It needs to be a saint who is recognizable by symbols or dress or actions...so he could appear in a Children's story and be recognizable to those who might know him without much being said about him.
This is my favorite site for finding Patron Saints.
I rather like the traditional choice for chivalry(likely the closest to your request); St. George.
In the long run I need a Saint for all 12 of the following:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
So, I'm not sure if St. George might not be better for one of the others.
I'll check out the site!
St Catherine of Alexandria might be a good choice. Martyred in part because of her honesty (calling out Maxentius for persecuting Christians)
Saint Justin the Martyr also falls into this category.
What he said.
You can type in a keyword such as honest--honesty doesn't work--to get hits.
I had tried honesty and had not gotten anywhere. I'll try honest. Thanks!
Just one of the secrets of librarianship. Ha! Countless trials and errors.
Saint Eligius, "Noted for his piety, hard work and honesty, Eligius was generous to the poor, ransomed slaves (including Saint Tillo of Solignac), built churches, a monastery at Solignac, France, and a major convent in Paris. "
St. Max. Kolbe might also fit the bill-- let himself be killed in the place of a father of small children.
I've always been fond of St. Jerome, although his personality was supposedly lacking.
His loyal lion is a nice symbol, and it's hard to get a bigger example of trust than believing a translator.