Alex's Name Day

This year Alex's Name day was on 15th January 2017

Alex is derived from the Greek, 'defender of men'; Alex has a name day of 15th January and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Alexander

There is also an alternative celebration date of 23rd February for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

Historically Famous Alexs

St Alexander of the Sleepless Ones may be an unwelcome but apt name for a baby. This Alexander was a fifth-century army officer in Constantinople. He was prompted to resign his commission and become a monk by the words of Jesus: 'If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me' (Matthew 19:21). Stories about his holiness and miracle-working were written down by one of his monks in Greek. The 'sleepless ones' were 300 monks who settled with him near Constantinople. Alexander divided them into six choirs to sing the divine office in turn - day and night so that they could be praising God ceaselessly, and watching faithfully for the return of Christ.

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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