Dod's Name Day

This year Dod's Name day was on 23rd April 2017

Dod is derived from the Greek meaning Farmer; Dod has a name day of 23rd April and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name George

Saint George, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Knights and Soldiers (especially Cavalry)
  • Boy Scouts
  • Riders
  • England
  • Portugal
  • Germany

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus George has the following symbols associated

  • A dead Dragon
  • A Broken Wheel
  • A White flag with a red cross

Historically Famous Dods

Lots of people have heard the story of how St George slaid the Dragon and possibly call into question whether he actually existed. St George did exist and according to Legend was a Knight from Cappadocia who, when travelling through Libya heard that a beautiful princess was to be the next victim of a dragon who was slowly devouring all the young virgins. St George went in her place and a bloody fight ensued in which St George was victorious. The local towns people were so impressed that they apperantly converted to christians on that very day!

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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