Gerry's Name Day

This year Gerry's Name day is on 30th September 2018

Gerry is derived from the Greek, 'sacred name'; Gerry has a name day of 30th September and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Jerome

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

  • Librarians
  • Scholars

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

  • A lion
  • An inkhorn and pen
  • A fox
  • A hare
  • A partridge
  • An open Bible
  • A fawn

Historically Famous Gerrys

St Jerome is the saint always portrayed with a lion because of the delightful story about how he bravely removed a thorn from its paw, setting the lion to watch over his recalcitrant donkey. Jerome was not just a desert hermit and animal lover, however. He is also remembered as a Doctor of the Church because of his outstanding scholarship. In 382, Jerome became secretary to Pope St Damasus, who set him the extraordinary labour of translating the Greek and Hebrew books of the Bible into Latin, which was becoming the universal language of the Church. Although he was notoriously vitriolic about marriage, Jerome conceived a great friendship for a Roman widow, Paula, and her daughters, and they went to live in Bethlehem. With Paula's money, they were able to found a double monastery, hospice and school. He died there in 420.

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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