Maggie's Name Day

This year Maggie's Name day is on 16th November 2017

Maggie is derived from the Greek, 'a pearl'; Maggie has a name day of 16th November and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Margaret

There is also an alternative celebration date of 20th July for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints

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

  • Scotland
  • Childbirth
  • Nurses

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

  • A chained dragon
  • garland of pearls
  • A wreath of marguerites
  • A daisy
  • A sheep
  • A cross and a crown a girdle
  • A girdle

Historically Famous Maggies

Perhaps the most attractive St Margaret was the gentle and strong-willed English woman of noble birth who escaped to Scotland after William the Conqueror defeated the English royal house. She married Malcolm, the rather brutal King of Scotland, and bore him several children. Her personal influence affected the Scottish court for good, and she also persuaded the Church to conform to Western disciplines. She and her husband founded Dunfermline Abbey and one of her sons, David, was to become both a king and a saint. .

St Margaret of Antioch, although the legend of her martyrdom is probably a romantic tale, it is very similar to that of Catherine

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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