Maud's Name Day

This year Maud's Name day was on 14th March 2017

Maud is derived from Old German, 'battle strength'; Maud has a name day of 14th March and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Matilda

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

  • A church and crucifix
  • A money bag
  • An altar

Historically Famous Mauds

Matilda was a German queen, the wife of Henry I and mother of Emperor Otto I, Henry 'the Quarrelsome', St Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne, and others. After the death of her husband, she lived for another 32 years at the mercy of Otto and Henry's unkindness. Her compassion for the poor and her devotion to the Church particularly annoyed them, but it earned her, at the very least, the love of her people.

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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