Nicky's Name Day

This year Nicky's Name day is on 8th August 2017

Nicky is derived from the Latin, 'of the Lord'; Nicky has a name day of 8th August and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Dominic

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

  • Astronomy
  • Friars
  • Preachers
  • The Dominican Republic.

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

  • A lily
  • A greyhound
  • A book
  • A star on his forehead
  • A rosary
  • A dog holding a torch

Historically Famous Nickys

Although there were several early martyrs called Dominica, it was the twelfth-century St Dominic who inspired many more Dominics to become saints and martyrs. Dominic was a Spaniard whose religious energy sprang from his fights against heresy. Before he was born, his mother had a vision in which she saw her son as a dog holding a flaming torch; the nickname of the Dominican Order came to be 'the hounds of God'. Later, when he was christened, she saw a star shining on him. Dominic was to be, with Francis, the most influential saint of his era. Dominic's first foundation was a convent for French nuns who had renounced the Albigensian heresy. For the rest of his life, he established and directed the Order of Preachers, the great counterpart to Francis' order. Between the two men, Western Christianity was reformed and rejuvenated by dusty friars traveling in poverty and preaching to ordinary people all over Europe. The popular image of Dominic was of a man as ruthless as the terrible Inquisitions of the Cathars and Albigensians, which he supported, but apparently he was a hugely compassionate and intellectual man. He remained true to his ideal of personal poverty, dying in a borrowed habit and a borrowed bed because he possessed none of his own

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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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