Rock's Name Day

This year Rock's Name day is on 16th August 2017

Rock is derived from Old German, 'crow' or Old English, 'rock'.; Rock has a name day of 16th August and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.
This Name has no alternative spellings or shorter versions

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

  • Healers
  • Prisoners
  • Dog-owners

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

  • A dog

Historically Famous Rocks

Although the film star Rock Hudson is the first person of this name to spring to mind among English speakers, St Rock (or Roch) was well known and loved in France and Italy as a healer of disease, especially contagious diseases. He was born in 1293 to the wealthy governor of Montpellier. His parents died when he was still a young man, and Rock gave away all his wealth, in order to become a pilgrim. On his way to Rome, he healed many people of the plague which was then raging in Italy, until he himself became infected. He went into the forest to die, but was cared for by a dog who brought him food, and there the saint recovered. Rock returned to Montpellier so starved and looking so ill that none of his family recognized him and he was arrested as an imposter. For five years he lay in prison. When he died, it was discovered that he had the same birthmark as the infant Rock: the mark of a cross on his chest

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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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