Sue's Name Day

This year Sue's Name day was on 11th June 2017

Sue is derived from the Hebrew, 'graceful white lily'; Sue has a name day of 11th June and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Susanna

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

  • A crown at her feet
  • A sword

Historically Famous Sues

One St Susanna may have been the beautiful niece of St Caius, Bishop of Rome, who was sought after by the Emperor Diocletian's friend, Maximian. When she refused him, she, her father and two uncles were all executed. Whatever the truth of the story, there was a Susanna who was martyred and buried in Rome. The popularity of this name in Britain is probably due more to the heroine in the apocryphal story of Tobit, but there are several saints called Susanna, including another martyr from Armenia who married a Russian prince from Georgia and who was killed by Persians in 473.

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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