Teddy's Name Day

This year Teddy's Name day is on 13th October 2017

Teddy is derived from Old English,'rich guardian'; Teddy has a name day of 13th October and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Edward

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

  • A ring in his hand
  • A sceptre with a dove
  • A purse

Historically Famous Teddys

The first King Edward to be canonized was the unfortunate lad who, about a 100 years after Edmund met his death, was murdered at the age of 16. Whether or not this was really a martyrdom, people reported many miracles happening about his grave and he was canonized soon after. His feast day is on the 18 March. Edward the Confessor is chiefly remembered as the gentle but wise and effective king who succeeded to the throne of England in 1042. Even before his death, he was venerated for his holiness; it was of him that it was first said that to touch the King would cure scrofula, 'the King's evil'. Westminster Abbey is the beautiful church that we know today because of Edward's love for it.. He refounded the small monastery, as it was then, and greatly enlarged the church where he, at his own wish, was buried on his death in 1066.

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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