Namesake Day 2019 is on Saturday, March 2, 2019: What is a "Namesake"?

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Namesake Day

Namesake Day encourages you look around the roots of the title, to discover should you be named after somebody of something particularly, and also to research and fasten with individuals who share exactly the same title while you.

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What is a "Namesake"?


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For the book and the movie with the same title refer to The Namesake.

If a person, place, or thing is named after a different person, place, or thing, then one is said to be the namesake of the other. Using a namesake's name is a relatively common practice in naming children, hence the large number of "Jr.", "III", etc. Names are often used in tribute to older, related persons, such as grandparents.

There has been some discrepancy as to whether the first-named or the second-named person, place or thing takes the term namesake. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a namesake is a person or thing named after another. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a namesake is a person or thing having the same name as another.

Question of the day!?

Question of the day!?


there is no spirituality in naming a child, the name you give your child will have a few direct effects.

1. nicknames

2. the way children will tease him/her

3. stupid assumptions that people will make about their name

4. pride or disdain for your child's namesake.

i hated my name in the beginning but i learned what it meant to my family and i've learned to love it. name your kid that has great personal meaning to you and try to raise them right.

don't think that so many other things control your life, they don't.

Why is there less days in February than any other Month?

Why is there less days in February than any other Month?

Basically, days were stolen from February and given to July and August to make them longer than the other months. Since July and August were named after Roman Caesars, they were made to be longer, in honor of their namesakes.

This is taken directly from WikiAnswers:

There was a time when the year began in the month containing the beginning of Spring, namely March. This meant that February was the last month of the year, and it originally had 30 days. (This is also why September, October, November, and December have roots for 7, 8, 9 and 10, respectively, even though they don't fall in those positions now.)

July and August were renamed for Caesars of Rome and at the time those months were only 30 days. To honor the greatness of the Caesars, those months were extended to 31 days each and the days were taken from the end of the year, which at the time was February.

When Christendom spread further, the beginning of the Calendar was changed to coincide with the month epiphany, rather than the pagan tradition of the month of the vernal equinox.

The months we have today came from the Romans; originally there were 10 months - which explains the September, October, November and December names - which come from the Latin for 7, 8, 9 and 10. The problems started when Julius Caesar became the dictator perpetuo (dictator for life). He wanted his own month (July) - all the months had to be shortened to create the new month.

Next, Augustus became emperor and he wanted his own month (August) and he also wanted it to be longer than July. To get August to be longer than July, poor February had to lose a couple of days.

Originally the calendar was used to track agricultural concerns and only had ten months March - December. the time that was to be January and February had no agricultural relevance. When the calendar was competed January continued with the numbering scheme after December and February simply ran out of days before March

It was a political, religious and superstitious decision made roughly 2700 years ago by the Roman King Numa Pompilius. Up to that point the Romans had a ten-month calendar with 304 days, and approximately 61 winter days (between December and March) that were not assigned to any month. Numa created a new twelve-month calendar with 355 days by adding January (29 days) and February (28 days). In general, February has contained 28 days ever since.

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