I stumbled on this article online today and started wondering: catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=208
Do you celebrate name days in your family? I’m referring to celebrating in some way on the day associated with your name, particularly saint feast days. What do you do to celebrate?
My family is of Croatian background and I always felt a little left out as my name is Jennifer and I never felt particularly tied to any saint through my name. I decided as a young child that when I had children of my own, they would have definite saint names so they would have an automatic patron and we would be able to celebrate on feasts. We usually do a special dinner and invite the Godparents over who so far have been kind enough to bring small gifts for the occaision. My kids are 1 and 2. Eventually, maybe I’ll give them a small gift like a saint medal or something to commemorate the occaision. It would also be nice to make time to go to mass. I think it’s just something nice to look forward to that reinforces the faith. Do you have any other ways of celebrating?