Mar 19, 2011, 08:25am #21
Not so. You would not be cheated because you can pick any day in calendar showing your name. As mentioned above most common is to celebrate your name day on first occasion after your birthday. Some people choose different season or time apart from holidays.
Name Days are very beneficial socially
, because we often don't know someones birthday (colleague at work or acquaintance) and we can wish them Happy Name Day or celebrate it with flowers, card or other gift.
Additionally nobody is trying to figure out or ask how old we are
and how many candles to put on the cake. :)
It really works out quite friendly because when you see people's name on calendar it reminds you that you know someone with that name and often give them a call :)