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Name Days in Poland.


derek  
3 Mar 2006 /  #1
Can some one tell me what date the name day of Bogna and Marta are

thanks
Guest  
3 Mar 2006 /  #2
Try this (text-search the page for Bogn and Mart - there may be a couple of occasions during the year)
tinyurl/oj3cm
Guest  
30 Mar 2006 /  #3
that is really strange, my name is Marta Bogna, i'm italian, and i've thought bogna was just a surname....which is the tranlatoin for this nae in english?
mikes  
5 Apr 2006 /  #4
Yes, Bogna is just a surname (there's no such first name in Polish I think)...
OP derek  
5 Apr 2006 /  #5
first name of my girlfriend is Bogna marta
bogna roughly translated means "gift from god"

derek
Guest  
5 Apr 2006 /  #6
and it is pronounced bog-nah

My comment was in reply to the post by our italian guest. I think her surname is pronounced differently - at least the 'gn' bit is read differently.
Guest  
22 Apr 2006 /  #7
Bogna is a first name, not surname. I known that becouse I live in Poland whole my life :)
About that translation what is mean "gift from god" I never herd :P
Female name Bogna is conveted from polish male name- Bogdan.
It`s all I know about that name.
Guest  
22 Apr 2006 /  #8
Bog-dan is God-given
cboothe  
30 Jul 2006 /  #9
Merged: Names Day in Poland - how to find out?

How do I find out this Names day thing?
Kono  
30 Jul 2006 /  #10
Here it is: Imieniny
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imieniny

Here are the names of the months in Polish (styczen - January, luty - February etc..):

styczeń luty marzec kwiecień maj czerwiec lipiec sierpień wrzesień październik listopad grudzień

You should be able to figure out the rest :).
polskagosia  
10 Sep 2006 /  #11
W jaki dzien sa imieny Malgosia?
polaca 1 | 76  
10 Sep 2006 /  #12
Małgosia==>october 17
OrientFan 1 | 5  
13 Dec 2006 /  #13
Merged: Monika Name Day?

Could someone please tell me the name day of a friend of mine called Monika? She was born on 25.08

Thanks.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
13 Dec 2006 /  #14
There are two. One on May 4th, the other August 27
OrientFan 1 | 5  
13 Dec 2006 /  #15
Thanks Krysia, I know her name day means a lot to her. Fortunately I have the same name day as her father so it's easy for her to remember!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
13 Dec 2006 /  #16
You Welcome.
Usually a names day is observed to the one closest to a birthday, since her birthday is August 25, so it would be August 27.
cubic 2 | 63  
9 Aug 2007 /  #17
Sorry to revive such an old thread, but it nicely sets the context for my question...

krysia says that usually the name day observed is the one closest to a birthday (or, I've heard, the first one following a birthday.) Why would someone choose to celebrate a different name day? For example, why would someone called Monika, born in April, celebrate her name day on August 27?

Thanks.
cubic 2 | 63  
9 Aug 2007 /  #19
Thanks, hello. That's what I'd heard -- but then the name day of a Monika (born in April) should be May 4th. Why would she choose August 27th instead?
hello 22 | 891  
9 Aug 2007 /  #20
The reason could be that she was given the name after a saint (in this case Saint Monika). Then the "default" name day date that should be the first date after the birth date is "overridden"; thus, the name day is when the particular saint's day is.
cubic 2 | 63  
10 Aug 2007 /  #21
Thanks -- that makes sense.
monique  
8 Sep 2007 /  #22
my name is Monika and the only name day I have is on May 21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cubic 2 | 63  
9 Sep 2007 /  #23
Is that because your birthday falls between August 28 and May 21?
Atrop 2 | 19  
9 Sep 2007 /  #24
Is namedays celebrated in Poland?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
9 Sep 2007 /  #25
Yes.

Plus, we have numerous threads about them.
Beginner - | 3  
22 Dec 2007 /  #26
Merged: **Polish name days- when are the main ones for these names?**

Hi! I've noticed some names have several name days, but which ones are the main, celebrated ones? For:
Aleksandra
Marta
Elzbieta
Mihau
Andrzej
Krzysztof

Thank you!
_Sofi_  
22 Dec 2007 /  #27
[I could be VERY wrong - but didn't somebody say once that it was the date closest to the person's birthday which is normally celebrated? If I'm wrong, ignore me!]
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
22 Dec 2007 /  #28
Yes this is how I (now) understand it. The first name day after your birthday.
Beginner - | 3  
22 Dec 2007 /  #29
This sucks:) I was gonna surprise someone by remembering their name days, but I don't know some of these people's birthdays..Hence, I won't know their name day. Oh well, never mind!

Thanks though:)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
22 Dec 2007 /  #30
You can use the search engine here to find out more about name days though, then when you find out that someone's birthday, you can surprise them after it by knowing their name day :)

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