Celebrating Names

All names, all the time!

As seen in "Chase's Calendar of Events" by Rowman & Littlefields Bernan Press

Int'l Celebrate Your Name Week 

March 3 - 9, 2024
[Celebrated the first comp11lete week in March]

INT'L CELEBRATE YOUR NAME WEEK! Mar 3{-}9. Who would you be if you didn�t have a name? Your name identifies you to the world. CYNW is about honoring your name. It�s about making sure your name is a respected, celebrated part of your personhood. Use this week to truly connect to your name!     

Sunday, March 3 - Namesake Day: Start CYNW off by pondering your name. Ever wondered why you have the name you do? Were you named after someone? Explore the birth of your given name(s). Explore your surname too. Have fun discovering whether you have a name twin. You may even be inspired to reach out to a namesake/name twin! Discuss the subject of namesakes. What's the story your name tells?

Monday, March 4 - Fun Facts About Names Day: Celebrate names today by looking up interesting tidbits about names. CYNW gets you started with fun facts about names on this site. Or...maybe you already know the name of Santa�s brother? Surprise! Entertain! Enlighten! Amaze others by sharing what you find. Ask others to share the story of their name. Discuss the exotic names some celebrities name their children.

Tuesday, March 5 - Unique Names Day: This is the day to salute friends, acquaintances and loved ones who have a unique name. Let�s appreciate them for going through life without seeing their names on things such as ready-made key chains, etc. If you or anyone you know has a unique name, discuss it today! Celebrate it!

Wednesday, March  6 - Discover What Your Name Means Day: There are many sources, online and otherwise, about names and naming. To discover the (traditional/conventional) meaning of names, possibly yours, consider any of the available sources on the subject. Also try this: Give your name its own meaning that reflects who you are. Make your definition uniquely yours; decide for yourself what your own name means!

Thursday, March 7 - Nametag Day: Today�s celebration of names stipulates that wherever you are, whatever you�re doing, you wear a "Hello, I�m [your name here]" nametag. (Note: this event isn�t for unsupervised children.) In a playful mood? Rename yourself for the day or just wear a name other than your own!

Friday, March 8 - Middle Name Pride Day: Today�s name celebration requires honesty and possibly some courage. Tell your middle name to three people who don�t already know it. "Have I ever mentioned that my middle name is�"

Saturday, March 9 - Descendants Day: Climb into your family tree! Jiggle some branches.  Start piecing together your personal history via one of the world�s most intriguing hobbies, genealogy!  Discover the names of the branches of your family tree. There are fascinating name puzzles ready to be put together.


"A human being's name is a principle component of his person, perhaps a piece of his soul."   - Freud [In 1875 Freud changed his first name from "Sigismund" to "Sigmund."]


While we set aside one week specifically as 'Celebrate Your Name Week,' don't forget the other 51 weeks. Pay attention to names in new ways and do so each day of each year.

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Thanks to everyone for stopping by...all the wonderful celebrants in the United States (all states & territories), certainly, and a world of thanks too to our celebrants from: Algeria / Argentina / Aruba / Austria / Australia / Bahamas / Barbados / Belarus / Belgium / Botswana / Brazil / Brunei Darussalam / Bulgaria / Burkino Faso / Canada / China / Colombia / Cook Islands / Costa Rica / Cte d'Ivoire /  Croatia / Cyprus / Czech Republic / Denmark / Dominican Republic / Egypt / Estonia / Finland / France / Georgia / Germany / Ghana / Greece / Guam / Hong Kong / Hungary / India / Iran / Ireland / Israel / Italy / Jamaica / Japan / Kenya / Kuwait / Latvia / Lithuania / Luxembourg / Macedonia / Malaysia / Malta / Mauritius / Mexico / Namibia / Nepal/ New Zealand / Nigeria / Northern Mariana Islands / Norway / Oman / Pakistan / Panama / Poland / Portugal / Puerto Rico / Qatar / Republic of Korea / Republic of Moldova / Romania / Russian Federation / Saint Lucia / Saudi Arabia / Serbia / Singapore / Slovenia / South Africa / Spain / Sudan / Suriname / Sweden / Switzerland / Taiwan / Tanzania / The Netherlands / The Philippines / The United Arab Emirates / Trinidad And Tobago / Turkey / Uganda/  Ukraine (hang in there!) / United Kingdom / Venezuela