– Finland Friday: A name day tradition hCTRTq7OgGk 8 Vastausta SWINDLE HILL 16/11/2020 Can you speak Russian? Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi Kevin 18/11/2020 My last name is Harmala, but it was originally Harmaala before my family emigrated to the US. I haven't been able to find out any meaning behind the name. I've really only known the area where they came from in western Finland, north of Tampere. I have genealogy records that go as far back to around the year 1450. No mention of any meaning. Not knowing the language at all really, I've only concluded that it means "grey area" or something like that? It's good to learn more about traditional things. Thank you! Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi Luke Meier 19/11/2020 Pretty thumbnail…. Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi thebunyip 20/11/2020 When I look up my name on Dec 2 they are both female names. Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi ScrawnyDonny 20/11/2020 My first name is Donald, but everyone calls me Donnie. They're both on July 14th, so does that mean I'll receive twice as many gifts? Lol. Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi Jon Waller 20/11/2020 So instead of pulling names from a hat for raffle you can just pull dates! Nice! I prefer a hat on dates, raffle eh 50/50. Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi Olav Haraldsson 21/11/2020 We have name days in Norway but i don`t know anyone who celebrate them but i am sure there are some who do, maybe in different parts of the country. Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi Name Less 23/11/2020 Not an uncommon practice in Slavic countries either.tho multiple names per day has been rarity in local calendar. the Christmas (24th December here) and New year's first day are technically name days but include names i have never heard on a person. Celebrations here tend to be far less lavish for name day than birthday, something like flowers for the lady and drink for bloke. Kirjaudu sisään vastataksesi Jätä kommentti PeruutaSinun täytyy olla kirjautunut sisään jättääksesi kommentin.