How to choose a name for the holy calves
For today, the choice of a name for a child turns into something grandiose with a lot of disputes, disagreements and discontent. What is the current situation? Mom likes one name, the pope dreams about something else, and grandparents advise you to choose adverbs from those close to Russian or Old Russian. What to do in this case? Who should make a compromise, and who should keep his point of view and defend it to the end?
There are many ways how to choose a name for the child, from which to build, what to strive for. But today’s material will tell you how to choose a name for the saints. What does this mean, why does it come, why exactly by the saints and what names are included in this list. So, let’s start by considering where the name comes from according to the saints.
The priests are the names of holy people honored by the Orthodox Church. These names are written in the Orthodox book, which is called the Svyattsy. All Russian male and female names are included in this book.
Since ancient times, this was the only way to choose a child’s naming. It was a real tradition, honored by our ancestors. Nowadays this tradition is honored in the minority, and young parents try to keep pace with the times and call their newborn babies modern names: Alina, Ilona, Karina, Arina, Mark, Makar, etc.
As already mentioned, the adverbs for boys in the book of the saints are much larger than the female ones. This is due to the fact that the church was predominantly male. For boys, very often some names are repeated in many months, as many saints known by name Alexander or Peter know. Alexander is the most popular now, since it means a winner, and therefore children whose parents are so called, in 90% grow successful people. Parents need to be called not only a name, but also an amulet for life. So that the criticism that the parents gave from the first days of the child's life became a real protective stone for him. After all, parents can not protect a child's whole life, and the name that they give him will be with him until the last days.
On this basis, even if you came up with a name for your child without the help of the holy ones, you should still apply to the priest for advice on this matter.
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