Here in Latvia, we have such thing as Name day. Imagine all the “Latvian” names (it’s not only Latvian, I would say common names in Latvia) are written in the calendar. What about those whose name isn’t written on the calendar. There is also one day (and that is May 22) when those who don’t have names written in the calendar can celebrate his/her name day.
All my daughters’ names aren’t traditional Latvian names, except Helmī – that one is old Livs (Livonian) name but only 2 has left in Latvia, so no separate name day. Only 2 Nelles in Latvia, 24 Linnas, and one Helmī – Saule. I’m happy to say my girls’ names aren’t on the calendar so we can celebrate them in one day – May 22! Like we did yesterday!