Talk:Name days in Sweden

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I think this page needs an explanation of what a namesday is. -Branddobbe

Is "namesday" really English? I would have called this a "name day" (or possibly "nameday") -- 09:07, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I think the correct phrase would be "name day", but "namesday" seem to be fairly common if you search the web. Also, namesday reflects the Swedish phrase "namnsdag" which also has a rather unnecessary "s" in the middle - "namndag" whould be perfectly correct. But that is not what it is called in Swedish. // kandre 14:07, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I reverted recent changes, as this article was definately not a stubstub, and the changes to the links section made it ugly without actually changing the content at all. (What was the intent of that change anyway?) Perhaps this article does need cleanup; feel free to re-add that tag if you think it still does. --ssd 12:26, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)

While its length would suggest that it is neither a stub nor a substub, the information it contains places it among the substubs: for it is nonsense. A definition of namesday is crucial to the understanding of the article; without that, it is completely meaningless. The article is listed on Wikipedia:Cleanup; please do not remove the notice unless you are going to clean it up. --Eequor 15:56, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I find the article neither meaningless or a stub. To a Scandinavian it if perfectly clear what the subject of the article is about - is it really nonsense to you? Some modifications have been made since Aug 4 - do you still do not understand what it it is about? The article should definitely not be removed, and neither should the corresponding article about Finnish namesdays even though neither is perfect. I have removed them from the cleanup list // kandre 13:54, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I'm also surprised by Eequor's choice of words. An article isn't usually considered "nonsense" or a "substub" for needing an intro (since supplied by Stevertigo). User:Ssd wrote on 6 Aug that a person's namesday is almost as important as their birthday, which I'm sure was a good-faith addition of info, but I think it has to be a fairly unusual local or private tradition, I'm deleting it. (The statement was copied into "Namesdays in Finland" 10 Aug 2004 by User:Andris, and challenged as untrue by User:Jniemenmaa on the same day.) Bishonen 21:23, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I don't get why this article is about Sweden. Most countries in Europe have this same tradition - England, and thence the other English-speaking countries are exceptional in not having it.--XmarkX 03:02, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Namesday/nameday/name day is a tradition, started by the old christians Orthodox/Catholic, which is still alive in a few European traditions. In English, Google seems to prefer the two word "name day", "namesday" being the bottom of the list. Personally, I'd go for nameday, as in all the countries that follow it, it's a one word term. I'll try to work on this entry, please reply all of you that feel strongly about it. Maryna Ravioli 11:54, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)


I have merged Namesdays in Sweden with Namesdays in Finland under the new title Namesdays and made the original articles into redirects. The new article needs further editing by people who understand the subject area better, as I was unsure about which elements were specific to a particular country, and which were more general in nature. Please continue all discussions about these articles on Talk:Namesdays --HappyDog 19:26, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)

The leap day in Sweden is aktually on feb 24th. Thus the namesdays in a leap year move one day.

Requested move[edit]

I've listed a requested move to Name days in Sweden as all other countries' name day articles are in that format. Jenny Wong 14:37, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

I have moved the article as requested. Good luck! --liquidGhoul 01:36, 19 July 2006 (UTC)


what do asterisks (*) mean in the list?NJlo 18:41, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


It is the Swedish Academy that compiles the list. Here is a link to the lists, either by date in chronological order or by name in alphabetic order. I will not put it in the article now, as it would imply that I have checked all names. Steinberger (talk) 13:33, 15 February 2012 (UTC)