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June 29, Saint Peter's Day. Guide and saints of names for children


In recent years, many parents have opted to give their babies modern and extravagant names. If you prefer the names for boys that are steeped in tradition and history, Pedro could be a good fit for your baby.

If you are thinking of calling your child that way or if your baby has already been born and you have named him Pedro, you should know that it is a name whose origin is found in the Latin 'petrus' (which comes from the Greek 'petros') and that it means 'stone'. Plus, you'll be delighted to know that the June 29 is Saint Peter's Day and, therefore, all those who are so called celebrate a special day on this date in honor of their saints.

On our site we have marked on June 29 in our calendar of saints because it is a very special name day. It is the date on which the saint of San Pedro is celebrated and, therefore, all grandparents, parents and children who are called that have a lot to celebrate on this date.

But are not the only ones! And it is that June 29 is also celebrated on Saint Paul's Day. In fact, this common name day is known as the 'joint solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul', since the martyrdom that both suffered and for which they died is commemorated.

Both are two saints highly venerated by families who profess the Catholic faith. Also, Saint Peter was one of the disciples most loved by Jesus. Also known as Simon Peter or Cephas (for how it is said 'stone' in Aramaic), Peter left his job as a fisherman to follow the word and work of Christ. The sacred scriptures say that his name comes from 'Stone' because the Messiah told him 'you are Peter / stone, and on this stone I will build my church'.

And so much! Saint Peter is considered the first pope of the Catholic Church, the one who paved the way for the rest of the popes who have led the Catholic faith after him. But, in addition, according to tradition Saint Peter is in charge of watching over the kingdom of heaven, so he is usually represented with keys that would open the doors of paradise to those who deserve it. According to what is said, Saint Peter would die in Rome, where he became a bishop. There he would suffer the martyrdom of crucifixion, but face down.

Although June 29 is the most common date to celebrate Saint Peter's Day, the truth is that the saints also include other saints with the same name. That is why some families celebrate their birthday on these other days:

  • January 29, Saint Peter Nolasco's day: religious founder of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy.
  • February 11th, the day of San Pedro de Jesús Maldonado: 20th century Mexican priest who was martyred in Chihuahua.
  • February 21st, Saint Peter Damian's day: an eleventh century cardinal who sought ecclesiastical reform.
  • April 27, day of Peter Canisius: doctor of the Church known as the second apostle of Germany.
  • 28th of April, Saint Peter Chanel's day: Marist missionary of the 19th century, considered the first martyr of Oceania.
  • may 13th, San Pedro Regalado day: patron saint of the Spanish city of Valladolid.
  • July 30, Saint Peter's Day Chrysologus: 4th century archbishop who was proclaimed a doctor of the Church.
  • August 2nd, Saint Peter Fabro's day: 16th century priest of the Society of Jesus.
  • September 9, the day of San Pedro Claver: Jesuit missionary who helped the slaves of Cartagena de Indias.
  • October 19, day of San Pedro de Alcántara: Franciscan friar from the 16th century.

These are some of the dates on which some onomastics related to Saint Peter is celebrated. Don't forget to congratulate everyone you know who bears this name!

Deciding what to call our son is complicated, since he will carry that name throughout his life. Therefore, having all the information about the origin, meaning and curiosities about that name, will help to be more sure of this decision.

The whole world has succumbed to the name of PeterHence, we find variants in several different languages: Peter (in English, German, Danish, Slovenian, Swedish ...), Pierre (in French), Petar (in Croatian), Pietro (in Italian) ...

If you are thinking of calling your baby Pedro, you will like to know what it is a name that has been in use for many many centuries, which makes it sound traditional and historical. From kings of many years ago (Pedro I of Aragon, Pedro of Portugal, Tsar Pedro I of Russia ...) to artists such as Pedro Berruguete, Pedro de Rivera, Pedro Almodóvar or Pedro Guerra. We cannot even fail to mention the Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque. On the other hand, Pedro is a name that has been used by different popes throughout history, as well as bishops and archbishops.

But, in addition, there are several regions and cities in the world that bear Pedro in their name: San Pedro del Pinatar (Spain), Pedro Muñoz (Spain), San Pedro (United States or Mexico) ...

On the other hand, if we talk about the name of Peter, we cannot stop thinking about the story of Peter and the Wolf, in addition to Prokofiev's symphony. Surely you know her!

Numerology gives a number to each name, according to the figures that correspond to each of its letters. From that number, we can learn more about his way of being and facing the world. In Pedro's case, that number is 4, because you have to add all their numbers until there is only one digit left: P (7), E (5), D (4), R (9), O (6).

According to this number 4, numerology ensures that Pedro tends to be a very slow but reliable person. He prefers to do things calmly, but knowing that he does them well. This does not mean that it is vague, quite the contrary! It can be considered that Pedro is a hardworking and hard-working child. In addition, when the matter at hand you particularly like, it brings out great creativity and conflict resolution skills.

If you are still wondering what to call your baby, but you are clear that you are looking for a nickname that transmits tradition, take a look at the following ideas. They all refer to classic names, which have passed from generation to generation, and furthermore, they all begin with the letter P.

  • Paul. This common name among children today comes from Latin and means 'small', 'weak' or 'humble'. Don't hesitate to put Pablo on your little one!
  • Paco. Affectionate variant of the name for boys Francisco that, given its frequency, has already become a proper name. Francisco comes from Latin and was used to designate those who came from France.
  • Paschal. This name is precious! And it is that Latin comes and refers to the Easter period.
  • Paulino. Experts explain that this traditional name comes from Pablo. To make it more affectionate, you can use the diminutive of the name: Pau.

Don't forget to congratulate all the children named Pedro every June 29!

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Video: June 29, 2020 St. Peter Catholic Church, Geneva- Mass- Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (September 2020).