Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

An African Custom - How To Choose Your Child's Name

In some African countries, parents choose the name of their child based on their day and month of birth. If a child is born on the day representing a Saint, he is likely to be given that name.

A funny example of this, is that some children are even named ''Fetnat'' which is a shortened version of ''Fête NatioIn some African countries, parents choose the name of their child based on their day and month of birth. If a child is born on the day representing a Saint, he is likely to be given that name.

If a child is born on a national day, they can name him ''Fetnat'' which is a shortened version of ''Fête Nationale'' (National Day in English).

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  • Source 1: Collected via email
  • Source 2: Etymonline Online Etymology Dictionary

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