Discover How The Months Were Named With Stikins ® Name Labels

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Discover How The Months Were Named With Stikins ® Name Labels

How The Months Got Their Name (Labels)

The start of a new month got the name labels team thinking about the names we use for months. They come from the Roman Calendar, which originally contained 10 months beginning with March. January and February extended the winter period at the “end” of each year. Though they became the “start” of the year, March remained a starting point due to its association with the arrival of spring.

Germanic Calendars named months after agricultural seasons. Their names refer to a specific agricultural event along with a suffix (e.g. monath/manoth) derived from the word for moon.

An image listing all of the inspirations behind the name of the twelve months. January is named for ianua, which means door. It has also been called Wintarmanoth meaning cold or winter month and Wulfmonath meaning wolf month. February is named for februum, which means purification. It has also been called Hornung meaning antler-shedding month and Solmonath meaning mud month. March is named for Mars, god of War and guardian of agriculture. It has also been called Lenzinmanoth meaning lengthening month and Hredhmonath meaning Hrede’s month (Goddess of Victory). April might be named for the Goddess of Love (Aphrodite), alter meaning the other or second month, or aperire meaning to open. It has also mean called Ostarmanoth meaning Easter month and Eosturmonath meaning Eostre’s month. May is named for Maia (Goddess of growth and spring) or the maiores (elders of society). It has also been called Winnemanoth meaning pasture month and Wonnemanoth meaning joy month. June is named for Juno (Goddess of Marriage) or the iuniores (younger members of society). It has also been called Brachmanoth meaning fallow month and Weydmonath meaning pasture month. July is named for Julius Caesar. It has also been called Hewimanoth meaning hay making month and Mardmonath meaning mead month. August is named for Augustus the first Roman emperor. It has also been called Aranmanoth meaning ear of grain month, Erntemonath meaning harvest month, and Weodmonath meaning weed month. September is named for septem, which means seven. It has also been called Witumanoth meaning wood month and Gerstmonath meaning barley month. October is named for octo, which means eight. It has also been called Windumemanoth meaning vintage month. November is named for novem, which mean nine. It has also been called Herbistmanoth meaning autumn month, Blotmonath meaning sacrifice month, and Windmanoth meaning wind month. December is named for decem, which means ten. It has also been called Heilagmanoth meaning holy month and Geolamonath meaning Yule month.

Get Super Speedy Despatch & Delivery Of Stikins ® Name Labels In Every Month Of The Year

We want to make sure that ALL of our customers receive their name labels as swiftly as possible. We therefore print, pack, and post orders every week day throughout the year. The only exemptions are Bank Holidays, Easter, and Christmas.

Orders of name labels received by 3pm (Monday to Friday) are despatched same day. Those placed after 3pm, over the weekend, or on a Bank Holiday, are despatched on the next working day.

We use Royal Mail’s First Class Service as our standard delivery service. This is free and around 93% of orders arrive on the next day. The rest usually take a few days extra (especially in London) BUT – as Royal Mail don’t guarantee next day delivery – it may take up to five working days for “late” orders to arrive.

To view all of our despatch and delivery information, head on over to our Despatch & Delivery Page. Alternatively, head on over to our home page to place an order for your new name labels now!

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