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Saint Andrew. The St. Andrews Cross is the flag of Scotland.



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by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 05:30:44 PM EST
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Ah, ok
About the middle of the tenth century, Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland. Several legends state that the relics of Andrew were brought under supernatural guidance from Constantinople to the place where the modern town of St. Andrews stands (Pictish, Muckross; Gaelic, Cill Rìmhinn).
Interesting. The equivalent would be for a Spanish nationalist to call their child Santiago. Nobody would make the association, though. I wonder whether the name Jordi has the same connotation in Catalonia.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 05:37:12 PM EST
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Or - apparently - Birgitta in Sweden. And nobody would even know she is our patron saint without googling...

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 06:00:03 PM EST
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Sorry to disappoint but I knew.  

When I was a kid we even celebrated St. Lucia's Day.

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by ATinNM on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 10:22:55 PM EST
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Doesn't everyone in Spain know that "Santiago" (St James) was the rallying cry of the reconquest?

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by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sun Mar 18th, 2007 at 11:44:23 AM EST
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Yes, but that doesn't mean that Santiago is a name particularly associated with Spanish nationalists.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 18th, 2007 at 12:04:58 PM EST
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Yep, and I didn't know that until you mentioned it.

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by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Mar 21st, 2007 at 10:32:18 PM EST
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