Tom was born in May and his given name is “Touko”.
May in Finnish is “Toukokuu”.
Touko’s Name Day
Finland is one of the countries in Europe which celebrates Name Days (called Nimipäivä in Finnish).
The tradition of celebrating Name Days dedicates a name or names to every calendar day of the year.
A person then celebrates a Name Day on the day in the calendar where his or her given name appears.
TOM (on far right) with friends at LA’s Carriage Trade, 1984
In Finland, Name Days can be celebrated in the same way as a Birthday, where the individual having the Name Day will receive greeting cards, flowers or gifts from friends and family. Everyone appreciates good wishes on their day.