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Offline TinyDancer

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Gift for new baby
« on: September 06, 2012, 01:46:38 PM »
My dear friend just had her first child, and I wanted to get her an icon for the baby.  Only problem is she didn't give the baby a saint's name.  Any suggestions for appropriate icons? 

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Re: Gift for new baby
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 02:20:35 PM »

What about just a guardian angel icon?



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Re: Gift for new baby
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 07:10:22 PM »

What about just a guardian angel icon?





Indeed! Another good choice would be a hinged diptych of Christ and the Mother of God.
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Re: Gift for new baby
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 03:33:41 AM »
There is a tradition to present an icon of the child patron Saint as high as the child when it was born.
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Re: Gift for new baby
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 05:35:07 AM »
There is a tradition to present an icon of the child patron Saint as high as the child when it was born.

True, but, according to the OP, the child has not been given a proper Christian name - at least, not yet. So we have no idea of who the patron saint of this child might be.
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Re: Gift for new baby
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 08:52:13 PM »
St.Nicholas could also be appropriate.