Format Date in Excel

I have a Date in Excel of 5/2/2011, I would like this date to be appended to a text field that starts with "My Date is"........  That said, I would like to convert the date above and have it appear as "My Date is May 2nd".  When I use MONTH() I get a 5 and not "May".  Any ideas?
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Assuming the date is in A1:

="My Date is "&TEXT(A1,"MMM D")

zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
MMM will give you the three character month name. For the full month name us "MMMM".


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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
MONTH returns a month number, not a month name.

You could use a formula like this:

="My date is "&TEXT(A2,"mmmm d")
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
slow fingers :)
marku24Author Commented:
works great, thanks
zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
To display the ordinal of the day use this function:

="My Date is "&TEXT(A1,"MMM D")&CHOOSE(MIN(MOD(IF(AND(MOD(DAY(A1),100)>10,MOD(DAY(A1),100)<14),4,DAY(A1))-1,10)+1,4),"st","nd","rd","th")

You can use a formula like this:

="my date is "&CHOOSE(MONTH(A1),"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec")&" " &DAY(A1) & "nd"

Take a look at the attached example.

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