I have personally have never had a particular saint whose intercessions I ask for, nor to whom I feel especially close. I know however that it's quite a common thing amongst others, with many having e.g. St. Mary or St. George, or Pope Cyril VI as their intercessors.
I thought it would be beneficial to get a discussion going on patron saints:
Would you consider it necessary or of a particular importance for an Orthodox Christian to have a patron saint or "intercessor?"
For those of you who have a patron saint(s), who is it and why did you choose that particular saint to be a special intercessor for you?
Has this intercessor always been so for your family, or did you have a particular experience that you wish to share that lead you to make this decision?
I have previously considered trying to "choose" or "find" (not the best choice of words) a patron saint, but have no real idea of how to go about it, nor do I fully understand the potential dynamics of such a relationship.
I'm very interested in hearing your opinions and experiences on the matter :D