Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Name Day, Alexandra! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Alexandra.  Happy Name Day, Alexandra!
The name Alexandra is of Greek origin and means "man's defender".  It's the Latinate feminine form of Alexander.  The name Alexandra was seldom used in the English-speaking world before the 20th century.  It became very popular in Britain after the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) married the Danish Princess Alexandra in 1863.

Alexandra of Denmark