Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Belated Name Day, Erik! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Yesterday we honored Erik.  Happy belated name day, Erik!
The name Eric is of Old Norse origin and means "forever or alone, ruler".  The original form is Erik, which has been borne by nine Danish kings.  Scandinavian legend relates that the Viking sea rover Ericson (son of Eric the Red) landed on the shores of America 500 years before Christopher Columbus.

Leif Ericson...son of Eric the Red