Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Name Day, Alexandr! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Alexandr.  Happy name day, Alexandr!
The name Alexandr is the Czech form of Alexander, which is of Greek origin and means "man's defender, warrior".  The name is from the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros and was probably coined originally as a title of the goddess Hera, consort of Zeus. 

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) conquered and ruled the greater part of the known world before his death at the age of 33.  History describes him as a man of high physical courage, impulsive energy, and fervid imagination. 

The name Alexander was also a royal name in Scotland.

A very special shout out goes to my Alexander (you know who you are!)