Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Name Day, Mojmír! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Mojmír.  Happy name day, Mojmír!
The name Mojmír is of Czech origin and means "My Peace".  Mojmír is a special name to me because my grandfather's older brother's name is Mojmír.  He has since passed, but will be forever in our hearts.  Here's to you, Mojmír, we love you!

Here's a photo of my grandfather, Zdenek (I call him DinDin), seated in the middle with his eldest brother, Vlada, to his right and Mojmír on his left.  My great-grandparents are Bohdan and Maxa Kříž

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy Name Day, Apolena! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Apolena.  Happy name day, Apolena!
The name Apolena is a variant of Apollonia, which is of Greek origin and the feminine form of Apollonios.  Apollonios is from an ancient name that was derived from the name of the Greek god, Apollo.  Apollo was the Greek god of sunlight, music and poetry.  Saint Apollonia was an elderly 3rd-century Christian martyr.  In art, she is often portrayed with a pair of tongs and an outsized molar.

St. Apollonia

According to legend, her torture included having all of her teeth violently pulled out or shattered.  For this reason, she is popularly regarded as th

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy Name Day, Milada! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Milada.  Happy name day, Milada!
The name Milada is of Czech origin and means "my love". Ah, how romantic!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Name Day, Vernonika! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Veronika.  Happy Name Day, Veronika!
Veronika is of Latin origin, meaning "true image".

Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Name Day, Vanda! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Vanda.  Happy name day, Vanda!
The name Vanda is of Czech and Italian origin and is a variation of the name Wanda, which is of Slavic origin and means "the tribe of the vandals".  The Vandals (or Wendlas) were an ancient Slavonic tribe whose destructive behavior led to the modern term "vandalism".

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Eat. Sleep. Ride. Repeat.

It's that time of year.... the time after the busy holidays when all slows down and it is brutally cold.  Kind of depressing, really, as we await spring.  


there is one way to pass the time and appreciate these winter months!

Bring on the Powder!

Happy Name Day, Jarmila! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Jarmila.  Happy name day, Jarmila!
The name Jarmila is of Czech origin and is the feminine form of Jarmil, which is derived from the Slavic elements jary "fierce, strong" and mil "gracious, dear".

Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Name Day, Blažej! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Blažej.  Happy name day, Blažej!
The name Blažej is used mainly in the Czech and Polish language.  Its origin is Latin and it is a variant of the name Blaise, which is of French and Latin origin and means "lisp, stutter".

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Name Day, Nela! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Nela.  Happy name day, Nela!
The name Nela is a variant of Cornelia, which is of Latin origin and means "horn".

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy Name Day, Hynek! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Hynek.  Happy name day, Hynek!
The name Hynek is of Czech origin and a pet form of the name Heinrich, which is the German form of Henry.  The name means "home ruler".