Oh, Dear... I've Done It Again.

I wish to express my most sincere apology to my faithful readers! 

I despise starting a new blog post with apologies and excuses about how busy one's summer can be, because it seems everyblogger does it.  But I must make an exception this time.  

It has been... for lack of a better word -- BUSY.

First of all, in a last-minute decision, I took part in a Dance Camp which began this past Monday and ended today (Friday).  Starting time was 10a.m. to 4p.m.  That is the longest I have ever danced.  In THREE years. 

Needless to say, I was/am sore all over... in places I forgot I had...  But, I try not to complain.  At least I know I still have muscles... *groans*

Moving on. 

Secondly, for the whole of this next week I am filling in for our church administrator (secretary), while he is on vacation, and am not sure if I will be able to post or not.  We shall see.  

But I PROMISE, the final part of Peder's story is coming!

Thank you for your patience! 

For your trouble, here is a cute critter to make you smile:


What's in a Name?

At last! The long-awaited, second addition to our names for Medieval Men.

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Pronunciation:  [possibly] DAH-li-bohr, DAL-i-bohr

Meaning & History
Derived from the Slavic elements dal meaning "far away" and borit meaning "to fight."

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Medieval English
Pronunciation:  HAHN, HAN (as in "hand")

Meaning & History
Medieval English form of Iohannes, the Latin version of the given name John, from Yochanan meaning "YAHWEH is gracious."

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Medieval German
Pronunciation:  [possibly] YUR-ee-ahn, YUR-ee-ann, JUR-ee-ann  (Unsure of the pronunciation.  I believe German j's are sounded as y's, but if used as a story character, it can be pronounced any way you [the author] likes.)

Meaning & History
Medieval Low German form of George, ultimately meaning "farmer, earthworker."

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Medieval French
Pronunciation:  [possibly] GOW-ra(n) (French), GWA-rin, GAHR-rin

Meaning & History
Norman French form of Warin, a Germanic given name taken from the element war meaning "guard."

Photos via Pinterest.

Other random Medieval names may appear every now and then, randomly.  =]

Any requests??

Name definitions and history via behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

At last! An update!!

I'm back! with a quick update! 

Click here to find the meaning of the picture below: 

Photo thanks to Dollywood's Flashbulb Photo Shoppe
The above link will take you to the blog I share with my sisters, Maidens of Virtue, and the post where I explain what we've been up to for the past two weeks. =]

Coming soon:
Medieval Names for Men
The final part to Peder's story, "All in a Day's Work."