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What’s in a Name? Discover Czech Republic’s Naming Traditions

Czech Republic’s naming process is steeped in tradition and cultural influence. Names carry a long, historical significance and are chosen with great care by parents. The use of academic titles in everyday life and the celebration of name days can come as a surprise to new expats, and the exclusion of middle names and patronymics can be a bureaucratic nightmare. Some names may be familiar, but others, such as Jíři, are unique to the region.

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