\ a boy’s name, variant of Gregory (Greek, Gregorios), meaning ‘watchful‘ or ‘vigilant‘. Through folk etymology, the name also became associated with Latin grex (stem greg–) meaning ‘flock‘ or ‘herd‘. This association with a shepherd who diligently guides his flock contributed to the name’s popularity among monks and popes. Because of this background, it is also a very common name for saints.
I am neither a monk nor a pope. However, I am a father of a teenager and a husband of a woman who ferments sheep poop out of fleece so I should be sainted.
I am a scientist and educator. I love to cook and eat too much. I enjoy wine tasting and wine making. I have a perennial and a vegetable garden. I am a runner and strive to live healthy. I blog about all these things. I do this for myself, not for anyone else so don’t bother complaining to me about my blogs.