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The Children of Persida Nenadović

The Children of Persida Nenadović | Name News | Scoop.it
Persida Nenadović Persida Nenadović was born to the Voivode Jevrem Nenadović and Jovanka Milovanović . She married
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Polexia –

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Polexia is not a name that has much information behind it. From what I could find, it seems to be the anglicized spelling of Poleksija (the name of a former Serbian princess who also had a sister named Kleopatra), the Serbian form of Polyxena, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "entertaining many guests" or essentially "very hospitable" from Ancient…
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Cvijeta

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Origin: Serbo-Croatian Meaning: "flower" Gender: feminine (TVEE-yet-tah) The name comes directly from the Serbo-Croatian word for flower and was used as a vernacular form of the Latin Flora. The name was born by Cvijeta Zuzorić (1552-1648), a Croatian lyric poetess who was able to write in Croatian, Latin and Italian. The designated name day is…
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Milica

Milica | Name News | Scoop.it
Todays name comes from Serbia, inspired by basketballer Milica Dabović whose name caught my interest since it was pronounced in two different ways by the commentators in the two games I watched.
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Daphne Oz Reveals Newborn Son’s Name: Jovan Jr.

Daphne Oz Reveals Newborn Son’s Name: Jovan Jr. | Name News | Scoop.it
"Congratulations, Daphne! We are all so happy for you," her co-hosts announced Thursday on Twitter...
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Welcome, Jovan aka "John-John"!

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Joakim

Gender: Male
Pronunciation: YO-ah-keem
Origin: Scandinavian, Macedonian and Serbian form of the Hebrew name Joachim
Meaning: God will judge
Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Usual Nickname, Unexpected Name--Oz

" I really need to come up with a better title for these posts--I'm rapidly running out of "usual" nicknames! Anyway, I see Oz bounced around a bit online, and I do see the appeal: short, snazzy, that zippy Z. The problem is associations--Oz alone is reminiscent of "Land of Oz" (along with a few other pop culture references), and Ozzy...is all Osbourne.
There's Oscar of course, and Oswald, and even Austin if your accent allows, but what else?"

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Oz from Austin, now there's an idea.  This list has more names than I could have thought of: the Old English Os- names, of course, but also Serbian (Osvit), biblical (Ozias), and more.

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The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Serbia

Girls:

1. Lena
2. Dunja
3. Milica
4. Sofija
5. Nina
6. Teodora
7. Nikolina
8. Ana
9. Sara
10. Maša

Boys:

1. Luka
2. Stefan
3. Lazar
4. Nikola
5. Vuk
6. Filip
7. Aleksa
8. Petar
9. Uroš
10. Pavle

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It looks like the popularity of Luka (and local variants) in Europe extends to Serbia, too.  Meanwhile, there are lots of other sumptuously Slavic names in the top 10, such as Nina, Nikolina, Stefan, and Pavle.

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Baby Twins M@njg@fic, Siblings to Cecilia

Baby Twins M@njg@fic, Siblings to Cecilia | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle! My husband and I are expecting identical twins this fall. We have decided to not find out their gender and are completely stuck on names. Our last name is M@njg@fic. The easiest way to …
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Vuk

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Origin: Serbo-Croatian Meaning: "wolf" Gender: Masculine (VOOK) The name comes directly from the Serbo-Croatian word for "wolf" and has been in use since at least the 13th-century. According to tradition, the name was used on a child who had been born after multiple infant deaths, it was used as a sort of token against evil…
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Mileva: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Mileva: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Mileva is a Serbian heritage choice rarely heard in the US. But it sounds like names in vogue today, as if it is a Mila-Eva smoosh.
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A primer on Serbian names

Warning: I have zero tolerance for Serbophobia, particularly considering I've long had reason to suspect I might have some Serbian blood mixed in with my Slovakian blood. Any Serbophobic comments w...
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Good long lists of typical and popular male and female names, and information about the alphabet, patronymics, and surnames.

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Jolie Fratrie : Anasthase, Philomène et Lazare - JolisPrénoms.fr

Jolie Fratrie : Anasthase, Philomène et Lazare - JolisPrénoms.fr | Name News | Scoop.it
Si vous ne connaissez pas encore le blog Simples et Purs, filez vite le découvrir ! Son auteure, Tiphaine, y raconte le quotidien de sa famille parisienne, leurs bonheurs, leurs découvertes, leurs expériences, leurs souvenirs… Le tout agrémenté de photos toutes plus belles les unes que les autres. Cette maman à la bonne humeur communicative …
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I'm very much enjoying this series about stylish French bloggers' children's names.  For this family, the challenge was finding names that would work for a French mother and a Serbian father.  I like the little details like the <h> in Anasthase being added by mistake while her father was overcome with emotion!

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