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The Children of Persida Nenadović

Persida Nenadović was born to the Voivode Jevrem Nenadović and Jovanka Milovanović. She married Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia. Their children were:Poleksija, "Princess Poleksija of Serbia"
Kleopatra, "Princess Kleopatra of Serbia"
Aleksij, "Prince Aleksij of Serbia"
Svetozar, "Prince Svetozar of Serbia"
Peter, "Prince Peter of Serbia", later "King Peter I of Serbia"
Jelena, "Princess Jelena of Serbia"
Andrej, "Princess Andrej of Serbia"
Jelisaveta, "Princess Jelisaveta of Serbia"
Đorđe, "Prince Đorđe of Serbia"
Arsenije, "Prince Arsenije of Serbia"


Origin: Greek
Gender: Female
Meaning: "Nightingale"
Pronunciation: EH-duhn
Other forms: Aēdōn

In Greek mythology, Aedon is the name of the woman who turned into the first nightingale. Story goes that she was the wife to Zethus, who was brother to Amphion, king of Thebes. Amphion's wife, Niobe, had fourteen children, while Aedon only had two. Because of this, Aedon was very jealous of Niobe. So one night, while Niobe's eldest son was sleeping, Aedon decided she would kill him. Unfortunately, she accidentally murdered her own son, Itylus, instead. Zeus took pity upon the heartbroken Aedon and turned her into a nightingale. Her song was the lament for her dead son.

Nightingale got it's name because it frequently sings during the night. Nightingale means "night songstress." People once believed it was the female that sang, but it is actually the male. Nightingales are often associated with poetry and poets, and became a muse to poets during the Romantic period.


  1. It's a sad story but the name has a beautiful meaning and it just inspired a story I've been working on. Definitely a name I will be using!


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