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This actually sounds really cool, but you'd never be able to use it, sadly.
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I have read that the original meaning of Nemesis comes from Greek words "ne" (meaning No or Not) and Mésos (meaning middle, center or balance) similar to Nepenthe/Nepenthes (ne- "no, not" + penthos "pain, grief), which translates to "no balance" and by the way it isn't mentioned on the list at all.
This made sense to me, as Nemesis wasn't originally personification of retribution (anyone even trying to add word "goddess" near her simply proves he doesn't know his Greek mythology at all), but simply "Bringer of what is due", especially for those guilty of Hubris.
But don't just take my word on it, use Google or preferably some respected book(s) on Greek mythology for confirmation.
Evil Arch Nemesis! Beautiful without meanings.
As much as I like this name, I think it would be a little weird to name a child Nemesis.
Due to the word meaning "enemy", Nemesis sounds just wrong as a name and will lead to teasing. I prefer the similar-sounding name Nemesia, which exists in other languages and is derived from Nemesis, but even that wouldn't work in an English-speaking state!
Although it has a negative connotation today, Nemesis was the bringer of fortune, which could be good or bad depending on the circumstance. She was known more for giving people what they deserved rather than just evil.
I actually really want to name my daughter this name. I think it sounds really pretty, the original goddess sounds very interesting, and, oddly enough, it's one of the only names that me and my boyfriend agree on.
In Greek Mythology, Zeus raped Nemesis after turning her into a goose and himself into a swan. She laid an egg, which was given to Leda.
In Resident Evil 3 the main bad guy who stalks Jill is called the Nemesis.
Seeing as this is a literary word for 'enemy', it doesn't strike me as a very nice thing to name your daughter. It sounds far too ''out there'' anyway.
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There are some books named "Nemesis", like a novel by Agatha Christie and sci-fi novel by Isaac Asimov.
Pronounced NEM-i-sis. [noted -ed]
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