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This actually sounds really cool, but you'd never be able to use it, sadly.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2016
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.
Atros  5/20/2015
Evil Arch Nemesis! Beautiful without meanings.
SEC908  2/15/2013
As much as I like this name, I think it would be a little weird to name a child Nemesis.
Megan1125  6/9/2010
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!
bananarama  9/21/2009
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.
plutogirlgenius  8/23/2009
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.
plutogirlgenius  8/23/2009
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.
Kerules  5/27/2009
In Resident Evil 3 the main bad guy who stalks Jill is called the Nemesis.
Rachelgirl1989  5/3/2008
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.
slight night shiver  5/1/2008
There are some books named "Nemesis", like a novel by Agatha Christie and sci-fi novel by Isaac Asimov.
Milena  1/23/2007
Pronounced NEM-i-sis. [noted -ed]
Aqua  11/21/2006

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