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Sounds like a disease. Unfortunately you have Euphemia.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2019
Euphemia Potter is the paternal grandmother of Harry James Potter, the protagonist of J. K. Fowling's Harry Potter books.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2019
This really does look like the name of a disease.
kayisforkeen  9/29/2018
Name is also used in Georgia, but rarely.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2018
I am 69 years old and called Euphemia. My given name is Fay. I went through grade school and people laughed at my name. It did not bother me one bit as my great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and great-great-grandmother were also called Euphemia (they were on my mother's side). I also had two (2) auntie Euphemia's. I discovered a month ago, that I also had a great-grandmother on my father's side, called Euphemia.

As I grew older and friends and family would talk to me and referred to me as Fay, under my breath, I would say that is not my name. Now for over 40 years, I have a lot of friends and family calling me by my name and I just love it. I only wish that I had given my daughter this name but her middle name is Fay. It is very unique name and I hope the name becomes popular again.
Euphemia1254  10/29/2017
I am Euphemia from Trinidad and Tobago. Some of my friends call me Euphe. Most people are challenged by the pronunciation at first but it grows on them. When I was a child I did not like it very much because it was strange and I usually had to repeat it about 3 times and had to spell it out. I grew to love the name as I got older because I realized it was unique, different and many people inquired of its origin. This led me on a path of discovery and knowledge and I loved it even more. I also realized there were persons having it as their middle name. My father was a Roman Catholic and I was born in September hence it seemed appropriate to be named after Saint Euphemia by the priest because of its Grecian origin.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2017
Euphemia (Effie) Gray was born in Scotland in 1828. She married the Victorian art critic John Ruskin. The marriage was never consummated. After annulling the marriage, she married the pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais and had eight children. (Borrowed this from Rose-Berry's entry for "Effie" with a slight change in wording.)
Kosta  5/16/2016
I'm Euphemia from California but go by Effy as it's easier for people to say. It means that you are well spoken of and have auspicious speech. Originally it was derived from Greek and Saint Euphemia who was a 4th Century Greek Virgin Martyr... go figure ;))))). I've also heard that it means a star as well. I used to complain and grumble to my mother for giving me such an unusual name but now that I'm in my late 30s I feel as though I've come into my own and feel comfortable in my own skin with this moniker. It's an unusual name but aptly so for whosoever that is ordained this name is bound to be unique and destined for a vividly colorful life.
Lotus92620  12/31/2015
Euphemia Li Britannia, Code Geass.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2015
In 2007, I was looking for a name for our daughter. Living at that time in Shanghai, longing for a nice girl's name was not easy while surrounded just by Chinese. One day, I remembered my lessons in Greek and I somehow recalled that name from my memories. From the first time I've heard that name till today, this is a wonderful and meaningful name.
gerryok  10/13/2015
Euphemia Li Britannia.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2015
I honestly believe this name is beautiful! It has cute nicknames Elphie, Eppie, Effie, Fia, and even the trendy-style Mia! I have no idea why it's not more popular. To anyone saying it "sounds like a disease" well, I have a mind of my own and I don't think it does. :-)
― Anonymous User  5/10/2015
Can we somehow add the slavic variant JEFIMIJA? [noted -ed]
vecanoi  3/16/2015
Euphemia is a character in the 1977 fantasy novel Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones. Her name is somewhat of a joke to other characters for sounding "like a disease".
jbr1234  6/13/2013
Another diminutive form or nickname could be "Euphie".
ChocOtaku  1/12/2012
Gosh, this name hardly screams 'disease!' to me at all. It is wonderful.
vomiting  12/28/2009
This is such a beautiful name! I love that it is very feminine but not in a sickeningly sweet way. Plus it is really uncommon but not weird.

Euphemia in Code Geass was nicknamed Euphie, which I think is a cute alternative to Effie. :)
SpicyWolf  10/9/2009
This name looks and sounds like a disease! Not a very great name in my opinion.
nicole_10107  9/28/2009
To me, this sounds like a disease.
-Julia-  9/20/2009
I have a friend who plays the Euphonium, which is a brass instrument that looks like a small Tuba. This is the only image I can conjour up when reading/hearing this name.
Ranee  8/26/2009
This name used to be very popular in Scotland.
Kosta  11/7/2008
This sounds far too close to "euphemism". And since I use euphemisms all the time, this is not a name I am going to be using in the near future.
Pippin  6/29/2008
My name is Euphemia! My first name, anyway. Most people calle my Effie or Ef, and my mum calls my Phemia. I actually really enjoy having it, besides people misunderstanding that you're saying your name. "You have what?" Yeah. It's really rare, so I like it.
evangelinelark  5/7/2008
The name sounds like a disease, and it is too reminiscent of 'euphemism'.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
It does sound rather like an illness.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2008
Euphemia Li Britannia, from Code Geass, is a bearer of this name.
Suzu  11/9/2007
To me it sounds like something you get chemo for.
Renfawel  7/2/2007
A nickname for this is Effie.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2007
My greataunt was called Euphemia but everyone called her Cissy.
3011112ed  6/1/2006
Another meaning of the name in Greek is "good reputation". In Greek mythology, Euphemia was a daughter of Hephestos and Aglaia.
Damis  6/27/2005

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