Euphemia

“It isn’t the name any decent people would give to a girl… common or not…. It’s giving girls names like that,” said Buggins, “that nine times out of ten makes ‘em go wrong. It unsettles ‘em. Euphemia indeed! What next? ….If ever I was to have a girl, if ever I was to have a dozen girls, I’d call ‘em all Jane.”

(H. G. Wells, Kipps, 1905

Euphemia

“I do think being called Euphemia is a heavy enough burden for anyone to bear, however rude they are.”

(Diana Wynne Jones, Charmed Life, 1977)