Eugenia?

(25 Posts)
CruCru Sat 02-Feb-13 10:00:19

What do you think? A bit too old fashioned?

GraceSpeaker Sat 02-Feb-13 10:26:57

It is a bit Victorian, but a nice meaning ('well-born')! She could end up as 'Genie', which wouldn't be too bad.

Dominodonkey Sat 02-Feb-13 16:57:57

Awful. Sorry!

nicelyneurotic Sat 02-Feb-13 17:05:01

I wouldn't, personally, but think it's nice when people go for unusual names

CruCru Sat 02-Feb-13 17:05:47

Oh well. I love it but DH will probably hate it.

Snusmumriken Sat 02-Feb-13 17:05:56

It sounds too much like eugenics.

I'm sorry but absolutely not. Did it used to be a name? too many awful associations

Snusmumriken Sat 02-Feb-13 17:08:32

Eugenia

Not to forget this book...

CruCru Sat 02-Feb-13 17:17:47

It was the name of one of Victoria and Alberts children. Also, isn't there a Princess Eugenie?

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Sat 02-Feb-13 17:21:18

Reminds me of Ugenia Lavender by Geri Halliwell.

Sorry!

oh yes of course. Eugenie. And strangely I'd never made the connection, yet it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thread title
Sorry OP

Don't like it. Reminds me of eugenics, which is not a good association.

baskingseals Sat 02-Feb-13 19:53:38

i was talking about this name today!

i like it, but prefer Eugenie.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 02-Feb-13 20:41:24

I met a toddler Eugenia a couple of years ago. I was a bit shock. Her parents were vair vair posh.

alexpolismum Sat 02-Feb-13 20:54:17

In Greece it's pronounced Evgenia, which I like much better

SoggySummer Sat 02-Feb-13 21:14:00

I really like it.

Makes me think of eugenics immediately - sorry!

MidnightMasquerader Sun 03-Feb-13 03:57:38

May I suggest Bonnie as a prettier alternative? wink

BananaHammocks Sun 03-Feb-13 14:30:38

I love it! Can be shortened to Gene or Genie, it is quite geeky but I like that! Whether a teenage Eugenia would feel the same is another thing entirely!

But I have a similar middle name and I have come to love it!

CruCru Sun 03-Feb-13 14:42:21

Thanks for the suggestion but I don't like Bonnie.

MidnightMasquerader Sun 03-Feb-13 16:35:34

Sorry, that was a Gone With The Wind reference. smile

MerlotAndMe Sun 03-Feb-13 16:36:53

I like it.

CruCru Sun 03-Feb-13 17:19:49

Ah. Thanks Midnight, I haven't read it.

BuntyPenfold Sun 03-Feb-13 17:27:19

I love Eugenie. Pretty and sophisticated.

Teapot13 Sun 03-Feb-13 20:42:44

The Russians pronounce it Yevgenia, with Zhenya as a nickname. It's pretty mainstream there.

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