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Eloise Midgen
Biographical information
Born

c. 1983 or earlier,
Great Britain or Ireland[1]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Skin colour

Light (Has a bad case of acne)

Family information
Family members

Mr. Midgen (father)

Affiliation
House

Gryffindor[2]

Loyalty
Ron: "I'd rather go alone than with -- with Eloise Midgen, say."
Hermione: "Her acne's loads better lately -- and she's really nice!"
Ron: "Her nose is off-centre."
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger discussing the Yule Ball[src]

Eloise Midgen (also spelled "Midgeon") was a Gryffindor[2] student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1990s.

Biography

1994-1995 school year

In 1994, because she had bad acne, Eloise tried using a curse to get rid of her pimples, but ended up needing to have her nose reattached by Madam Poppy Pomfrey.[3] The incident left her nose permanently off-centre, but her acne did start to clear, at least for a while.[4] Hermione Granger assured Ron Weasley that Eloise was a very nice person when he balked at the idea of taking her to the Yule Ball. Ron only wanted a good-looking girl, and refused to consider going with her.[4]

1995-1996 school year

The following year, Hermione warned that anyone who snitched after signing up for Dumbledore's Army would be struck with a jinx that would make Eloise's acne seem like "a couple of cute freckles".[5]

1996-1997 school year

Eloise was withdrawn from Hogwarts by her father, in early September, 1996, as the public's fear about the threat posed by Lord Voldemort's return mounted.[6]

Behind the scenes

Etymology

The name "Eloise" comes from the Old French name Héloïse, which is probably from the Germanic name Helewidis, composed of the elements heil "hale, healthy" and wid "wide". It is sometimes associated with the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" or the name Louise, though there is not likely an etymological connection. This name was borne in the 12th century by Saint Eloise, the wife of the French theologian Peter Abelard. She became a nun after her husband was castrated by her uncle.

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