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Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:18:08

I have suddenly decided that I love this name above all others and frankly don't care what DP thinks on the matter.

The only weensy hitch is I'm not sure about the assonance that exists when it's used with my surname: Enid Stephens.


You can tell me your thoughts on Enid too, if you like. Though I shan't listen to you unless you are wholly positive about it, obviously. wink

BrianTheMole Tue 18-Mar-14 20:20:23

I like Enid. Not sure it flows that well with your surname, but its not dreadful. A middle name would help.

whereisthewitch Tue 18-Mar-14 20:22:44

Reminds me of sweet valley high!

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:22:50

I love the Mumsnettiness of "it's not dreadful". grin

Full name will be Enid Marian Stephens. But folk don't often use their full name like that, do they?

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:23:49

Oh yes...vaguely recalling. Was she the terribly one in SVH?

MuffTheMagicDragonButter Tue 18-Mar-14 20:23:55

Not for me I'm afraid, sounds very snipey and harsh, but then I hate Agatha for the same reason.

Perhaps you could put a ´ on it and pronounce it Aynid. grin

invicta Tue 18-Mar-14 20:24:34

Lovely! Everyone knows it because of Enid Blyton, but it's also unusual. Good choice.

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:25:11

terribly mean one in SWH?

HaymitchAbarnathy Tue 18-Mar-14 20:25:39

Love Enid. It's my name of choice if I ever had a dd although my dh has pre-vetoed it unfortunately.

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:26:46

I'm quite snipey and harsh, so perhaps the genes dictate, Muff.

Aynid. NO. grin

pizzachickenhotforyou Tue 18-Mar-14 20:28:34

Love it. I think of Enid Coleslaw before blyton.

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:30:00

Well we're all agreed that Enid is quite the coolest name ever <shuns Muff>.

But what about the surname assonance issue?

Pinter Tue 18-Mar-14 20:31:37


BabyMummy29 Tue 18-Mar-14 20:31:44

Oh no - Enid is just too old-fashioned

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:32:38

I have just texted my friend and she says no on the grounds that it it "goes horribly with" my daughter's name.

This is not a valid reason is it? Is it?

DD's name is Agnes.

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:33:16

Not Edith. Too simpering.

Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:33:45

Old fashioned be blowed!

wizzler Tue 18-Mar-14 20:33:46

I like it...

melonribena Tue 18-Mar-14 20:35:31

Enid Rollins was originally a nice girl who was friends with Elizabeth and then went funny when they went to uni!

Cuxibamba Tue 18-Mar-14 20:36:49

Not for me at all, sounds very dated to my ears. And Enid Stephens doesn't really flow imo. However, my own personal name taste isn't actually good so listening to me is probably a bad idea. blush

furlinedsheepskinjacket Tue 18-Mar-14 20:37:50

edith is much nicer plus edie is a sweet nn

MuffTheMagicDragonButter Tue 18-Mar-14 20:38:41

I offered you a solution to the assonance issue!

Or you could marry someone else.


Parmenides Tue 18-Mar-14 20:39:28

Definitely know to Edith. And DEFINITELY no to Edie. I don't like sweet names.

MuffTheMagicDragonButter Tue 18-Mar-14 20:40:12

What about Ena? Similar idea but somehow works better with the surname, even though it's 'ee' again.

MuffTheMagicDragonButter Tue 18-Mar-14 20:42:01


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