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(26 Posts)
tummytickler Sat 09-May-09 20:30:51

Ds was going to be Enid (or Dorothy) if he was a she!
I had sort of forgotten it, getting caught up in Jean, Hilda and Peggy, but I am starting to love it again!
What do you think?
Is it due a come back? I hope it is not going to see a surge in popularity like Esme!

My eldest son is called Eli is this too similar?

Thanks all!

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 09-May-09 20:33:29

I prefer Edith

watsthestory Sat 09-May-09 20:35:31

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tummytickler Sat 09-May-09 20:39:51

I dont like Edith - i dont know why as i suppose they are quite similar! Maybe its the 'th'y sound on the end. definately not Edith though!
Thanks for replies!

LaDiDaDi Sat 09-May-09 22:14:02

Hmm, not sure.

I prefer Dorothy or Jean.

Colinfirth Sat 09-May-09 22:15:24

Enid will never be popular.

mrswoolf Sat 09-May-09 23:53:23

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RachieB Mon 11-May-09 18:54:58

Edith ( Edie) is slightly better than Enid!

SoupDragon Mon 11-May-09 19:08:37

IMO Enid is a short, plump and rather dull, grey kind of name.

piscesmoon Mon 11-May-09 19:12:05

I don't like Edith, but it is a lot better than Enid.

ScummyMummy Mon 11-May-09 19:12:17

I think rather of a wizened old woman. Not that there is anything wrong with wizenedness or great age per se. Indeed, I hope to achieve both myself in due course but am glad I shall not have to endure the process while being referred to as "Enid".

AbricotsSecs Mon 11-May-09 19:16:38

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jellybeans Tue 12-May-09 14:11:54

It's such an old lady name and there are much nicer 'old biddy' names like Esther, Elsa etc.

malenagrrl Tue 12-May-09 14:28:03

I will just say I don't like Enid. And like Jellybeans said, there are much nicer 'old biddy' names out there.

tummytickler Tue 12-May-09 14:34:15

I am quite surprised at the negative reaction - i thought it was short and sweet, yet classic and elegant! I still love it though. I guess people in rl were being polite.
I would go for a floral mn like Violet or Primrose i think.

One of the siblings would be Eli (he is my already existing 6 year old so cant change him!). are Eli and Enid too much together? (ther are 3 other sibs too)

malenagrrl Tue 12-May-09 14:43:07

If you like the name, go for it, it's your child after all. But even so, I think Eli and Enid are too much together.

screamingabdab Tue 12-May-09 20:50:09

Sorry, it's a step too far (and I like Old Lady names)

What about:



Betty - Elizabeth
Betsy - ditto

HarryB Tue 12-May-09 20:52:48

I like it.

ElizabethL Wed 03-Jun-09 19:19:38

My husband and I like the name Enid and may name our daughter that.
We love it's meaning (life or soul) and sound. I think it's very much of an individual name and has a nice history with the character in Arthurian romance Geraint and Enid and de Troyes' Eric et Enide.

ElizabethL Wed 03-Jun-09 19:34:03


I don't at all associate it as an old biddy name.

mulranno Wed 03-Jun-09 19:36:47

Go for it...

goomum Wed 03-Jun-09 19:56:05

Eli and Enid is a bit two peas in a pod. I'd go for something with different syllable length if you really want E name. Erica?

gibba8 Thu 04-Jun-09 20:07:41

I do not usually like old biddy names but I really like Enid.

Hulababy Thu 04-Jun-09 20:38:11

I don't like Enid. much prefer Edith.

BottySpottom Thu 04-Jun-09 20:39:34

Sorry, don't like at all. Nor Edith, Jean or Dorothy.

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