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Enid from the Cartoon Network series, Ok K.O.! Let's Be Heroes! is the bearer of this name.
Jumaine3x5  3/12/2018
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I actually know a man named Enid. (He uses his middle name instead.)
Kosta  11/21/2017
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Also used in Ireland.
DundiculutNicholas  1/30/2017
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The name Enid was given to 19 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
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An ugly, outdated name borne by misogynistic British Catholic Enid Blyton, who believed that girls should marry in their teens and that their lives should revolve around cooking and cleaning. DO NOT use this name on your daughter!
TyrannosaurusRegina  12/25/2015
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Enid is a lovely and extremely uncommon name. I can see why one might think of it as a "stuffy, boring old lady" name, but that isn't how it sounds to me. And knowing of just one person with the name who defied that image in any way could alter one's perception.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  3/26/2015
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It really is ugly. I have never understood why they used the name in Sweet Valley High. It always sounded like Elizabeth was carting around with her grandma. Which I guess makes sense in a way. Enid suited that character really and she just exacerbates how I think of ENID as a boring nerdy girl who acts 60.
fugfacedmermaid  12/28/2014
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The name Enid (pronounced E-need or Eh-need) is used often in Puerto Rico as a first name and more frequently as a middle name. I have friends, family members and a daughter with that name... and it's also my first name.
Michirican  4/3/2014
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Enid Hartle was a British opera singer.
Kosta  12/24/2013
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Enid Bagnold is the author of National Velvet.
thesnowwhiterose  5/28/2013
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This name is also commonly found in Latin America (also as a feminine name), although I am not sure whether the etymology is the same in the case of the Latin Americans. It may possibly derive from something else entirely (perhaps from an Aztec or Native American word) and just happen to look the same as the Welsh name Enid.
Lucille  3/29/2013
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The real name of actress (Dame) Diana Rigg is Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg.
erb816  7/16/2012
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Makes me think of an old woman that is mostly toothless and musty-smelling. Really an awful name.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2012
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I want to like it, but I just can't do it. It has a cool meaning though. I prefer En-id to EE-nid.
GibsonGirl  11/5/2011
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The Welsh pronunciation is En-id, though outside of Wales it is often pronounced Ee-nid. (I prefer the Welsh pronunciation myself.)
Kosta  7/18/2011
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I have never known anyone with this name personally; it is only familiar to me as the names of authors. Therefore, I have never heard it pronounced. If it's pronounced EE-nid, I think it's hideous, but En-id, (the first syllable rhyming with hen) is nice.
thesnowwhiterose  5/4/2011
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Enid Rollins was the best friend of Elizabeth Wakefield in the Sweet Valley series. She was supposed to be very brainy so I always associate this name with someone who is nerdy.
wbbuff  3/4/2010
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A pretty wallflower of a name. I'd use it.
vomiting  1/21/2010
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Also, I would like to say that in my book of name meanings, the name Enid is said to be derived from the Celtic Welsh "Enid", meaning "purity", but also alternatively Enid could be derived from "Enit", which is Latin and means "woodlark" (a pretty type of speckled bird, which is mainly found in Northern Europe). :)
walesgal92  11/22/2009
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I quite like this name, despite some of the other comments on this page. Yes, I think this is a strong, and yet, beautiful, name. :)
walesgal92  11/21/2009
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This name reminds me of two things:
1. The Barenaked Ladies song (good song, by the way)
2. A bug
Don't ask about the second one. Enid just sounds like it would be a type of bug--to me, anyway.
erb816  8/21/2009
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It's an ugly old lady name, plus some of Enid Blyton's books are accused of being racist and/or sexist, so that puts me off.
bananarama  7/27/2009
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I have heard this pronounced as both EE-nid and eh-NEED.
telfalathiel  2/25/2009
0
Nyd, isn't that an insult? This name sounds like it should be, sorry, personal opinion! It hideous.
Locket  5/15/2008
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The name is a bit old-fashioned, but not ugly or weird at all. It makes me picture a shy, mousy, wallflower-y, yet pretty girl.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
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I don't think of this name as unisex, but as a girl's name only, at any rate a once-popular name now associated with old ladies.

There IS a similar-sounding name, the Hebrew name Enoch, which is a guys' name or rather a grandad name nowadays.
freeserve.co.uk  8/30/2007
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This name seems way too foreign. It sounds more like a guy's name, and it's DISGUSTING!
Taydbug112  6/5/2007
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Enid makes me think of a quietly strong girl who is very pale and sickly.
― Anonymous User  5/6/2007
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I like this. It's cute.
Surreal  3/31/2007
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Enid puts me in mind of an anemic, washed-out secretary who wears faded, oversized cardigans.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2006
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"Enid" is the title of a Barenaked Ladies song.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2006
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Enid Nightshade is the name of a character in the Worst Witch.
FairyGirl  7/2/2006
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There is something very mysterious about this name but I like it. It is so beautiful and quiet.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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Enid is the name of one of the characters in the comic Ghost World, played by Thora Birch in the film.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
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Enid Blyton is a famous author of popular children's books.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005

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