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Thank the Anglo-Saxons for coming up with some pretty awesome names.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2007
Pronounced EVER-HILD. Don't like it? Go back to fawning over so-called "Celtic" names that your best friend, the TV, told you were cool.
-- Anonymous User  3/9/2007
People often regard the meaning of this name 'boar warrior' as vulgar, but they fail to consider what the boar meant and symbolised for the Anglo-Saxons.

The boar was one of their most sacred animals; it was held in reverence as a creature of great strength/power and a talisman of divine protection in battle. It has been linked to the god Ingui-Frea, who is the legendary father of the Ingaevonic tribes (Frisians, Saxons, Angles & Jutes).

Of course, these ancient Germanic names are wont to sound strange and crude to today's English speakers; the English language we know today having been so heavily latinised by ecclesiastical and Norman French influence.
-- Beornhild  3/9/2007
I LOVE this name. Strong and eternal. "Evie" wouldn't be a bad nickname for a young girl with this name, either.
-- eirian_artanis  7/16/2007
I love this name. It sounds like a better version of Emerald. I don't like the meaning so much though.
-- pandasayscynical  12/19/2007
I personally find this name to be incredibly awesome! I love the way it just rolls off the tongue: ever-(h)ild. Of course, anyone in modern times with this name (especially in the English-speaking world, but also other places) will have their name misspelled/mispronounced many times. Unfortunately, the "anglicized" spelling, Everild, loses the name's edge.
-- erb816  2/4/2009
I'm not too mad about this way of spelling Eoforhild, I much prefer Everild. I think this spelling is much more palatable for today's society. :)
-- walesgal92  10/27/2009
I think it would be much better to name a child as Everhild than trying to spell in in the obsolete way of Eoforhilde.
-- Grim  11/29/2009

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