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Ernest Howard Shepard (E.H. Shepard) was a British artist and book illustrator. He was known especially for his illustrations for The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Ernest Lehman was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood. He received 6 Academy Award nominations during his screenwriting career. In 2001 he received an honorary Oscar for his works, the first screenwriter to receive that honor.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2005
Ernest P. Worrell was a hapless misfit in different movies including "Ernest Goes to Camp." He was played by Jim Varney.
-- breakofday  12/30/2005
Ernest Hemingway was a famous author who won the Nobel Prize.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2006
Also a masculine name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
I don't like the way this name sounds. I can't really put a word to it except for the fact that I don't like it.
-- Pippin  4/22/2008
Very old-fashioned. I would burst out laughing if I heard a parent shout: ''Ernest, we have to leave!'' The name sounds quite awkward with the two schwa sounds and all. Besides, I hate any Oscar Wilde association. I have never read a single play by him, but I know the guy was rather unlikeable.
-- slight night shiver  5/23/2008
I really dislike how this name sounds, and it also reminds me of this one book I read when I was little.
-- emiline  11/8/2008
Wilde's use of the name was very intentionally ironic. The name "Ernest" was a code-word meaning "homosexual" when he wrote the play, i.e. "Is he Ernest?"

I love the play, and the name is likeable enough.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  2/20/2009
I rather like the name Ernest, but I *hate* the nickname Ernie, with a passion. So that pretty much prevents me from ever using it.
-- erb816  1/10/2010
Ernest is occasionally used in Croatia.
-- goricar  4/24/2010
In The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch, this is the second name of Max-Ernest, the leading male character.
-- EchoSketcher  7/26/2010
For some reason I really like this name. O.0 hehe. I wouldn't use it though.
-- Chrila96  11/9/2010
Ernest is also used in Poland, where it has at least four name days. [noted -ed]
-- bananarama  5/16/2011
Ernest Augustus was the son of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte. He later became King of Hanover, Germany. His great-great-great-grandchild is the current Head of the House Hanover, he has the german version of the name "Ernst August".
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
I think this name is very sweet. Though I wouldn't use it myself, I wouldn't mind seeing it on a little boy :)
-- Oohvintage  7/31/2013
There were two characters 'named' Ernest in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. One was John "Jack", and the other was Algernon. They are both using the name Ernest as a sort of pseudonym. It is revealed at the end of the play that, ironically, John's birth name was Ernest, unbeknownst to him and everyone else.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2013
Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE (1907 –1993) was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership while being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. He was known by his second name, Edward.
-- Anonymous User  3/12/2014
Ernest T. Bass was a character on "The Andy Griffith Show." He was known for being a lunatic who loved to throw rocks and break windows.
-- Zinha  5/30/2014

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