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[name]Say[/name] [name]Ione[/name] and [name]Enid[/name]?

Thanks to all who reply!

I know an [name]Ione[/name], and she pronounces it “eye-own-ee,” and I’ve always pronounced [name]Enid[/name] as “ee-nid.”

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Just[/name] like [name]Jill[/name] said:)


I’ve mostly heard [name]Ione[/name] (in [name]England[/name]) as EYE-oh-nee, although occasionally eye-OH-nee (probably because of the Scottish [name]Iona[/name]).

In Greece I believe it’s ee-OH-nee.

[name]Enid[/name] is ‘EE-nid’ as far as I’ve ever heard it.

I really like both of these names, especially [name]Enid[/name]. I know it sounds “old lady” to most, but I have loved it since I was a child and read [name]Enid[/name] Blyton’s children books when I lived in [name]England[/name] for 4 years. :slight_smile: Has anyone else treasured her children’s books? I have several of them that I will pass to my daughter.

I have a lot of them too! My mum bought them for me when I was little and I just adore them:)


  I am glad to see someone else treasures their childhood memories of good book reads as well. :)