One time when Neville was eight, his great-uncle Algie came over for tea, and ended up hanging the boy out of an upstairs window in yet another one of his many attempts to "force some magic" out of him. When Enid offered Algie a meringue, he accidentally dropped Neville, but the boy bounced safely down the garden and out into the road. The family was overjoyed to learn that Neville was a wizard.
The name "Enid" was derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She was the wife of Geraint in Arthurian legend.}
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)