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Standing at the bus stop one school morning back in the late 70s, a "friend" of mine had seen the Bond movie "Goldfinger" on TV the night before and for no obvious reason decided to call me after the henchman - "Oddjob" - from that movie. I am not oriental, not heavily built, and do not have a lethal, steel-rimmed hat, and those things were true back then too. However, the name semi-stuck, with that friend at least.
Wind forward a little bit...
The TV show "Grange Hill" appeared on BBC 1. This drama, set in a school, needed a suitable word for the kids to call each other. The insults that kids actually use were not suitable for a TV program so they would tend to call each other "nutjob" eg "Flippin 'eck Tucker, you ain't 'alf a nutjob." Oddjob became Nutjob. That stuck more than Oddjob and a lot of people used to use it.
We're getting closer...
A few years later, still called Nutjob by most of my mates, I was starting to move in more mature circles and, in particular, a friend's dad didn't really like referring to the young man visiting his house as "Nutjob" so he shortened it to NJ, which he felt happier with. That stuck.
Really close now...
It's pretty obvious. I just started spelling it Enjay (unaware that Enjay was in fact a real name too). Sometimes I used to register on forums etc with my real name but more out of randomness than anything, I went with Enjay both here and over at Zdoom (when the forum moved, prior to that I used my real name on Zdoom's old host). Nowadays I tend to use it pretty universally for things on line. Very few people use it in Real-life anymore, but some do.
Anyway, names with a J as the second letter always sound cool. Just ask TJ Hooker or BJ Blaskowitz. :P What? No, it can't mean Blowjob. :/ ('sallright, I know it's Keen's Grandad William Joseph.)