Estyn for a boy?

(24 Posts)
edam Sat 13-Apr-13 00:19:40

oh, sammie's posts have gone - hope you are OK, Sammie?

Twentytotwo Fri 12-Apr-13 12:22:09

It only brought to mind Iestyn Harris to me. Choose whichever spelling you prefer.

sammie74 Fri 12-Apr-13 11:32:53

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edam Thu 11-Apr-13 23:26:04

Sammie, having read your last post, I hope you do use Estyn - it would be a lovely tribute to your Grandfather.

sammie74 Wed 10-Apr-13 15:19:46

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MERLYPUSS Wed 10-Apr-13 08:52:15

Never heard of either Wlsh ofsted of Estin. Thought of Austin though which I'm not keen on. Estyn is cool.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 09-Apr-13 23:21:04

Sammie I don't like in Wales either but I immediately thought of the Welsh Ofsted. Sorry.

MummytoKatie Tue 09-Apr-13 23:19:05

Iestyn can be pronounced Yestin or Yustin but the Estyn I know is definitely Estin.

diamondsneezer Tue 09-Apr-13 23:07:09

I knew an Iestyn, pronounced Yustin.

IDontDoIroning Tue 09-Apr-13 23:07:03

I think you pronounce it more like yestin

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 09-Apr-13 23:04:15

I like Esten better. I saw a suave one once and it has never left me.

AvrilPoisson Tue 09-Apr-13 23:03:54

I only know it as the Welsh equiv of OFSTED!
I live in England, not Wales btw.

MummytoKatie Tue 09-Apr-13 23:02:34

Estin.

DuelingFanjo Tue 09-Apr-13 22:59:23

Out of interest, how are you pronouncing it?

MummytoKatie Tue 09-Apr-13 22:55:18

Estyn is a real name. It is a derivation of Iestyn but definitely a real name. (I was on the phone to one bout 2 hours ago!) There are 10 Estyns registered to vote in the UK. Interestingly 2 are Estyn Williams, 2 are Estyn Jones.

One snag with the name is that people often instinctively think it is a female. Another is that it cannot be given without the word "what" being said afterwards.

Sammie - I wonder if we are related.......

edam Tue 09-Apr-13 22:38:59

thank heavens for MN, seems like all these posters have saved OP from a bit of a blunder... grin

Flojobunny Tue 09-Apr-13 22:38:52

On thought of the chef that makes weird food. Not gonna attempt his last name! But think he is Heston, but is it said pretty much the same?

sammie74 Tue 09-Apr-13 22:38:27

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IDontDoIroning Tue 09-Apr-13 22:34:49

Isnt it Iestyn
Estyn is the welsh ofsted
But I might be wrong

poorbuthappy Tue 09-Apr-13 22:34:39

Ummm Ofsted, obviously!!

poorbuthappy Tue 09-Apr-13 22:34:07

Shouldn't it be spelt Iestyn?
Estyn is the welsh equivalent of Osfsted.

ClaraOswald Tue 09-Apr-13 22:34:00

Iestyn is the name.

Estyn is the education and training inspectorate for Wales.

edam Tue 09-Apr-13 22:32:38

I think it's lovely. But I'm biased as my ds has a Welsh name. smile

sammie74 Tue 09-Apr-13 22:30:58

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