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I thought it was a welsh name

(21 Posts)
WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 09-Jun-15 00:46:56

But I was totally wrong.

We were visiting family recently. Took dcs to play in their local park.

Lady was calling her boy "ynys" (inn-iss) which I thought was sweet and unusual.

Turns out he is called "innes", and is honestly named from John innes compost...


I like the name, but not the meaning.

HirplesWithHaggis Tue 09-Jun-15 00:51:39

Innes can be a Scottish boy's name, if that makes it any better? grin I went to school with one.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 09-Jun-15 00:56:03

I am glad it is a real name!
I think there is a welsh version too.

But to name your child after compost??

mojo17 Tue 09-Jun-15 00:59:07

Ynys is a Welsh word, it means mountain
Ynyr is a Welsh boys name
Never heard of innes apart from the Ines Spanish ?

Allalonenow Tue 09-Jun-15 01:01:10

Innes Ireland, famous racing driver.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 09-Jun-15 01:06:19

I thought so, mojo.

I do know an ynyr too.

HirplesWithHaggis Tue 09-Jun-15 01:10:31

Weird to name him after compost, yes! grin

MrsBennetsEldest Tue 09-Jun-15 08:29:26

Ynys is not Welsh for mountain, it is Welsh for Island. Mynydd is mountain.

Highlandbird Tue 09-Jun-15 08:30:40

Ynys is island in welsh.....Innes is a fairly common Scottish name, I know at least 3 of them!

JakeyBurd Tue 09-Jun-15 09:33:02

But you do realise Innes doesn't actually mean compost, right? It's from the same Gaelic root as Angus, and means 'unique choice'.

I mean, I've seen 'Dennis' on the front of a fire engine, but if it inspired me to name my son Dennis, it wouldn't change the meaning to fire engine! grin

Postchildrenpregranny Tue 09-Jun-15 09:37:02

Ynys is definitely Welsh for island not mountain .Born and raised in Wales and Welsh speaking but have never known a child called Ynys.!

frosch Tue 09-Jun-15 09:37:58

Ynys is Welsh for island. It's pronounced 'Uh-nis'.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 09-Jun-15 09:40:59

She must really like compost.

sleepyhead Tue 09-Jun-15 09:41:37

Innes is a fairly popular scottish name - I love it smile.

Are you sure she didn't say "Innes, as in John Innes" because she didn't think you'd have heard of the name? hmm

mojo17 Tue 09-Jun-15 09:55:35

Oops sorry yes ynys is island
Have no idea why I said otherwise

longlistofexlovers Tue 09-Jun-15 09:55:36

I really like the name Innes. Don't see why you think it is weird tbh.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 09-Jun-15 11:52:27

I know a few guys called Innes.

florascotia Tue 09-Jun-15 17:48:50

As others have said, Innes is a well-known Scottish name, related to Angus.

It is also a surname, taken from a Scottish placename:

John Innes - of compst fame - was a remarkable man:

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 09-Jun-15 23:35:26

I never said the name was weird.
I like the name. I assumed it was welsh, but see it is scots as well as welsh.
The only thing I found strange was the fact she named him after compost. As she is a gardener. She didn't know it was a scots name!

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Jun-15 23:42:38

There is also a Spanish name, Inez.

slightlyeggstained Wed 10-Jun-15 00:08:31

Good job he didn't up as a little "Manure" or "Multi Purpose" then, if it really was after the compost.

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