My name is Ieuan and I will be a counsellor in Pine for my first year at Augusta!
Now, I’m guessing whichever way you read my name that chances are it will sound very strange and confusing. Majority of people can’t pronounce it correctly on their first try (unless they’re from Wales, where there are loads of us with unusual names!)
The name Ieuan is symbol of struggle. It describes the hard fought work of the people against the Roman Empire and the constant battle with the English. It is derived from Inca and Mongolian culture with a hint of Hebrew and Sikh scripture.
But in the end it is essentially the Welsh equivalent of John and none of the above is true, however I wish it was!
Think of it like this: Take the ‘Y’ from yes, the ‘IE’ from lie and then stick an ‘UN’ on the end. There you have it Ieuan (y-ie-un)! Most of my friends just call me by the first syllable, and if we ever meet I am more than happy for you to do that as well 🙂