(Closed) Need help with spelling of girl name…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How would you spell this name for a girl?
    Reese : (125 votes)
    76 %
    Reece : (22 votes)
    13 %
    Rhys : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Reice : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Reise : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Other (see below) : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I wouldn't use this name for a girl (see below) : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    This is actually on our list of names should we ever have a girl and we’d spell it “Rhys”. 

    Post # 4
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love Rhys …. the other ways always make me think of a certain highly addictive candy treat .. the cups 

    Post # 5
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    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Keep it simple–you don’t want people to have issues pronouncing (or spelling) it. I voted for “Reese.”

    Post # 7
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Rhys is probably the coolest spelling, but it’s the masculine spelling of the name.

    Post # 9
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I googled Reese Witherspoon to decide my answer! Is that sad? I love the Rhys spelling though!

    Post # 10
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    4415 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Rhys was the name that I had chosen for a boy.  In fact, in one of the novels I’m writing, I use that name for my hero.  Until Reese Witherspoon became well known, I never thought of the name as anything but a boy name. 

    Post # 11
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    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would go with Reese, just so that peers and teachers wouldn’t have a hard time reading the name when she gets older.

    Post # 12
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Reece or Reese.  Yeah, the Rhys would make me say rice.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I knew a guy actually named Rhys, so that’s out.

    I would say Reese.

    Post # 14
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    348 posts
    Helper bee

    Rhys is a common boys name in the UK (it’s from Welsh).  So I think that people will fall into two categories for that one.  Some will be familiar with it, but find it odd for a girl.  The rest won’t know how to pronounce it.

    Post # 15
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had a little girl in my class named Reese and she likes it spelt like a Reeses cup because of all the cute little Hershey’s shirts that had her name on them… everyone in her family called her buttercup too it was really cute!!

    Post # 16
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yeah, I’m Welsh, so for me it’s spelled Rhys, and, Oscar winning actresses excepted, it’s a boy’s name.

    It’s up there with Cameron Diaz and Sean Young for female actresses with male Celtic names. I’m kind of used to the way they sound now, but for years it just sounded really wrong.

    Saying that, I can’t decide whether it’s better to use the Welsh spelling for a girl, or, since it’s a different context anyway, go with Reese or Reece. Probaby Rhys would make it more unique in the US, but Reese would cause less confusion if she travelled – I think most people would guess she was a girl from that spelling.

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