Post # 1
I’m not even ttc yet, but I like looking at names. I would really like an R name because of a family tradition (not the kind where you name all your kids with the same first letter, more of a generational thing), but I’m having such a hard time coming up with one I like! What do you think about the name Rhys for a boy? I love it but I don’t want my child to have a terrible time explaining his name. Or do you prefer Reece?
Post # 2
anonbee2009: I love Rhys!! It seems more masculine than Reece, perhaps because we have a female Reese in the family.
Post # 3
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anonbee2009: I think people who have heard of Johnathan Rhys Meyers will get it. It’s a good name, but some people may think you are using a “yooneek” spelling just to be different. Either way, Reese/Rhys is a good name. I think Reece with a C seems feminine.
Post # 4
I prefer Reese. But that doesn’t make Rhys wrong or anything. It’s a legit way to spell it. I just tend to read it as “rice”. I agree that using a C seems feminine, but that’s only because of Reece Witherspoon.
Post # 5
I love RHYS!!! Such a sweet name.
Post # 6
Rhys is on my top 3 list of boy names. Darling Husband doesn’t like it, but I’m hoping he’ll come around.
I’m not a fan of Reece/Reese.
Post # 8
Someone I know has a kid named Rhys… I always pronounce it as ‘Ryes’ in my head. Not a fan when people mess with common spellings. Stick to Reese/Reece.
Post # 9
Are you guys saying “Rhys” is pronounced “Reece”? It’s not “Rice”? Because I always thought it was pronounced rice. Even that actor — it’s not rice?
Post # 10
I love the name Rhys! As someone who grew up with a somewhat hard to pronounce name, i don’t mind explaining it since I love how unique it is 🙂
Post # 11
I may be in the minority, but I love this name and actually prefer it to the Reese/Reece spelling–I think it’s unique and elegant. There’s a famous (female) mystery author named Rhys Bowen. I’ve since really warmed to Rhys as either a boy’s or girl’s name.
Post # 12
It’s a Welsh name and one of my favourites. Most people pronounce it the same as Reece, which does irritate me a bit. The correct pronunciation is difficult to explain in writing, but it involved rolling your Rs
Post # 13
And from a wales living bee I can say it’s a fairly popular name here. Reece to me makes me think of reece Witherspoon so think it’s a girls name.
Post # 14
bibber: Rhys is a common spelling. It’s Welsh.
Post # 15
anonbee2009: I don’t know if any of you read the Laurell K. Hamilton books but the only thing that I think of when I see the name spelled that way is Rhys from the book. And it’s certainly not a name I would name my children just because the books are so graphic and dark. And maybe it’s because in my head it sounded different but I always pronouce that spelling ‘Rye-ass’ which I think sounds way cooler lol