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Do you know how this is pronounced?

I THINK we've narrowed down our name for our boy.  The middle name is set in stone but we've had a little trouble with the first name.  When you see this name, do you know how it's pronounced?

Rhys

I personally love the spelling and it's the more original, English, traditional way to spell Reece.  Also, how do you think it flows?

Rhys Brennan

Is the spelling too wacky?  And regarding the flow, the last name starts with a T and is 2 syllables.  And I guess if you looked at my screenname you could probably figure out what that is too, haha. 

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  • I know how to pronounce it because of this board. If I had seen it before joining the board, I wouldn't know how it was pronounced. I really like it though
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  • That is the only way I like it spelled. Good name.
      
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  • I think most people on this board will know how to pronounce it, so another board might give you a more...accurate (?) response. I do really like it, though.
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  • Because of this board I know how it is pronounce. But I used to think it was "Rice".
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  • Yes, it is a great Welsh name. It comes up fairly often on here and most people hear know how to pronounce it. It may cause a little more trouble in real life, but it is not a big deal. They can learn. And if they can't pick it up after knowing him for a little bit...well, they are not too smart.

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  • Because I know that this is the correct way to actually spell this name, I know how it's pronounced and I like it this way.  Unfortunately, many others may not because you don't see it often anymore and when you do it's Reece.  It sucks. 
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    I know how to pronounce it because of this board. If I had seen it before joining the board, I wouldn't know how it was pronounced. I really like it though

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  • Yes and I prefer this spelling for a boy.  Reese is ok for a girl (even though I know this board generally does not like the name for a girl).
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  • I've always known how it was pronounced; it is a surname in my family. If you like the spelling, use it. I have a name that is always mispronounced and it has never bothered me to correct people. I'm happy my parents put thought into my name and I wasn't one of five girls in my class with the same name.

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  • Yes, I know how it is spelled. But I'm a bit of a name nerd...as most of us here are. Will some people mispronounce it? Yes. Will someone spell it as Reese/Reece? Yes. Will someone incorrectly think it is a you-neek spelling? Probably. Should you still use it if you like it? Absolutely!

    I think the flow is fine.

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  • I'd pronounce it like "rice" and I love Brennan!
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    Because of this board I know how it is pronounce. But I used to think it was "Rice".

    This. Although I never saw this name spelled as Rhys before thus board and I assumed Rice until someone asked should they spell it Rhys/Reece or Reese. I would try another board, the regulars here are very familiar with this name. 

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  • I prefer the flow if the order were flipped, but I do like the name. Also, I do know how to pronounce it but only b/c of thebump.

  • I know how it's pronounced.  That is absolutely how I would spell the name for a boy.
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  • Yes, I know how to pronounce it. The spelling doesn't seem weird to me at all since I see it all the time on this board; you might be better off polling non-"name nerds" to get a more accurate response. :)

    Love the name, though.

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    I know how to pronounce it because of this board. If I had seen it before joining the board, I wouldn't know how it was pronounced. I really like it though

    Exactly. I like the name, but if I were to use it I would spell it Reece.

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  • Another vote for only knowing how to pronounce it because of this board and I also used to think it was 'rice'.  However, I love the name and the spelling and think you should use it if you do too.
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  • I know how it's pronounced but a lot of people wouldn't - I think especially the older set.  I know my MIL would be totally clueless and think it was Rice or something.
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    That is the only way I like it spelled. Good name.

    Ditto. I knew the name long before coming here. 


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  • My cousin's name is Rhys and he does have to tell people how to pronounce it but usually only once.
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  • Thank you ladies for all the responses!  I started to look thru some older posts here to see where it was brought up, but I think they are probably too far buried.  Brennan is my maiden name so that's why that is our set middle name.  I actually kind of like the flow better reversed too, Brennan Rhys, but because of where the name is coming from, my husband likes it better as a middle name.   
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    Another vote for only knowing how to pronounce it because of this board and I also used to think it was 'rice'.

    Same here.

    I personally don't really like the name.  It sounds feminine to me.

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  • I know it is "reece," but whenever I see that spelling, I just think "Rize" (like rise up)
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  • I knew it was "reece" before. Naming a boy "rice" just didn't make sense to me! But my friend's friend had a baby and named him Rhys and I had to correct her... 

    Love LOVE the name! 

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  • Great name, and yes, I know how it's pronounced, and not because of this board.

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  • Yes, like Reese.  Rhys is the traditional spelling.
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  • Yes, but I have a DS named Rhys. I also knew how to pronounce long before this board. Pronunciation is not really an issue for us, you tell people once and they get it, or if they are 40 and under, most know of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and know how to pronounce it.
  • Reece.  And this (Rhys) is definitely my favorite way to spell it!
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