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Reese for a boy

Reese is a family name (great grandfather and down the line) and I've liked it for as long as I can remember - used it to name characters in short stories I had to write in middle school.  But now, it's become so popular for a girl that I'm not sure I want to use it for a boy.   Thoughts?

Also, middle name ideas? 

Re: Reese for a boy

  • I don't love the name- reminds me of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups-- but I much prefer it on a boy. 
  • Reese really doesn't bother me for a boy. Its always seemed gender neutral to me.
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  • I like the name, although the Reese spelling generally makes me think girl.  I've mostly seen the Rhys spelling for a boy.
  • One of my best friends has a little boy named Reese, spelled like that. He is so damn cute! I love the name for a boy!
  • For middle names, Reese Thomas, Reese Jacob, Reese Evan, Reese Henry...
  • image 3littleladies:
    I like the name, although the Reese spelling generally makes me think girl.  I've mostly seen the Rhys spelling for a boy.

    This - I know 2 boys named Rhys 

  • I think it is fine for a boy or a girl.  I love the name!
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  • I would do a very masculine middle name though.

    Reese Matthew

    Reese Jacob

    Reese William

    Reese Daniel

     

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  • I don't love it, but that's because the only Reese I knew was the most nerdy red-headed & freckled kid I knew in highschool...
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  • Thanks for your opinions ladies.  I don't prefer the Rhys spelling because I think it has a bigger chance to be misspelled/ mispronounced.  Reese is how our family name is spelled and I think it's actually the traditional spelling so I wouldn't want to mess with it.  Good call on masculine middle name!
  • I like it, I would go with something more traditional for a middle name like michael or something of the sorts.
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  • I have the name Reese on my list for a boy...spelled Rhys.

    My middle name choices are William or Miles.

    Unless LO comes out looking definately like a Rhys, we have another name picked out.

    Good Luck!

     

  • No matter what it is popular for right now, it sounds like a boy's name to me.
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  • I love Reese for a boy and I wish people wouldn't ruin it by using it for a girl. It's not very common at this point so I think you would be safe to use it for a boy name. Especially since it has family significance.
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    One of my best friends has a little boy named Reese, spelled like that. He is so damn cute! I love the name for a boy!

    I know a super cute boy Reese too, so I like it!

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  • One of my bff's boyfriend is named Maurice and she always calls him Reese as a nickname, I think it's cute for a boy.
  • LOVE it for a boy or a girl good choice !

    Reese Matthew , Reese Andrew?  I know a little boy whos name is Reese Colton

     

  • image 3littleladies:
    I like the name, although the Reese spelling generally makes me think girl.  I've mostly seen the Rhys spelling for a boy.

    This, but I don't like Rhys. 

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