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I'm of Welsh descent and would like to add something. The name isn't just 'rees' in pronunciation. It's 'RHees'. And to spell it 'Reece', 'Reese' etc is a GREAT disservice to the name and makes it look ridiculous. If you're going to use a name, use it properly. :)
-- Anonymous User
I'm very proud of my name Rhys, I often get asked how to spell it but once they hear the surname pretty usually say "that should have given it away, it's the Welsh spelling"
Rhys is a guys name, sorry but somewhere down the line it got warped because someone thought it sounded 'different' it's like calling a girl Mike but spelling it differently. In Wales you would never call a girl Rhys. It's the same concept as us calling a boy Amelie but spelling it Amalee, the French would be laughing their socks off!
Just saying in Wales, the origin of the name, it just doesn't happen.
I have had some people asking to speak to Rice, to which I normally reply with "have you ever met anyone named Rice?"
I don't think it should be changed to 'accommodate' people who have trouble applying different pronunciation techniques to word/ names from other countries. It applies to everything, you could rip apart the American and English language and say there are a lot of nonsensical pronunciations with spelling. Colour and color are both wrong in that sense - surely it would be colure!
-- Anonymous User
When I was a child there was a boy called Rhys at my school. I only ever saw his name written down, and thought it was pronounced like the word wry. It was very confusing as a young child.
The correct way to pronounce this name is "RHIS". "Rh" is a letter in the Welsh language which is similar to a voiceless "r". The reason South Walians pronounce it incorrectly is because of their accent. For it to be pronounced like "rees" in Welsh it would have to be spelt "Rîs".
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