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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  8/22/2007
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  12/5/2014
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.
-- sazzlesarah  2/26/2015
We named our son Rhys. Here in the US, even with all the actors with this name, lots of people have difficulty pronouncing it. We get a lot of "Rice" or "Riss." Oh well, no regrets. We love the name. I don't think it'll scar him; I spent my life correcting people's spelling of my first name and pronunciation of my maiden name, and I turned out alright.
-- norenelee  10/10/2015
How funny. I googled this name, Rhys, because I see many British actors with it. I had pronounced it in my head like Rize. ?? But I like the name. I also like the name Reece/Reese for a girl or boy. Us Americans are very progressive in that way ;-) I don't think there is an issue with evolved spellings, as all names and words used today are different from their original spelling or pronunciation. These comments are interesting and funny.
-- Taltal  11/19/2015

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