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[Opinions] Emrys Pronunciation
How do you pronounce Emrys?
Since Rhys is pronounced REES, I assumed Emrys was pronounced Em-rees, but there seems to be varying opinions about the Welsh pronunciation. In the comments, some people say it is pronounced Em-riss. What do you think of Emrys, and how is it pronounced in your area?
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I actually would not know: I've never 'heard' someone speak this name.
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I have always pronounced it Em-riss in my head, can't say I have ever met anyone named this or heard of them. I'm in the Midwest, USA.
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Since it’s related to the name Ambrose, the EM-riss pronunciation seems to make the most sense, but figuring out Welsh pronunciation isn’t the easiest for me. Maybe that H in Rhys makes all the difference? My husband loves it for if we ever have a boy, and I could be persuaded. But one of his close cousins (like a brother to him) has a boy named Emerson, so we’d probably look elsewhere.

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Thanks everyone for your responses! The consensus on the board appears to be the Em-riss pronunciation.
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I’ve always just said “Em-riss”And I know people pronounce Rhys like “rees” but if I were to just think of it phonetically I’d say “riss”
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I know two guys named Emrys.It's EM-riss
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Em-riss
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I have a relative named Emrys. It's EM-riss.That's also the way a 16 year old student has pronounced it, and how I've heard it said on TV shows.
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I love it pronounced EM-riss. I thought my preferred pronunciation was wrong and it was actually supposed to be em-REES, but I just looked it up and there are a lot of people saying it's EM-riss. I also found some saying EM-rees.If EM-riss is the right way (or at least common enough that I wouldn't sound dumb using it), then Emrys is definitely on my "would use" list.
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Emrys is my favourite Welsh name, and a good replacement for the Dylan - Evan - Griffin - Morgan crowd. It also has a cool meaning. I live in Poland, so most people wouldn't have heard of this name, but I'd pronounce it EHM-ris.
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I really like it for a boy and would love to see it used more. I pronounce it Em-riss and I think most people in my area (US west coast) would probably pronounce it that way too and some possibly (probably) Emreez.
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