A Couple of Questions
First of all Emrys... How do you pronounce it and is this spelling ok? Is it em Rees or em ris? I love the first way of pronouncing it, but not the latter. What do you think of the name? Is it too girly? Our other boys names are Merrick Liam and Callen Thomas.
Second, what about Kale? Is it too vegetabley? Do you like Kale or Kade better?
Last of all, Emmerich. We love this name but I'm guessing we would have to do either Merrick or Emmerich. they sound too similar huh?
I really love Emrys. I pronounce it Em-rees. It's not girly. It is perfect !
I dislike Kale. No class, too short.
Emmerich (this spelling is too much for me, I prefer Emeric) is too close to Merrick.
Hi there... Here is my opinion. Merick personally sounds like Maverick and Derek smashed together, I do not like it. Kale does sound vegetabley, IMO. Vegetabley, ha ha. Emerick or however you like to spell it has the same vibe as Merick, in my opinion. Stick with Callen
I'm no expert since I don't know anyone with the name, but I believe it's Em-Rhis
Emmerich and Merrick are too close IMO and honestly Emmerich sounds a bit feminine since the first syllable isn't cut off the way Emmett and Emerson is--it sounds like Emma-Rick to me.
I think Kale is okay as a middle, I'm not wild about it but it's okay. I prefer Kane to either Kale or Kade.
Emrys - Whichever way it's pronounced, I'm not a huge fan. It's not that it sounds feminine to me, I just don't like it.
Emmerich and Merrick are definitely too close. My favorite of the two is Merrick. I think Kale is fine.
Emrys: I would pronounce it Em-Ris. I like it, but I guess this goes against your preferred pronunciation.
Kale is a vegetable, not a name. I'm sorry, but that's just the way it is. A delicious vegetable, it's true, but definitely a vegetable. I can't believe it's listed on this site as a name.
Emmerich I don't like primarily due to the spelling. Is it pronounced Em-me-rick or Em-me-rich? Either way, I can't say I love it. Merrick is fine, though!
I automatically read Em-Ris.
Kale is vegetably but Cael would fix that and I like Cael
Emmerich spelling poses a problem.
Merrick I like but nn might be Merri
I'd pronounce in Em-rees. And I just looked it up... being a Welsh nae, it should be pronounced Em-rees. I don't see it as girly, just a bit magical (due to Merlin). Kale is a veggy. Could it be short for something else? Caelum? Merrick reminds me of someone talking about the Civil War ship, the Merrimack, while chewing gum/ eating an egg. Callen's ok, albeit trendy... I do love the nn Cal. Emmerich is a bit too much for me... like I feel slightly overwhelmed when I first see it an need to figure out how to pronounce it. I'd assume Emma-rick. I much prefer Emrys... have you also considered Emyr? It's another Welsh name (Em-eer, similar in pronunciation to Emir).
Emrys is a great great name, it's in our own top 4 (perhaps currently the front-runner for us). However, I'm fairly certain the correct Welsh pronunciation is em-riss (Rhys sounds like rees, where Rys sounds like riss) I'm not a Welsh speaker myself, but I've done quite a bit of research on this particular name. I personally don't find it girly at all, has some similar sound qualities to names like Emmett/Emmerich/Emerson, which have no feminine name qualities according to my ear. If you don't like the 'riss' sound, but like the 'rees' sound a lot, what about going for the name Rhys?
Kale, I don't like. It is indeed vegetably. And neither do I like Kade. Sounds like almost Kate, but not quite, almost Kaden, but not quite (I assume Kaden/Kayden/etc is a name nowadays, 'Aiden' sound with a random letter thrown in front (in this case a K)). Either way, Kale and Kade I don't like even a little bit.
Emmerich is a great name (whichever spelling you go for-- Emeric is another option-- though I prefer Emmerich the best). Was floating around my top 10 for awhile. But I like Emrys quite a lot more.
I pronounce Emrys as em-ris, and it is one of my favorite names.
I don't like Kale, but I love Cael. especially since it was one of my ancestors names from the 10th century. to me Kale/Cale/Cael and Callan are too similar.
Kade is too trendy
Emmerich is too close to Merrick and Merrick is the better name