I am from the south and I say it Ev-rhett. However, where I am from you would probably get some Everts in there.
Ev-rhett/Ev-rett (2 syllables) I am from Illinois. You could use Rhett as a nickname, but I agree that one really doesn't come naturally, but when I say it, it is only 2 syllables so maybe someone who says it with 3 would have a better idea.
Thanks! Hubby and I are using different pronunciations and trying to decide what "most people" would use. I appreciate any additional feedback.
Three Syllables for me. Ev-Er-Rett, or something similar. General geographic area is a mixture of Quebec, New Hampshire and Boston.
I actually think I prefer the two syllable Ev-Rhett, but it does not come naturally to me at ALL (even when I'm trying to say it two out loud, my mouth seems to throw out a third syllable).
It's three syllables for me, more like ev-uh-rhett, but when I say it out loud, the middle syllable is short. I prefer it without any nicknames.
I'm from Texas and this is my son's name. I usually say it with 2 1/2 syllables if that makes sense. It's not quite Ev-rett, but it isn't a full 3 syllables either. Now I do say all three syllables when he's in trouble ;-) He has a ton of nick names, but my most used one is Evers. My mom uses Rhett sometimes. My brother in law calls him Ev occasionally. Most people just use his full name though. His other nns have nothing to do with his name :-)