View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
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August 8th, 2013 09:15 PM #1
Which do you prefer: Charis v Carys
Both have such lovely meanings! We would use the same pronunciation for either: Pronunciations for carys
Which looks better on paper? imo both will have pronunciation issues but that doesn't concern me (I have what some might consider a "difficult" name myself) Carys (Welsh) means love and Charis (Greek) means grace/kindness. The U.S. popularity stats are similar but Charis has been in use longer. Thanks!
August 8th, 2013 09:34 PM #3Senior Member
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I don't have a strong preference, but I think Carys would be easier to live with spelling and pronunciation-wise. I do like Charis' relationship with the word "charity" and its long history of use, but I would choose Carys for practical reasons. It's a great name in both spellings-you can't go wrong either way!
August 8th, 2013 09:44 PM #5
August 8th, 2013 10:22 PM #7Senior Member
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Definitely Carys. I know you said you don't care about pronunciation issues, but that one seems pretty clear cut -- I'm not sure how else it would be pronounce. I would never think to pronounce Charis like Carys. I also have loved Carys for a while as a GP name (because it's sooo not my naming style, but something about it just give me goosebumps), and I have never heard of Charis, so I was very surprised to see that it has been in use longer. Interesting. My vote is for Carys, hands down. Gorgeous.
August 8th, 2013 10:25 PM #9
I'm usually not a fan of Ys in names, but Carys is a beautiful name.My Zoe ... My life