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    Wriothesley

    Henry Wriothesley (rise-lee) was a patron of Shakespeare. I'm currently in love with this name for a boy or girl. Thoughts?
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    The pronounciation of the name is absolutely gorgeous, though the spelling for me is a bit misleading. I would consider this a guilty pleasure name rather than one to bestow upon a child. The idea of the name is good, but frequently a child with this name will have more complications with spelling and pronounciation. Now, normally I disregard the whole 'if it causes spelling/pronounciation problems scrap it' thing 'cause names are fair game, but this one is probably an exception.
    Last edited by theb4ndit; September 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 PM.
    just a confused teenberry.
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    It certainly looks and sounds quite distinguished! And I love Shakespeare so that connection's a bonus. But here in Canada at least, probably in the USA too, pronunciation would be really tough. I'm a big Anglophile so I could guess it was one of those aristocratic-sounding British names that was pronounced nothing like it was spelled, but even I didn't quite guess right (I thought it'd be ree-ohs-slee or something). As a middle name though, it'd be great!
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    I'm with theb4andit on this one. It's nice, but not too wearable. I could see it working nicely in the middle, though. Also, I've always heard it pronounced more like "riz-lee" ("riz" rhymes with "is.")
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    All good points, I do like it as a middle name. It's ashame pronunciation is so difficult on those old English names
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