Results 6 to 10 of 11
Thread: A Couple of Questions
May 2nd, 2013 06:57 PM #6Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2013
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!
May 2nd, 2013 07:09 PM #8
May 3rd, 2013 12:17 AM #10
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).Currently exiled from the US
Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14
EDD: Oct '17
XY: Edmund Kaveh
XX: Solenne Mitra, Honora Katayoun
May 3rd, 2013 09:37 AM #12Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2012
- Lijiang, China
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.Updated Name List- http://www.ebabynames.com/list/eff115- Vote away...
May 3rd, 2013 10:16 AM #14
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♥Mckinley Mayfair, Christian Wayne & Sir Angus Fionn♥
Favorites June 2016Elizabeth, Adelaide, Juniper, Amelia, Arabella, Beatrice, Clara, Charlotte, Cordelia, Hermionethe rest of the girls
William, Jasper, Edgar, Gilbert, Morgan, Henry, Sebastian, Arthur, Monroe, Basilthe rest of the boys
Lyra Primrose, Amelia Hyacinth, Emmeline Bronte/ Magnus Frey, Julian Mackenzie, Sebastian Lakethe rest of my combos