View Poll Results: What do you think of Rhys?

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  • Wouldn't use it. Too tied to girls.

    2 3.92%
  • Has a sound that works for both genders.

    7 13.73%
  • Great name for a boy!

    44 86.27%
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    Feb 2012

    Question Rhys?

    Ok, I have about a month to go, so I need to pick up the pace on this naming business. I have really been crushing on Rhys lately, and I'd love some feedback. I like the sound and the meaning, and the medium popularity level. But what about the gender issue? I know Rhys is the masculine spelling of this name, but when it comes down to it, you usually just hear someone's name. Spelling only comes into play occasionally. So, I added together all three spellings for boys, and compared them to the number of times Reese is used for girls, and it was still used for 900 ish more girls than boys last year. My question is: If you heard this name, would you assume girl or boy? I feel that some names (like this one) work fine for both genders, but it has been slowly gaining popularity for girls. Is it going to sound too girly to people? I know we always talk about how traditional boy names can always be used for boys, but when push comes to shove, I don't want to give my son a name that he will be embarrassed by. Would you use a unisex name for your son? Would you use this name?

    Oh and one more question: Is this spelling going to make pronunciation a life long headache? (I'm in the U.S.) I don't really like the Reece spelling.

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