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Would you pronounce Wesley as WEZ-lee or WES-lee?

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mattE Thu 06-Jan-11 12:46:22

Dear all, I was hoping to get some opinions as to whether you would pronounce Wesley as WEZ-lee or WES-lee.

I've only known one person with this name as it's not that common and he most definitely used the Z rather than the S pronunciation. Recently I've heard other people pronouncing the name as WES-lee which made me wonder if I'd been getting the name wrong all these years hmm

Having done a quick check around it seems both pronunciations are accepted and used but I'm curious to know which is most popular as it's a name that is high on our list of boys' names.

I prefer the WEZ-lee pronunciation but that's probably just because that's the only way I'd heard the name said until now.

Thoughts appreciated! Thank you!

SacharissaCripslock Thu 06-Jan-11 12:47:49

WEZ-lee.

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Thu 06-Jan-11 12:48:22

WEZ-lee

CointreauVersial Thu 06-Jan-11 12:48:47

I only know one, and he's definitely a WEZ-lee.

jacquiel Thu 06-Jan-11 12:53:45

WEZ-lee

ChessyEvans Thu 06-Jan-11 12:55:27

Yep, Wez-lee smile

SaorAlba Thu 06-Jan-11 12:56:47

Wez-lay

Deciduousblonde Thu 06-Jan-11 13:32:31

Wez-Lee definitely. I think they say Wes-Lee in America though

Iklboo Thu 06-Jan-11 13:33:35

Wez-lee.

Iklboo Thu 06-Jan-11 13:34:00

(Americans also usually say Less-ley for Lesley)

thisisyesterday Thu 06-Jan-11 13:35:08

i know one and it's definitely WEZ-lee

mattE Thu 06-Jan-11 13:39:38

Phew! I am not the only one to think Wez-lee is a normal and acceptable pronunciation I had started to worry that I might have been about to go for a name that I would then have unwittingly mispronounced to the general amusement of all for years to come!

Many thanks!

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