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Sophronia Sun 19-Feb-17 18:09:52

My friend is considering this for her DD due in April. What do you think? How would you pronounce it?

EssentialHummus Sun 19-Feb-17 18:11:58

I quite like it, but someone who knows better will need to say if the spelling is Ines or Inez - I thought it was Spanish and the former.

greeeen Sun 19-Feb-17 18:26:39

I have an auntie called Inês and some people say eh-nez others eh-nais. Her name is the original Portuguese version. Spelt with a z is the American way, I think, so it may be a different pronunciation. Not sure if that is of any helpgrin

IHeartKingThistle Sun 19-Feb-17 18:34:07

I'm from the West Country where weirdly there are a few old ladies called this! They pronounce it Eye-nez smile

Sistafromanuthamista Sun 19-Feb-17 18:43:15

I'd pronounce it as In-nez. Although, if Spanish wouldn't it be more In-nesth with a 'z'?

BingThing Sun 19-Feb-17 19:10:05

I love this name but it's been vetoed by dp otherwise it would deffo be on my shortlist x

F1GI Sun 19-Feb-17 19:16:00

In - ez

But I would spell it Inés

lljkk Sun 19-Feb-17 19:31:24

My GG-aunt was eye-NEZ, spelled Inez. We aren't remotely Latin, btw, I guess Inez was just a popular name among Anglos in about 1900.

SuperBeagle Sun 19-Feb-17 19:32:47


I'm not a fan of it.

WeAreNotInKansasAnymore Sun 19-Feb-17 19:35:00

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Laquila Sun 19-Feb-17 19:39:45

I love it - it was on my list but I had boys. The only one I knew was french, and she spelt it Ines and pronounced it ee-nes, with slight emphasis on the second syllable. (I don't think it had an accent on the e but I could be wrong.)

oleoleoleole Sun 19-Feb-17 19:40:55

Is the brother called outez?

MikeUniformMike Sun 19-Feb-17 19:57:30

E-ness. Lovely name, means the same as Agnes.

NameChange30 Sun 19-Feb-17 19:59:46

I like it but I'd spell it Ines.
Do either/both of the parents have any Spanish connections? Or do they just like the name?

Nel1883 Sun 19-Feb-17 20:04:05

I use to like it but then someone said it sounds like anus. So now when I hear ines I think of anus.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 19-Feb-17 20:07:40

Beautiful name. Spelling Ines is much nicer.

CaoNiMa Sun 19-Feb-17 20:17:29

I prefer it spelled Ines. Inez reminds me of "pince-nez".

Sophronia Sun 19-Feb-17 21:52:21

They just like the name - no Spanish connections that I know of. She pronounced it in-EZ when we spoke about it, sounds like eye-nez might be a more common pronunciation though.

stiffstink Sun 19-Feb-17 21:52:35

This was on our list for DD and I was inclined towards the Inez spelling so it would be pronounced that way, even though we would have probably used Ness as a nickname.

stiffstink Sun 19-Feb-17 21:53:58

Oh and we have no Spanish connections at all but went with a different Spanish name in the end.

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