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Should I call my newborn baby Mason Or Rhys?

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sadmum13 Mon 21-Oct-19 01:07:18

Should I call my baby Mason Or Rhys?

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Stephanie01 Sun 27-Oct-19 02:42:17

Rhys is a great name!

MikeUniformMike Fri 25-Oct-19 10:48:39

It's a nice name. I know many of them. Dozens probably.
Only one says it as Rees, and he has no Welsh connections.

It might just be me, but I think that taking a name from a different language is a bit downmarket. I guess Aus. is a bit different, but here in the UK, they tend to be bad boy names and date quite badly.

Onebrokentoe Fri 25-Oct-19 10:38:06

MikeUniformMike Thanks for that link, it’s very interesting to hear the different pronunciations.

MikeUniformMike Fri 25-Oct-19 07:40:48

Onebrokentoe, you don't have to be Welsh, it's just that it sounds completely different in Welsh. On:
forvo.com/word/rhys/
Emmzi and Iwpodcast get it right,

C0untDucku1a Fri 25-Oct-19 05:07:58

Not Mason. It is awful.

AlliKaneErikson Fri 25-Oct-19 05:02:40

This thread has actually made me realise that if I’d ever had another ds (impossible- I can’t have any more for medical reasons!) then Rhys would be in the name somewhere. I’m a big fan.

Onebrokentoe Fri 25-Oct-19 01:19:49

I’m an Aussie with a Rhys, so I’ve broken the ‘have to be Welsh to call your son Rhys’ rule. Oops.

Generally here Rhys is a boy’s name, Reese a girl’s name and Reece a surname.

AmICrazyorWhat2 Fri 25-Oct-19 00:37:14

I know a Rhys and a Mason at DS's school. Personally I'd choose Rhys, Mason just don't sound right to me as it's also a surname.

Bowerbird5 Fri 25-Oct-19 00:28:01

Sorry posted too soon.

Congratulations!

Bowerbird5 Fri 25-Oct-19 00:27:07

I like both. Have you considered calling him both then chose which you prefer for his used name. Rhys Mason ? I haven't heard Rhys for a whileand have only known one Mason who is a lovely little boy.

Nillynally Fri 25-Oct-19 00:20:39

As a teacher Mason is waaaay to common. Why do I like Rhys but don't like Reece??

Redspider1 Wed 23-Oct-19 19:00:59

Rhys is better than Mason which is an American sounding name. I dislike the way they use surnames as first names.

Happyhusband Wed 23-Oct-19 18:59:21

Rhys. Far better than Kaedyn....!

Frith2013 Wed 23-Oct-19 18:56:58

Mason is someone who carves stone. Or a type of jar.

So I’d go for Rhys.

Shoutymomma Wed 23-Oct-19 17:56:38

Rhys only if Welsh and esp if ginger.
The only Masons I know put me right off.

MikeUniformMike Wed 23-Oct-19 17:44:15

I said if you are Welsh, because the Welsh name is great but I don't like the Reece pronunciation.

If she had asked Rees or Mason, I'd have said Rees.

I think that it's a bit naff to use a name from a different language or culture.

daisypond Wed 23-Oct-19 17:21:57

Rhys, by miles. And you don’t have to be Welsh. And don’t spell it Reece or Reese.

Powderperfume Wed 23-Oct-19 16:38:54

Loving all the post telling you you have to be Welsh to name a kid rhys grin
Didn't realise MN was full of name police.

As someone who IS Welsh I wouldn't ever be offended or upset if someone who isn't Welsh to name their child with a Welsh name. So what?!

Why would any one care?

I'd definitely go with Rhys

PrincessHoneysuckle Wed 23-Oct-19 14:32:07

Mason is my ds name so obviously I love it.Hes not a naughty boy either!

elp30 Wed 23-Oct-19 14:29:55

I have a Rhys for a nephew and Mason for a grandson so I like both names. But I prefer Mason.

sue51 Wed 23-Oct-19 14:29:25

Rhys is a good name. I'm not keen on surnames used as first names so a no to Mason.

5LeafClover Wed 23-Oct-19 14:24:30

Rhys

MikeUniformMike Wed 23-Oct-19 14:21:30

Rhys if you're Welsh. Otherwise look for another name.

Hippywannabe Wed 23-Oct-19 13:22:02

I have a gorgeous grandson called Mason. He is fab!

PetraRabbit Wed 23-Oct-19 13:15:50

Rhys without a doubt!

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