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Reece or Ethan?

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engelbart Mon 05-Oct-09 17:13:43

DH and I can't seem to agree on any boys names. After giving dd a name which people seem to be unable to spell (and often make up their own spelling) I want to avoid this with a boy. DD is only 4 and I'm already sick of having to repeat her name, spell it and worry I've burdened her with a 'difficult' name for the rest of her life.

So what do people think of Reece or Ethan for a boy? Bit worried people will spell Reece as Rhys or Rece, though wouldn't have though this would be a problem with Ethan?

pointydoug Mon 05-Oct-09 17:24:52

Of the two, I prefer Ethan

gruber Mon 05-Oct-09 17:30:36

I like Ethan. Know a little one called Ethan and he is the cutest, sweetest little one you could imagine. Also hard to misspell IMO, whereas you have Rhys/Rees/Reece/Rece/Rhees...

pranma Mon 05-Oct-09 18:20:12

I prefer Ethan too

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lilysam Mon 05-Oct-09 18:25:28

Ethan

llareggub Mon 05-Oct-09 18:25:30

Yes, it will be spelt Rhys because that is how you spell it.

I'm not a fan of either name but if you must have one go for Rhys.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 05-Oct-09 18:30:27

I quite like Rhys. I much prefer it to Reece. Which is a bit daft really.

Reece would seem to be the more common spelling now if my classes are anything to go by.

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Mon 05-Oct-09 18:31:37

Rhys is spelt Rhys.

I prefer Ethan though.

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Mon 05-Oct-09 18:32:31

Both quite nice and inoffensive, I can see why you like them. I'd say Reece/Rhys but it depends on your surname.

Ethan's nice, too, but I can't imagine a teenage Ethan.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 05-Oct-09 18:35:59

See, you can keep on saying that it's spelled Rhys, and I do prefer it that way myself, but the Reece form is very, very common now, and I think we must have reached the point where it is an accepted variant.

TotallyAndUtterlyPaninied Mon 05-Oct-09 18:38:55

I like 'Reece' but I thought that was the female spelling? As in Reece Witherspoon.

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Mon 05-Oct-09 19:24:34

"the Reece form is very, very common"

You're right there wink

thesecondcoming Tue 06-Oct-09 09:13:23

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JodieO Tue 06-Oct-09 09:33:29

My ds2 is called Ethan so I love that name but I also like Reece/Rhys (I like both spelling variations).

ilovesprouts Tue 06-Oct-09 09:34:38

i like em both smile

MrsBadger Tue 06-Oct-09 09:54:12

I prefer Rhys as a spelling

Ethan I quite like but I have a horror of it being screeched 'EeeFan!' across a playground

Nathan?

jellybeans Tue 06-Oct-09 12:06:11

I prefer Ethan but Rhys is OK.

crazycat34 Thu 08-Oct-09 17:02:43

Ethan. Definitely.

MmeGoblindt Thu 08-Oct-09 17:04:23

Prefer Ethan, and if Rhys then the traditional spelling.

Jodyray Fri 09-Oct-09 19:45:09

I like both but i like Reiss spelt that way which invariably people would get wrong.

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