Alys?

(36 Posts)
TheEarlOf Sun 16-Jun-13 19:42:24

Said the same way as Alice. thoughts?

CPtart Sun 16-Jun-13 19:45:53

Pretentious. Stick to Alice.

derektheladyhamster Sun 16-Jun-13 19:46:37

I always liked this version.

DramaAlpaca Sun 16-Jun-13 19:47:40

It's the Welsh version isn't it?

I like it. I think it is pronounced the same way.

What's wrong with Alice?

TheEarlOf Sun 16-Jun-13 19:57:23

I think it is welsh but a wide range of people seem to have had it historically from English to Pakistani

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alys

Clawdy Sun 16-Jun-13 20:05:58

It looks beautiful. Like it.

Elquota Sun 16-Jun-13 20:26:27

Love this spelling. Much nicer than Alice, which I find rather prim.

Pouncer1 Sun 16-Jun-13 20:35:42

I love it.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 16-Jun-13 20:36:48

Alice is far nicer imo

bugsybill Sun 16-Jun-13 22:47:26

I would have pronounced it al-leeze to rhyme with breeze.

ProphetOfDoom Sun 16-Jun-13 22:50:45

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AmIGoingMad Sun 16-Jun-13 23:05:58

I like it with this spelling. I also like Alice. I don't think Alys sounds pretentious. I would probably think that you had Welsh links with using this spelling, not that you need them.

MustafaCake Sun 16-Jun-13 23:20:59

Love it but child will be forever having to spell her name out and correct people.

I would only use this spelling if you and/or DP are welsh or you are living in Wales.

MummyPig24 Mon 17-Jun-13 09:37:57

I much prefer Alice.

Pinkflipflop Mon 17-Jun-13 09:55:32

Awful! What's wrong with Alice? confused

First time I read the post I thought you were trying to say A-Leese!

Christelle2207 Mon 17-Jun-13 13:02:41

it is Welsh (as am I) and I love it. On our list (though dc likely to be a boy) . I can understand people not liking it but can't see why it would be pretentious. Having said that I probably would not use it if not Welsh myself.

LingDiLong Mon 17-Jun-13 14:06:45

Love it - it is the welsh spelling and is a family name from my paternal grandmother; my sister and her daughter both have it as a middle name.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 17-Jun-13 14:07:56

Lots of then in South Wales ATM.

I think it's pretty.

MrsOakenshield Mon 17-Jun-13 14:10:02

unless you're Welsh and in Wales I would stick with Alice, otherwise you'll spend all your time spelling it and telling people how to pronounce it (when I read it I read Aleece, not Alice).

squoosh Mon 17-Jun-13 14:14:16

I think Alys looks much prettier than Alice which looks prissy. But it will be a pain in the neck explaining the spelling constantly.

I'd use it if I was Welsh but not otherwise.

GibberTheMonkey Mon 17-Jun-13 14:48:22

Yes lovely if there's a welsh connection.
I would use it

JacqueslePeacock Mon 17-Jun-13 15:10:03

Not pretentious, just Welsh. Wouldn't use it if neither you nor DH is Welsh though.

Fine if you're Welsh, otherwise just use Alice, it's lovely.

weebarra Mon 17-Jun-13 15:41:44

Prefer it to Alice but can't use it as we have an Alasdair! I don't think you'd have to be Welsh to use it - there are an awful lot of Islas and Finlays without Scottish heritage!

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