This or That??

I'm torn between two names and would love some input!

Reece-- I like how it sounds with our last name and with our first son's name. I like that it sounds masculine to me (though I know it is used on girls as well, though I guess I don't think of it as a girl's name). I like the Rhys spelling but my hubby said no way since he didn't know how to pronounce it;) 

Corbin- I like the nickname option of Cory and that it isn't very common. It does end in -in just like my other son, which I don't like as well, but it isn't that big of deal. I do think that maybe it gets lost with all of the C names like Camden, Cameron, Caden, etc. It is less common than Reece is (once you consider the popularity for both males and females) so I like that part of it. 


I am equally split between them--What do YOU think?!? Thanks so much!




February 21, 2014 12:35 AM

Reece --- I love this name for a boy. I understand where your husband is coming from, because I say "rice" in my head when I see that spelling (but I still love it). Just pure affirmation on my part. :)

Corbin --- I knew a Corbin a few years ago, and I like the sound of the name. Cory is a great nickname, and I think you have a great choice.


I guess I wasn't too much help in terms of input, but I like Reece over Corbin, if that helps. :)

February 21, 2014 1:05 AM

Hm well for Reece, considering also Reese/Rhys ~1600 boys were given the name versus ~2500 girls in 2012. So it is trending more for girls, although Reece/Rhys are squarely in the boy corner. 

Corbin - I wouldn't say it's less common than Reece...looking at the numbers 1608 boys were named Corbin in 2012. Very similar to Reece/Reese/Rhys. 

From reading, I feel like your more sold on Reece - so that's my vote (although I do wish it could be Rhys).

February 21, 2014 1:30 AM

If the choice were between Corbin and the traditional (Welsh) spelling Rhys, it'd be a tossup for me, but between Reece and Corbin, I definitely favor Corbin.

February 21, 2014 1:36 PM

I'm in this camp. My vote is for Corbin.

By mk
February 21, 2014 2:00 PM

I like Reece over Corbin, but both are great names.

February 22, 2014 4:04 PM

I agree I like Corbin best and prefer the Rhys spellong for a boy.  Looks like you are getting close to deciding now!  We are still playing with options:/. The search for baby boy #2 seems like It never ends!!

February 22, 2014 9:43 PM

We are FINALLY getting close-- less than 4 weeks to go! It is SO HARD to pick a name!!

February 23, 2014 3:11 AM

Corbin. To me, Reece is more of a girls name.

March 5, 2014 4:21 PM

Have you decided on a name yet?  We are still searching but have 9 more weeks to go.  Since we have such similar taste ands sounding last names, I was curious what you thought of Griffin as a brother to Lucas?  I still like Corbin best for you!

March 5, 2014 11:49 PM

I prefer the spelling Rhys over Reece.  If your hubby has a problem with it, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an actor.  Maybe that would help??


I also like Corbin.


Of the two names, I think I like Corbin the best just because it is 2 syllables.  Rhys would be a good middle name for Corbin.  Just throwing that out there.  If it's in the middle name spot, your hubby may not care if it's spelled the traditional Irish way.

March 6, 2014 2:29 AM

Rhys is Welsh, not Irish.

March 8, 2014 3:30 AM

Rhys is my preference. Reece and Reese are the spellings that are most often used for girls. It also makes me think of Reese's candy. The spelling "Rhys" shows up in most name databases as an exclusively male name.


March 8, 2014 11:06 PM

I love the name Reece! It doesn't go well with our last nane or it would have been the name of one of our sons.  I prefer the spelling Reece and am with your dh--I really dislike Rhys.  

I am not a fan of Corbin, but don't think it is a bad name.