Ee nez

So I love the name [name_f]Inez[/name_f] but the sound of EE as in the sound of e in the work easy not I as in I want a sandwich and was curious what would be the best way to spell for that sound? Would it still be [name_f]Inez[/name_f]?

i’ve personally always pronounced inez as ee-nez! that’s what i’d stick to


I’ve never heard it pronounced “I”, always “ee”


My great great aunt was Inez (born 1908), pronounced Eye-nez or Ih-nez, but this seems to be a rarity in today’s world. I would still pronounce it as she did because that’s the family history engrained in me, but I don’t know how many others would.

[name_f]Ines[/name_f] would be ee-nez in my head, whereas [name_f]Inez[/name_f] could be ee-nez, eye-nez or ih-nez!

I’d say you could still go with [name_f]Inez[/name_f] - it I saw it written, I’d probably just ask

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Im pretty sure the more common pronunciation is ee-nezh. So i think your fine

NB says it’s Spanish but I’ve never encountered that spelling in Spain (always Inés), behindthename says it’s an [name_f]English[/name_f] variation of Inés, so the pronunciation seems a bit more vague for [name_f]Inez[/name_f]. I’d still go with thy spelling if you want the z sound at the end.

[name_f]Inez[/name_f] works for eye-nez and eee-nez! I usually say the former, but it would be really easy for me to switch if I met an [name_f]Inez[/name_f] who pronounced her name eee-nez.

I would guess ih-nez, but could easily be corrected! I would still spell ee-nez as [name_f]Inez[/name_f].