My family is riddled with "Jose" not ho-SE in Spanish but zho-ZE in Portuguese. To distinguish the many zho-ZEs in my family my brother Joe was always "Felix" at home. Not the English pronunciation of feelix but pronounced feliz with the z sounding like sh. Say felish.
Felix was my paternal grandmother's maiden name and it sounds lovely in Portuguese. Almost anything sounds better in a romance language.
If we lived near we would all give you a big hug.
A heartfelt Happy Birthday.