What’s up with THAT NAME?

It’s “Lees” (rhymes with “cheese”)

not ‘lies” (rhymes with “flies”)

Q:  Who even has a name like that?

A:  The surname came from Luxembourg.  Pretty much everyone in the US with this last name is related, if you go back five generations or so.  My great-great-great-something grandfather came over from Luxembourg and dragged the name with him.  It's meant that nobody in the family can ever go into politics.