Cassius

(19 Posts)
TheCountessOlenska Fri 22-Feb-13 11:30:39

Is this too much!? I guess we would call him Cass for short. I really prefer Casper but DH worried about the Lonely Ghost associations. Really struggling for a name so any other boys name suggestions welcome!!

YummyMummyFeelingFunny Fri 22-Feb-13 12:00:42

Totally adore it, it's on my list. I also love Caspar!

toffeelolly Fri 22-Feb-13 12:04:15

Lovely name, also loving casperwink

TheCountessOlenska Fri 22-Feb-13 12:05:08

Phew! Thanks for positive comments! But Which One?? grin

I have a (female) Cass grin

Cassius is fab. As is Cassian.

Not keen at all on Caspar.

Moominsarehippos Fri 22-Feb-13 12:10:44

But Casper was a friendly ghost! Also a cat in a series of books. I think I prefer it to Cassius - I just think of Ali doing his shuffle. People will always think 'boxer'.

PuffPants Fri 22-Feb-13 12:11:42

Just pray he doesn't have a lisp.

TheCountessOlenska Fri 22-Feb-13 12:13:56

I know Moomin. Both names have quite strong associations! I think DH prefers the "boxer" link to the "friendly ghost" one. I feel the opposite!

SashaSashays Fri 22-Feb-13 12:55:18

I have a neighbour called Caspar, he's 11. I immediately thought of the ghost connection and I did recently ask him mum about it (we're friends, I'm not that bloody rude), she said it has never been mentioned to him and apparently its not a reference that familiar to kids today. Its something adults might notice but not something I imagine he would suffer much for.

I prefer Caspar to Cassius, and also Cassian to Cassius.

lockets Fri 22-Feb-13 17:48:36

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TheCountessOlenska Fri 22-Feb-13 18:07:04

Thanks Lockets, great to hear from a real life Cassius! grin

I imagine you don't come across many others either? We played it safe with our DD's name and we have met a few others, which I don't mind but I fancy being a bit more original this time smile.

I'm just slightly worried we're not cool enough as a family to pull it off!

Sashapineapple Fri 22-Feb-13 18:56:28

Cassius is better than Casper, Casper sounds a bit wet to me, whereas Cassius sounds strong.

My thoughts exactly Sasha.

Caspar sounds insipid and posh to my ear. Kinda Little Lord Fauntleroy-esque. The exact opposite of Cassius and Cassian.

I have a three month old DS called Cassius and we have had lots of positive comments on it. So far my brother is the only one to shorten it to Cass but I don't mind. A couple of people have mentioned Cassius Clay but that doesn't bother me, there are far worse people you could share a name with.

I love Cassius

mamalovesmojitos Sun 24-Feb-13 10:58:36

Brilliant name

WormCanner Sun 24-Feb-13 14:31:28

Cassius Clay is such a badass name! Fancy giving that up for a ten-a-penny name like Muhammad Ali (no offence)

TheCountessOlenska Sun 24-Feb-13 18:06:14

Ah brill, thanks for all opinions! I hope that's it for my last minute wobbles (due in 2 weeks!!)

nectarini1983 Sun 24-Feb-13 19:42:33

I love Cassius... its my nephews name.

Think Caspar is crap!

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