Gaius. Yay or nay?

(104 Posts)
GaiusIsAnAceName Fri 05-Jul-13 21:19:39

For a boy, pronounced Guy-us.

Classic Greek name and features heavily in the greatest TV show of all time - Battlestar Gallactica.

(had to name change as thus would totally out me IRL)

beachesandbuckets Fri 05-Jul-13 21:29:35

Sorry OP, I read it as Gay-us, which sadly could lead to name calling at a later stage.

Nay.

SandraClegane Fri 05-Jul-13 21:31:11

Isn't it a Latin/Roman name???

And no, wouldn't use it as he'd be teased no end.

ShowOfHands Fri 05-Jul-13 21:31:18

He's a fab character in Merlin.

Sossery! <arched eybrow>

MadameJosephine Fri 05-Jul-13 21:31:31

DP says yay but for me it's a no, sorry

DebsMorgan Fri 05-Jul-13 21:31:55

I love it, love Caius too

GaiusIsAnAceName Fri 05-Jul-13 21:32:40

Woohoo! not 100% nay's! grin

noblegiraffe Fri 05-Jul-13 21:32:54

Maybe if your baby is born 80 years old.

GaiusIsAnAceName Fri 05-Jul-13 21:33:24

Caius could be the compromise we're after...

GobblersKnob Fri 05-Jul-13 21:33:38

Not unless you want your child to be teased mercilessly.

Justfornowitwilldo Fri 05-Jul-13 21:33:53

Gaius Julius Caesar. Roman. Neither yay nor nay.

DebsMorgan Fri 05-Jul-13 21:34:53

Yes, good compromise. We have a Cassius otherwise Caius would have been in the running for our second ds.

GaiusIsAnAceName Fri 05-Jul-13 21:35:15

I've just been watching a programme about the ancient Greeks, got momentarily confused.

GaiusIsAnAceName Fri 05-Jul-13 21:39:38

Cassius is lovely Debs, can I ask what name you picked for DS1 to go with it?

DebsMorgan Fri 05-Jul-13 21:41:53

Ds2 is just plain old Rex smile

Suzieismyname Fri 05-Jul-13 21:42:48

Anything Roman (except perhaps Caligula) is fine by me. Just make sure middle name is not so ancient.

badfaketan Fri 05-Jul-13 21:44:12

Sorry,not a fan.
Teasing potential.
If you like that sound,go for Guy or Gus.
Or a different name altogether if it's unusual that you want.

AuntieStella Fri 05-Jul-13 21:44:51

I think Merlin would be the popular association right now. But in a few years, that'll be forgotten. So unlikely to cause long term issues for the DC; rather it'll happen right now and so be noticed by you not DS.

IceNoSlice Fri 05-Jul-13 21:48:41

Nay. Poor fella would be teased.

BackforGood Fri 05-Jul-13 21:49:18

I'm surprised you are even fleetingly considering it tbh - the potential for name-calling is just there on a plate.

GaiusIsAnAceName Fri 05-Jul-13 21:51:30

Why tho? its pronounced Guy-us not gay-us!

(my other choice was Galen pn Gay-len but even I can see sense on that one)

GaiusIsAnAceName Fri 05-Jul-13 21:52:52

Rex is lovely Debs. Excellent name choices!

beachesandbuckets Fri 05-Jul-13 22:01:17

The 'Gai' part would be pronounced Gay by vast majority. No question. Sorry.

Bunbaker Fri 05-Jul-13 22:03:11

"Sorry OP, I read it as Gay-us, which sadly could lead to name calling at a later stage."

^^ This.

I would only know the correct pronunciation if I heard it, otherwise I thought it was Gay-us.

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