Casey?

(8 Posts)
Hadenoughoftumble Sat 17-Sep-16 22:14:42

I'm being induced in 4 days. Expecting a boy. Dp and I can't agree on any names but have both said we quite like Casey. I know it originated as a boy's name but has also gained popularity as a girl's name too, so we are just wondering what people's thoughts are?

Also does anyone have any suggestions for similar names? Thanks!

chinlo Sat 17-Sep-16 22:49:55

I like it a lot! It was on our list, but in the end I decided a name ending in an "ee" sound just wasn't for me.

I still think it's really cool though. The girl usage is mostly in the US I think, where they use basically any name they please for girls, so that doesn't mean much here in the UK.

chinlo Sat 17-Sep-16 22:52:10

In case you're curious, the 2015 ONS stats for Casey are as follows:

Boys
Position: 261
Number of babies: 196

Girls
Position: 363
Number of babies: 130

This helps visualise it over the years: names.darkgreener.com/#casey

mammmamia Sat 17-Sep-16 22:52:34

Really like it but it's quite 80s American isn't it? I imagine a little league baseball player when I hear it.
What about Cameron?
Is there a longer time that could be shortened to Casey? It doesn't sound like a full name more a nick name.
I sympathise as I wanted to call our DS Ace. Which is clearly not a real name.

chinlo Sat 17-Sep-16 22:59:23

I sympathise as I wanted to call our DS Ace. Which is clearly not a real name

What a shame! Who cares whether something is a "real" name or not?!

And besides, Casey definitely is!

mammmamia Sat 17-Sep-16 23:48:23

Chinlo grin yeh but come on, I heard Ace in a Jilly Cooper novel I think blush

Sophronia Sun 18-Sep-16 09:48:28

How about Cary? Like Cary Grant.

Giratina Sun 18-Sep-16 09:50:15

I know a little Ace. I admit I was pretty hmm about the name at first but you get used to it.

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