Ezra or Cassius?

(36 Posts)
HillBillySillyBilly Sun 27-Jan-13 12:59:45

Well I nearly have settled on a dd name but stuck between these two for a ds. Which would you pick and why? I already have a ds called Eli.

Freddiethefirefly Sun 27-Jan-13 13:15:09


I like Cassius, I guess it will often be shortened to Cass, which sounds nice too.
It's a strong name, if that makes sense...I am probably swayed by thinking of Cassius Clay! Ezra...I am not so sure about. I like the name Eli though....I too am looking for a boys name....

lockets Sun 27-Jan-13 13:36:06

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lockets Sun 27-Jan-13 13:39:06

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Ficidy Sun 27-Jan-13 13:44:10

Ezra. Don't like Cassius at all, sorry.

HillBillySillyBilly Sun 27-Jan-13 14:36:43

grin that is really really weird lockets....but in a good way...great minds think alike!! wink though I am really jealous that you have both a Saskia and a Cassius, very cool names, do they like their names?

5madthings Sun 27-Jan-13 14:38:53

Love both those names,as you have an eli I would go with Cassius.

BigGums Sun 27-Jan-13 16:24:37

Love both! We already have an Arlo but if we were to have another boy then Ezra, Eli and Cassius would all be on my shortlist.

Id probably go with cassius to go with Eli.

lljkk Sun 27-Jan-13 16:41:37

I don't like either but Cassius if you must because of the Muhammed Ali connection.

LazyMachine Sun 27-Jan-13 16:46:38

I love both of these names and they're both on our short list (38+ wks). However, since you already have an Eli then I think Cassius is the best choice if it's another boy. Keeps a nice differentiation between all your children's names and no one shares the same initials.

Good luck! (When are you due?) <nosey>

ZolaBuddleia Sun 27-Jan-13 18:11:50

Love them both but Ezra and Eli feel a bit matchy matchy to me.

lockets Sun 27-Jan-13 18:23:04

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HillBillySillyBilly Mon 28-Jan-13 10:01:05

Ah thanks lockets, he loves his name also. Cass is a fantastic nn. I'm just trying to get my dh to agree he says it just makes him think of the boxer!! confused

Beehatch Mon 28-Jan-13 10:07:55

I prefer Cassian to Cassius

Ezra is an interesting name, but the only one I knew was spoilt and hyperactive which has rather ruined it for me

EbbNFlow Mon 28-Jan-13 10:19:55

Both nice. Prefer Cassius - Cass is a great nn.

everlong Mon 28-Jan-13 10:44:20

I love Eli. Cassius is perfect with it.

mama2bebe Mon 28-Jan-13 14:28:04

Cassius is great

Ham69 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:27:38

I love both. I'd probably go for Cassius because I think it flows better with Eli.

Yfronts Tue 29-Jan-13 17:27:54


My friend who has an Elijah has just had another baby boy and called him Ezra!

I really like Ezra.

rachywhite83 Tue 29-Jan-13 20:48:09

My godsons are Elijah and Ezra ! Great names x

Brugmansia Wed 30-Jan-13 02:53:04

I love Ezra and would use it if soon to be born dc is a boy, but it has been vetoed by DP.

anonymosity Wed 30-Jan-13 03:10:47

Eli and Ezra - these are two of my faves, unfortunately we have a last name that starts with E and wouldn't go so we had to pass for our ds on both!

HillBillySillyBilly Thu 31-Jan-13 21:37:43

My only concern about Eli and Ezra is I don't want to come across like the Duggars having a theme.

anonymosity Fri 01-Feb-13 23:26:06

haha yes, that could be a problem...

mamalovesmojitos Fri 01-Feb-13 23:28:44

Love Cassius! Dont like Ezra so much.

anonymosity Sat 02-Feb-13 01:51:04

I can't see the name Cassius without thinking of Cassius Clay - aka Mohammed Ali the boxer's original name. Though he was VERY beautiful in his day....

charlieandthechocolatecake Sat 02-Feb-13 01:58:58

DB is a Cassius, DS is Eli and I LOVE Ezra for another DS. smile

HillBillySillyBilly Sat 02-Feb-13 09:06:33

Charlieandthechocolatecake does your DB like being called Cassius? I don't mind the Mohammed Ali connections at least people will be familiar with the name from him....but does he pronounce it Cash us or Cass ee us, as I want to use the latter pronounciation and I guess people with associate the pronounciation the way he did!

lockets Sat 02-Feb-13 11:53:13

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HillBillySillyBilly Sat 02-Feb-13 16:33:33

Lockets that song is brilliant I can imagine how a little Cassius would love it and I'm sure little boys would love to share a name with a famous boxer. I think I'm nearly set on Cassius at the moment. grin

charlieandthechocolatecake Sat 02-Feb-13 23:35:30

DB is only 7. He loves his name and tells everybody he's going to be a boxer when he grows up! He also has a poster of Muhammed Ali in his bedroom! Its pronounced Cass-ee-us. He also goes by Cass, Cassy or 'medium romantic' (dont ask!)

I love him and his name so much its tattooed on my lower back along with his middle names which go very well with his first.

Can you tell how much I worship the ground he walks on? smile

scottishmummy Sat 02-Feb-13 23:53:37

like both
strong male names dont shorten to cass sounds girly (cassandra)
if had to chose id go ezra

MummyInTraining Wed 06-Feb-13 20:29:47

Love both names. Though Cassius would be my pick. Would you pronounce it Cassy us or Cash us?

Leeds2 Wed 06-Feb-13 20:45:50


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