I think we may have finally settled on names.....wdyt?

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BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 17:50:07

Iris Clementine and Cassius Angelo....the have come about after insane indecision. We love the names but just want to get a feel for what kind of reactions we may get to them! smile

BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 17:59:46

Oops that should be these have come about...

I like them both, as long as you are pronouncing Cassius Cash-us and not Cass-i-us.

Artichook Tue 02-Apr-13 18:03:07

I love your names for a girl but your names for a boy are really not my cup of tea at all. That is irrelevant though, you love them and are happy in your decision and that is what is important. If I could get to your position in our search for DC3's name then I would not risk my happiness with a MN thread!

PoppadomPreach Tue 02-Apr-13 18:03:55

Ooh kiss - is that the "proper" way of pronouncing Cassius? I never knew - what is its origin?

(Sorry for thread hijack OP - love Iris, not entirely sure of Cassius though, regardless of pronunciation, but it's certainly not awful, just not personally my cup of tea!)

It's Latin. However the meaning is 'narcissist' which can put people off.

BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 18:11:02

Sorry akiss I'm afraid we are pronouncing it Cass I us. grin

Artichook Tue 02-Apr-13 18:16:33

Does Cassius mean narcissist really? I thought it meant "empty" which isn't a great meaning either really!

OP, so you imagine him being known as Cass? In my mind Cass is a very feminine name, a short form of Cassandra.

DessieLou Tue 02-Apr-13 19:16:24

LOVE Iris Clementine! Cassius Angelo is nice but I wouldn't use it myself. But if you love it then who cares! smile

fussychica Tue 02-Apr-13 19:19:44

Girls names lovely, sorry Cassius (however it's pronounced isn't for me). Does it go with your surname? Can you see him as a 5/15/50 year old with this name?

lottiegarbanzo Tue 02-Apr-13 19:19:48

Love your girl's name. Your boy name is much more unusual, which is itself unusual, as people tend to use common boy names and more varied girl names but, whatever you like!

telsa Tue 02-Apr-13 19:38:57

Love Clementine, but really dislike Iris! Boy's name is fabulous.

thegreylady Tue 02-Apr-13 20:00:03

I like the girl's names very much but less keen on the boy's I'm afraid.I prefer Atticus to Cassius [who will always 'dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee'] and maybe change Angelo to a less feminine sounding Italian/Spanish boy's name like Luca or Matteo.
But it is your baby and your choice and your names are fine smile

BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 20:15:49

Thank you for the honest comments so far. Cassius means vein and conceited....not the best meaning I agree but I'm sure when it's associated with a lovely little baby people won't associate it with its meaning, if in fact they even know the meaning. Artichook yep we love the nn Cass, it is a bit feminine but we plan on using the full name most of the time. Thegreylady Angelo is my df's name.

OkayHazel Tue 02-Apr-13 20:43:36

LOVE Iris, but cannot stand Clementine - but only because I'm not a fan of fruit names.

BlueBumedFly Tue 02-Apr-13 20:59:12

Sorry, leant on the send key then! Clementine is typically french and from
'Clemency' not the small round fruit.

Jellykitten1 Tue 02-Apr-13 21:07:25

Love Iris, but find Clementine twee and affected. (sorrrrry). I do like Cassius and Angelo and would have no problem with the meaning. I would also pronounce Cass-i-us and would find the Cash-us pronunciation pretentious smile whether it be correct or not. A sort of pronunciation snobbery in there somewhere. Makes my teeth itch smile

I prefer Atticus to Cassius [who will always 'dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee']

Cassius Clay pronounced his name correctly Cash-us though

Badvoc Tue 02-Apr-13 21:25:36

I like angelo.
It has "angel" in it!

Xmasbaby11 Tue 02-Apr-13 21:27:20

very flowery - not for me.

ShowOfHands Tue 02-Apr-13 21:30:39

I really love them both. Fabulous names.

OkayHazel Tue 02-Apr-13 22:25:54

BlueBumedFly I know it comes from Clemency... still doesn't mean it's not a fruit though.

lockets Tue 02-Apr-13 23:13:46

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telsa Wed 03-Apr-13 08:34:33

On the girl's name, it is rather odd to have two nouns, I think.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 03-Apr-13 11:23:03

I'd have assumed the pr. was Cass-i-us, which is much nicer than Cash-yus.

I would also say Alic-ee-a not Al-ee-sha for Alicia and Par-is-ee-an not Par-eejz-an for Parisian. I see all of those as a UK / US distinction, though I know some people in the UK use some of the latter. Obviously your son and people who know him will use you chosen pr. so I don't see any problem there.

Jellykitten1 Wed 03-Apr-13 13:19:57

AKiss: "Cassius Clay pronounced his name correctly Cash-us though"

Could that not have been his American accent plus just his own take on the name? Can anyone else clarify?

lockets Wed 03-Apr-13 16:03:58

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BridalSuite Wed 03-Apr-13 17:27:48

It can be pronounced either way and I personally just love it pronounced Cass I us. Both ways are correct though.

lockets Wed 03-Apr-13 17:31:36

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bridgetsmum Wed 03-Apr-13 17:36:00

Girls name lovely.
But boys name, no, sorry don't like it.

baskingseals Wed 03-Apr-13 21:16:41

i really like both your boy's names.

i like Iris Clementine - but i prefer your boy's name. i think Cass is a cool nickname.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 03-Apr-13 21:33:38

Love your girl names (in fact have a friend whose dc has that name).

Boys names not my cup of tea. Sorry.

BridalSuite Wed 03-Apr-13 21:35:06

Yep Cass is a pretty great nn to have! smile its great to hear that your ds loves his name lockets.....does he ever get teased at school for his name? I just worry other kids might find it very unusual!

Viviennemary Wed 03-Apr-13 21:41:54

I think Iris is lovely. Not so keen on Clementine but it's fine. Not sure about Cassius. And I think the usual pronunciation in the UK would be Cas-i-us

mewkins Fri 05-Apr-13 20:53:33

Cassius, however pronounced, is a baddy in Julius Caesar. It sounds like a mean name to me.

Like your girl's name a lot though.

lockets Fri 05-Apr-13 20:59:16

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BridalSuite Fri 05-Apr-13 21:55:37

That's good lockets, I suppose children just accept names it's the adults who can be mean.

lockets Fri 05-Apr-13 22:18:15

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Clary Fri 05-Apr-13 22:40:12

lockets it is not possible that Cassius is almost 5!

<feels old>

<looks in mirror. hmm. Thought so grin>

Clary Fri 05-Apr-13 22:41:15

Sorry OP, meant to add your names are very nice and well done on making a decision! smile

Iris and Clementine are two of my most favourite girl's names! I wanted my DD to have Clementine as her middle name (and it would have suited her too) but DH vetoed it.

Double thumbs up from me!

lockets Fri 05-Apr-13 22:44:27

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everlong Sat 06-Apr-13 09:30:23

Totally love your boys name. Gorgeous. Cassius pronounced Cass ee us though.

Not keen on Iris..

ZolaBuddleia Mon 08-Apr-13 10:54:44

Love Cassius, and it works well with Angelo now you've explained the connection to your DF. (Otherwise would have thought it a bit random, assuming you are in the UK.)

I love Iris and Clementine, but also feel a bit odd about two noun names.

thermalsinapril Mon 08-Apr-13 11:23:25

Fantastic choices, great names smile

aufaniae Mon 08-Apr-13 11:26:03

Great names both. Cass is a nice NN, I went to school with one and have always seen Cass as masculine.

aufaniae Mon 08-Apr-13 11:31:34

"I just worry other kids might find it very unusual!"

I wouldn't worry about this. Young DCs don't have enough experience of the world to know what's unusual IMO! I worked in an inner London school a while back. A very large number of the DCs had names which mumsnet would consider unusual, the majority of them because their names came from a wide range of non-English cultures, but also with a sprinkling of "trendy" unusual names too. The kids were nonplussed, they learnt each others' names and got on with it.

It's adults who have issues with unusual names IMO, and anyway Cassius isn't what I'd class as very unusual. Not many DCs are called it, but it's a name people have generally heard of isn't it?

AllyEttie Mon 08-Apr-13 13:40:58

I like Cassius, but really dislike Angelo. Maybe it you are part Italiano, but even then- doesn't sound too great with a fabulous antiquity name like Cassius. Odd mix of emperor and guido.

I like: Cassius Alexander
Cassius James
Cassius Alistair
Cassius Quentin
Cassius Reuben
Cassius Kristoph
Cassius Rudolph

Iris Clementine is lovely though.

CurryChip Mon 08-Apr-13 13:56:09

AllyEttie Angelo is the op fathers name she said it up above. Both gorgeous names.

formicaqueen Tue 09-Apr-13 23:32:39

Lovely girls names. What about Cosmo for a boys name?

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