(51 Posts)
FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 18-Aug-13 23:26:00

My dh has just announced that he loves the name Cassia to my absolute glee!! We prefer the pronounciation Cass ee ah.

So what do you think? Do you know any and what is the response to their name? Also (and I hate using this word) but would it be seen as chavvy blush

Thanks in advance!

HeffalumpTheFlump Sun 18-Aug-13 23:30:25

I like it. Not chavvy IMO. I don't know any, but I think it's really nice actually.

I really like it.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 18-Aug-13 23:34:02

Ooh good start grin

tywysogesgymraeg Sun 18-Aug-13 23:35:46

How else would you pronounce it?
I like it too, though on balance, probably prefer Cassie.

CruCru Sun 18-Aug-13 23:38:10

I like it. Cassius Clay became Muhammed Ali - would an association with a boxer bother you?

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 18-Aug-13 23:41:22

It can also be pronounced Cash a.......which I HATE as it reminds me of Kesha that awful trashy singer.

Not fond because I instantly think of cassia bark. Love Cassie though.

RegularVoltaire Sun 18-Aug-13 23:55:22

I read it as Cash-a in your thread title.

One correction to Cass-ee-ah would be all you need though smile

Both are lovely.

Chottie Mon 19-Aug-13 04:19:29

Sorry, not keen and yes it does sound a bit chavvy IMO

Anjou Mon 19-Aug-13 09:29:12

I read it as Cass-ee-ah. it's a really nice name but it did make me think of Cassio (of watch & calculator fame). But I'm in my late 30's. I doubt many others would think that. And who cares if they do? Sorry, I'm waffling. smile I really like Cass as a nn. What are the other options? Cassie, Cassandra, Cassidy, Cassiopeia, Jocasta. Catherine at a push? Or just Cass.

5madthings Mon 19-Aug-13 09:33:06

I like it smile

I know a lovely little Cassie and Cassius was on our boy list.

Lovely names :smile

whyno Mon 19-Aug-13 09:58:27

Love it. Not trashy at all! Was on my short list but too unusual for my DH!

Laquila Mon 19-Aug-13 10:45:27

I really like it. It was on our shortlist for a while - has sort of fallen off now, although not on purpose, IYKWIM, and now I come to think of it I may add it back on!

Wouldn't occur to me to pronounce it any way other than Cass-ee-ah, and I would probably use the nn Cass. I think it's fairly uncommon - I don't know any others of any age.

Bark springs to mind

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 11:14:50

It's fairly uncommon only around 30 births last year, yet at the same time it doesn't sound too out there!

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 11:30:14

I also read on an old thread that Boris Johnson has a daughter called Cassia Peaches which is very cute....I don't know much about him though (as I'm in Ireland)

I quite like Cassia Primrose

JacqueslePeacock Mon 19-Aug-13 11:34:15

I like it, actually. Much prefer Cass-ee-ah pronunciation. I also like Cadia/Kadia (pronounced the same, but with a D sound obviously).

YoungBritishPissArtist Mon 19-Aug-13 11:41:02

I like it, but you may have to correct people pronouncing it cash-uh.

Boris Johnson has a Cassia smile

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 11:45:50

I don't think it would bother me too much having to correct the pronunciation as I would only have to do it once (hopefully)

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 12:30:57

Cassia is ok, Cassie (on its own or as a NN) is very nice (and I think is very classy - if you look through the baby name charts you won't find any Cassie-Leighs or Cassie-Maes). Also like Cassidy and have a soft spot for Cassandra (though I can't make up my mind whether or not it sounds old-fashioned).

night1971 Mon 19-Aug-13 12:46:09

I know a grown up Cassia and I love the name. It is never shortened and no one has ever mistaken her for Kesha variations etc.
Very pretty! If you truly love it, go for it!

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 14:12:26

I'm actually getting quite excited about Cassia, I know it may not be to everyone's taste but I guess that's why it not top ten which is exactly what I want.

It is a bit of a departure for me as I generally like granny chic but can't find the one in this category!

What category would you put Cassia in?

A pretty name but Cassia oil makes Easter biscuits taste of Easter biscuits grin iyswim!

bootsycollins Mon 19-Aug-13 14:18:25

Cassia is gorgeous, I love Cassius for a boy too. Not sure what box I'd put the name in tho confused

valiumredhead Mon 19-Aug-13 14:54:19

My polish friend's name-lovely!

valiumredhead Mon 19-Aug-13 14:54:36


SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 16:06:02

I would say Cassia is hippy/indy/alternative.

bootsycollins Mon 19-Aug-13 16:08:05

I've looked it up and it's Greek and also a member of the legume family, related to cinnamon smile

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 16:08:49

Oh SleepyCatOnTheMat hippy/indy/alternative would be a category I would happily live with grin

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 16:10:32

We could have sisters Cassia and Cinnamon.....TOTALLY JOKING btw!

MizK Mon 19-Aug-13 16:20:17

I have a Cassia, (aged 2), and I love her name...well I would I suppose! Never met another, and have had lots of compliments on her pretty name. (And a 'hilarious' uncle who calls her Casio).

I liked it because it isn't too out there but still uncommon enough to avoid tons of her friends and classmates having the same name (my own name v popular when I was born so was always one of many!)

Good luck with choosing smile

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 16:33:51

MizK what way do you pronounce it? I have never met a Cassia either I don't imagine that I will, I'm really surprised its not more commonly used as every time I finda name I like its either super popular or on the up!

MizK Mon 19-Aug-13 16:37:35

Cassie-ah, usually nicknamed Cass smile I don't really like casha as a pronunciation but nobody has used that for her so far....

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 19-Aug-13 16:43:32

Yeah, I love the pronounciation Cassie ah and really dislike Cash ah, though I would never in a million years have thought to pronounce it Cash ah, only that I saw it on some forums!

WafflyVersatile Mon 19-Aug-13 16:46:10

I know a Cassia. She's a lovely little girl.

Also pronounced Cah see ah.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 20-Aug-13 13:33:10

Cassia has definitely moved to number one spot on our list. Do you think it goes with ds Eli? Also what other names do you think may go with it, as ideally we would like another (and I like planning ahead).

HeirToTheIronThrone Tue 20-Aug-13 13:36:40

I would never think it was said 'Cash-a' either. It's very pretty, and Cass is a cool nickname as well.

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Frikadellen Wed 21-Aug-13 00:28:15

its a beautiful name.

Frikadellen Wed 21-Aug-13 00:29:00

Eli and Cassia goes well together.. the Eli I know has sisters called Adie and Denna

SuffolkNWhat Wed 21-Aug-13 00:31:58

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FingersCrossedLegsNot Wed 21-Aug-13 11:09:14

Frikadellen I have never heard of the names Adie and Denna, they are very sweet!

I'm so excited that we have finally found our has been a very long journey! Cassia Primrose......swoon.....happy little dance blush

squoosh Wed 21-Aug-13 11:50:09

I would pronounce it as Cash-a just like the very popular Polish girl's name Kasia. Certainly don't think it sounds 'trashy' hmm

Don't like the Cass-e-ah pronunciation as much.

lisianthus Thu 22-Aug-13 01:00:59

I like it. It's an unusual flower name you don't come across often, although it it becoming more popular in Australia. Def Cass ee a like the tree, not cashier though.

Hulababy Thu 22-Aug-13 01:29:02

Dd had a friend at nursery called Cassia (cass ee ah) - she would be 10 or 11 now.

I really like Cassia.

It reminds me of DH's family golden retriever who is called Cassie so we wouldn't be able to use it, but it is a very pretty name. I read it the way you would like it pronounced.

Cassia Primrose is beautiful grin

FetaCheeny Thu 22-Aug-13 13:49:21

I love this name! Never heard it except on mumsnet.

I love it - sounds classical not chavvy In the slightest to my ears

BelieveinWigan Sat 24-Aug-13 17:13:41

Love it

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