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What do you think of Caspar?

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Kirky12 Thu 23-Dec-10 20:28:49

What do you think of Caspar as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

Since he was one of the three kings I thought it was pretty seasonal...and slightly less full on than Gabriel or Jesus wink

NormalityBites Thu 23-Dec-10 20:30:15

The friendly ghost?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 23-Dec-10 20:56:00

Oh Normal you beat me too it.

<wonders off to find some inspiration in Gin>

LetThereBeRock Thu 23-Dec-10 21:56:05

I absolutely love it. It's one of my favourite names.

earlgreyismynectar Thu 23-Dec-10 22:11:08

Love it too but have had the friendly ghost comment from virtually everyone I've mentioned it to!!

rachel234 Thu 23-Dec-10 22:11:48

In German a Kasper is a (well known) punch & judy puppet and 'kaspern' means to be silly. Not a good association imo.

BerryinClover Thu 23-Dec-10 22:17:44

Noel is seasonal.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 24-Dec-10 01:11:03

I like it - I have considered it (being seasonal and expecting DC any time) - and slightly easier to live with Balthazar (wasn't he another wiseman? What was the third called?). Unfortunately, I know many, many dogs named Caspar... But then, people I know have a habit of giving dogs people's names, so it's going to happen.

ShowOfHands Fri 24-Dec-10 01:16:34

Melchior is the other one.

I love Caspar. Great name.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 24-Dec-10 01:25:18

Thanks for that - would've been trying to think of that all night.

Hmm - Melchior - not sure I could convince DH...

SoLongAsItsHealthy Fri 24-Dec-10 01:26:36

Nice for a ghost

Sazisi Fri 24-Dec-10 01:28:22

I love it. I don't think of the friendly ghost (and surely no-one under 20 will either), I think of a sweet little boy we know called Caspar.

blackeyedsusan Fri 24-Dec-10 01:48:32

sorry. perhaps children of his generation won't know though and that is what is important to your dc.

whatever you choose could have a film/book/newsevent linked to it in 5 years time when dc starrts school so...

Nightstar Tue 28-Dec-10 14:10:01

It will be shortened to Cassie, that's just mean!

Imarriedafrog Tue 28-Dec-10 15:37:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Christmasbelle Tue 28-Dec-10 15:43:28

I love it and think it a lovely name for a little boy born at this time of year. I am not sure why, but really like the spelling Kasper smile.

Komondor Wed 29-Dec-10 15:26:08

Its a ghost. How about Cassius instead.

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