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What is the correct pronunciation of Cassius

(21 Posts)
flopsy1974 Fri 22-Jul-11 10:31:56

Really like this name, but unsure of the correct pronunciation. I'm sure someone out there will enlighten me.

pootlebug Fri 22-Jul-11 10:36:42

Kass-ee-uss with an accent on the first syllable.

(Bemused how you can like a name if you're not sure how to pronounce it, I confess...)

TurtlesAreRetroRight Fri 22-Jul-11 10:39:25

cass ee us or cash us

Both correct.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 22-Jul-11 10:39:27


How else would you think it was pronounced? confused

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 22-Jul-11 10:40:06

Oh x posts turtles.

Would never have thought cash-us.

TurtlesAreRetroRight Fri 22-Jul-11 10:43:26

I suspect the phonetic pron. is more popular but I have met a couple of children using the cash us version. I think it depends on whether you're intending to use the nn cas or cash.

seeker Fri 22-Jul-11 10:45:12

Cass ee us. Any other pronounciation is wrong.

How can you like a name if you don't iknow what it sounds like?

TurtlesAreRetroRight Fri 22-Jul-11 10:48:26

Cashus is a fairly old and correct pronunciation seeker. Some sites will tell you it's the only pronunciation in fact. But they're both absolutely fine as pronunciations.

flopsy1974 Fri 22-Jul-11 10:50:30

I'd read somewhere that the correct pronunciation was Cash-us. Not so keen on that though.
But if it's pronounced Cass-ee-us. I love it.
Hope that makes sense.

PaperBank Fri 22-Jul-11 10:52:25


MotherPanda Fri 22-Jul-11 10:54:16

Here's a song called Cassius - so you can hear how it's pronounced smile

Lovely name, by the way

TurtlesAreRetroRight Fri 22-Jul-11 10:54:21

flopsy, I think the cashus pronunciation comes from the Roman word cassus (believed to be the origin of the name) and the pronunciation would have been cashus first. But cass-ee-us is fine if you prefer that. People will go for that anyway if unsure. It's a brill name both ways imo. I considered it (pg with a boy) but dh wasn't keen.

Have a girl next and ask on here how to pronounce Esme. It gets ugly. grin

bruffin Fri 22-Jul-11 10:55:45

The boxer Mohammed Ali was born Cassius Clay and was always pronounced Cass-ee-us.

NerfHerder Fri 22-Jul-11 11:07:28

I think it's like Lucian/Lucien- it can be either way, both equally valid.

lockets Fri 22-Jul-11 13:23:18

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RitaMorgan Fri 22-Jul-11 13:27:43

Yes, I think Cashus tends to be the American pronounciation. A bit like Marcia being Marsha or Mar-cee-uh.

lockets Fri 22-Jul-11 13:31:34

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cat64 Fri 22-Jul-11 13:35:19

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mousymouse Fri 22-Jul-11 13:48:16

in america it tends to be pronounced "cashis" in uk "cass-ee-us".
nickname "cass"

love that name!

lockets Fri 22-Jul-11 13:48:18

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lockets Fri 22-Jul-11 13:49:38

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