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(29 Posts)
Fifi2406 Sat 24-Nov-12 17:36:11

What do you think for a boy?

goralka Sat 24-Nov-12 17:38:28

nice but I prefer Cassian, either way he will be Cass I suppose.

3littlefrogs Sat 24-Nov-12 17:39:15

"yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look" is what I hear in my head whenever I hear the name. I think I would find it difficult to get past that TBH.

goralka Sat 24-Nov-12 17:40:46

lol 3littlefrogss - is that Shakespeare?
I only associate Cassius with Mohammed Ali, which is no bad thing.

3littlefrogs Sat 24-Nov-12 17:41:36

Yes. It is from "Julius Caesar".

JimmysMum1988 Sat 24-Nov-12 17:42:26

I think it's lovely!!! X

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 18:25:11

I love this name and I love Cass for short.

mamalovesmojitos Sat 24-Nov-12 18:25:39

Love it!

Everlong Sat 24-Nov-12 18:30:08

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5madthings Sat 24-Nov-12 18:31:08

love it!!! its on my list if we ever have another.

donnie Sat 24-Nov-12 18:34:38

although it is linked with betrayal of course, rather like Judas.

ConfusedandBemused Sat 24-Nov-12 20:53:01

How is it pronounced....if its Cass ee us I like it, if its Cash us I'm not too sure I like it!

sleepdodger Sat 24-Nov-12 21:00:06

My friend has a Cassius, he's an amazing little boy :-)

sonniebonnie Sat 24-Nov-12 21:00:28

In America it is Cash-us. In England, can be either. I quite like it but don't really like Cass - too close to casser in French (to break).

3monkeys3 Sat 24-Nov-12 22:23:10

I like it, but it means 'vain', which put me off.

rumtumtugger Sun 25-Nov-12 15:37:50

Love it and it was on my list for ds but kept thinking of the lyrics to the Foals song of the same name: "Cassius is second best" sad

Leafmould Sun 25-Nov-12 18:21:54


TheCountessOlenska Mon 26-Nov-12 08:49:28

DH is really really keen on this. We may be going ahead with it!!

Teapot13 Mon 26-Nov-12 09:05:13

It makes me think of Muhammed Ali -- not a bad thing.

I don't think all Americans would necessarily say "Cash-us."

sonniebonnie Mon 26-Nov-12 10:04:28

Cassius is derived from the Latin Cassus m. (feminine cassa, neuter cassum) meaning:
1.hollow, empty, devoid of something
3.useless, fruitless, vain, futile

That would put me off, unfortunately.

DangerMousey Mon 26-Nov-12 10:09:42

I love it! was in our top 3 list for DS due next week, but we have decided to go with another equally fabulous name for our little boy. Will deffo be back on the list if he ever has a little brother!

TheWholeEnchilada Mon 26-Nov-12 10:58:42

This was on our short list for some time...DP (an historian) loves it because it references one of the key rebels who murdered Ceasar to remove him from power! hmm

I liked it for other reasons but personally I don't care for the likely nickname Cass for a boy, so off the list it came.

I still think its a great name - strong and interesting. Go for it!

sparkle12mar08 Mon 26-Nov-12 16:31:55

It's okay but sounds very feminine to my ear, and Cass even more so.

HystericalParoxysm Mon 26-Nov-12 16:41:06

Cassius an accident, accident, accident...

Yep don't think I could name a child after that foals song!

OkayHazel Tue 27-Nov-12 18:49:37

Dangermousey - What did you go for instead?

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