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Cassius Leon or Leon something else..?

(28 Posts)
Bigboybed Mon 17-Dec-12 09:50:03

DS3 is a boy.We both like Cassius and came up with Leon as a middle name that I like the sound of with our surname.But is Cassius a difficult name to carry off and would Leon be better as a first name?I've got an unusual name as have always liked being the only one at school etc but for a boy is it better to have something more run of the mill? They will all go to the local school initially where pretty much anything goes as it is very culturally rich,Cassius would raise no eyebrows amongst the other names but I'm just thinking about later on.My other boys are Johnny and Rufus BTW.

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Mon 17-Dec-12 10:00:14

Cassius Leon has a very grand sound to it. I really like, it's kind of Roman Emperor-ish. Cass is a great nn too.

If I was having a boy, Cassius would be on my short list.

YouCanBe Mon 17-Dec-12 10:21:15

I don't mind Cass, but prefer Leon over Cassius.
Erm, not very decisive there am I? Maybe I'm not helping.

LondonElfInFestiveCheerBoots Mon 17-Dec-12 11:46:59

I prefer Cassius, but Leon is very cool too.

Cassius and Rufus might be a bit similar though with the '-us' sound, Leon seems to 'fit' a little better with your other DS's names IMO. Although I think I'd probably still go for Cassius, nn Cass. <helpful>

Littlecherublegs Mon 17-Dec-12 17:58:53

Love Leon! It was on our shortlist.
Would have been Leon James or Leon Marc Anthony.

Not keen on Cassius - think Leon is 'stronger' and goes with your other DSs names better.

beckyboo232 Mon 17-Dec-12 18:01:45

I love Cassius Leon very strong and can be shortened to cass which I also like.

everlong Mon 17-Dec-12 22:12:15

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MyCatsRule Tue 18-Dec-12 19:46:44

I love Leon! It is cool and smart. Cassius is poncey but getting overused around these parts. Leon!

LolliLouLou Tue 18-Dec-12 21:19:55

Love Cassius....I would avoid Leon as any I have met have been of the chavvy variety!

Bigboybed Wed 19-Dec-12 13:48:55

lolliloulou thanks for pointing that out about Leon, had no idea of those associations , nor mycats that Cassius was getting overused.Are you South or North?
Trying to avoid both those name problems..

lockets Sat 29-Dec-12 00:52:50

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IHeartKingThistle Sat 29-Dec-12 01:01:39

I am surprised by how much I like Cassius Leon! Sounds like a musician to me...

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 29-Dec-12 05:29:31

They're both lovely, I really, really like both of them <unhelpful>. Leon would be wasted as a middle name. I think you need to use one now and then have a DS4 and use the other wink. It's the only way.


ManicMuppetMania Sat 29-Dec-12 14:15:54

Cassius Leon is a fab to be proud of! Which way is it to be pronounced Cash us or Cass ee us....I prefer Cass ee us!

SLVC Sat 29-Dec-12 19:01:34

Cassius is such a great name, and a teenage Cass is very cool. Love it.

scrumpkin Sat 29-Dec-12 19:02:56

Leon lovely!

mummybare Sat 29-Dec-12 21:28:34

Love it! It would be high on my list if I were to have a boy if a close friend hadn't nicked it already got a gorgeous little Cassius. And Leon is great too.

borisjohnsonshair Sat 29-Dec-12 21:32:26

The only leons i know are quite posh, so definitely don't get the chavvy thing (east of england).

Bigboybed Fri 05-Apr-13 12:36:34

Thanks everyone.In the end we have gone for Cassius Lewis.Lewis is a family name,I actually preferred Leon also like to keep family traditions .
GPs thought Cassius was an odd choice but everyone else loves it!

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Fri 05-Apr-13 12:38:17

Yay! Lovely name. Cass is a cool nn too!

nectarini1983 Fri 05-Apr-13 13:19:13

Cassius Leon is a great name!

BridalSuite Fri 05-Apr-13 14:51:25

Brilliant name.....the name of my next ds!

IslaValargeone Fri 05-Apr-13 14:54:05

Are you very boxing orientated? It's just all your names remind me of boxers.
Cassius is lovely.

TROGGY Fri 05-Apr-13 16:17:28

I work at a primary schl and there's 3 leons, all with diff personality's , but funny thing is they all wear glasses, bless!!!

Bigboybed Fri 05-Apr-13 16:46:07

isla I have so little interest in boxing apart from knowing the names in the Olympics etc that I didn't even know Mohammed Ali's real name was Cassius until I suggested it to DH and he told me!He likes him though which is why it got a yes from him..And I also realise there is Lennox Lewis so can see boxing connection but really is pure coincidence!

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