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I think we may have finally settled on names.....wdyt?

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BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 17:50:07

Iris Clementine and Cassius Angelo....the have come about after insane indecision. We love the names but just want to get a feel for what kind of reactions we may get to them! smile

Jellykitten1 Wed 03-Apr-13 13:19:57

AKiss: "Cassius Clay pronounced his name correctly Cash-us though"

Could that not have been his American accent plus just his own take on the name? Can anyone else clarify?

lockets Wed 03-Apr-13 16:03:58

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BridalSuite Wed 03-Apr-13 17:27:48

It can be pronounced either way and I personally just love it pronounced Cass I us. Both ways are correct though.

lockets Wed 03-Apr-13 17:31:36

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bridgetsmum Wed 03-Apr-13 17:36:00

Girls name lovely.
But boys name, no, sorry don't like it.

baskingseals Wed 03-Apr-13 21:16:41

i really like both your boy's names.

i like Iris Clementine - but i prefer your boy's name. i think Cass is a cool nickname.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 03-Apr-13 21:33:38

Love your girl names (in fact have a friend whose dc has that name).

Boys names not my cup of tea. Sorry.

BridalSuite Wed 03-Apr-13 21:35:06

Yep Cass is a pretty great nn to have! smile its great to hear that your ds loves his name lockets.....does he ever get teased at school for his name? I just worry other kids might find it very unusual!

Viviennemary Wed 03-Apr-13 21:41:54

I think Iris is lovely. Not so keen on Clementine but it's fine. Not sure about Cassius. And I think the usual pronunciation in the UK would be Cas-i-us

mewkins Fri 05-Apr-13 20:53:33

Cassius, however pronounced, is a baddy in Julius Caesar. It sounds like a mean name to me.

Like your girl's name a lot though.

lockets Fri 05-Apr-13 20:59:16

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BridalSuite Fri 05-Apr-13 21:55:37

That's good lockets, I suppose children just accept names it's the adults who can be mean.

lockets Fri 05-Apr-13 22:18:15

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Clary Fri 05-Apr-13 22:40:12

lockets it is not possible that Cassius is almost 5!

<feels old>

<looks in mirror. hmm. Thought so grin>

Clary Fri 05-Apr-13 22:41:15

Sorry OP, meant to add your names are very nice and well done on making a decision! smile

squalorvictoria Fri 05-Apr-13 22:42:02

Iris and Clementine are two of my most favourite girl's names! I wanted my DD to have Clementine as her middle name (and it would have suited her too) but DH vetoed it.

Double thumbs up from me!

lockets Fri 05-Apr-13 22:44:27

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everlong Sat 06-Apr-13 09:30:23

Totally love your boys name. Gorgeous. Cassius pronounced Cass ee us though.

Not keen on Iris..

ZolaBuddleia Mon 08-Apr-13 10:54:44

Love Cassius, and it works well with Angelo now you've explained the connection to your DF. (Otherwise would have thought it a bit random, assuming you are in the UK.)

I love Iris and Clementine, but also feel a bit odd about two noun names.

thermalsinapril Mon 08-Apr-13 11:23:25

Fantastic choices, great names smile

aufaniae Mon 08-Apr-13 11:26:03

Great names both. Cass is a nice NN, I went to school with one and have always seen Cass as masculine.

aufaniae Mon 08-Apr-13 11:31:34

"I just worry other kids might find it very unusual!"

I wouldn't worry about this. Young DCs don't have enough experience of the world to know what's unusual IMO! I worked in an inner London school a while back. A very large number of the DCs had names which mumsnet would consider unusual, the majority of them because their names came from a wide range of non-English cultures, but also with a sprinkling of "trendy" unusual names too. The kids were nonplussed, they learnt each others' names and got on with it.

It's adults who have issues with unusual names IMO, and anyway Cassius isn't what I'd class as very unusual. Not many DCs are called it, but it's a name people have generally heard of isn't it?

AllyEttie Mon 08-Apr-13 13:40:58

I like Cassius, but really dislike Angelo. Maybe it you are part Italiano, but even then- doesn't sound too great with a fabulous antiquity name like Cassius. Odd mix of emperor and guido.

I like: Cassius Alexander
Cassius James
Cassius Alistair
Cassius Quentin
Cassius Reuben
Cassius Kristoph
Cassius Rudolph

Iris Clementine is lovely though.

CurryChip Mon 08-Apr-13 13:56:09

AllyEttie Angelo is the op fathers name she said it up above. Both gorgeous names.

formicaqueen Tue 09-Apr-13 23:32:39

Lovely girls names. What about Cosmo for a boys name?

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