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mynameisnotmichaelcaine Mon 26-Aug-13 18:20:35

We had kind of decided on Francis for a boy, but I am just not 100% convinced (partly because dh and I pronounce it differently, which I know would irritate me).

DH suggested Caspar this morning. I like it a lot, and am not bothered by the friendly ghost association, as I think it's not something that this generation will really know about.

Would be grateful for any thoughts.

ImaginaryHat Mon 26-Aug-13 18:40:16

I really like it, unusual but recognisable.

mrsmindcontrol Mon 26-Aug-13 18:48:00

Love it!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 26-Aug-13 18:55:34

I like it. I know a Caspar, he's about 7 I think.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 26-Aug-13 20:09:48

I love it!

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Mon 26-Aug-13 20:14:53

I have very pale skin and I used to get bullied and nicknamed Caspar. I know what you mean about the generation thing but I'm only 23. It will only take one cruel child to sing the Caspar theme tune and it will stick!

KateCroydon Mon 26-Aug-13 20:17:57

Much prefer Francis, and Frank is an excellent nickname.

getmeoutofthismadhouse Mon 26-Aug-13 20:21:35

I love Caspar. If I had another I would consider it.

MissPlumBroughtALadder Mon 26-Aug-13 20:22:32

Caspar or Casper?

Layl77 Mon 26-Aug-13 20:50:49

I like it

pygmy Mon 26-Aug-13 20:56:11

Love Caspar and much prefer it to Francis, which will be shortened to Frankie or Frank.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Mon 26-Aug-13 21:19:21

See, I don't mind the shortening Frankie, but don't like Frank, it just sounds middle-aged to me, and I just can't love it.

Home, sorry to hear that, it sucks. Baby is likely to have quite olive skin though, so don't think that will be an issue.

I think Caspar is the "correct" spelling, although it would probably make my Dad pronounce it Cas-PAR which would annoy me...

pygmy Mon 26-Aug-13 21:39:44

Frankie is on par with Ronnie, Reggie, Vinnie etc.

Love Caspar. Much nicer than Francis.

Diddle82 Mon 26-Aug-13 22:14:43

Love it, cool name... go for it!

5madthings Mon 26-Aug-13 22:14:53

Love it, its my nephews name smile

stillenacht Tue 27-Aug-13 07:17:07

Totally agree with Pygmy re Francis (Frankie etc)... Caspar is lovely thoughsmile

westcoastnortherner Tue 27-Aug-13 07:18:22

The ghost?

TravelinColour Tue 27-Aug-13 07:18:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Tue 27-Aug-13 07:52:34

Yes, westcoast, the ghost. As everyone in our generation would say, and kids would look blankly at them.

When my friend named her ds Rory 5 years ago, loads of people warned her off because of the racing car. I've not heard anyone say it for literally years now...

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Tue 27-Aug-13 07:53:45

Thanks everyone by the way. I was a bit worried it's a bit try-hard. Boy's names are so hard!

noodlebum Tue 27-Aug-13 14:05:31

Caspar is brilliant!

squoosh Tue 27-Aug-13 14:36:03

I much prefer Francis, Frankie is a great nickname.

Caspar seems very.....wispy.

DalmationDots Tue 27-Aug-13 15:49:54

Love it, makes me imagine a very handsome boy smile

hetsto Tue 27-Aug-13 16:33:14

Caspar is a lovely name - classical and the ghost reference will very quickly be outdated!

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