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Honest thoughts on Cassidy?

(31 Posts)
thamesk8 Tue 08-Oct-13 20:35:25

Love Cassia but doesn't go with sn. Don't like Cassandra but love Cass and Cassie.

Which category does it fall into??


HollyBen Mon 14-Oct-13 17:27:33

I like Cassidy, but prefer Cassie - on my maybe list for DD2 (if I get a BFP and it is a DD and H agrees)

SkodaLabia Mon 14-Oct-13 14:46:17

I know a Cass, just Cass. I love it.

jkklpu Sun 13-Oct-13 22:34:22

I know a Caroline whose nickname is Cassie

cavell Sun 13-Oct-13 20:54:54

Am I the only one to think "Hopalong Cassidy"?

I think Cassidy is not a particularly nice name and the only Cassidy I know told me she hated her name. (When I asked her name she said "It's CJ, or Cassidy". "Well, what do you prefer to be called?" "I don't like either of them. Cassidy I suppose". She was about eight. I felt sorry for her and lied that it was a nice, unusual name.)

manicinsomniac Sat 12-Oct-13 11:55:28

I really like it. It's on my shortlist.

WonderWomanInAOnesie Fri 11-Oct-13 21:53:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsEllsmore Fri 11-Oct-13 21:34:17

I really like Cassidy... but then I have to admit I am a fan of surnames as first names and I'm not averse to American sounding names...

Yumsnet Fri 11-Oct-13 21:20:37

Maybe Cassida? Or Cressida?

notallytuts Fri 11-Oct-13 17:12:31

I LOVE the name cassidy!

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 10:22:50

Of course not saying you shouldn't do it if you want to, just that Irish surnames as first names do sound very American teen TV star to me.

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 10:17:56

Yes, Scottish surnames have been used as first names for donkey's. Irish surnames being used as first names is very much a modern thing.

and a million others.

All common Irish surnames but have never met an actual Irish person with one as their first name.

scarfaceace Thu 10-Oct-13 09:33:14

I know a Cassidy; she's about 35 years old now, and I've never known anybody to call her 'Butch' (and she certainly doesn't look butch!). I like it.

Coupon Thu 10-Oct-13 09:13:36

Would Cassie work as nickname for Catherine?

LauraChant Thu 10-Oct-13 09:04:05

Surnames as first names have been around for donkey's years. Many have migrated into becoming "proper" first names now. Stuart for example. So I can't really understand the problem!

smithwillsam Thu 10-Oct-13 08:10:41

My daughter name Cassidy Isabelle. We love the name. We get really positive responses about the name and her siblings agree it is the best name ever.

DottyboutDots Thu 10-Oct-13 05:21:12

Cassandra is a name, cassidy is a surname. Surnames as names are naff New world.

badtime Wed 09-Oct-13 20:11:28


SoftSheen Wed 09-Oct-13 15:19:00

Well it's not exactly a classic, is it? To me, Cassidy as a girls' name is of the same ilk as Piper, Riley, Bailey, Harper etc.

If you really don't like Cassandra, why not just call her Cassie?

thamesk8 Wed 09-Oct-13 15:18:20

Thought as much. Cassidy is ditched.

meditrina Wed 09-Oct-13 15:02:12

Cassidy is a transferred surname, that really only works well on a boy.

My main association is as a surname - David Cassidy

Otherwise Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

LauraChant Wed 09-Oct-13 14:59:21

I like it too.

SingSoftKittyToMe Wed 09-Oct-13 14:55:28

I personally like Cassidy for a girls name.

squoosh Wed 09-Oct-13 13:11:08

I know a lot of people with this as a surname so can't see it is a first name I'm afraid.

ihearttea Wed 09-Oct-13 09:19:17

They will be lumbered with the nickname 'Butch' which isn't the best!

Cassie is cute though

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 09-Oct-13 09:16:21

Cassidy American 90's name to me
Cassandra is classic and quite beautiful but because of the only fools connection I wouldn't use it

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