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casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:34:52

Hi guys
What do you think of the name Cayce for a boy and how would you pronounce it?
It's a celtic/ irish name and my son has irish roots. It's a real name and pronounced KC.
Thank you

CultureSucksDownWords Wed 03-Jun-15 21:37:36

Instant reaction was to pronounce it "case". Then thought it might be a novel spelling of "Casey", would not have realized it is a traditional Irish name.

TheNumberfaker Wed 03-Jun-15 21:39:08

Why not Casey then?

Kundry Wed 03-Jun-15 21:41:08

Unless you live in Ireland surrounded by people who recognize the name and know how to pronounce it, no.

If you are lucky people will say Case and think you are weird. Everyone else will think you made it up and it's a chav version of Casey.

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:41:36

I just kind of liked the way it looked and preferred it to casey but i dont know really just cant find anything i love!

RiverTam Wed 03-Jun-15 21:42:04

If I saw it written down I was assume it was pronounced 'case'. If I heard it I would assume it was spelt Casey.

It's not different from lots of other Irish names in that regard, I was at school with a Siobhan and don't ever remember thinking it weird or not knowing how to spell or pronounce it once I knew it.

I don't like it as a name though!

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:42:29

thanks all so far though!

MamaLazarou Wed 03-Jun-15 21:43:13

If I saw it written down, I would guess 'Case'.

How long have you got to decide?

villainousbroodmare Wed 03-Jun-15 21:43:20

I'm Irish and an Irish speaker. It's possibly an Irish-inspired name but is not in the Irish language as we have no letter 'y' and no soft 'c' either. If I saw Cayce written, I would pronounce it "case" as in suitcase. I've never heard it before.

(The anglicised surname Casey translates as Cathaiseach (KO-hi-sock) and means vigilant.)

SanityClause Wed 03-Jun-15 21:43:30

Apparently the Gaelic spelling is Cathasaigh.

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:44:23

I also put the name into facebook search bar and lots of cayces came up- mainly in america

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:46:18

Not long! Thank you villainous.. and Sanity... I just had another look and it says Celtic not Irish?? If anyone has any other suggestions of C names that are irish/ welsh/ celtic pls let me know!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 03-Jun-15 21:47:03

If it's casey, very effeminate.
Like it on a girl but horrible for a boy

SanityClause Wed 03-Jun-15 21:48:29


RiverTam Wed 03-Jun-15 21:48:55


SunshineAndShadows Wed 03-Jun-15 21:50:20

Would pronounce case
It's not an Irish spelling - looks made up

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:51:42

Thank you like Cian but all I see when I look at it is Ian which I don't like. Quite like Ciaran but reminds me of keyring!

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:53:49

What do you guys think of Ciaran with the c spelling only?

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 21:54:38

Think I might start a new thread! ty all so far

Reiltin Wed 03-Jun-15 21:56:51

I would pronounce it Casey. But there's no way on Earth that's an Irish name! Not that spelling anyway grin

reuset Wed 03-Jun-15 22:09:25

I've never heard of it before, not like that, or seen that spelling.

From Cathasaigh apparently. Interesting.

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 22:10:01

Yes ignore the Irish thing it's celtic my mistake!

calzone Wed 03-Jun-15 22:10:21

It has made my eyes bleed.

The spelling of it is horrific. confusedconfused

casey101 Wed 03-Jun-15 22:13:05

Haha do you think that might be a slight exaggeration calzone? Btw seeing your name has made me really want a pizza! smile

calzone Wed 03-Jun-15 22:24:24

I never exaggerate casey smilesmile

With a name like calzone, you wouldn't believe I just got my 2 stone award at SW tonight!!!! gringrin

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