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(35 Posts)
YouBastardSockBalls Mon 28-Dec-15 21:12:04

For a boy. Obvs.

Yay or nay?

dementedpixie Mon 28-Dec-15 21:15:46

No, he is a friendly ghost

NerrSnerr Mon 28-Dec-15 21:17:10

My first thought was friendly ghost too.

5madthings Mon 28-Dec-15 21:18:05

Love it, it's my nephews name. He is four and no one says anything about the friendly ghost which is not popular/well known amongst kids now anyway.

Luckystar1 Mon 28-Dec-15 21:18:16

I love it!

NashvilleQueen Mon 28-Dec-15 21:22:04

I knew one spelled Kaspar years ago. Fewer ghost connotations perhaps. Kaspar was one the three kings wasn't he?

YouBastardSockBalls Mon 28-Dec-15 22:09:58

Any more??

Raxacoricofallapatorius Mon 28-Dec-15 22:12:12

Brilliant name. I hear it and think wise man, not ghost. Really like it.

HeffalumpTrap Mon 28-Dec-15 22:13:09

I know a Caspar and my first thought was along the friendly ghost lines but now I'm used to it and I know him it doesn't enter into my mind and seems normal.

If you like it go for it

xmasseason Mon 28-Dec-15 22:22:28

I like it.

SkyWasMadeOfAmethyst Mon 28-Dec-15 22:54:10

I like it fwink

CherryPits Tue 29-Dec-15 00:15:42

er i find it a bit poncy tbh. its a cat's name.

KatOnATinRo0f Tue 29-Dec-15 00:36:45

I like it

YouBastardSockBalls Tue 29-Dec-15 07:31:08

Hmm this is cautiously encouraging...!

DH says that the child would be teased with friendly ghost type insults - does anyone else agree??

babyconverse Tue 29-Dec-15 07:33:16

Friendly ghost I think ... But would those under 5 have heard of the ghost?

Penfold007 Tue 29-Dec-15 08:14:59

Caspar, Casper, Kaspar and Kasper are popular names locally. Most get 'friendly ghost' teasing.

YouBastardSockBalls Tue 29-Dec-15 08:24:01

Where do you live Penfold? And how old are the children?

Wolfiefan Tue 29-Dec-15 08:26:32

I don't like the spelling. And think friendly ghost!

MrsBalustradeLanyard Tue 29-Dec-15 08:27:31

I get random texts from someone asking if Caspar would like to come for a play date.

My reply was 'I do not have a child named Caspar.'

It's awful, in my opinion.

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 29-Dec-15 08:33:17

What's wrong with being a friendly ghost? confused.

Bellejournee Tue 29-Dec-15 09:45:32

I prefer the Casper spelling and know a little toddler Casper - who is adorable! No one other than a woman neighbour in her 40s has ever mentioned the ghost connection apparently and none of my mutual friends with casper's family have ever said anything other than what a cool name it is. Go for it!

DramaQueenofHighCs Tue 29-Dec-15 09:55:35

CaspEr is the "friendly ghost", CaspAr was one of the three kings/wise men from the Christmas story so a lovely name IMHO. My friend's DS is called Caspar and tbh I don't think he'll get much 'friendly ghost' teasing as most children haven't even heard of that film! (In my experience!) It's just the adults making those connotations.

Raxacoricofallapatorius Tue 29-Dec-15 10:42:13

My friend has a Caspar. None of his friends have ever mentioned the friendly ghost. He's 6. And so what if they did? It's no different to any other film or cartoon character. Matilda, Milo, Leo, Ben, Holly, Dorothy, Jamie, Simon. All dc in my dd's school. All well known characters in their own right. That's the thing with names. They name people. Sometimes those people are famous. I perhaps would avoid Adolf or Madonna for example but a benign and well liked ghost? Not a problem.

pilates Tue 29-Dec-15 12:52:06

No, sorry.

CherryPits Tue 29-Dec-15 12:56:10

It could be delightful for a baby, or a toddler.
But what about a strapping teen called Casper
or a Balding adult?

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