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Maximus/cassius style names

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Beth2511 Tue 31-May-16 09:36:35

My other half loves these two for a boy, im not entireky convinced but like the style.

Any similar suggestions?

namechange7711 Tue 31-May-16 09:46:29

Augustus (Gus)

Somerville Tue 31-May-16 09:51:09

So he likes surnames from Ancient Rome? Cool grin

Cassius basically means empty vessel, which I don't like, though I've started to hear of a few boys with this name.

Google Latin baby names and you'll get loads of inspiration - sorry am on phone and can't link.

IamCarcass Tue 31-May-16 09:52:02


VocationalGoat Tue 31-May-16 09:52:25

Spartacus grin

MustStopAndThinkBeforePosting Tue 31-May-16 09:52:39

Just roman names in general?
Primus (assuming this is your first pregancy - Secundus, Tertius, Quartus, Quintus, Sextus, Septimus and Octavius have also been quite valid Romania names. Also Decimus but I can't think of am example of Nonus (9th) being used as a name)

Sgoinneal Tue 31-May-16 09:54:14

Bit looser interpretations here:


NinaNeener Tue 31-May-16 09:54:52


The one that I was overruled on. <sigh>

Big fan of To Kill A Mockingbird. Love that name.

Oh and Lucius is quite cool. That was the name of one of the main characters in the TV series Rome.

albertcampionscat Tue 31-May-16 13:46:46


Horseshoe1 Tue 31-May-16 13:55:38

I like Cassius. Also Cassian, Caspian, Caspar.

squoosh Tue 31-May-16 14:06:12


kelda Tue 31-May-16 14:07:40

Nicodemus, shortened to Nico.

squoosh Tue 31-May-16 14:14:37

Chaka Demus (& Pliers)

PotOfYoghurt Tue 31-May-16 14:26:03

I know 2 year old twins called Cassius and Artemis (Cass & Artie/Art). Doesn't really make much sense to me as they're both boys but there you go.

squoosh Tue 31-May-16 14:29:24

Why would you call a boy Artemis!

Biscuitsneeded Tue 31-May-16 14:29:39

Maximus makes me think of Gluteus Maximus, so I'd avoid that... Maximilian, maybe?

Is it heroic names your DP likes?

Hector? Alexander? Arthur?

Biscuitsneeded Tue 31-May-16 14:30:34

Remus?? It's a bit out there but I think I like it. Magnus would be a safer option.

kelda Tue 31-May-16 14:37:05


FuckingFattyBitch Tue 31-May-16 14:41:23

I wanted to call DS2 Maximus. It was vetoed by dp.

Joinourclub Tue 31-May-16 14:43:21


Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 14:44:39

Caecilius smile

SpidersFromMars Tue 31-May-16 14:45:51


TheCladdagh Tue 31-May-16 14:49:56

Maximus makes me think of Gluteus Maximus

Which is essentially your buttocks, right? grin

I love Septimus because of Mrs Dalloway, but (a) he ends the novel committing suicide by impalation and (b) you'd have to have quite a few children first, if you were going to be strictly by the board.

I think that with some of these names, you run up against pronunciation issues which could quickly become irritating - are most people going to say 'LOOcy-us' or 'LOO-shus' for Lucius etc? When they're not asking why you called your baby after a notorious Death Eater...

KoalaDownUnder Tue 31-May-16 14:52:26

Ooh, Remus is cool.

Or Romulus! grin

srtajuanita Tue 31-May-16 14:59:55

Lady Helen Taylor's sons are Cassius and Columbus. Boris Johnson and Marina have Theodore, Milo and Cassia.

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