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summerflora Mon 29-Aug-16 16:55:29

What are your thoughts on Cassie as a nickname for Cassandra? I've recently fallen in love with it again, and when I was a child I always thought I'd name my daughter Cassandra after the main character in Dodie Smith's "I Capture The Castle."

I like it - it seems to tick all my boxes. Not too trendy or "of-the-moment," classic and timeless, pretty and feminine, Cassie is lovely on a little girl or a teenager and Cassandra is elegant and sophisticated on an adult.

I think it's a beautiful name, but I'm just looking for some second opinions. What do you think of when you hear this name? Do you know anyone with this name?

Last name is Sinclair. Does it go?

BestIsWest Mon 29-Aug-16 16:57:28

My grandmother was a Cassie and I've always loved it. In her case it was a NN for Catherine but I think Cassandra is even nicer.

MrsGsnow18 Mon 29-Aug-16 16:57:46

I like Cassie. It's lovely as a nickname.
I'm not as keen on Cassandra though, sorry. I can see that it is a nice name and it wouldn't be too popular which is defiantly a good thing. It just makes me think of only fools and horses though, which puts me off slightly.

ZaZathecat Mon 29-Aug-16 17:01:14

I like it and would possibly have used it for another dd. My dc would associate it with Doctor Who though.

user1471734618 Mon 29-Aug-16 17:03:32

What about Cassia?

Dueindecember2016 Mon 29-Aug-16 19:59:45

I'm a Cassie and at 31 years old I love it.

spankhurst Mon 29-Aug-16 20:00:58

It's lovely. Go for it.

PotatoBread Mon 29-Aug-16 20:11:52

I really like it. The Cassie I know has Catherine as a full name

Honeybee79 Mon 29-Aug-16 21:19:49

I really like it - a classic.

Floggingmolly Mon 29-Aug-16 21:20:58


Sophronia Mon 29-Aug-16 23:52:11

Cassandra is lovely and underused

0pti0na1 Tue 30-Aug-16 11:12:14

Cassie is a a lovely name (short for Cassette? grin), and I like Cassia too.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 30-Aug-16 11:23:40

I love the name Cassie.

I prefer Cassia or Catherine to Cassandra though.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 30-Aug-16 11:25:18

I've read I Capture The Castle several times but Cassandra of Only Fools and Horses fame kind of ruined that particular name for me!

DownWithThisSortaThing Tue 30-Aug-16 20:00:16

I like it. It's not overly used but it's a very sweet name.
My best friend at school was called Cassie and it suited her, she was a lovely girl and now a lovely adult smile

Soubriquet Tue 30-Aug-16 20:02:34

I love Cassie

I love Cassiopeia too though

Meeep Tue 30-Aug-16 20:06:15

I really like Cassie. Cassandra is OK.
I capture the castle is a nice reason to choose a name too. smile

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