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JanuaryJuniper Thu 15-Dec-16 19:32:30

Really loving this name for a dd (and think it goes well with our dc Eli & Aphra )

The only thing that would put me off is it being shortened to Cassie which I would not love.

So, what do you think of Cassia, do you think it is very likely to be shortened? What vibe to you get from it (we like quirky, not common but not batshit crazy)

We would pronounce it Cass ee ah btw.

Sophronia Thu 15-Dec-16 19:40:44

I like it, but prefer the similar Kezia/Keziah

FinnegansCake Thu 15-Dec-16 19:41:54

I like it, but expect it would be shortened to Cass or Cassie, as every name seems to get shortened these days <old gimmer>
But then again I know a Hugh called Hughie and a Ralph called Ralphie, so you can't win any way wink
FWIW Cassia makes me think of a strong, dynamic young woman.

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Thu 15-Dec-16 19:51:52

I really like it. I don't think it's necessarily true that names invariably get shortened, either.

Also - I know you obviously aren't asking about your older DD's name, but I love love love Aphra! All three names go very well together.

JanuaryJuniper Thu 15-Dec-16 20:07:06

Yeah weirdly we lengthen names in this house as pet names. I don't have a problem with shortenings or nicknames as such it's that Cassie sounds a bit ditsy to me and don't love it.

Thanks Nell we love her name and have never regretted it despite it being a marmite name.

The other name I'm liking is Ida.

Pluto30 Thu 15-Dec-16 20:07:11

I think it'll be mispronounced.

The first thing I did when reading the title to this thread is wonder to myself whether it was pronounced cass-ee-ah or cash-uh.

I do think it'll be shortened to Cass/Cassie, in the same way that Cassandra almost always is.

I don't mind it, but, then again, I really like Cass/Cassie. grin

I also like the PP's suggestion of Keziah.

NavyandWhite Thu 15-Dec-16 20:19:46

Gorgeous. Really like it and much nicer than Cassie.

NavyandWhite Thu 15-Dec-16 20:20:29

Noooo not Ida shock as bad as Ada!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 15-Dec-16 20:31:52

Love Cassia !

Shutupandsmile Thu 15-Dec-16 20:35:48

Love that name! What about spelling it Kasia? Would that stop people mispronouncing/changing it to Cassie? smile

WellErrr Thu 15-Dec-16 20:38:02

I posted about this earlier this year when I was pregnant - id never heard it before and now I don't want it to get popular!!

So no, don't use it wink

Pluto30 Thu 15-Dec-16 20:49:22

shutup Kasia is definitely "cah-shuh" or "cash-uh", so it'd get rid of the OP's preferred pronunciation too.

1horatio Thu 15-Dec-16 20:53:00

I would have said Cass-ee-uh. That's so pretty!! (But I'm not a fan of Casha)

But my first language isn't English.

1horatio Thu 15-Dec-16 20:53:46

I also like the name Kaisa/Kaysa/Kajsa.

longdiling Thu 15-Dec-16 20:55:42

I had a Cassia in school with me, she got sick to death of constantly correcting people calling her Cassie. Other than that I do think it's very pretty.

Glitterous Thu 15-Dec-16 21:04:39

It looks pretty, but at first instance I would pronounce as Carsha-ah

NavyandWhite Thu 15-Dec-16 21:10:18

Really Glitterous? How grin

Shutupandsmile Thu 15-Dec-16 21:31:18

Pluto the 2 kasias I know pronounce it Cass-EE-uh!

Pluto30 Fri 16-Dec-16 05:13:43

shutup Oh, weird. It's a Polish name and def pronounced Kah-shuh/Cash-uh, but maybe it's an anglicisation!

SausageSoda Fri 16-Dec-16 09:05:05

Love it. I know one and it doesn't get shortened to Cass or Cassie. But she's in her 40s so I've no idea if she had a nn at school

NavyandWhite Fri 16-Dec-16 09:08:16

Never really heard of it until a few years ago when I was in a shop and heard a mother calling for her DD. This adorable girl of about 3 appeared - all blonde hair and big eyes. It just struck me as a beautiful name for a little girl.smile

Shutupandsmile Fri 16-Dec-16 09:32:15

Pluto oh really, I never knew it was of polish decent! Saying that, I'm from Ireland so maybe we pronounce it differently or it's a different variation I've heard of over here!

Jooni Fri 16-Dec-16 11:56:02

I think Cassia is lovely, though I have to say I also prefer the suggestion of Kezia(h) - feels a bit spunkier, more along the lines of your other kids' names.

Ida is OK but Cassia is definitely more striking and seems to fit in a bit better with the others.

OpheliaHamlet Fri 16-Dec-16 12:08:06

I think Cassia is a beautiful name. Helped by the fact the only Cassia I have ever known was my high school best friend. A German exchange student, half Japanese and half German. Very striking looking, incredibly intelligent and a lovely friend.
Also, friend was never known as 'Cassie'. Cassia isn't particularly a mouthful to say, and I don't remember anyone shortening it.
To me, 'Cassia' is one of the few names that remains unusual but not 'weird'.
Can't say I'm fond of 'Ida' though. Sounds like a great great aunt

Vixxfacee Fri 16-Dec-16 12:26:00

Love it.

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