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Christmas Day baby - Caspar?

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CyrilSneer30 Tue 27-Dec-16 10:00:08

Hi all smile

DS2 decided to make an early appearance on Christmas Day! For the majority of the pregnancy he was going to be named Felix Caspar. Given the date of his arrival we decided to swap the names, but I'm having doubts - I'm slightly annoyed DH was pressuring me so much right after giving birth to make a decision (he wasn't trying to be mean, I think just excited and wanted to announce hmm) I'm considering changing his name to something a little less 'out there'....already on the ward we're getting the 'that's....nice' response which is worrying me. What do you all think, is it too 'odd'? I love that it has the connection to Christmas but I also don't want the poor boy to hate us when he gets older. It would be slightly awkward to change as all family/friends have been told, but not the end of the world. We've agreed he doesn't look like a Felix, other 'safer' options we had are Hugo, Arthur or Alfred. Help!

PaperdollCartoon Tue 27-Dec-16 10:02:12

Caspar/Casper Felix and Felix Caspar are both lovely names, less common yes but not 'odd' or out there. If you like Caspar use it, I would smile

And congrats on the arrival of baby, hope you're both doing well flowers

whyohwhy000 Tue 27-Dec-16 10:06:55

DH is an obscure variant of Casper/ar so he's had a lifetime of spelling his name out, but it's a lovely name.

If you like it, choose it.

LadyPenelope68 Tue 27-Dec-16 10:17:30

I love the name Caspar! One of the three Kings as well. I love you other suggestions as well, but if you are worried about Caspar being too different, I think the others are in the same league (personally I love names like that).

Rednailsandnaeknickers Tue 27-Dec-16 10:17:39

I'm not religious so wouldn't get the Xmas connection to Caspar?

It's an ok name, are you sure you love it? If not, it's still ok to change, you can tell friends and family you were both high on G&A first time round!

Rednailsandnaeknickers Tue 27-Dec-16 10:18:49

Or choose Arthur and claim it was an autocorrect error fwink

WellErrr Tue 27-Dec-16 10:18:50

Caspar is my absolute favourite name, but I wasn't allowed it. Love it!!

Rednails he was one of the wise men.

5madthings Tue 27-Dec-16 10:20:45

It's perfect! My sisters little boy was five on Christmas day, he is called Caspar smile

IAmNotTheOneWhoKnocks Tue 27-Dec-16 10:21:20

I love both names!! They were both in my top 5 for our DS born last month!! Sorry, that doesn't help you much.

Well, if we ever have another son, he'll probably be Caspar. And I think having the meaning behind it makes it even nicer, so I'd go with that.

comewoowoowithme Tue 27-Dec-16 10:23:17

Love it! Had no idea it was a wise man's name. Use it.

Frusso Tue 27-Dec-16 10:27:40

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Popskipiekin Tue 27-Dec-16 10:32:51

frusso variations of the same name I think? He's known by either name.
Caspar's a super name OP. Lots of people won't immediately jump to a Christmas connection. I'd go for it.

MiriAmmerman Tue 27-Dec-16 10:42:32

I love Caspar, and I think it's perfect for a Christmas Day baby. Ignore everyone else on the ward. Caspar Felix is an awesome name!

Frusso Tue 27-Dec-16 10:44:45

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LadyPenelope68 Tue 27-Dec-16 11:02:21

Three Wise men were Caspar (Gaspar is the Indian spelling-where he originated from), Malchior and Balthazar.

Kirstyinnorway Tue 27-Dec-16 11:08:07

A friend of mine has two sons, one named Felix and one named Caspar! How funny you chose the same two. I like both (although DH always adds "the friendly ghost" when we speak about Caspar... Obviously to no one except me, I am the receiver of all his shit jokes) grin

KatherinaMinola Tue 27-Dec-16 11:10:06

How lovely to have a Christmas baby - congratulations!

Caspar is a lovely name - I knew a grown-up Caspar and it didn't seem at all odd or unusual. (I think Hugo is a bit more out-there actually, but still a nice name.)

I'd probably go all-out Christmas and call him Noel smile

CyrilSneer30 Tue 27-Dec-16 11:12:19

Thank you for all your lovely comments! Still not allowed home due to various complications and missing DS1 like crazy so you've made a very hormonal woman happy smile Caspar Felix it is!

ViewBasket Tue 27-Dec-16 11:14:02

Caspar is a fantastic name and great for a Christmas baby smile I think Caspar Felix flows better than Felix Caspar. Hugo, Arthur and Alfred seem quite tired compared to Caspar. I don't know any little Caspars.

Congratulations! flowers

Jooni Tue 27-Dec-16 12:05:22

Congratulations OP flowers Caspar Felix is the best name ever!

Belmo Tue 27-Dec-16 12:06:19

I love Caspar so much! Wasn't allowed it. Caspar Felix is a beautiful name.

Clankboing Tue 27-Dec-16 12:14:53

Lovely name. Don't worry.

Biscuitsneeded Tue 27-Dec-16 12:19:48

I think it's a great name. He can abbreviate to Cas/s which i am sure he will think is very cool. Congrats OP.

MiniMaxi Tue 27-Dec-16 13:09:11

Caspar Felix is a lovely name, and not in the least bit odd! Congrats! flowers

septembersunshine Tue 27-Dec-16 14:19:48

Congrats op! Enjoy the newborn snuggles. Casper is a lovely name. I like all your choices and I don't think you can go wrong with any of them!

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