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Nerissa or Cassia

(48 Posts)
user1471547428 Wed 12-Apr-17 16:23:49

Thoughts on these? Early options at the moment as I don't know whether this is a boy or girl yet. I think I love them both.

Cassia nn Cassie if it needs one.
Nerissa nn Nessa or Neris or Issa.

Redyellowpinkblue Wed 12-Apr-17 16:32:59

Cassia was on our shortlist, I absolutely love it grin

BounceBounceSplishSplash Wed 12-Apr-17 16:35:54

I really like Cassia/Cassie. Not keen on Nerissa.

Pemba Wed 12-Apr-17 16:46:02

Both nice.

TempsPerdu Wed 12-Apr-17 16:52:34

Cassia edges it for me, although I was at school with a lovely Nerissa (known as 'Rissy'). Both pretty names, but I find Cassia a bit more distinctive as Nerissa sounds quite similar to Melissa/Marissa etc.

ChippieFishieHorshie Wed 12-Apr-17 17:07:45

Both are really nice. But I think I prefer Cassia.

NappingRabbit Wed 12-Apr-17 17:14:29

Cassia is lovely. Nessa maher m

NappingRabbit Wed 12-Apr-17 17:15:38

Oops. Nessa reminds me of Gavin and Stacey and I'm not keen on Nerissa.

user1471547428 Wed 12-Apr-17 17:21:47

I didn't know about the Gavin and Stacey connection! But depending on the character hopefully it won't be an issue in a few years time.

highinthesky Wed 12-Apr-17 17:28:07

Nerissa is far too close to Niesseria (think bug that causes gonorrhoea).

Cassia is better: everyone loves cinnamon!

Pemba Wed 12-Apr-17 17:53:38

Re: Nerissa - I think that medical term is quite obscure, unless you work in the area. Most people will never of heard of it. Everything sounds like something else if you really strain to look for it. For instance one of the most popular names around now - Amelia - is also a medical term I understand (limbless?). That doesn't seem to have stopped its popularity.

It's from Shakespeare and it's lovely. Cassia is very nice too, though.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 12-Apr-17 17:53:56

Ooh, I love them both !
Cassia is the one I would choose though.

reuset Wed 12-Apr-17 17:57:59


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ScarletSienna Wed 12-Apr-17 18:12:03

Cassia is lovely. Nerissa is ok but not as nice. The nn Nessa will forever be Gavin and Stacey to me I won't lie to you grin

MerryMarigold Wed 12-Apr-17 18:15:44

How about Marissa/ Marisa?

Sophronia Wed 12-Apr-17 18:21:32

Cassia is lovely

HalfCarrot Wed 12-Apr-17 18:22:42

Around here Cassia would be assumed to be spelt Kasia unless you pronounced it carefully. Lovely name.

nerissahere Wed 12-Apr-17 18:23:02

Oooh! I have name changed for this, but my name is Nerissa. I have never met another one in real life and am often complimented on my name. I am so excited to see it suggested I felt the need to post!

Congratulations whatever you choose.

greeeen Wed 12-Apr-17 19:04:22

I prefer Nerissa but don't like nessa as it just makes me think of gavin and Stacy.

MaryWortleyMontagu Wed 12-Apr-17 19:05:47

Is cassia pronounced cash-uh or cass-ee-uh?

MerryMarigold Wed 12-Apr-17 19:07:45

Kasia is pronounced Cash-uh.

I would assume Cassia to be Cass-ee-uh, but wouldn't be sure if it was CASS-ee-uh, or Cass-EE-uh (Italiano stylee!)

FartnissEverbeans Wed 12-Apr-17 19:30:25

Cassia definitely. It's one of my favourites smile

user1471547428 Wed 12-Apr-17 19:57:42

Ooh how exciting, a real life Nerissa. Very glad to hear you like it!
I would pronounce Cassia CAS ee a.
I actually quite like Cassian for a boy too.

westcoastnortherneragain Wed 12-Apr-17 19:59:36

Sorry neither I'd say

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