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Is Cassandra too old fashioned?

(37 Posts)
hujoo Fri 16-Jun-17 18:06:43

Would be Cassie / Cass for short. smilethoughts on the full name Cassandra?

Joinourclub Fri 16-Jun-17 18:10:40

I love Cassie. However I can only say Cassandra in a Rodney voice.

RuthB4 Fri 16-Jun-17 18:10:44


maitaimojito Fri 16-Jun-17 18:11:39

I don't like Cassandra but love Cassie.

How about Cassia?

Reow Fri 16-Jun-17 18:11:48

I love it. Beautiful classic name.

sluj Fri 16-Jun-17 18:17:15

Nice name but don't forget the country will be split on pronunciation. Ker SARN dra and Ker SAN dra. IMO the SARN version is way too Rodney and can't be said any other way.
On the other hand Cassie by itself is lovely

Elllicam Fri 16-Jun-17 18:17:42

I like it but love Cassia as pp suggested.

hujoo Fri 16-Jun-17 18:30:00

I naturally say it rodney version (SARN) and saying San sound odds in my accentshock

i do like Cassia however Cassandra would be used as being named after someone in our family and wouldn't quite work sadly

sluj Fri 16-Jun-17 18:42:49

It might sound odd to you but unless your DD never leaves the South and never meets anyone not local they will inevitably be called the SAN version at some points in their lives. It would actually be quite interesting to see how UK geographical location would affect the pronunciation.

I'm the opposite in that I could never bring myself too say SARN it really sounds wrong to me.

We need the views of a Sandra and see what they think 😁

n0ne Fri 16-Jun-17 18:46:03

It's not old-fashioned at all! Lovely name.

hujoo Fri 16-Jun-17 18:52:35

sluj, that's true! however im not all that fussed about whether she will be called San or Sarn as i think she would likely be just called Cass. However does the pronunciation CasSARNdra put you off the name ?

weaselwomble Fri 16-Jun-17 19:01:23

I'm a Kas-SAN-dra although only every get called Kassie/Kas. Up North and can't imagine saying it the Rodney way. grin I hated it as a child but now I quite like it. I prefer Kas but it's unusual enough that you don't meet many others with the same name without being completely out there. And there are lots of options for nicknames too. I say go for it.

sluj Fri 16-Jun-17 19:02:53

Personally I don't like SARN but then I am midlandish. It sounds very affected and trying to be posh if I hear that. I don't think it would work trying to impose SARN in a naturally SAN area.

However if you live in a SARN area and don't think there would be too many SAN people in her life, you should go for it. Unless you have close family who are SANs. My family are split Midlands and South so I had to think of these things. Alexander is the same.

It is a very pretty name and Cassie is really pretty but strong at the same time

FATEdestiny Fri 16-Jun-17 19:11:28


It's the name of an actual star constellation in the night sky. It removes the SAN/SARN issue and still allows for Cass/Cassie nickname.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 16-Jun-17 19:17:49

Classical Greek names are above being 'old fashioned', and I think any of the pronunciations are fine.

allegretto Fri 16-Jun-17 19:23:19

The meaning would really put me off - it's regarded as a really bad luck name where I live.

hujoo Fri 16-Jun-17 19:31:33

why is it considered bad luck?shock

ErrolTheDragon Fri 16-Jun-17 19:34:28

allegretto Fri 16-Jun-17 19:34:44

Because she had the gift of prophecy but nobody believed her prophecies.

hujoo Fri 16-Jun-17 19:38:49

Thanks, i had read about it but didn't know it was bad luck!

harderandharder2breathe Fri 16-Jun-17 19:39:07

It's a lovely name

hujoo Fri 16-Jun-17 19:40:33

Btw, for possible nicknames: Cassie or Cassy or Cassey ? smile

Reow Fri 16-Jun-17 19:41:13

I'd never heard it was bad luck.

At least with the full name she can choose Casa/Cassie/Cassia in future. She has options.

I personally like Cassia.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 16-Jun-17 19:42:55

I'm not sure people typically overanalyse to origins of Greek names - I mean, people don't see 'Helen' and think, ooh, she caused a load of trouble, do they?grin

Mamabear12 Fri 16-Jun-17 19:45:58

I think Cassandra is a lovely name.

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