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bornonasunday Wed 13-Nov-19 14:22:19

Cassandra... Any thoughts please?
( I keep thinking of Cassandra in ‘Only Fools & Horses’😳)

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MissHenty Wed 13-Nov-19 14:31:10

I like it but Cassie just sounds too like Gassy to me and makes the sound of the name unpleasant to me.

All the Cassandras I know have ended up being called Cassie even if they didn’t want to be

FriedasCarLoad Wed 13-Nov-19 14:32:45

I wouldn’t choose in case no one ever believed her warnings wink

But it’s classic and pretty, and Cassie is a cute NN. And I love that it’s so rarely used without trying hard to be original. So overall, thumbs up smile

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-Nov-19 14:33:43

It's ok. Not my choice but it's an old, old name and I know one who is really nice.
Cass, Cassie, Sandy...

hungryhippie Wed 13-Nov-19 14:38:24

I actually like it. It sounds very classy.

GrumpyHoonMain Wed 13-Nov-19 14:40:26

I like it but it often gets shortened to Sandra / Cass etc.

MindyStClaire Wed 13-Nov-19 14:40:43

Sounds fine to me.

It's your niece's name, so I'd suggest you like it.

Chocmallows Wed 13-Nov-19 14:43:17

I like it, but prefer it shortened to Cass.

bornonasunday Wed 13-Nov-19 14:45:52

SiL not chosen final name, but this looks likely one. I didn’t know it was an old old name!

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Spied Wed 13-Nov-19 14:45:56

Awful.
Cassie would be ok as a stand alone name but no to Cassandra.
Sounds dated too. Early 90s.

LightDrizzle Wed 13-Nov-19 14:46:49

Nice, but too doom-laden for me personally.
I like Cassie for short.

LemonPrism Wed 13-Nov-19 15:52:15

I like it, normal name, Great mythology

EleanorShellstrop100 Wed 13-Nov-19 16:33:57

I hate it but I love Cassia

Thetimetravelerswife Wed 13-Nov-19 16:45:09

Not a fan at all, very old fashioned

BonBon411 Wed 13-Nov-19 16:52:30

I knew a little girl-
Cassandra Suzanne-

I thought it was pretty.

NoSauce Wed 13-Nov-19 17:30:38

Cassia is nicer.

florascotia2 Wed 13-Nov-19 17:43:46

OP Here's the story of the famous ancient Cassandra. It's at least 2500 years old. She was a princess and a foreteller of the future. Alas, no-one believed her. Her story shows one form of female power, but is not particularly happy.
www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0104:entry=cassandra-bio-1

misspiggy19 Wed 13-Nov-19 17:47:47

Dated and not a nice name

IckleBear Sat 16-Nov-19 16:43:31

Dislike it but like Cassia

daisypond Sat 16-Nov-19 16:55:21

I like it a lot. Ancient Greek. Lot of history and culture and myth behind it.

DoraleeRhodes Sat 16-Nov-19 19:31:43

I like it, although prefer Cassidy personally.

ElvenMoonwings Sat 16-Nov-19 20:52:21

I think it's a decent, classical name which had not been not too overused. I wouldn't rave about it, but there's nothing I'd think detrimental about it either.

viques Sat 16-Nov-19 21:04:02

Cassia? Why would anyone call their child after a plant known for its laxative properties. BIt like calling her Exlax.

HelloDulling Sat 16-Nov-19 21:09:06

Love it, but I do adore the old Grecian names.

ElvenMoonwings Sat 16-Nov-19 21:22:41

It sounds like a good name for a psychic, because of how in Greek mythology Cassandra is a prophetess. Reminds me of a children's TV programme in the 1980s called The Haunting Of Cassandra Palmer; the character called that was the daughter of a medium and dreamed of being a world famous medium when she grew up.

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