Advanced search

Dexter or Casper?

(29 Posts)
winterplease Wed 27-Nov-19 12:35:05

Baby due after Xmas, but is he a Dexter or a Casper? Surname begins with C, brother to Charlie.

OP’s posts: |
Devereux1 Sun 01-Dec-19 10:01:33

Sorry, I just instantly think of dogs.

PrimeraVez Sun 01-Dec-19 09:54:42

I have a Caspar and we get so many compliments on his name. He’s only 18 months but it sometimes gets abbreviated to Cas.

teachandsleep Sun 01-Dec-19 09:45:23

Noooo they are both used as dogs names frequently

MissHenty Sun 01-Dec-19 09:44:39

LOVE Casper

Will go perfectly with Charlie!

Both names are good choices but Casper is classy

Biggreen87 Sun 01-Dec-19 09:43:50

I really like casper.
Chester mentioned above is also lovely.

LittleDidSheKnow Sun 01-Dec-19 09:40:29

I like Dexter, and hate Casper.

Have you thought about Chester?

Dickon? 😂😂

VenusClapTrap Sat 30-Nov-19 14:13:07

Caspar. Dexter is dreadful.

gokartdillydilly Sat 30-Nov-19 13:58:34

Dickon? No teasing potential with that one hmm

KittenCuteness Sat 30-Nov-19 13:52:10

I really don't like Casper, he'll always be the friendly ghost to me!

I love Dexter, though! It was in our list when we had DS.

IdblowJonSnow Fri 29-Nov-19 09:47:06

I don't like either sorry. But do like an alliterative name!
Casper is a pet name to me.

IckleBear Fri 29-Nov-19 09:43:46


MrsNoMopp Fri 29-Nov-19 09:17:37

Casper. Dexter is too surnamey

EleanorShellstrop100 Fri 29-Nov-19 08:34:43

Casper 😍

octoberfarm Thu 28-Nov-19 02:44:08

Love Casper with Charlie.

Nicknames I've heard include Cap, Cas, Caspie or Cappy. Could also go with Perry, perhaps?


Astronica Thu 28-Nov-19 00:40:26

I prefer Caspar. Both work well as Charlie's brother though.

Caspar doesn't need a nickname but possibilities are Cas, Cap, Kip. (I love Kip).

TatianaLarina Wed 27-Nov-19 23:18:02


Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 27-Nov-19 22:48:24

Oh I don’t know. They’re both gorgeous.
When you say after Christmas. Do you mean after Christmas Day or after 5 January. If he’s born within the 12 days of Christmas. I’d go with Casper. He was one of the 3 kings. If he’s born after go with Dexter.

Thetimetravelerswife Wed 27-Nov-19 21:24:23

Prefer Casper

Clarityneeded Wed 27-Nov-19 20:40:01

Receiving post addressed to Mr C Surname could be to either. When they get older they may want some privacy when it comes to opening post.

TulipCat Wed 27-Nov-19 14:15:38

Don't go for an alliterative name! Got to be Dexter.

Timeforatincture Wed 27-Nov-19 14:13:58

Both dog names, sorry

Caspian? That's nice, and not too doggy.


percheron67 Wed 27-Nov-19 14:11:23

Dexter is the name of a serial killer in a tv series. Please don't.

Leopardprintboots Wed 27-Nov-19 14:02:54

I’ll just counter that by saying yes 10 years ago the same initials could have been confusing and maybe there will be the very rare mix up with the post, but so much is online now that I think it’ll become increasingly strange to the next generation that we ever based their initial on a worry about “post”. What even comes in the post even now let alone in 15 years when children are receiving own post. My bank and phone bill no longer get sent in the post and my doctors surgery has just gone digital and I get blood test results online never in post. I get HMRC letters in post but that always uses my whole first name and not just initial

AriadneO Wed 27-Nov-19 12:47:45

I prefer Casper but I'm not sure about two family members having the same initials. Could get very confusing with banks, schools, etc.

winterplease Wed 27-Nov-19 12:45:25

What nicknames do you think Casper will have?

It's always such a popular name on mumsnet but I've never met a Casper in real life grin

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in