(28 Posts)
ABCDEFGHIJK21 Thu 25-Nov-21 15:16:42

Just wondering general opinions on this name!

Due with a boy very soon and still no name for him sad

I come across this and love it and love the nickname Cass, however worried is it too 'out there'?

On my short list are quite popular boys names - Harry, George, Teddy and Freddie.

But I do like this unique name..

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Tal45 Thu 25-Nov-21 16:03:50

It's unusual but not out there I don't think. I think Cass is a good nickname for a child/teen as well. I would go for it.

Edenember Thu 25-Nov-21 16:04:53

I like it! It’s a big name but so are many others which are popular at the moment, such as Theodore. Has a similar classic feel to the Oscar’s and Theodore’s but not so ubiquitous. Nice.

clarrylove Thu 25-Nov-21 16:05:15

Reminds me of Cassius Clay. Would it be shortened to the feminine Cassie though?

girafferafferaffe Thu 25-Nov-21 16:25:32

Cassius is on our list !

cookiemonster2468 Thu 25-Nov-21 16:47:45

I love it

eddiemairswife Thu 25-Nov-21 16:52:31

'Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. Such men are dangerous.'


SophieHatterPendragon Thu 25-Nov-21 16:59:18

I’ve seen a few threads on Cassius over the last month.

To me it just makes me think of Muhammad Ali and the fact he called Cassius clay his slave name


toastofthetown Thu 25-Nov-21 17:02:21

I like Cassius, but only the Cass-ee-us pronunciation, rather than Cash-us. And I prefer Cassian to Cassius. I think Cassius is far better than the other names on your list and I don't think it's too out there. Caspar is rising in popularity across several spellings so the Cass sound is quite familiar, and Cassius itself is in moderate use.

SummaLuvin Thu 25-Nov-21 17:03:37

I like it, distinctly masculine but with a softness to it. Also it's fairly uncommon, but feels familiar, easy to say and spell. I guess to some people it could come off slightly pretentious, but not the the extent it would put me off. According to name data it has been rising since the 90's to around 150 babies per year.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Thu 25-Nov-21 18:40:02

Cassius is a lovely classical name. While it's not especially commonplace yet, I don't think it's too "out there" anymore as all the "Cas/Cass" names (Cassius, Casper, Cassian, Caspian) have been steadily increasing for boys in the last 15 years or so (I wonder if it's because there was a prominent "Cass" on TV during that time - Castiel on Supernatural).

Luredbyapomegranate Thu 25-Nov-21 20:31:17

It's unusual but familiar because of Cassius Clay, so it's usable.

I prefer Cassian myself.

Rainallnight Thu 25-Nov-21 20:34:02

There’s one in DS’s class (nursery). Personally I find it a bit of a mouthful and it always makes me think if Cassius Clay. But it only really matters if you like it.

TatianaBis Thu 25-Nov-21 21:54:07


'Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. Such men are dangerous.'

Fear him not Caesar, he’s a noble and well given.

TatianaBis Thu 25-Nov-21 21:55:40

I like it. I think prefer Caspar as, being shorter you can use the whole name. Cassius would just be Cas which is less nice.

AnnaSW1 Thu 25-Nov-21 22:13:07

Not sure where you are but it's definitely not unusual where we are. I know 3 little ones though my children.

Imgonnabewarmthiswinter Thu 25-Nov-21 22:13:49

I love it but may be biased as I have my own Cassius.
He's 7 and I did have a wobble for about 2 months after he was born, I regretted calling him it and cringed when I had to tell people his name 😬 I felt it was too out there.

I got over that though and now I'm so glad I named him it as it really suits him.

I was determined not to call him "Cass" but his friends started it at nursery and now he does get called Cass quite a lot but I think that suits him too.

Imgonnabewarmthiswinter Thu 25-Nov-21 22:15:05

Also, it is unusual where we are as I've never come across another Cassius in real life.

clatterclatter Thu 25-Nov-21 22:19:46

I’ve never come across one but I do absolutely love it

Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 22:46:28


The name of more than one saint so a strong history too.

Love it

NorthSouthcatlady Thu 25-Nov-21 22:49:25

I like it!

kindlyensure Thu 25-Nov-21 23:04:47

I concur. Excellent name. Classic, cool, classy. Good choice.

TulipsGarden Thu 25-Nov-21 23:11:26

I like it, but there's one in my son's room at nursery too so not that uncommon.

BubbleCoffee Fri 26-Nov-21 07:25:18

I like it.

purplesequins Fri 26-Nov-21 07:32:50

love it

just be aware that a name with 3 of the same letter is a pita as many sticker sets only have 2 each... at least an 's' can be substituted with a '5' grin

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