Cassius

(29 Posts)
Fifi2406 Sat 24-Nov-12 17:36:11

What do you think for a boy?

MollyMurphy Wed 28-Nov-12 02:43:45

love it! great name....Cass is a good nn too

ripsishere Wed 28-Nov-12 02:20:52

I think it's great. Not as great as Duncan of course, but great nonetheless.

DangerMousey Wed 28-Nov-12 02:13:09

We're going for Keir (pronounced Keer, rhymes with steer). You like?

SheilaWheeler Tue 27-Nov-12 18:51:44

Like rumtum, it reminded me of Foals but still love it

OkayHazel Tue 27-Nov-12 18:49:37

Dangermousey - What did you go for instead?

HystericalParoxysm Mon 26-Nov-12 16:41:06

Cassius an accident, accident, accident...

Yep don't think I could name a child after that foals song!

sparkle12mar08 Mon 26-Nov-12 16:31:55

It's okay but sounds very feminine to my ear, and Cass even more so.

TheWholeEnchilada Mon 26-Nov-12 10:58:42

This was on our short list for some time...DP (an historian) loves it because it references one of the key rebels who murdered Ceasar to remove him from power! hmm

I liked it for other reasons but personally I don't care for the likely nickname Cass for a boy, so off the list it came.

I still think its a great name - strong and interesting. Go for it!

DangerMousey Mon 26-Nov-12 10:09:42

I love it! was in our top 3 list for DS due next week, but we have decided to go with another equally fabulous name for our little boy. Will deffo be back on the list if he ever has a little brother!

sonniebonnie Mon 26-Nov-12 10:04:28

Cassius is derived from the Latin Cassus m. (feminine cassa, neuter cassum) meaning:
1.hollow, empty, devoid of something
2.lacking
3.useless, fruitless, vain, futile

That would put me off, unfortunately.

Teapot13 Mon 26-Nov-12 09:05:13

It makes me think of Muhammed Ali -- not a bad thing.

I don't think all Americans would necessarily say "Cash-us."

TheCountessOlenska Mon 26-Nov-12 08:49:28

DH is really really keen on this. We may be going ahead with it!!

Leafmould Sun 25-Nov-12 18:21:54

Like

rumtumtugger Sun 25-Nov-12 15:37:50

Love it and it was on my list for ds but kept thinking of the lyrics to the Foals song of the same name: "Cassius is second best" sad

3monkeys3 Sat 24-Nov-12 22:23:10

I like it, but it means 'vain', which put me off.

sonniebonnie Sat 24-Nov-12 21:00:28

In America it is Cash-us. In England, can be either. I quite like it but don't really like Cass - too close to casser in French (to break).

sleepdodger Sat 24-Nov-12 21:00:06

My friend has a Cassius, he's an amazing little boy :-)

ConfusedandBemused Sat 24-Nov-12 20:53:01

How is it pronounced....if its Cass ee us I like it, if its Cash us I'm not too sure I like it!

donnie Sat 24-Nov-12 18:34:38

although it is linked with betrayal of course, rather like Judas.

5madthings Sat 24-Nov-12 18:31:08

love it!!! its on my list if we ever have another.

Everlong Sat 24-Nov-12 18:30:08

Gorgeous, beautiful, wonderful name. Wanted it but dh wasn't keen.

mamalovesmojitos Sat 24-Nov-12 18:25:39

Love it!

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 18:25:11

I love this name and I love Cass for short.

JimmysMum1988 Sat 24-Nov-12 17:42:26

I think it's lovely!!! X

3littlefrogs Sat 24-Nov-12 17:41:36

Yes. It is from "Julius Caesar".

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