Does this girl's name pass the cleaner, teacher, high court judge test?

(27 Posts)
indigohat Sun 25-Nov-12 15:22:58

I like the name Cassie after seeing it on this board and am seriously considering it for DD1. I don't really like Cassandra and I find Cassia a bit too fussy. I see Cassie as a diminutive of Catherine in the way that Katie is but don't want to use Catherine itself.

Do you think Cassie is a name that suits a person from any walk of life and also stands the test of time? My main criteria for choosing a name are that it's timeless and won't put DD in any kind of box.

Thanks everyone.

mrssmooth Sun 25-Nov-12 15:31:20

I think it does! It's a lovely name, but I have to say I think of "Cassandra" and not Catherine when I hear it.

HappyAsASandboy Sun 25-Nov-12 15:31:28

I think it's ok, but I'm not really a fan of names that sound-like-nicknames unless you have the 'proper' name on her birth certificate.

I'd use Cassandra, nn Cassie, and then I think it's lovely.

If you like Cassie, what about Cressida, nn Cressy? I'd never heard the name Cressida until I worked for one, and I think it's lovely smile

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 25-Nov-12 15:32:51

I think it's nice, I know a kassia but she's always called kassie for some reason, both are nice.

I think Catherine to Cassie is a bit of a leap.

I dislike Cassandra for mythology reasons.

TheMonster Sun 25-Nov-12 15:54:10

It's a nice name for a bouncy, friendly dog.

VBisme Sun 25-Nov-12 17:24:02

Sorry but I don't think it does pass the test, it's a nickname.

Blu Sun 25-Nov-12 17:28:26

I think it's a lovely name.
Not sure about tests and how a name passes one, but if you like the name, use it. As for the nick name business, jack has been a top favourite name for ages and was a nickname originally, what does it matter?

SecretNutellaFix Sun 25-Nov-12 17:29:37

I know of a Cassie, full name Catherine.

Samr85 Sun 25-Nov-12 17:35:16

It's a lovely name. I like names that can't really be shortened and Cassie can't be shortened or it would sound silly. At the end if the day it is your choice. Go with what u feel comfortable with and what you think sounds nice smile

Samr85 Sun 25-Nov-12 17:40:40

Just to add i wanted to call our daughter Connie, which is seen as a shortened name, but the other half wasn't too keen so we went for Esme which recently found out is seen as short for Esmerelda. So no harm in using shortened versions of names as their original name.

Leafmould Sun 25-Nov-12 18:19:19

It passes all my tests.

Inclusioneer Sun 25-Nov-12 18:19:55

I think you could get away with Cassie as a nn for any name that started with a 'Ka' sound.

What about Catriona?

Inclusioneer Sun 25-Nov-12 18:21:36

Caitlin?

Inclusioneer Sun 25-Nov-12 18:29:38

Caroline
Cameron
Carys
Carissa
Casilda (I like this but only for the brave!)

CharlieCoCo Sun 25-Nov-12 18:49:53

I know of Cassie as Cassidy. Not that giving you another name is helping you grin

Clumsasaurus Sun 25-Nov-12 19:14:38

The main female lead in Chorus Line is Cassie - I think it's a fab name :-)

AlexanderS Sun 25-Nov-12 19:35:11

Cassie can be shortened - to Cass!

I like it very much but I don't think it passes the high court judge test, sorry (I don't think any name ending in 'ie' does).

It's a lovely name. If Cupcake Brown can be a lawyer names don't hold you back.

HappyTurquoise Sun 25-Nov-12 19:39:43

Cassie. Lovely. (Short for Cassidy?)

coldcupoftea Sun 25-Nov-12 21:25:23

I think it's lovely and seriously considered it for DD1. I would have put Cassandra on her birth certificate though.

It's not that I don't like names ending in -ie/y, it's just when a name is quite clearly a nickname it seems odd not to have the full name too- eg I'm not a fan of Ellie, Katie, Tilly etc as given names.

But I don't have a problem with names like Daisy, Molly, Holly etc as they sound like full names to me- if that makes sense?!

thegreylady Sun 25-Nov-12 21:35:51

Cassiopeia after the constellation [the Blessed damozel-and the stars in her hair they were seven'.

RobinSparkles Sun 25-Nov-12 21:39:00

What about Cassia?
I know a Caroline who goes by Cassy.

1978andallthat Sun 25-Nov-12 21:58:09

It's lovely and I think works as name in its own right.

indigohat Sun 25-Nov-12 22:00:17

Thank you all.

Coldcupoftea - I do what you mean! Do you mind sharing what else was on your shortlist?

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