I think we may have finally settled on names.....wdyt?

(50 Posts)
BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 17:50:07

Iris Clementine and Cassius Angelo....the have come about after insane indecision. We love the names but just want to get a feel for what kind of reactions we may get to them! smile

BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 17:59:46

Oops that should be these have come about...

I like them both, as long as you are pronouncing Cassius Cash-us and not Cass-i-us.

Artichook Tue 02-Apr-13 18:03:07

I love your names for a girl but your names for a boy are really not my cup of tea at all. That is irrelevant though, you love them and are happy in your decision and that is what is important. If I could get to your position in our search for DC3's name then I would not risk my happiness with a MN thread!

PoppadomPreach Tue 02-Apr-13 18:03:55

Ooh kiss - is that the "proper" way of pronouncing Cassius? I never knew - what is its origin?

(Sorry for thread hijack OP - love Iris, not entirely sure of Cassius though, regardless of pronunciation, but it's certainly not awful, just not personally my cup of tea!)

It's Latin. However the meaning is 'narcissist' which can put people off.

BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 18:11:02

Sorry akiss I'm afraid we are pronouncing it Cass I us. grin

Artichook Tue 02-Apr-13 18:16:33

Does Cassius mean narcissist really? I thought it meant "empty" which isn't a great meaning either really!

OP, so you imagine him being known as Cass? In my mind Cass is a very feminine name, a short form of Cassandra.

DessieLou Tue 02-Apr-13 19:16:24

LOVE Iris Clementine! Cassius Angelo is nice but I wouldn't use it myself. But if you love it then who cares! smile

fussychica Tue 02-Apr-13 19:19:44

Girls names lovely, sorry Cassius (however it's pronounced isn't for me). Does it go with your surname? Can you see him as a 5/15/50 year old with this name?

lottiegarbanzo Tue 02-Apr-13 19:19:48

Love your girl's name. Your boy name is much more unusual, which is itself unusual, as people tend to use common boy names and more varied girl names but, whatever you like!

telsa Tue 02-Apr-13 19:38:57

Love Clementine, but really dislike Iris! Boy's name is fabulous.

thegreylady Tue 02-Apr-13 20:00:03

I like the girl's names very much but less keen on the boy's I'm afraid.I prefer Atticus to Cassius [who will always 'dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee'] and maybe change Angelo to a less feminine sounding Italian/Spanish boy's name like Luca or Matteo.
But it is your baby and your choice and your names are fine smile

BridalSuite Tue 02-Apr-13 20:15:49

Thank you for the honest comments so far. Cassius means vein and conceited....not the best meaning I agree but I'm sure when it's associated with a lovely little baby people won't associate it with its meaning, if in fact they even know the meaning. Artichook yep we love the nn Cass, it is a bit feminine but we plan on using the full name most of the time. Thegreylady Angelo is my df's name.

OkayHazel Tue 02-Apr-13 20:43:36

LOVE Iris, but cannot stand Clementine - but only because I'm not a fan of fruit names.

BlueBumedFly Tue 02-Apr-13 20:59:12

Sorry, leant on the send key then! Clementine is typically french and from
'Clemency' not the small round fruit.

Jellykitten1 Tue 02-Apr-13 21:07:25

Love Iris, but find Clementine twee and affected. (sorrrrry). I do like Cassius and Angelo and would have no problem with the meaning. I would also pronounce Cass-i-us and would find the Cash-us pronunciation pretentious smile whether it be correct or not. A sort of pronunciation snobbery in there somewhere. Makes my teeth itch smile

I prefer Atticus to Cassius [who will always 'dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee']

Cassius Clay pronounced his name correctly Cash-us though

Badvoc Tue 02-Apr-13 21:25:36

I like angelo.
It has "angel" in it!
smile

Xmasbaby11 Tue 02-Apr-13 21:27:20

very flowery - not for me.

ShowOfHands Tue 02-Apr-13 21:30:39

I really love them both. Fabulous names.

OkayHazel Tue 02-Apr-13 22:25:54

BlueBumedFly I know it comes from Clemency... still doesn't mean it's not a fruit though.

lockets Tue 02-Apr-13 23:13:46

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telsa Wed 03-Apr-13 08:34:33

On the girl's name, it is rather odd to have two nouns, I think.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 03-Apr-13 11:23:03

I'd have assumed the pr. was Cass-i-us, which is much nicer than Cash-yus.

I would also say Alic-ee-a not Al-ee-sha for Alicia and Par-is-ee-an not Par-eejz-an for Parisian. I see all of those as a UK / US distinction, though I know some people in the UK use some of the latter. Obviously your son and people who know him will use you chosen pr. so I don't see any problem there.

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