Family name Cassandra??

If we have a girl, DH and I are wanting to name our girl [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] [name_u]Rae[/name_u] after my grandmother. [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] the nickname [name_f]Cassie[/name_f], but DH’s name is [name_u]Casey[/name_u]. Wanted to get some thoughts–are the names too similar for everyday use (calling a name across a room, etc.)? Should we choose a different nickname for her?

Thanks everyone!

Pick [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] and [name_f]Cassie[/name_f], then honor yourself with a second child name (be it boy or not!).

I think they are a little too similar, but you can always pick a different nickname for [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] - [name_u]Cass[/name_u], [name_u]Andy[/name_u], Roo, [name_f]Sandra[/name_f], [name_u]Sandy[/name_u], [name_f]Sadie[/name_f].

I would say they are too close for siblings, but for dad and daughter I think it’s fine. They sound different enough that you wouldn’t mistake the two.

I love it! I don’t think it’s weird at all!

This is tough. [name_f]Cassie[/name_f] is also my favorite [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] nn.

Maybe you could test it out using a pet or something to see if it bothers you or your husband? Luckily your kid(s) won’t be calling him [name_u]Casey[/name_u], so it’s really just depends on you two.

She could always go by [name_f]Cassie[/name_f] at school and a different nn at home

I love the name [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] and think it’s fine, since it involves different generations.

I know a little girl who was named Casey after her father. When there is a need to distinguish them, she is called by both her first and middle name.

It’s fine. Think of all the Juniors out there. [name_f]Lovely[/name_f] name!

I don’t think it’s too much of a problem. They are after all different names, and though I don’t think it could work as siblings, I see no problems in a parent-daughter relationship!

When I was growing up, my dad and my brother had the same name ([name_m]Junior[/name_m]), and my stepmother’s name was very similar to my own, just a different final syllable. We always managed fine, and it never caused any major confusion. If anything, it was the source of a number of funny, light-hearted anecdotes over the years! :slight_smile:

I think they’re fine, and honors dad in a way too!

I think its a very subtle nod to honor dad, no harm done. Too close for siblings, but I don’t see it being an issue with father/daughter.

I don’t think they’re too close for a father/daughter pairing, and I love [name_u]Cass[/name_u] for a little girl :slight_smile:

Not at all. [name_f]Lovely[/name_f]!

I think they’re a bit close, but families have made it work for years with father and son having the exact same name, so you could definitely make it work having dad and daughter have similar FN / nickname.

Other nn options for [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]: [name_u]Cass[/name_u], [name_f]Cassia[/name_f] (cass-ee-uh), [name_u]Sandy[/name_u], [name_f]Sadie[/name_f], [name_u]Andy[/name_u], Casa (like [name_u]Cass[/name_u]-uh),