Some questions about Casper

Sorry, I’m making topics like crazy today. :joy:

So, I recently added the name [name_m]Casper[/name_m] to my list. I think it’s just the sweetest, but I have a few questions about it before I’m 100% on board.

  1. Is it too childish? I feel like I can see it working better on a little boy, so I would love to hear your opinions on it! [name_m]Can[/name_m] a grow with someone for their whole life?

  2. Is it too connected to The Friendly Ghost? I personally didn’t grow up with the book, so the association isn’t very strong for me, but I know it is for some people.

  3. What middle names would you pair with it? Right now I have [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Noel[/name_u] on my list, but I am definitely open to suggestions!

Thanks in advance!

  1. I think it works well on an adult, I can totally picture a [name_m]Casper[/name_m] though if you want stern business man than a better name is suited, I think [name_m]Casper[/name_m] as an adult is a man who owns a dog and likes to hike, a totally friendly dude whose a bit bohemian, maybe owns a guitar but looks like he does

  2. Didn’t grow up with the name but know the movie and I’m a teenberry mind you, I think it’s a good association, definitely get a few friendly jokes “Hey [name_m]Casper[/name_m] the Friendly Ghost get over here” I would associate it right away but I wouldn’t really mind it, I think most people will associate it but wouldn’t think the name is any less or scorn the parents for picking it with such a wide association

  3. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Noel[/name_u], going blank on combos but I’ll come back, for now I love [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Jax[/name_m] and [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Dorian[/name_u]!

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Casper is so sweet!

  1. I don’t find it childish at all!
  2. I don’t think so, but I never watched/read it either. Didn’t even know it was a book until I read your post!
  3. Casper [name_u]Noel[/name_u] is sweet!
    [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Rooney[/name_u]
    [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Dean[/name_u]
    [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Lou[/name_u]
    [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Sage[/name_u]
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  1. I really like [name_m]Casper[/name_m], and I can picture it on all ages.

  2. I didn’t know there was a book, but I used to watch the movie every time I went to my grandparents house when I was young so I do think of the ghost. However, if I knew someone with the name I would associate the name with the person before the ghost. I wouldn’t worry about the friendly ghost association. I don’t think many people under the age of 20 have even seen it and I’m sure most kids under 10 don’t even know what it is.

  3. I love [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Noel[/name_u]! A previous poster also mentioned [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Dorian[/name_u]. I think that’s nice.

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I don’t think it’s too childish or connected to the character. You may get some friendly ghost references, but it’s becoming more commonplace as a name (and it is a gorgeous name!).

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Noel[/name_u] is very handsome
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Elias[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Mars[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Uriah[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Charles[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Grove[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]

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I associate it with the ghost TV show of my youth and [name_m]Casper[/name_m] Weinberger, alas. Oh, and [name_m]Casper[/name_m] Gutman (sp?).

But otherwise, it is a fine name and one that should be brought back.

I love [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] which is like it, but not.

I think the only thing that could seem childish about it is the ghost allusion. Otherwise, it is just like [name_u]Jasper[/name_u], but with a C. :slight_smile:

Casper [name_u]Noel[/name_u] is lovely!

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I adore the name [name_m]Casper[/name_m] and, if I can get my partner on board, would consider it seriously for this baby. I absolutely think it can grow with a child into adulthood and The Friendly Ghost Association doesn’t bother me. I’ve taught a few Caspers and I’ve never heard any of their friends make mention of it (and even if they did it’s not a bad association).

Some pairings I like are:

Casper [name_m]Elio[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Wilfred[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Louis[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Miles[/name_u]

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Thanks for all of the replies so far! They are most helpful! Also, I was completely wrong about the friendly ghost being a book! Oops!

  1. Casper feels charming and handsome. It’s cute for a kid but could mature too

  2. The association is there but I don’t think it’s overwhelming

  3. Casper [name_u]Noel[/name_u] is lovely. I’d suggest [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Leon[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Joel[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Luke[/name_m] and [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]

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I think [name_m]Casper[/name_m] is sweet! I think it works well on both a kid and an adult. It’s a classic but underused name that can definitely grow with the wearer over time. I’m actually a big fan of the name, but personally the Friendly Ghost association is a bit too strong for me. If you don’t have that association, I don’t think it’s a problem. I don’t think many kids today would make the association, and if people do make the association, it’s not a bad one!

As for middle names, I’m not sure about your style but some suggestions in the vain of [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Noel[/name_u]:
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Noah[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Willem[/name_m]
Casper Luca

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Oh I LOVEEE [name_m]Casper[/name_m]! Personally though, I would probably use the [name_m]Kasper[/name_m] spelling. I feel like it helps tone down the ghost association a bit. Though I don’t think it’s a negative association, just a strong one for me

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Casper is fantastic, not childish at all and the friendly ghost is not an issue. It was an established name well before the cartoon.

So many great middle suggestions already. [name_f]My[/name_f] personal favourite combo is [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Julian[/name_u]. :slight_smile:

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  1. I don’t think of the name as too childish. If anything, I have an easier time picturing it on an adult than a child. However, nicknames can soften!

  2. For me the connection to the Friendly Ghost is very strong, and the name is nfm for that reason. I love a lot of similar names like [name_u]Jasper[/name_u], [name_m]Castor[/name_m], [name_m]Caspian[/name_m], [name_m]Cassian[/name_m] and [name_m]Cassius[/name_m], but the connection to the ghost makes me feel like this is a “one person name.” That said, it isn’t a negative association by ANY means and this doesn’t render it unusable!

  3. Casper [name_u]Noel[/name_u] is nice! [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u], [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Julien[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Blaine[/name_u], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] and [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Wallace[/name_u] all came to mind right away as well for some reason.

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It does remind me of [name_m]Casper[/name_m] the friendly ghost. However I still really love it and I think it could make a come back. I like the name with more traditional middles so
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Frederick[/name_m]

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  1. I don’t think it’s too childish! I can imagine [name_m]Casper[/name_m] very easily as a young child or a grown adult. He could always go by “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]” or “Caz” in highschool if he wanted a slightly edgier name in his teenage years. I definitely think it could grow with him.

  2. I would love to see this name be used outside of The Friendly Ghost! I think it’s too good of a name to be used for one character and one character only. I’ve heard of people using it for their kids, and I don’t think it should be too much of an issue for you.

  3. I love [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Noel[/name_u]! Other suggestions:

Casper Niccolo
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Leon[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Emrys[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Lee[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Florian[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Otis[/name_m]

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  • absolutely not childish at all! i think it’s very timeless. can you just see a super handsome grandpa sipping hot cocoa by the fire next to his christmas tree?

  • i grew up with the friendly ghost and i absolutely loved him. even if people make the connection, it’s not a bad one at all. and will kids of his generation even know it?

  • casper noel :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: what a magical, beautiful, sparkling, blessed name! especially for a december baby!
    i don’t think i have any ideas that would top casper noel, but here are some thoughts:
    casper seth
    casper levi
    casper phoenix
    casper snow
    casper nicholas
    casper lachlan
    casper nehemiah
    casper grey
    casper jade
    casper wyatt

  1. I can’t see how it can be childish.
  2. For me before joining NB it was, but now I associate it with some NB users! Also none of the kids I know knows it.
  3. [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Timothy[/name_u], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Julian[/name_u], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Gideon[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
  1. Not childish at all! I know one [name_m]Casper[/name_m] and he’s an adult and it suits him well.

  2. I don’t associate [name_m]Casper[/name_m] with the movie, but even if I did it wouldn’t be so bad.

  3. Casper [name_u]Noel[/name_u] is amazing! :slight_smile:


I don’t think it’s childish, I think it would grow well with an individual.

i do have the [name_m]Casper[/name_m] the friendly ghost association, but i haven’t seen the movie since i was very young and I don’t know if the more recent generation has seen it. Also it’s my cat’s name so that is more my immediate association now

Casper [name_u]Noel[/name_u] is lovely! Some other options:

Casper [name_u]Milo[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Oliver[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Elias[/name_u]

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No I don’t think it’s to childish imo. I don’t think [name_m]Casper[/name_m] the friendly ghost is a big association.

Casper [name_m]Archie[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Fenton[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Jupiter[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Otis[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Gray[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Winton[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]

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