Post # 1
I’m currently 39wk pregnant with our first baby. My husband and I picked Caspian(as in Caspian Sea) for our little boy and we’ve been calling him this name and we’re already very attached to this name . Anyway, my SIL has been bashing on this name many times saying the name is not masculine enough for a boy and all her friends said Caspian is an ugly name :(. She brought this issue up again last week and tried to talk me out of naming our son Caspian (as my DH will just tell her to back off and let us name our son). I couldn’t believe she had the guts to tell me how ugly and weak the name Caspian sounds. It’s really hurtful because I’ve been referring to my baby as Caspian. She told me we should pick the name Jacob because that name is masculine and appropriate for a boy.
I just want to know what you guys think about this name because I want more opinions outside the family to see how strangers will react to my baby boy name.
Post # 3
I personally LOOOVVEEE IT!!!! its so different and unique!! Jacob is sooo over used. GO WITH WHAT YOU AND DH WANT!
Post # 4
I think Caspian is GREAT name for boy! I named my daughter Kasmira. Not many people liked it either but those same people look at her now and say, “She looks like a Kasmira.” It’ll be ok. They will get over it eventually. 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think you’re going to do yourself any favors by posting here and looking for more outside opinions. If you love it, then use it. You’re his parents so no-one else matters.
However, since you asked… I’m honestly not a fan.
Post # 6
Not my cup of tea, but honestly, if you like the name, stick with it. Not everyone is going to like every name you pic.
MIL didn’t like our name choices at first, but she grew to accept our daughters’ name.
Post # 7
I think it’s nice because it is original and its your baby so you should name it what you want. But I think it seems a bit old school for this time and age.
Post # 8
I think she should cram it and that you two should name him Caspian if that’s the name you love.
That being said, it sounds a little fruity to me. But who cares – I’m an internet stranger!
Post # 9
Not my cup o tea, personally.
Post # 11
First of all, congratulations on the baby!
I actually like Caspian quite a lot! It reminds me of Prince Caspian from the Chronicles of Narnia books. I don’t really see what’s “weak” about the name at all. I say if you and your husband like the name, that’s what is most important. Good luck!
Post # 12
I don’t love it, but I wouldn’t say it’s terrible. Your sister in law seems to care way too much about this. You like the name, go for it.
Post # 13
i dont like it honestly BUT if you like it go for it! i had a similar issue with my mom she didnt like a name that i LOVED and i named LO differently and i still thnk to this day i should have named her what I wanted.
so if you love it GO FOR IT!!
Post # 14
Don’t worry about other opinions; go with what you you love!
Fwiw, I got some weird reactions to our name choices while I was pregnant; since our kids were born, though, I’ve only gotten compliments. Once there’s an actual human being attached to that name, people seem to get a lot less critical.
Post # 15
+1 I also do not like the name, but who cares? If YOU love it, then YOU name your child that! She can name her own kid Jacob if she loves it so much!
Post # 16
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@Emma82: I think it’s fine. If she wants, she can name her own son Jacob. There’s nothing wrong with Jacob, but there’s nothing wrong with Caspian either. Just tell her that the decision’s been made, and that her opinion/advice wasn’t sought and is therefore unwelcome,.