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#1 3babygirls

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:34 AM

Thinking about a couple of boys names at the moment.

Percival & Casper

Percival would possibly be shortened to Percy.

What do you think? My other two girls have unusual, long names that fit really well with Percival, but I just don't know if it's a bit too much..

I also adore Casper, but wonder if it's too plain compared to the girls names.

#2 Kallie88

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:40 AM

Percival isn't to my personal taste, but i don't think there's anything wrong with it as a name. Casper I do like, even though the friendly ghost comes to mind every time. We have a jasper and I love his name. It's hard to say how well they fit with existing names without knowing what they are. If you think Percival fits really well and love the name go for it

#3 Hollycoddle

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:41 AM

Not keen on either, sorry.  Especially Percy.  Which immediately brings to my mind a euphemism for a penis ie. 'point Percy at the porcelain'.

Edited by Hollycoddle, 15 April 2020 - 10:42 AM.


#4 Silverstreak

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:42 AM

Gorgeous names, you have great taste!

#5 little lion

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:42 AM

Peregrine (Perry) would be better than Percival.

Casper, I do love.

#6 Amica

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:43 AM

They are both pretty awful sorry.

#7 Gudrun

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:45 AM

I'm a fan of both.

#8 seayork2002

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:45 AM

I knew a Casper once, as a word I love it but not I would not name a child either of those names

#9 Zeppelina

Posted 15 April 2020 - 10:57 AM

Not a fan of Percival, but I like Casper. What about Caspian, as something similar but a bit less plain?

#10 IamtheMumma

Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:01 AM

I'd pass on both, sorry

#11 FiveAus

Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:27 AM

Not my style but Casper wins by a long, long way. Percival/Percy wasn't even popular in it's heyday and that's long gone.

#12 doubledelight

Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:44 AM

Neither are to my taste but i definitely prefer Peregrine and Caspian as alternatives.

#13 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:48 AM

View Postdoubledelight, on 15 April 2020 - 11:44 AM, said:

Neither are to my taste but i definitely prefer Peregrine and Caspian as alternatives.

I prefer these alternatives too.




#14 3babygirls

Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:49 AM

View PostZeppelina, on 15 April 2020 - 10:57 AM, said:

Not a fan of Percival, but I like Casper. What about Caspian, as something similar but a bit less plain?

I love Caspian as well, but we know a Caspian and it's put me off it a bit.. I also don't know if Caspian is too 'modern' sounding against our girls names.

#15 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:57 AM

Percival/Percy would be a straight out no from DH and I.

Don't mind Casper, although like others, I think of the friendly ghost.

Alternatives for Percival/Percy
- Byron
- Oscar
- Phineas (nn Finn/Phin)
- Felix
- Sebastian
- Rupert
- Perry
- Horatio
- Peryl
- Rylance
- Rubicon

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 15 April 2020 - 01:38 PM.


#16 littleboysmum

Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:15 PM

I really really dislike Percival. I think Casper is much better!

#17 3babygirls

Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:37 PM

Also don't mind Peregrine, but really don't love Perry.. which doesn't rule it out. My girls have four syllable names that we don't shorten.

#18 3babygirls

Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:44 PM

View PostSilverstreak, on 15 April 2020 - 10:42 AM, said:

Gorgeous names, you have great taste!

Haha, thanks. I definitely don't hear that often! It doesn't bther me that other people don't quite love our name style. I really love old, unusual name with lots of history and meaning.

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:04 PM

sorry I dont like either especially nn Percy in regards to urinating

I prefer Jasper to Casper,  Perry would be better than Percy

Cassius or Caius would be nice

#20 Threelittleducks

Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:19 PM

I know three little Jaspers. Becoming more popular I think.

Casper and Percy are NMS. Percy and the lightening thief is a popular kids book series too.

#21 José

Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:30 PM

Casper has me thinking ghost.
I like jasper.
Percy makes me think of the train in thomas the tank. Percy pulls the mail on time.
I really dislike it.

#22 eponee

Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:34 PM

I dont like Percival, but like Percy.  I'm not fond of Casper either.

Do you like Clancy?

#23 Contrebasse

Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:37 PM

Percival makes me think of Mr Percival the pelican. Or Percy Weasley who is not a sympathetic character!

I know a Casper who is 7, the name suits him

#24 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:42 PM

View Posteponee, on 15 April 2020 - 01:34 PM, said:

I dont like Percival, but like Percy.  I'm not fond of Casper either.

Do you like Clancy?
I like Clancy but in recent times, the two Clancy people that I know are girls (one aged 23, the other aged 7). So I don't associate Clancy as a purely male name anymore, like I did as a child (probably because my only context for it then was Clancy of the Overflow)

#25 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:46 PM

what about Clarence, Laurence, Lance Quincy or Jesper

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 15 April 2020 - 01:51 PM.





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