Announcement + Names of The Week – Cassius & Vanessa

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Special Announcement!!

I’m very excited to share that I’m now a
Berry Juice Contributor on Nameberry.com!

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You can read my first article about Butterfly Baby Names here:
http://nameberry.com/blog/butterfly-baby-names-from-annabella-to-zephyr#more-36015

This weeks names are:
Cassius & Vanessa

Cassius and Vanessa are both types of butterflies! Click the link above to read more about their butterfly connection as well as other butterfly baby names!

The band Cassius

The band Cassius

Cassius is Latin, an old Roman family name meaning “hollow”. Cassius is currently #760 in popularity here in the United States. I’ve never met a Cassius, but it is a name I see buzzing around a lot on baby name forums and blogs. I think of Cassius as a baby-name-lover’s name. The most common pronunciations are KAS-ee-əs and KASH-əs.

 

Vanessa Huxtable

Vanessa Huxtable

Vanessa is a literary name invented by Jonathan Swift. Swift’s inspiration for this name came from Esther Vanhomrigh. He combined “Van”, from Vanhomrigh, with “Essa” from Esther to create Vanessa. Vanessa is fairly popular in the U.S. at #150. There are many actresses and characters that bear this name. As an 80’s baby, I always think of The Cosby Show character Vanessa Huxtable when I hear this name.

You can hear more about these names, as well as middle name ideas for them in the video below:

Special thanks to Nameberry.com
And huge thanks to my wonderful Mom & my sweet boyfriend for their encouragement and support this week as I embark on new name adventures!
~Meagan

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5 responses to “Announcement + Names of The Week – Cassius & Vanessa

  1. Congratulations on your first Nameberry post!

    I didn’t know Cassius was a butterfly – it’s a handsome name, but I don’t see it very much. I think of it as a baby-name-lover name too.

    Vanessa is pretty, but it does seem rather dated. Other names from my generation, like Emma, Natalie, and Penelope, are going well, but somehow Vanessa got left behind.

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    When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine
    but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, amazing blog!

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