In my family some kind of shortened version is unavoidable! I would only use a name if there's some shortened version that I can tolerate. My mom would find a way to shorten Lee...
I love the idea of connecting fn+mn=nn
I would love suggestions!!
Whats the initial of your last name?
Hmm... How about
Cassius Y___ (York, Yeats, Yale, Yosemite, Yuri, etc) NN = Cy (as in Cyrus)
Cassius J___, NN= C.J.
Cassius Dean, NN Cade
Cassius Gabe/Gabriel, NN Cage
Cassius I____, NN Cai (as in Caius)
Cassius M___, NN Cam
Cassius P____, NN Cap
Cassius Roland, NN Carl
Cassius Zane, NN Cazz
Cay...I would say it with a hard K, like Kai. Cassius York is very handsome. I think Cappy or Cubby could be a cute childhood nickname. Though I feel like that's just the kind of nickname that my husband would veto...I mean, a man who loves butch names like Cassius usually has a less open mind towards things like Kit & Chip unfortunately!