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  1. #1
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    How do you pronounce Cassius?

    Just wondering... in my head, it's always been cass-ee-us, but I've heard the pn CASH-us, and also with an emphasis on the middle syllable, cah-SEE-us (neither of them in actual usage, I've never met a Cassius).

    What is the actual Shakespearean pn? Julius Ceasar was never a favourite of mine.

    As a side point, what do you think of it as an actual name? It's really growing on me and I love the nn Cas, but when I say it aloud, it just feels like too much name; I think it's the repetitive S sound. Opinions? I don't know if I like it as much as Caspian/Casimir.


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    Before Muhammed Ali changed his name, I believe most people pronounced it CASH-us.

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    In my head, it was always cass-ee-us, too, but I've always been corrected as it being cash-us. I like the cass- pronunciation, not a huge fan of the cash-. The cash- pronunciation just reminds me of Muhammad Ali. I like it, but I feel like I'd be pronouncing it "wrong" with the cass- prn., and I'm not a fan of the other. I prefer Casimir, Caspian and Castiel for that reason.
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    CASH-us. That's how I pronounce it and how I remember it from "Julius Caesar."

    I don't dislike it, but I can't say I particularly like it either.
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    I say cass-ee-us like you.
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