04/01/2014 at 13:36
04/01/2014 at 14:04
I would always spell it Casper. And I would think that spelling it Caspar was a way of trying to make it different iykwim? Not that it is, it's just what I would automatically assume because I've never seen it like that before. Also, when I read Caspar I say it in a silly posh voice in my head, ha!
The shortened version of my name can be spelt about 6 different ways and to be honest I've just got used to people spelling it wrong. It doesn't bother me.
04/01/2014 at 14:06
We short listed Jasper and I would spell Casper with an e too. I think it goes well with your surname
04/01/2014 at 14:18
04/01/2014 at 14:24
Er for me too x
04/01/2014 at 14:40
Casper...my cat is called Casper :)
04/01/2014 at 14:52
For me if 'ar' is the more original spelling then I'd use that. We used Shea instead of the more modern Shay. When family kicked up a fuss asking why I threatened to use the most original version of the name Sé. So without going too out there I'd use an older version of the name.
04/01/2014 at 15:46
Casper. Someone asked this question on a facebook group the other day too. Very few said ar. But guess it depends on what you want. Phoebe is phebe in the bible but we stuck to the 'norm'
04/01/2014 at 16:02
Casper would be the way i'd assume it'd be spelt.
04/01/2014 at 16:07
Casper here too....though I prefer the at spelling. As someone who's name is misspelt frequently it wouldn't bother me x
04/01/2014 at 16:17
The E version. Really like it :)
04/01/2014 at 16:25
04/01/2014 at 16:48
Casper for sure. I also say Caspar in a silly voice. I do think of Casper the ghost but I still think its a very lovely name and would love to use it myself but H would never agree.
04/01/2014 at 16:52
I knew a Caspar at uni so would automatically spell it like that but seems I'm in the minority!
04/01/2014 at 17:04
I'm going against the grain a bit as I actually prefer Caspar to Casper. The latter does make me think of the ghost whereas 'ar' seems more formal/name-like..IYSWIM.
Both are lovely, anyway! I think you're right too that not many kids these days will think of the ghost!
04/01/2014 at 17:17
We had the same dilemma and settled on Casper. I do still love Caspar but as someone said above it does feel like it would be a bit posh ' Cass-paaaaarrr'. We also considered Jasper, and Kaspar/Kasper. He is mainly called Cass anyway.
04/01/2014 at 17:40
Madonna I was actually going to fb you about using the name incase you think we stole it or would be annoyed to have it used again.
04/01/2014 at 17:41
Nah, it's not like the three kings emailed me in disgust lol ;)
No-one owns names!
04/01/2014 at 17:42
(great taste, obv!)
I like both, but I'd pronounce them differently, and I do think the AR ending is a bit posher. Not that that would be a bad thing necessarily, it just depends what you wanted.
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