Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Caspian is a name that I have loved ever since reading "Prince Caspian" by C.S. Lewis when I was young. At the time, I thought that names such as Capsian, Edmund and Eustace were made up names that you would never see on a real person. Of course, now that I'm older I know that Caspian is a place name, Edmund means 'fortunate protector'; and Eustace has greek origins. Yet what hasn't changed is that I still haven't met any of these names 'in real life'.

Naming choices have also evolved a lot since the days when I first read C.S Lewis' classics, and suddenly names that seemed fantastical and 'made-up' when I was young seem trendy and not-so-outrageous now. There is a lot of love out there for Caspian, from those who have read the books, seen the TV adaptations and loved the huge box office movie versions. This gives Caspian the advantage of being familiar to those who have read the books and loved the movies, but still
fresh and uncommon.

When people hear Caspian they think that it is a name for a good, strong, handsome, intelligent, sophistocated, unusual, exotic, masculine and well-educated person. Not a bad first impression for your child to give the world. If you like your names with good nickname potential, nicknames I've seen thrown around for this name are Cas, Caz, Cash and the slightly more creative Ian. Seems like Caspian could have it all, for those who are bold enough to venture down this path.


  1. Ooo...I love Caspian too! Especially after readinf C.S.Lewis' books.

  2. Caspian is an absolutely gorgeous name - it's so romantic and dashing. It doesn't sound too weird as a name, it's like a cross between Casper and Crispian. I would use it myself, except it doesn't suit our last name.

  3. C.S. Lewis is pure brilliance. I love the names he used. I think the remaking of the Narnia movies definitely helped the old fashioned naming trend.

  4. Caspian is going to be the name of our baby boy due July '14..:)

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  6. We just named our little guy Caspian, we call him Cass or C.J. (Caspian John) for short.

    1. Caspian John is a great combination! I'm reading a book at the moment where the main character is called C.J., and was thinking what a good combination it makes.

      Congratulations on the birth of your son :)