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It sould also be noted that Cassiopea worshipped the ground her daughter walked and openly bragged about Andromeda's beauty in front of the Gods. This ended in Andromeda being offered to the Kraken as a sacrifice in order to beg Hera for forgiveness.
echo_of_the_past  10/9/2005
Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids who complained to Poseidon. Poseidon sent a sea monster and demanded that Andromeda, Cassiopeia's daughter, be sacrificed to it. Luckily, Perseus came along and saved Andromeda. Cassiopeia was made a constellation.
Carmen1509  12/5/2006
Oh my God how cool it would be to have two daughters named Cassiopeia and Andromeda!
Tango  5/4/2007
Joanna Newsom has a song called Cassiopeia.
melrose452  11/17/2007
I think any name containing the word "pee" should be avoided. The playground can be hell, folks.
leananshae  12/8/2007
There was a character in the 1970-80's television show "Battlestar Galactica" named Cassiopeia (portrayed by Lorette Spang-McCook). It was pronounced ka-see-O-pee-a.
Lyric  1/5/2008
Cassiopeia has to be one of the most beautiful names I've ever heard. I wish wish wish it was my name! It's so strong, beautiful and elegant, plus there are so many nickname opportunities (Cass, Cassy, Pia, etc!) There could, of course, be problems with spelling and pronunciation, but that wouldn't put me off. Any girl called Cassiopeia is INCREDIBLY lucky to have such a perfect name!
Sophannagh  8/20/2008
I pronounce this name cassio-PAY-ah, so ne pee sound in there. I don't mind this name but it would get shortened to Cassie which I really dislike. I don't think that it would be good to give this name to one sister & Andromeda to another as the original bearers were mother & daughter, it's like calling siblings Romeo & Juliet! Just icky!?!
― Anonymous User  9/24/2008
This name is great, I totally love it, and would consider it for a future daughter. It's just so pretty and feminine and strong. The only downside is that it's so long and I don't like any of the nickname choices.
Likeyeahwhatev  8/2/2009
The French version is Cassiopée, pronounced Cassio-"pay". I like it a lot, better than Cassiopeia.
Arialblack  11/17/2009
I always thought this name was pronounced kas-ee-o-PAY-ah.
erb816  5/31/2010
I think this is a pretty name, but I'd prefer to pronounce it "cass ee OH pee a"--emphasis on the "O".
Meadow  7/13/2010
In Denmark the pronunciation would be, cass-yo-'PEYE-a. Eye pronounced like an eye or the letter I.

I much prefer this pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2012
I received a Greek Mythology encyclopedia, and this name was listed as just Cassiope. I read on Wikipedia "Her name in Greek is Κασσιόπη, Kassiope". Not sure which I like better. Cassiopeia is really pretty and girly. Cassiope has a nice sound to it too, like popular Penelope with the nickname Cassie. I'm not sure people would pronounce Cassiopeia right, but it's beautiful and different which I love.
HarderToBreathe  8/18/2013
I've always pronounce this name like cah-see-OH-pee-ah. That's how we were taught to say it in English class when learning mythology and in my astronomy class when looking at the constellation. It's a very beautiful name though, I would love to use this for a little girl someday and maybe sometimes call her Cassi.
Aili_Helen  10/24/2015
Cassiopeia “Cassie” Sullivan is the main protagonist from the novel “The 5th Wave” and the upcoming movie with the same name.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2016
Singer Sara Bareilles has a lovely song called "Cassiopeia" that's about the constellation.
renee06  4/30/2016
Sounds rather arrogant and pretentious on a child. I can imagine a girl with this name being very full of herself.
Buneary  8/9/2016
I like this name, it sounds elegant and regal. I prefer the nickname "Cassia" over "Cassie", I don't know why, it just sounds better to me.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2016
The name Cassiopeia is used in the great game 'Ni No Kuni' and the character was the queen of her kingdom. I also love the name and if I have a daughter I am planning on calling her Cassiopeia with the pronunciation of 'Cass-ee-o-pee-a'.
fairymagicmania  12/28/2016
My name is Cassiopeia. I have never met another with my name. My parents called me Cassie for short. I used to hate it as a child because it was so different. I got teased a little but not so much in a bad way. I love it now because it is so different and I get many compliments.
Amom  6/9/2017

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