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It's really pretty and I like the nickname Cassie.
someone-  10/10/2019
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Spanish pronunciation is [ka - SAN - dra]. [noted -ed]
colisman  8/31/2019
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In Spanish, it's usually spelled Casandra. [noted -ed]
colisman  8/31/2019
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Also Occitan: https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Cassandra#Occitan (offer sources and pronunciation)
Frollein Gladys  6/25/2019
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My name is Cassandra Taylor and my mother named me after the Greek princess. I know that no one will believe me but when I dream I get a glimpse of what will happen in the future, like what weather it will be tomorrow, in a month, or a year. It usually happens but I can't make it happen. And only witness not change and some things I see are not always great but I guess I gotta live with it. May Princess Kassandra rest in peace.
GrimReaperGirl  5/20/2019
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This is my name, it it is special to me because my grandma's name is Sandra Dee and mine is Cassandra Lee. So I am named after my grandma.
Iheartwolves28  5/7/2019
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I named myself Cassie, it's from my favorite movie- the main actress is called Cassie, so I used it for myself when I was 13, then I found out Cassie is the nickname of Cassandra, and I really love this name, it felt like this is who I am.
CassandraRowe  3/29/2019
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Cassandra Clare, author of the Shadowhunters Chronicles. Her real name is Judith Lewis. My favorite author.
MayaHelen  3/20/2019
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Cassandra is my name. I use Cassandra professionally, and Cass informally with my friends and family. I think it it a pretty name, but is quite long. It pairs well with short middle names, mine is Lee.
Casslgrey  11/17/2018
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Nicknames for Cassandra:
Cassie
Casey
Sandra
Sandy
Ann.
Luvbug86  10/23/2018
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I think Cassandra is a very impressive, powerful name. I wouldn't expect a Cassandra to be shy and retiring. As a rather timid, introverted person myself, I'm glad I'm not a Cassandra, because I could never live up to it! I also like how many nicknames could be made from Cassandra. I only know two people named Cassandra. One is a woman in her 60s (goes by Sandra) and the other is her granddaughter in her teens (goes by Cassie). They live up to the fantastic beauty of the name.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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In 2018, 20 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Cassandra who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 334th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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While it has unfortunate connotations, Cassandra is a lovely, albeit slightly unusual name. It would make any little girl stand out in a classroom. Possible nicknames include Cas, Cassie, Sandra, Sandy, and Andy.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2018
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Cassandra is such a gorgeous name for a girl. There are the nicknames Cass, Cassie, and Sandra. I love the meaning too!
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
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Cassandra is the name of Rapunzel's best friend and lady-in-waiting, from the TV series "Tangled: The Series".
Kitandkat  4/30/2018
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Cassandra sounds like the name of a strong, determined woman. I love it! The meaning is great as well!
Kitandkat  3/26/2018
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My mother's name is Sandra and I have always believed that the meaning of this name is "bringer of gift from heaven".
― Anonymous User  3/18/2018
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I adore this name. I always imagine a Cassandra being a honey blonde with big 60s style hair and chocolate brown eyes walking in a bikini on a hot summer's day, walking along a sandy beach in Miami or somewhere else in America with hot weather and palm trees... perhaps California? Yes, I picture the name Cassandra on an all American beauty- great name. And Cassy and Sandy are great nicknames too.
Goldcrown  2/24/2018
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Always loved it as it is my middle name. Mom penned her special touch to it in the form of Casandria. I was named after a beautiful girlfriend of my uncle at the time my mom was pregnant with me. Loved my childhood nickname of Sandy. Hated the others kids in grade school calling me ‘cassava’ though.
Didn’t stumble upon its meaning until later on in life and I truly believe it because I’ve become a helper of men in my own regard... as a certified emergency room nurse.

And the historical association of being a prophetess, I’ve experienced that aspect many times for myself.. sometimes heeded, other times not so much.

All in all, It’s a great name, regal and alluring, not commonly heard... takes a while to learn to spell as a kid. Love it love love it.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2018
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I love the name Cassandra! If I ever have a daughter, I will name her Cassandra Mae. I like all of the nicknames for Cassandra (Cassie, Casey, Cass, Sandy, Sandra), although I wouldn't really enjoy calling my daughter "Sandra". This name is so beautiful!
Ella Frances  8/8/2017
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I am apparently in the minority on the name Cassandra. I've always disliked it very much and started asking people to call me Sandra in high school. It very quickly turned into Sandy and I've been known as Sandy for about 28 years. What makes things even worse is my middle name is Christine. They are both very long names. Plus, the story of my grandma being the one to name me and my mother disagreeing but going along with it doesn't set well with me either.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2017
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I've always liked my name. However, I didn't like the shortened version, Cassi, for the longest time because I was constantly called Lassie throughout school. I also got into an argument with my kindergarten teacher because she insisted that I was spelling Cassi wrong. No, my mom didn't want the e on the end. The teacher wasn't happy when my mom sent a response to the note home regarding my argumentative nature regarding my name.
Cassi-no-e  4/26/2017
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Cassandra Gava is an American actress and producer best known for her performance as the witch in the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian, and as the slave woman Alessa in High Road to China. She appeared in 21 films between 1979 and 1998. She also appears on the cover of the Jefferson Starship album Spitfire, and is credited as "dragon princess" in the liner notes.
cutenose  3/14/2017
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I used to hate being called Cassandra. My mom named me after the Greek Prophetess. I usually go by Casey. A lot of people call me Cassie or Cass. It doesn't really bother me. I have started to actually like the name. However I have found that I get to say "I told you so", "I warned you", and "I wish you would have listened" far too many times for liking. I have this curse and it is real. There is no doubt about it. Being smart just doesn't cut it when people refuse to listen to you when you are always right...
CassandraLee1  8/10/2016
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Cassandra is nice but I prefer the spelling Kassandra. It just seems more rare. The nickname Sandra I don't like, but Cassie and Casey are cute names.
Sania01  7/21/2016
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Could also be spelled as Casandra. I prefer this spelling because you don't get the "ass" part as you do with cASSandra.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2016
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I like it, I just don't like the nicknames Cassie and Sandra for it.
Luvbug86  4/26/2016
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I've been called Sandra, but that's because some people think that my name is too long. I don't really like "Sandra" as a shortening though, I prefer Cassie, it's cuter. But I love my name, the history and everything about it, and also the other persons that I know who are Cassandras, they are quite lovable.
cassiepweedie  3/1/2016
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In the Greek myth Cassandra's name is a synonyme of Alexandra, that is why it has also the meaning : she who repels men (besides: she who excels).
Athough I love the name, her story is a sad one. After Troy was taken over by the Greeks, Cassandra looked for selter in the temple of the goddess Athena. There she was raped by a Greek warrior. Then she was given to Agamemnon, who fell deeply in love with her. It is said they had two children together, Teledamos and Pelopas. Agamemnon brought her with him back to Greece, where they were tragicly murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Egisthos.
ginnykom  2/22/2016
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I have always loved my name. However, I often find that people don't hear the "Ca" and will think I said Sandra.
auntcassie  2/2/2016
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That happens to me a lot. My name is Cassandra Nichole. If someone asks me for my name, they always think I say Sandra. And for some weird reason people also think my name is Catherine.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2016
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My name is Cassandra. I love my name so much. At first I thought my name was too long, took up too much energy to remember. However, I have grown to love my name. I love the meaning servant of mankind, and light, and it is really awesome to know that Cassandra was a prophetess in Greek mythology, a princess. I also realize that the bearers of this name are generally considered to be very beautiful inside out, We Cassandras tend to be a friend to whoever needs one. Cassandra's are crazy fun, you'll enjoy a friendship with her, totally extraordinary. Not being biased, these were opinions of others before I shared these opinions.
cassiepweedie  1/31/2016
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My name is Cassandra Elaine, which I really love. I pronounce my name as Cuh/Cas-sand-ra. Some people say my name as Cuh-saun/sawn-dra, but I don't really mind.
People might say that there is a certain word within the name in which they like the spelling - Casandra better. But, the fact is when people pronounce this name, they don't usually say the name with a stress on the first few words unless they do it intentionally. The stress belongs on san in Cus-SAN-dra. That is how I pronounce my own name.
I like the meaning of my name as "helper/servant of mankind" along with my middle name Elaine which means "light."
So in full, my name can be interpreted as a personal message of how to live my own life: be of help and serve mankind, and continue to be a light to the world, shining through my actions.
cecmusic322  12/9/2015
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My name is Cassandra Jade but everyone always referred to me as Cassie, Cass or CJ until I entered the workforce. It took a while to get used to 'Cassandra' but I love it now. People often comment on my name and believe it suits me because of my medusa curly like hair :)
― Anonymous User  12/5/2015
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I do not like my name. I find it too long. It was my mother who had chosen because my father wanted to call me Heidi. I learned many things on this site.
Cassandra Amantea  9/17/2015
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The band Theatre of Tragedy has a song called Cassandra in their 1998 album Aégis.
Phosphobos  8/19/2015
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In the British sitcom Only Fools & Horses, Rodney's wife is called Cassandra.
CaraJane  8/17/2015
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Really exciting to see one of the old comments where someone wanted to name their child the same as me haha.

I love my name. Cassandra is very formal and Cassie fits me very well as a nickname. Coworkers and family have started calling me Cass now that I'm in my 20's. It's a great name to grow up with since it has different levels of formality, like Michael, Mikey, Mike.
CassandraLynne  6/10/2015
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My niece is called this. As it is always shortened to Cassie it is easy to forget what a beautiful name CASSANDRA really is.
fugfacedmermaid  12/28/2014
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Very nice and decent name but I prefer the spelling of Casandra (one S) because it doesn't have Ass like cASSandra does.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2014
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There's something super sophisticated about this name. I love it!
Reenie_12  8/2/2014
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This has always been one of my favorite names since I was a child. It was especially exciting when there was a character in one of my favorite games (Soul Caliber, mentioned above), who had the name. She instantly became my favorite character. This name will always have a special place in my heart.
EkiAku  8/2/2013
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Cassandra Cain is the name of a DC Comics character, who has served as Batgirl in various Batman comics and in her own comic book series. I've always loved this name; it's pretty but not too common or plain.
sunshinechild67  7/26/2013
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I recently began to really love this name, I especially like the nickname 'Cas'.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2013
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I like this name, but the meaning is a bit bad and sexist.
MeinNameIstMelissa  6/28/2013
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Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments series. I think it's a pseudonym.
thesnowwhiterose  5/21/2013
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I've known one person with this name, and she pronounced it cas-on-dra, which I don't really like. I do like pronunciation ca-sand-ra though, it's been growing on me :)
― Anonymous User  1/27/2013
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I never liked this name, especially because it has the word "a**" in it... think about when your daughter will learn now to spell her name, "C-A-S-S, etc...". A** :(
flamingrubyred  1/1/2013
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My dad wanted to call me this when I was born, but mum wouldn't let him. I am about to change my horrible first name (the one they chose was much worse, funnily enough), and am thinking of using this one. I like the shortening of Cass.
chocolatefrog  5/25/2012
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A variant of this name is Cassondra, pronounced Kuh sawn druh.
CassondraShine  4/2/2012
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So-so name. It sounds pretty, but doesn't look to good on paper. I prefer the spelling Casandra. My friend's little sister has this name and we call her Dra (pronounced Druh) xD.
Justine_Adrian  11/12/2011
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This is my name, too, though spelled Cassandre "Casse" and I'm actually surprised at how many people with this name like it. As a kid, I was picked on for this name... Sassy, Lassie, Gassy, etc., not to mention Casey, Cassidy, Chastity, and Cass (which I hated, because it was the name of a guy on a soap opera my grandmother watched). As an adult I'm more okay with it, but still don't care for it. Plus people on the phone always hear Cathy. Growing up my mother said it meant 'defender of man', like Alexandra does and I thought that was a really stupid meaning compared to my brother's which meant "gift of God".
― Anonymous User  11/8/2011
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I was searching this name because it is my name and read that Cassandra means she who breathes flames of love. I love this name (of course , because it is mine) but also because it is classic, feminine, and elegant.
CassandraM  5/15/2011
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I think, like Alexandra, it sounds very grand without being pretentious. I love it!
Chrila96  11/7/2010
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I think this name is older than from the Ancient Greeks. The Ancient Persians had the name Cassandane before it evolved into Cassandra. Cassandane was the wife of Cyrus the Great.
gixmonster  10/18/2010
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A not-so-famous bearer is the character Cassandra Edelstein (portrayed by Eva Amurri) from teen religious satire "Saved!" starring Mandy Moore and Patrick Fugit.
DaphneSusan  10/14/2010
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I personally love the name, while it is too common for me to use, and I hate the nicknames.
I like it pronounced either way. I've known two Cassandras. (One went by "Sabi" the other "Kassy") Kassy was an annoying, bullying child; the other, "Sabi" was a Dungeon Master and super-geek. I guess it kind of goes to show how this name can fit all personality types.
DaphneSusan  10/14/2010
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This is the main character's name in Janette Oke's book "They Called Her Mrs. Doc".
lovingmother  8/26/2010
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Cassandra has always been one of my favourite names. It's breathtakingly beautiful, passionate and regal. And I love Cassandra in the myth. However, I don't like any of the "established" nicknames - Cassie, Sandy and especially not Sandra. If I was to use this name, I would give her the nickname Cassa.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2009
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My best friend's name is Cassander, she's girl. It's almost Cassandra but I think Cassander is even prettier! xoxo
― Anonymous User  9/6/2009
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I like this name, but it seems to be overused in soap operas, not to mention they always go by Cassie. I had a Cassandra in some of my early writings, but she went by Sandy. I think Sandy sounds better than Cassie as a nickname.
bananarama  8/10/2009
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I like this name, but everyone shortens it to Cassie or Cass, and I don't like that nickname.
-Julia-  7/26/2009
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Robert Fitzgerald, one of the leading Homeric translators, translated the name as "she who entangles men".
Athena Nike  7/26/2009
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I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned Lady Cassandra O'Brien Dot Delta Seventeen from the new Doctor Who series. She calls herself the last 'pure' human on Earth, and is nothing but a stretch of skin with a face stretched over a frame 'like a trampoline'.
Ayla  7/26/2009
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This is a really pretty name. It is unique, and soft. I also think that the name Cassie is a good nickname, as well as Sandy or Sandra. It is also a name that someone could grow up with. (:
RosePetals016  6/27/2009
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I LOVE IT! It makes me think of the colour blue for some reason. I guess I'm just strange like that :DD

Any girl would be so lucky to have such a beautiful name!
― Anonymous User  5/31/2009
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One of the sisters in the movie "Voyage of the Unicorn" is named Cassandra.
Martha Gold  4/13/2009
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Cassandra, Sophitia's sister, is a playable character in Soul Calibur II, III, and IV.
ICEyun  2/24/2009
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In Harry Potter, Professor Trelawney claims her great-grandmother was celebrated Seer Cassandra Trelawney.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2009
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I absolutely love this name. My sister-in-law has this name and I love it. I hate it when people call her (CASUNDRA). I like the usual saying of Cassandra. She spells her name like the usual spelling.
lol_cool  12/8/2008
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I think this is a very sophisticated name. Mine is spelled Kasandra and pronounced (Ka-Sawn-DrA) and everyone around me calls me Kassie (not pronounced KA-See, but simply Ka-see vowel sounding a). I hate when people call me Kasey and all the other mispellings for this name.
KasandraGrace  10/26/2008
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My parents said that when they looked up Cassandra after my sister was born they found it to mean "mystery." But since then I have not found it to mean that.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2008
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Cassandra is one of my favorite names. Good nicknames are Cassie or Sandy.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2008
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Yeah I like the name Cassandra, but I never really use it! I have the name but I'm always called Cassie and my friends just call me Cass. But it's one of those names which people say completely when they are really angry with you!
CassBlack  5/30/2008
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Cassandra is the name of the half wolf-coyote breed human hybrid in Lora Leigh's Breed series. First appearing in Elizabeth's Wolf to more recently appeared (much older) in Dawns Awakening.

Her full name is: Cassandra Walker Sinclair, daughter to Elizabeth Walker and Dash Sinclair (wolf breed) (and commonly known and is referred to as Cassie.)
Angelsoft  3/29/2008
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I love this name. It's classic yet very contemporary. Jane Austen's sister's name was Cassandra as well.

Plus, if you were to name your kid Cassandra, she would be able to go by Sandra, Cassie, Cass, or Sandy.
tu_es_faux  3/8/2008
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People wouldn't name thier kids this for a long time because of the prophetess-whom-no-one-would-belive.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2008
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Pronounced "kahs-sahn-dra".
Maggie_Simpson  1/28/2008
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Cassandra is the name of the little alien girl, who's adopted by "Dr. Janet Fraiser" after being brought to Earth, after her whole family, as well the whole population of her home planet "Hanka", is killed by the "Goa'uld's" in the Sci-Fi TV show "Stargate SG-1".
Charlie1977  10/3/2007
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Cassandra Hughes is the main character in the UK television show 'Hex'.
Lucia_Swanne  9/18/2007
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I love the name Cassandra. My second girl would be named Cassandra May. I love the meaning shining upon man.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2007
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In the 1st new series of Doctor Who, in episode 2, The End of the World, and in the 1st episode of the 2nd series, Cassandra is an evil human who is like a trampoline made of skin.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
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Cassandra is a character in the series "Daughters of the Moon" by Lynne Ewing. She was a follower of the Atrox.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2007
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This name works for a middle name with, like, EVERYTHING. I think it's because the stress is on the second syllable.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2007
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I think this name is pretty. I also like the nickname Cassie.
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
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Cassandra´s pet forms are Cassie, Casey, Sandra, Sandy.
Karcoolka  3/18/2007
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I think this name is very pretty.
ellahcooper2495  1/29/2007
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My best friend's name is Cassandra and she hates every nickname and spelling of the nickname. But she choose "Casey" as the nickname she liked best.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2007
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It is so funny that people think this name is too long. No one ever says that about Elizabeth or Catherine, which both have nine letters like Cassandra. I think Cassandra is a wonderful name. It's feminine without being cutesy or frilly.
KrisMichelle  1/12/2007
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She has always loved this name, particularly its history.
Belle  12/30/2006
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Cassandra 'Cassie' Turner is a character in the Australian soap, Home & Away. The teen is the foster daughter of Sally and Flynn. She is smart, pretty and loyal.
Belle  12/30/2006
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Cassandra Austen was the sister of Jane Austen.
Missy  12/23/2006
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After studying ancient Greece I found out Cassandra means "she who entangles men" just so everyone knows.
setsuka13  12/7/2006
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When I was younger, I absolutely hated this name, my name. I thought that it was strange and just ugly. Now that I am older, I have really grown to love this name.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2006
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I like my name, but the variation of spelling really makes mine unique. Casandra. ONE s. I do like it. Casandra Marie at first was long and I was made fun of in elementary for it, but it really sets me apart from all my friends named Whitney and Matthew because there are so many! (I do like those names too!)
Casando  11/1/2006
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My full name is Cassandra Linnette and everyone I talk to tells me my name is beautiful and I think so too. If it wasn't my name already I would name my daughter that. I really believe the thing about the curse put on Cassandra in Greek Mythology because when I know something is going to happen, no one believes me, and when it really does happen, they still think it was just a coincidence. Oh yea and it's a name no one ever teased me for. That's always a good thing to look for when picking a name for a child.
sandyp22  10/4/2006
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This is my absolute favorite girls' name! If I ever have a daughter her name will be Cassandra Mary. It is so beautiful and feminine, and it isn't very popular. It has a nice meaning and a history in mythology. So what's not to like about this name?
― Anonymous User  9/10/2006
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I absolutely love this name for some odd reason, even though it is overused. What surprises me however, is that this name is not somehow related to less popular Cassidy. Odd, isn't it.
Starla-Marie_1993  8/11/2006
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Cassandra is a mysterious, graceful Abyssinian cat in the Tony winning Andrew Lloyd Webber hit broadway show.
QuaxosBlackCatMagic  8/9/2006
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I love the name Cassandra. I used to hate it because of the length - but now I just think it's gorgeous. Of course I'm partial because it is my name.
booka  7/26/2006
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My best friend's name is Cassandra and I quite like the name even though it took me forever to learn how to spell it but that's just me. The name Cassandra has quite a meaning with it and very smart people should be named Cassandra just like my friend. She's very very smart.
mooseygirl  7/26/2006
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I have always loved the name Cassandra. My parents always told me it meant God's helper and Helper of mankind. I have also heard that it means truthful. I am often told that I have a beautiful name and I agree!
popsmozelle  7/18/2006
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I love the name Cassandra because it's my name. But I am not happy that some people think the name is for witches because it is NOT!
cassy girl  5/13/2006
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There is a character by the name Cassandra Goth in the Sims 2 game.
rinygrin  5/8/2006
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Cassandra is a beautiful name. I love the nickname Cassie. If my first had been a girl the name would have been Cassandra Lynne.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
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Cassandra Spagnolo is a beautiful Australian model.
lindamaree  3/9/2006
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I love my name, I used to hate being called Cassandra but I love the uniqueness of it now. My full name is Cassandra Alicia and I like the idea of the Greek princess/prophetess myth.
cassandra_2603  1/18/2006
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When I started Ancient Greek lessons I decided to look into my favourite girl's name. I found several possible meanings - 'Bringing light to mankind' was our favourite. If I ever have kids then I'd name my daughter this - saying someone brings light to mankind is a pretty good name, I think.
benthedude  1/11/2006
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Cassandra is the witty heroine of the novel "I Capture the Castle".
puresimplicity  1/6/2006
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Charlie Sheen and his former girlfriend Paula Profit have a daughter named Cassandra Estevez (born 1985).
AndrewJKD  1/3/2006
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I read in a magazine that it meant seductress of men.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
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Um, no, it does not mean "seductress of men". That is an error.
Kekepania  2/14/2006
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Demi Moore played a character named Cassandra in the 1980's cult film "One Crazy Summer".
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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The one thing that bugs me about my name is getting called two different names all the time. My name is pronounced Cas"san"dra not Cas'sand'ra. I also have a friend who I share the spelling of name but not the pronunciation of it. If you ever watch "Wayne's World' Mike Meyer's character jumps from one pronunciation to another. It's irritating when someone does that. But all in all a very pretty name!
CassandraLee  8/24/2005
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I figured my name was just an excuse to get me to write more because of how long it is. But I think it's beautiful because of its history.
Cassiename_14  6/30/2005
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I wondered what Cassandra - my name - meant. I looked it up in the dictionary. The definition was this: "Greek Goddess means helper of men." My personal opinion is that some meanings are different than others.
Ccolio11  4/13/2005
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It also means "helper of man" or in the dictionary "one who utters unheeded prophecies."
Bast 13  3/25/2005

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