Fascinating C Names

The third post in the series is here!

Calytrix- I featured this name in my Ends in X post, but I thought it deserved a spot here too. It’s the name of a star-shaped flower native to Australia.

Chiara- The Italian form of Clara is graceful and rhythmic. The “ch” makes a K sound, so Chiara sounds exactly like Kiara.

Caieta- A character in Roman mythology, Caieta could be a great route to the nickname Cai for a girl.

Caca- Another Roman mythology name, though Caca, for obvious reasons, is completely unusable as a first name. Still, it’s fascinating!

Caoimhe- Caoimhe has a combination that is unfortunately common for Irish names- a beautiful, easy sound with a vexingly unintuitive spelling. It’s pronounced KEE-va. Though sometimes respelled Keeva or Kiva, I think the original spelling has the most grace.

Cassian- Pronounced Cash-in, this saint name could make a great formal name for Cash. It’s related to Cassius, hence the pronunciation.

Cord, Chord-The former spelling is a German short form of Conrad, the latter a set of musical notes. Either way, it’s an interesting choice that could fit in with other short, modern boy’s names like Chance and Chase.

Calais- Yes, it’s a city in France. But it’s also a Greek mythology name, pronounced ca-LAY-iss rather than the French ca-LAY. I could see it appealing to parents for either gender.

Corin- This variant of Quirinus, used by writers from Shakespeare to C.S. Lewis, makes a great update for Cory or masculine equivalent to Cora.

Cormoran- Corin for the long-winded, Cormoran originates in Cornish folklore. J.K. Rowling used it in her novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling.”

Cyprian- This name, in use since at least the second century in Rome, offers an ancient pedigree with a modern, ends in –n sound.

Cadogan-Cadogan is jovial and rhythmic, a combination often found in Welsh and Irish names.

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