Hard one...how to get Kitt without using Christopher...

(79 Posts)
FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 12:39:34

Or Christian etc...
There must be a long name with a 'kit' beginning middle or ending.
But I can't find one.
I like unusual names,Cornish,old English,old Norse,Celtic,or just underused Names. (I don't want an 1980's name though wink )

It may have to be a rather a tenuous connection.
If anyone can find one,it'll be you lot. thanks

ClaireDeTamble Fri 15-Mar-13 13:39:18

"Kit is not really a shortened version of Christopher, it's an 'only on MN' phenomena I believe..."

No, it's definitely the shortened version of Christopher - for at least 450 years now!

Kit Marlowe

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 13:41:28

I fricking love Kitto.
but I already have an Arlo...

Just go and call him Kit.

I've taught a Kit and no one batted an eye.

LuLuLovesYou Fri 15-Mar-13 14:01:50

I love Kit, I would just use that on the BC and spell it with one t.

Longdistance Fri 15-Mar-13 14:03:12

My friends little boys name is Kitt.

How about Kest.er? I think it's the Scottish form of Christopher

Not sure where that full stop came from!

ladymia Fri 15-Mar-13 15:13:58

if the middles names are "quite long and very boring traditional" then I don't see why his first name can't just be Kitt?

Also, I don't understand naming a child Christopher when he will NEVER be called that but that's a personal hang-up.

lynniep Fri 15-Mar-13 15:21:51

I love Kit. I couldn't call mine that though because of our surname (sounds really stupid together) Just call him Kit and have done with it!

TheOriginalSteamingNit Fri 15-Mar-13 15:26:03

Kitbert. Kitfred. Blankit. Glaikit.

To be honest, I'd just put Christopher and introduce as Kit from the start. There are lots of Kates and Lizzies for whom this has worked!

Cwtchbach Fri 15-Mar-13 15:41:18

Lots of Scandinavian type names
Kiite
Kiitu
Kite
Kittel

lucywiltshire Fri 15-Mar-13 15:48:05

if you like Cornish names what about Jago? Cornish for James or Jacob. It's our DS1's middle name - wanted it to be his first name but chickened out!

SarahMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Mar-13 15:55:23

<sidles in> I have a Kit too. Marvellous name. Just Kit on it's own; I will have no truck with Christopher. Fairly common abbreviation where I come from ..

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 15:57:21

I'd love to use Jago,but,as I mentioned upthread,we already have a DS named Arlo.

cwtch those are rather lovely...I'll go and find out about them,thankyou.

Kit(t) is going on my list regardless now though grin

HappyJoyful Fri 15-Mar-13 15:57:37

Kitto. It's cornish I believe..

HappyJoyful Fri 15-Mar-13 15:58:52

duh sorry missed first post about Kitto. I personally think Kitto and Arlo are fine together??

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:00:10

Oooh, MNHQ seal of approval.

<proud>

By the by,what does "have no truck with" mean?

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:01:14

Not too many Oooooooo's then?

DD doesn't have an O ending...

Glaikit Fri 15-Mar-13 16:01:39

theOriginalSteamingNit good choice!! grin

ivykaty44 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:01:42

Put down whatever you like on his birth certificate and tell everyone his given name is Kit

Kristian
David
Derick

would all be fine and then know him as Kit

LazyMachine Fri 15-Mar-13 16:02:50

Kit is a great name.

I second (or third?) the suggestion that you drop the superfluous 2nd 't'. It looks weird and unfinished, like it is just a shortened version of something else.

LazyMachine Fri 15-Mar-13 16:05:10

(or Knight Rider's beloved car...)

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:08:34

<scribbles out extra T>

Nuff said.

SarahMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Mar-13 16:13:02

FriggFRIGG it just means you won't have any part of it, basically - here's a handy definition grin

TheSecondComing Fri 15-Mar-13 16:16:12

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