Matching mother and son name?!

(49 Posts)
hellowembley Sun 31-Jul-16 18:28:00

My name is Cat. Can I call my son Kit or is that completely riduculous?

MephistoMarley Sun 31-Jul-16 18:28:50

It's a bit silly, sorry

pinkyredrose Sun 31-Jul-16 18:29:57

grin each name is grand but together? ! Don't do it!

GoldPlatedBacon Sun 31-Jul-16 18:30:54

Can I be your friend grin

BikeRunSki Sun 31-Jul-16 18:33:05

It would be a little silly, and I am normally so not the name police.

Sirzy Sun 31-Jul-16 18:33:36

Kit Kat really isn't he best combination of names!

titchy Sun 31-Jul-16 18:34:06

What about Felix instead? Or Tabby for a girl?

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sun 31-Jul-16 18:34:08

Call him Mouse.

There was a character called Mouse in some of Judy Blume's books.

cookielove Sun 31-Jul-16 18:34:34

Love it!!

EeksyPeeksy Sun 31-Jul-16 18:35:34

I love you.

Dutchcourage Sun 31-Jul-16 18:36:26

I know a Kate and Kit!

Is that you ??

MrsHulk Sun 31-Jul-16 18:36:52

Um.....no, sorry!

hellowembley Sun 31-Jul-16 18:51:10

Dammit! I was hoping everyone would say 'no problem'!! I don't even like the name Cat that much & now it means I can't use the awesome nane Kit that also sounds really good with my surname.
I was thinking that although it's obviously not ideal in the young years, once he went out into the wider world, my name is actually irrelevant?
What should I call him instead?

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 31-Jul-16 18:59:09

I don't think it's that bonkers to be honest. DP and his mum have v similar names (like Pam and Sam). I know a Kit whose full name is Christian. You could call him his full name to begin with and then he can use Kit when he's older and not always with you.

MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 31-Jul-16 19:03:31

It does make me think of the popular chocolate biscuits.

Glitterspy Sun 31-Jul-16 19:05:15

It is a little odd I'm afraid. Maybe start calling yourself something different grin

HoneyDragon Sun 31-Jul-16 19:09:02

I like the name Kit so I say do it.

Names are weird anyway ..... People often get mine and dd's name mixed up because apparently my name is a little girls name and get is a grown up name confused. People on here always say don't worry about sibling names as they grow up, sound figure same goes for you.

Diamondsandpurls Sun 31-Jul-16 19:16:10

Love the name kit so do it. It's not like you're a couple so unlikely your names would be linked as much.

LynetteScavo Sun 31-Jul-16 19:22:05

I think it's fine.

I've known Christine call her DS Christian, so why not?

PartiallyStars Sun 31-Jul-16 19:26:55

Can't he be Christopher, Kit for short?

nuttymango Sun 31-Jul-16 19:28:21

Why not change your name from Cat to Catherine?
You can't use Kit and Cat!

plimsolls Sun 31-Jul-16 19:28:26

Oh I think it's fine. We have similar problem in that -if this baby I'm pregnant with turns out to be a boy- the short version of his name will rhyme with the short version of my name. I know that's a no-no to a lot of
people but really it's probably only going to be an issue for the early part of his childhood (he will have this name all his life and I'm hoping that at some point my child will be independent).

when he is with me, I'm just going to introduce myself using a longer version of my name.... Could you do that too? "I'm Catherine (?) and this is Kit". Etc.

Dutchcourage Sun 31-Jul-16 19:29:38

Honestly call him what ever you like!

Diamondsandpurls Sun 31-Jul-16 19:30:56

I know a nick married to a Nicola (Nic) shouldn't they have got married?

APotterWithAHappyAtmosphere Sun 31-Jul-16 19:31:11

I think if they're both shortenings it's fine (eg Katherine / Christopher). I know an Ally and Ollie and no-one bats an eyelid.

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