Honest opinions on Kai?

(148 Posts)
Stripes123 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:23:10

Hi smile new here!

We both (my husband and I) have a very mixed heritage.

My husband is Japanese/Chinese.

I'm Scottish/English.

It means so many beautiful things, from each different culture. It also works really well in all 4.

What are your honest opinions on the name? It just seems so fresh, handsome and relatively unusual!

toffeeboffin Thu 01-Sep-16 13:24:07

I just think of the Rooney's.

It's a great name though.

crayfish Thu 01-Sep-16 13:26:03

I think K names have been a bit ruined by the Kardashians and the Rooney's I'm afraid. Personally I don't like it, it seems like a 'sound' rather than a name to me for some reason! its also not that unusual, I know a few little ones where I live.

MrsHughesCarson Thu 01-Sep-16 13:26:27

Me too, Rooneys.

MoreCoffeeNow Thu 01-Sep-16 13:26:39

It's been ruined by the Rooneys.

Kalispera Thu 01-Sep-16 13:27:32

There's quite a few round here, and there's a definite,erm, K name thing going on.

Their siblings all have fairly unusual names too, so if that's your thing then why not?

Stripes123 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:27:38

I did wonder about that sad however, their other son's name seems to be used?

user1471734618 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:12

ugly sounding name and it seems invariably a badly behaved child.

DramaAlpaca Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:27

It sounds perfect for you given your heritage and how it works in all of them.

I don't think it's particularly unusual these days though.

FuckyNell Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:28

Daniella Westbrook too

MrsHulk Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:33

It's a pretty common name now and unfortunately it's a bit "chavvy"

MuttsNutts Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:35

Rooneys...Daniella Westbrook...need I say more?

MoreCakeMoreCake Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:37

Sorry, I don't like it either. Rooneys.

MrsBungle Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:49

I like it. My friends are Welsh and they have a cai with a c.

Cakescakescakes Thu 01-Sep-16 13:28:53

Its just an awful celeb name to me now

toffeeboffin Thu 01-Sep-16 13:29:26

Well, Kit sounds American and I've heard it lots more than Kai.

I hadn't heard Kai until the Rooney's.

Sillybillybonker Thu 01-Sep-16 13:29:47

I know a Kai - nice lad and a nice name. Go for it.

Stripes123 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:29:53

Maybe it's just unusual where I am! I haven't met one! Might be because it's our first child, so haven't met that many children.

Lunde Thu 01-Sep-16 13:30:30

Kai/Kaj is very common in the Scandi countries where it means quay - also the "K" names where your Scandi doctor or professor is likely to be Kristina or Kristian etc

Stripes123 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:30:59

Chavvy? confused

Thanks for all the opinions.

DramaAlpaca Thu 01-Sep-16 13:31:38

I was going to say that I fear it won't be a popular name on here and you might need to brace yourself for negative views since you've asked for honest opinions.

'Chavvy' is a horrible term to use about a name.

Bohemond Thu 01-Sep-16 13:34:44

Definitely chavvy

Stripes123 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:34:47

We like Tom and Matt - my husband says they work well in Japan/China. However, people will always assume it's short for something.

Stripes123 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:36:03

Sorry, but how is it chavvy? It's a name that has so many great meanings/is very multicultural.

FoxesSitOnBoxes Thu 01-Sep-16 13:46:21

I think that it's a lovely name and that you should definitely use it if it has cultural significance to you both.
It's a K name and the Rooneys have one which isn't great. I've met a few little boys called Kai who have been pretty badly behaved but I think it's definitely a nicer name than the Kaydens and Jadens that it might be associated with
Go for it!

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