Kitiana as a full name for kitty?? Opinions please:))

(103 Posts)
Queenie68 Sat 29-Dec-12 22:26:25

Hi, this is my first posting on mums net. I'm 30 wks pregnant with dc5. We have decided on a boys name but really struggling with girls names. I love
Kitty
Honey
Bella
Willow
I have 4 sons so may well use all of above if dc5 turns out to be a girl!!
Please give me your opinions. I love the name Kitty & was thinking of kitiana to go on birth certificate??

BOFingSanta Sat 29-Dec-12 22:27:46

Just no. Kitty is fine, and if you don't want that for the birth certificate, Katherine is fine.

Ellypoo Sat 29-Dec-12 22:28:53

I have never heard of Kitiana, and am not keen tbh. Katherine shortened to Kitty is lovely though, if you want a long name.

Sargesaweyes Sat 29-Dec-12 22:29:02

No! My friends daughter is Kitty short for Katerina.

MerylStrop Sat 29-Dec-12 22:29:54

Just Kitty, or Katherine

Kitiana is really not a good idea

KittyBreadfan Sat 29-Dec-12 22:41:26

Going against the grain here I love it!

Queenie68 Sat 29-Dec-12 22:41:39

Ok. So kitiana isn't going down well sad( any other suggestions for girls names starting with kit please? Not too keen on Katherine or Katarina sorry

SirBoobAlot Sat 29-Dec-12 22:45:08

Had a friend at sixth form who was Kathleen, always called Kitty. It wasn't until results I actually found out her full name!

TheElfOnThePanopticon Sat 29-Dec-12 22:49:39

For Kitty I would go with Katherine or one of its variants, but as Kit is short for Christopher you could probably go for Christine/Kirsten/Christobel/Christiane, Christiana etc.

FloellaDaVille Sat 29-Dec-12 22:52:24

My friend has a Katerina, shortened to Kitty. Kitiana sounds like Renesmee from Twilight!

ManicMuppetMania Sat 29-Dec-12 23:07:29

No way to Kitiana.....But I ADORE Kitty! Kitty Honey would be lovely!

ManicMuppetMania Sat 29-Dec-12 23:08:28

I have heard Kitty used as a nn for Tabitha?!?

Queenie68 Sat 29-Dec-12 23:35:52

Thanks for all your comments. My other concern is all the hello kitty merchandise around. Got a feeling we might get lots of smily cat faces from well wishers!
Would you mind rating these girl names please ...
Kitty
Honey
Bella
Willow
Ava (DH fav but I'm not so keen as it seems quite popular)
Indiana
Very grateful.....( that's not a name btw!!)

I like it.
You could give her three names with KIT as the initials, e.g. Kate Isobel Tamzin, and get Kitty that way?
Or how about Kimberley?

I love love love Indiana!
Second fave is Kitty.

Honey is bee puke, so that's a no from me.

The others are too mainstream for my liking.

SirBoobAlot Sat 29-Dec-12 23:45:25

I like Bella, but as a nickname for Isobel, and there are a lot of them around right now.

Honey is ridiculous, sorry.

Willow is quite nice.

Ava is beautiful. How about Anya as something similar?

Indiana is a place name, so you would get endless, "Oh are one of you from there? Is it an important place to you? Was she conceived there?" type questions!

lockets Sat 29-Dec-12 23:45:39

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LittleChristmasBearPad Sat 29-Dec-12 23:45:59

No to Kitiana and definitely no to Indiana. She'll spend her life being given whips and teased about the holy grail and the ark of the covenant.

Imabadmum Sat 29-Dec-12 23:47:00

I love Willow. Also like Summer. Such graceful names.

Kitty is lovely, but why complicate things, just put Kitty on the birth cert? Ava is also great, haven't come across that one at our local primary or baby group, not sure it's that popular?

Imabadmum Sat 29-Dec-12 23:47:29

Ps dont like Kitiana at all.

KittyBreadfan Sat 29-Dec-12 23:53:24

Would she though, LittleChristmas? The Indiana Jones movies will be pretty ancient by the time the baby in question gets to the age where other kids pick up on names. Adults would pick up on it but I can't see an adult teasing a child about their name! My older dc has a name from roughly the same era and nobody has said a word about it. Unusual names are more common now.

To answer your question OP, Kitty is my favourite, followed by Indiana. Indie is a pretty nickname. Bella is going to be about as popular as Ava I think because of Twilight. Willow is beautiful but I know a fair few of them. I don't like Honey but that's a personal thing.

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Sat 29-Dec-12 23:54:30

Why not just Kitty, if that's what you intend calling her on a daily basis .

Bella is good, very popular again due to Twilight

joanofarchitrave Sat 29-Dec-12 23:57:22

Kitty is lovely and Kit is an incredibly cool version for when she's older, if she wants.

Willow is beautiful.

Bella is very pretty but too Twilight for me.

I wouldn't go for Honey myself as I call my husband, son, mother etc this, so could be confusing grin

Suzieismyname Sun 30-Dec-12 00:02:43

Kitty is lovely, why not just go with that and then have a more traditional middle name?

Is Kitiana a name that other people have or is it made up? I'm not keen as it feels made up and I am not a fan of made up names. Kitty is good on its own, though it doesn't sound much like a high court judge's name.

moreyear Sun 30-Dec-12 00:05:38

I have a Kitty (just Kitty it isn't short for anything) people always seem to love her name. I have never admitted it on mumsnet though as it is a dreaded 'K' name ;).

NorksAreTinselly Sun 30-Dec-12 00:07:14

Willow is fab (unless her genetic material tends toward the ahem stocky)
Prefer India to Indiana
Kitty is cute but you might want to give her an option for those high-court-judge situations that people worry about.
Cytherea is a bonkers long form for Kitty if you want something VERY unusual.
Not so fond of Kitiana, but Kititita? Nope, still a bit bonkers.

I teach LOADS of Bella's and Ava/Eva/Ada/Evies

scripsi Sun 30-Dec-12 00:09:08

I was at school with a girl called Catriona who we all (still) call Kitty?

BitBewilderedChristmasTree Sun 30-Dec-12 00:13:17

I know a Kitty whose full name is Nikita. I'm afraid I don't like Kitiana much and all the others are a little bandwaggon-y for me. I do love Kitty though!

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 30-Dec-12 00:16:31

Kitty - really sweet, Kitiana is awful. I think Kitty is ok as a stand alone name, although personally would want something longer on the BC. I'd go for Katherine or Kaitlin.

Honey - is a sweet nn, but awful as a given name

Bella - nice, I know a few, but not loads

Willow - is nice, but a bit slebby for me

Ava - really, really lovely, but too popular for me

Indiana - quite nice for a boy

What about Kismet?

lottiegarbanzo Sun 30-Dec-12 01:31:17

I love Kitty, I think it's really cool and am not the teensiest bit swayed by the cat connection. Nikita? Christabel and Christina are lovely and could become Kitty.

Forget Indiana. Honey isn't a real name to me, though I can see it as a middle name and it does sound, well, mellifluous.

Willow is fine, Ava very nice but increasingly popular, Bella is half the children and half the dogs in my local park, unfortunately, just too popular, on its own or as Isabella.

KitchenandJumble Sun 30-Dec-12 02:02:30

Kitty is a lovely nickname, but I don't like Kitiana at all. Nikita is an interesting suggestion, but I can't see it as anything but a man's name. If you don't like Katherine, what about Caitlin?

As for the other names on your list, I really dislike Honey as a given name (or even as a nickname, to be honest). Ava is a nice name but very, very popular. Bella is O.K. Indiana would be an odd name for a child in the UK (which I presume you are). I like Willow the best of the names on your list.

Queenie68 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:44:15

Thank you so much for all your opinions. In reply to breatheslowly yes I confess I did kinda make up kitiana as I was trying to find a more formal version to kitty & I'm not very keen on the Katherine/ Katarina suggestions. I doubt she would ever end up a barrister/high court judge with our genes .... But you never know ;)) also for the record, Honey was always going to be a mn. Omg.... Decisions decisions.... Such a big thing & so hard to decide with pregnancy hormones confusing the issue & not being able to sleep!!

All names are made up. Some less recently than others, is all.

exexpat Sun 30-Dec-12 13:22:25

Kitiana sounds like it has been made up for a cartoon version of a princess story starring Hello Kitty.

I'd stick with Kitty as a nickname for something more formal - Katarina, Catrina etc are nice if you don't like plain Catherine.

countrykitten Sun 30-Dec-12 13:23:09

Good God Kitiana is AWFUL!! It's what I would expect someone like Jordan to name their child. Tbh all of your choices sound like cat/little dog names so I would get back to the drawing board!

Katherine is a beautiful name - very classy indeed.

Notquite Sun 30-Dec-12 13:29:13

Has anyone suggested Christina? Christopher can be abbreviated to Kit.

Notquite Sun 30-Dec-12 13:36:43

Being called Cherie doesn't seem to be a barrier to a legal career, so I don't see why Kitty would be a problem.

snowtunesgirl Sun 30-Dec-12 13:37:28

Sorry, I agree with others, Kitiana is dreadful. Kitty is ok but I do think that Kitty, Honey, Bella, Willow kind of sound like cat names but in a nice way!

What about just India?

ArkadyRose Sun 30-Dec-12 13:42:38

With Kitiana you might get some people thinking you're a fan of fantasy novels; it's very similar to Kitiara, the name of a character in the Dragonlance Chronicles series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman. Which is fine if you're into fantasy - when the LOTR films came out there were a lot of baby girls being named Arwen, Eowyn & Galadriel, and I've encountered a little boy called Aragorn - but if you're not, then it seems a bit pointless.

hellymelly Sun 30-Dec-12 13:43:52

Willow is lovely, but only on tall willowy children, not on a sturdier or solid child. Kitiana sounds too Disney I think, and personally I hate nns used as full names, Could you not call her Kitty which is very pretty, but give her a "proper" name on her birth certificate, as others have suggested? Indiana would be pretty unfortunate if she wanted to marry a Mr Jones.

hellymelly Sun 30-Dec-12 13:44:28

Although they could then call their house "the Temple of Doom" which has a certain ring to it....grin

Viviennemary Sun 30-Dec-12 13:46:09

I don't like Kitiana. It sounds false and affected. As a short form Kitty is OK I suppose. Willow is too unusual for me but I like it just the same. Not keen on Honey or Bella.

hiviolet Sun 30-Dec-12 13:48:31

Oh no, Kitiana is horrible. And made up, surely? Looks like Kitty and Anna smushed together.

strumpetpumpkin Sun 30-Dec-12 13:57:45

i have a friend who's daughter is kitana. its nice enough

overthemill Sun 30-Dec-12 14:03:12

remember that her 'long' name will be the one the teachers use at school. my dd is humiliated on a daily basis by my choice of her 'official' name. she hates it and we all only ever use her shortened name and i kind of wish we hadn't bothered! but i still love her official name (from shakespeare...)

i reckon kitiana holds endless humiliation possiblities as do many of the other suggestions! kids can be very cruel

Dd1's nickname is kitten (but could be Kitty) as it was how ds pronounced her actual name when she was born (he was only 14m). I wont put her actual name on thread as it is VERY unusual (it doesnt appear in any name stats in uk- as far as I know there is only one of her here and isnt really googlable but is actually a foreign, but much prettier, version of Katherine from dh's paternal country) and will most probably out me to anyone who knows me but I will pm it to you instead and to anyone else who is particularly nosey and looking for a girls name grin

ItsIgginningToLookALotLikeXmas Sun 30-Dec-12 16:48:11

Overthemill - teachers will only use the long name until asked not to! I have lots of (eg) Alexanders on my registers who have been crossed out with "Alex" in instead, the odd "AJ" etc - mostly we want kids to be called what they want to be called!

ItsaTIARA Sun 30-Dec-12 16:54:00

Kitiana, nn Kitty is the sort of thing my 8yo DD would call her cuddly cat toy.

But it's a nice nickname for Katherine/Catriona.

Onezerozero Sun 30-Dec-12 16:58:30

Kitiana is awful. Kitty is fine itself!

I don't like Indiana.

buttercrumble Sun 30-Dec-12 17:01:47

Dont like Kitiana , but love Kitty......

bootsycollins Sun 30-Dec-12 17:02:31

Love Kitty but not Kitiana, sounds like spoilt cat owned by Russian billionaires. Honey is gorgeous, love Bella too, not really keen on Willow or Indiana, like Ava but think Anya's a much prettier and unusual without being ridiculous option.

lightrain Sun 30-Dec-12 17:05:10

I really don't understand this obsession on MN for having to have a 'full' name on the birth certificate. If you want to call your DD kitty, then just call her kitty. So what if she is a barrister called kitty? It will be her presence, gravitas and skill that influences people's opinions, not her name. Anyway - there's nothing wrong with kitty. It's it like its Apple or Peaches or Fifi, etc.

Ephiny Sun 30-Dec-12 17:06:11

I immediately thought of Kitiara from the Dragonlance books too (I think she was Kit for short), which I actually think is a fab name, though a bit 'made-up' for some tastes.

I don't really like the look/sound of Kitiana, it's a bit awkward, but Kitty is lovely. I would go for Katherine or Katarina if you wanted a 'long' version.

ILoveSaladReallyIDo Sun 30-Dec-12 17:08:56

Kitty short for Kathleen?

another no to Kitiana, sounds like either a cat's nick name or tittyanna
kitty is nice

Just have Kitty. No need to shoehorn a longer version in.

My favourite of all your names is Ava.

FrostyTheSnowSlut Sun 30-Dec-12 18:14:15

I don't think it's that bad, or at least certainly not as bad as some are saying, but then I would rather gauge at my eyes than use a name like Katherine/Christine etc.

Personally I like Kitty just on its own. I also really like Willow and have known a couple, neither of which were tall and willowy and it never entered my mind that they should be. I do like Indiana but I tend to think of it as more a boys name and India the feminin version.

Honey is a bit cheesy and I would have used Bella a few years ago but it does seem to have become so so popular.

LadyLetch Sun 30-Dec-12 19:09:32

Kitty would be my favourite from your list. Though I am biased as my DD is a Kitty. Personally, I would have a longer name on the bc, because it is very girlie and cutsey and your DD may feel that she outgrows her name. My 6 year old has already said she thinks Kitty is a bit babyish and wants to go back to being a Katherine when she goes up to 'big' (secondary) school. I also know of a Nikita who is known as Kitty. I think this is a good alternative.

Otherwise I like Ava from your list and Bella, although I would have it as a shortened version of something else like Isabella, Arabella or Annabelle/a.

Why not Katia, with nickname kitty?

ILoveSaladReallyIDo Sun 30-Dec-12 19:17:23

katia is nice, Kate too

I wouldn't like to be "stuck" with just kitty as a full given name

Writehand Sun 30-Dec-12 19:27:02

People sometimes seem to name babies as if they're always going to be babies. Honey is an endearment rather than a name. Just imagine if she grows up to be a judge... A name should be usable by an adult without diminishing their dignity, and though calling a child Honey isn't as bad as Princess, it's getting on that way!

I don't like made up names, and place names are a bore. People will always wanting to know why she's called Indiana, and the only reason being that her mum liked it is a bit of a lame answer... Kitty is a lovely name for a little girl, but perhaps not v dignified for a police officer or a Nobel Prize winner, for example. She may grow up to be a very formal person. I'd name her Katherine and shorten it.

And, rightly or wrongly, certain names can lead others to make assumptions. What do you think a girl called Tiffannee or Chellsee is going to be like? I know there was a thread on a teaching site about which names made teachers fear the worst. Made up spellings were one of the worst.

Maybe I worry too much, but I made sure my own had names that were cute shortened but would sound serious if need be.

musttidyupBeforeSantaComes Sun 30-Dec-12 19:42:04

Personal pref would be Katherine nn Kitty but what about Kitty-Anna? Preferable to Kittiana.

countrykitten Sun 30-Dec-12 19:48:42

Yes - at the school I currently teach at there are a lot of Emilys and Harriets etc. I have also worked at schools where there are lots of Kaylees, Danielles etc. It is mainly a middle class/working class split so is not an issue but is just the kind of names that the different tribes use!

I do think that you we should think about how names are perceived by others (even though I know that it should not matter) - your child is saddled with it for a long time!

bamboostalks Sun 30-Dec-12 19:52:03

Kitty is lovely. Definite no to Kitiana.

mathanxiety Sun 30-Dec-12 20:03:55

Kitty
Honey
Bella
Willow
Ava (DH fav but I'm not so keen as it seems quite popular)
Indiana

Kitiana and Indiana are both a bit silly.

Honey -- have you ever heard of Honey Boo Boo? Please don't even think of it as a MN. It's dreadful.

Bella -- Twilight series so I would avoid. Has a link to vampires now.
Isabella, Isobel or Annabel are nice. Isobel/Isabelle/Isabella are very popular (but lovely names).

Ava -- nice though it is popular -- sometimes names are popular because they really are nice.
Willow -- nice; I think I would choose this one.

lottiegarbanzo Sun 30-Dec-12 20:07:32

Catriona is a really good suggestion (consider your preferred pronunciation though, a Scottish colleague once bemoaned people 'getting it wrong' by emphasising the O, whereas she said the 'ri' should carry the emphasis, with the o an incidental u sound). I do love Christabel, which gives you Kit and Belle!

Interesting that people see Kitty as a childish name. I can see that, with the kitty-cat connotation (oh, maybe a reason to avoid Catriona?) but, in real life, the few adult Kitty's I've met have been rather impressive, personally and professionally and it hasn't detracted at all. In fact, I hear it as quite a cool, upmarket nn.

lottiegarbanzo Sun 30-Dec-12 20:09:26

Argh, Kittys, no apostrophe!

overthemill Mon 31-Dec-12 09:57:39

beginningtolooklikexmas I'm a teacher and always ask what pupils want to be called but my Dd has always been called by long name by most teachers. In fact on first day at upper school she was singled out in assembly for having the mist unusual name head had ever heard! Astonishing lack of insight I felt especially as we always write ' known as xxxxx' on all school forms. She was wretched as she is very shy.

overthemill Mon 31-Dec-12 09:59:01

Btw we have a Katya which is short for katerina

ItsIgginningToLookALotLikeXmas Mon 31-Dec-12 10:34:58

Overthemill I'm shock shock at that headteacher - how insensitive!

thegreylady Mon 31-Dec-12 15:13:22

Kezia?
I love Willow and Ava is nice too.

Queenie68 Mon 31-Dec-12 17:54:09

Thank you so much for all your opinions. Defo binned the idea of kitiana & will prob go ahead with kitty if,if if we get a girl!!!
Happy new year smile)))))))

3smellysocks Tue 01-Jan-13 23:26:22

Kit for a boy?

Queenie68 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:14:00

Ok. So I think we are decided on kitty now for a middle name smile)) please rate
Kitty Willow
Kitty Bella
Kitty Blossom
Kitty Tallulah
Ps.... I do actually adore the name Tallulah but I think my DH would divorce me. What are your opinions on Tallulah please?

lottiegarbanzo Wed 02-Jan-13 12:18:06

Well, Tallulah is a fab name but...quite brave.

countrykitten Wed 02-Jan-13 15:00:12

I rather like Kitty Willow. Not sure about Tallulah but that maybe as I have been working on Bugsy Malone recently! Kitty Willow has a lovely 'flow' to it. Do you think it fits with your surname?

Empross76 Wed 02-Jan-13 15:07:07

Kitty could be short for Catrin?

Katia or Katya.

Soo, all these options are for middle names?

What have you chosen as a FIRST name?

countrykitten Wed 02-Jan-13 17:58:35

I thought it was going to be Kitty?

blonderthanred Wed 02-Jan-13 18:49:07

Kitty is lovely. Nothing wrong with it as a full name, Dame Kitty Anderson didn't have a problem being taken seriously as an educationalist while using it.

glastocat Wed 02-Jan-13 18:55:02

Kitty willow reminds me of Pussy willow. grin

13Iggis Wed 02-Jan-13 19:14:05

Arf at Kitty Willow. Even if you didn't call her pussy, you'd be thinkin it grin

mathanxiety Thu 03-Jan-13 06:50:25

Not Kitty Willow grin and Kitty Blossom would be pushing it too. Suggests catnip.

Kitty Bella

Kitty Tallulah is fine, but obv your DH will have to agree.

Rosa Thu 03-Jan-13 06:58:41

So it would be XXXXX Kitty Blossom surname...thats a hell of a mouthful IMO to be honest I like Kitty but not combined with any of your choices....

lottiegarbanzo Thu 03-Jan-13 07:31:00

I read it as if a comma was missing here; 'decided on kitty, now for a middle name', which makes sense in the context of the thread, not 'we are decided on kitty now, for a middle name.'

Rosa Thu 03-Jan-13 09:23:50

Ahh so if its Kitty as first name Kitty Bella--- Pretty pussy hmm

Chickchickola Thu 03-Jan-13 18:47:32

Kitiana is a very old family name for my family, it features frequently in our family tree so it's not made up. I decided not to use it as Kitty as a. Iddle name sounded better with my DDs first name which is more traditional but I don't dislike it.

Chickchickola Thu 03-Jan-13 18:56:03

Silly phone predictive text ... Middle not Iddle.

I think one syllable names go well with Kitty. Not giving my DDs but how about

Kitty Anne
Kitty Rose
Kitty Leigh

Or if you liked Kitiana how about Kitty Anna?

mathanxiety Thu 03-Jan-13 19:00:49

How about Kitty Annabel, or Kitty Isobel?

I think Kitty needs a long name after it.
Kitty Anastasia
Kitty Miranda
Kitty Josephine
Kitty Louisa
Kitty Gabrielle
Kitty Francesca
Kitty Sabrina
Kitty Olivia

Queenie68 Fri 04-Jan-13 23:29:32

Chickchickola, what is the origin of the name kitiana please?

weeblueberry Sat 05-Jan-13 07:25:52

She's already mentioned she came up with it herself smile

showtunesgirl Sat 05-Jan-13 12:22:53

Read the thread weeblueberry, OP came up with the name herself but it turns out that in Chickchikola's family it's an old family name.

weeblueberry Sat 05-Jan-13 21:03:52

Thanks. Must have missed that.

countrykitten Sat 05-Jan-13 21:48:07

I still love Kitty Willow. Don't get the problem with the tree association?

lottiegarbanzo Sun 06-Jan-13 01:40:33

It's not the tree association that's the problem.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 06-Jan-13 01:50:31

I wouldn't worry about the Kitty merchandise at all. It soon wears off. It's a lovely name in its own right. Doesn't have to be short for anything.

Queenie Kitiana is a real name - just google it! smile It's a mythological name.

88jodie88 Mon 11-Nov-13 14:59:50

I love the names Kit and Kitty I don't think they need to be nicknames like Charlie and Sam I see no shame in writing Kitty on the birth certificate although if you like Kitiana then by all means go for it this is your baby and your choice. As for the other names on your list go with your heart. Many people are now choosing Liliana and Arianna as names that are shortened to Lily and Aria so Kitiana is just continuing in this vain if you ask me.

AnnaNimitty Tue 12-Nov-13 09:51:08

Kitty Willow sounds like Tit Willow of 'Mikado' fame! Kitty is a good name. What about Kitty Wilhelmina?

JennyTat Tue 12-Nov-13 17:55:20

How about Kizzy, short for Keziah? Admittedly I read this name in a book when I was about ten but it's always struck me as really beautiful.

ZeroTolerance Tue 12-Nov-13 18:43:01

I love Kitty. Makes me think Jane Austen and quaint little vintage dolls.

Stick Katherine/Catherine on the bcert to give her options when she's older but make clear to everyone she's Kitty.

There were quite a few Kittys in the Telegraph/Times birth announcements last year.

Sundaedelight Tue 12-Nov-13 19:37:11

I know a Katya who is shortened to Kitty.

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