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

OzmaofOz Fri 15-Mar-13 12:41:27

Cant you just use Kitt?

Beehatch Fri 15-Mar-13 12:47:43

Kitten? wink

MamaBlue4 Fri 15-Mar-13 12:48:57

Cartsen (German form of Christian)
Carson... maybe

I have a friend called Kitcher and he is known as Kit.

Liskey Fri 15-Mar-13 12:50:23

Nikita is apparently a unisex name - Russian meaning "undefeated"


LizaRose Fri 15-Mar-13 12:50:30

I know a child called Kit, that is his full name not an abbreviation.

Kitt is a fabulous name. I do not have anything constructive to add, just wanted top say that!

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 12:50:48

Kitcher..... interesting

Liskey Fri 15-Mar-13 12:50:55

Nikita is apparently a unisex name - Russian meaning "undefeated"


Fail on link converter there!

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 15-Mar-13 12:52:04

Kitson? Kitharas? Idenitkit?

Bonsoir Fri 15-Mar-13 12:52:08

Kitt instantly makes me think of Hello Kitty.

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 12:55:08

Kitt,is brilliant isn't it.
i love it.

But,I'd just quite like a full name...

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 12:56:36

Identikit! Brilliant.

Well that's that then.

baby Identikit.

Arithmeticulous Fri 15-Mar-13 13:02:59


Eskino Fri 15-Mar-13 13:06:14

Beckett could be Kit, and Beck is a great nn too.

Eskino Fri 15-Mar-13 13:07:12

High5 , Arithmeticulous!

Ughfootballseason Fri 15-Mar-13 13:13:02

Kester a (Scottish?) variant of Christopher.

TheSecondComing Fri 15-Mar-13 13:13:27

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FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 13:17:31

Hmm,maybe it could be okay....the middle names are quite long and very boring traditional....and it does 'fit' with the other DC names.

Okay,I'm putting it down on my list,simply as Kitt grin

Glaikit Fri 15-Mar-13 13:19:06

I work with a Kitson

kitsmummy Fri 15-Mar-13 13:22:51

It's not a MN phenomena, Kit really is a shortened version of Christopher!!!

But that aside, I have a Kit, just Kit, it's a fab name on its own smile

Ps, are you sure about the double "t"?

TalkativeJim Fri 15-Mar-13 13:26:14


OhBuggerandArse Fri 15-Mar-13 13:30:43

But if you like Cornish names you can have Kitto! Proper job!

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 15-Mar-13 13:31:11

Phwoooarrr who mentioned Morten Harket?. ((thud))

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

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.


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


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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FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:16:32

That is a very thorough definition grin

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:22:01

Umm,no congrats needed just yet....well not quite yet anyhow...I'm just over excited grin

momb Fri 15-Mar-13 16:23:05

Have a girl and name her katherine?

TheSecondComing Fri 15-Mar-13 16:26:09

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FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:26:58

I have a name sorted for a girl,and I don't much care for Katherine anyhow...
I'm going with Just Kit,or Kitto...maybe.

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:28:07


Amphitrite Fri 15-Mar-13 16:29:42


My personal opinion is that if you want a child to be named a specific thing, then put that on the birth cert. Otherwise the shortening that ends up sticking may not be the name you wanted. Eg, your Christopher-called-Kit may end up by secondary school as Christopher-called-Christy leaving you gritting your teeth as that was the shortening you always hated kind-of-thing.

RobinSparkles Fri 15-Mar-13 16:37:50

I agree that Kit is fine just on it's own.

However, what about:



No, thought not.

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 18:47:58

Nightrider, kit for short

lucywiltshire Fri 15-Mar-13 19:42:37

what's the problem with having an Arlo and a Jago?!

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 19:43:22

I thought it was a bit matchy...

thegreylady Fri 15-Mar-13 19:45:34


MrsSchadenfreude Fri 15-Mar-13 19:48:29

Hello Kitto. grin


I used to have an Auntie Kit - it was short for Katharina.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 15-Mar-13 19:51:35

I really like Beckett. <<adds to list>>

mewkins Fri 15-Mar-13 20:53:50

Kitson has a good ring to it.

mewkins Fri 15-Mar-13 20:55:34

Ooh but yes, Keith is due a revival. Can you imagine what fun it would be to announce that you've called your baby Keith?!

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 15-Mar-13 21:03:03

AHEM! DP is called Keith!
The kids call him Ken or Kenny! grin

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 21:04:50

That would be fun...

<rubs hands>

narmada Fri 15-Mar-13 22:36:12

Killian? Possibly sounds too kill-y.

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 22:47:19

Yes....much to kill-y

Anyhoo,I've decided it'd be Kit or Kitto,if it's going to be kit...IYSWIM.
I've given up trying to find a long name I like enough.

narmada Fri 15-Mar-13 22:49:40

I really like Kit as is. Great name.

Christelle2207 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:35:43

I have got the same dilemma because I also love kit (not sure about double t though).
The other one I like is Pip, as in great expectations. But not keen on Phillip and not sure you can be a grown up called Pip, I do however know two grown up Kits.

IAmLouisWalsh Sun 17-Mar-13 22:02:06

It has already been said, but Kester? There was one at DS1's nursery and I love it.

telsa Mon 18-Mar-13 20:03:47

Kitchener, Keith, Birkitt, Hackitt, Carson, Kitaj

olivertheoctopus Tue 19-Mar-13 23:19:57

I know of a Kit. That's his full name. Although I thought Kit was short for Christopher normally.

olivertheoctopus Tue 19-Mar-13 23:21:08

PS with a double t I just think 'car from Knightrider'...

Greenshootsandleeves Tue 19-Mar-13 23:27:12


WormCanner Wed 20-Mar-13 00:52:01

Sorry, I dislike Kit. Far too much scope for teasing and puns. Tool kit, drum kit, first aid kit, etc. Mess kit. Kit bag. Kit-e-Kat. Fuc_kit.

shoobidoo Wed 20-Mar-13 07:10:40

I too think of a 'kit' as in tool-kit, sports-kit etc when I see/hear kit.

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