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When you hear Kit do you think of Christopher?

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SaffronCake Sat 06-Aug-11 09:47:16

I hadn't occured to me before I read this board, but it looks like Kit's a short form of Christopher. DP has a Christopher/Chris already.

Will anyone notice do you think?

(Please say no, please say no, please say no.... Oh Okay, just hit me with it)

Cattleprod Sat 06-Aug-11 10:04:23

I think most people know that Kit is short for Christopher or Christian. Sorry.

MyLifeIsChaotic Sat 06-Aug-11 10:05:33

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BerryLellow Sat 06-Aug-11 10:08:57

Yes. But if no one uses Kit for the other person it shouldn't be a problem really?

Although I also think of my grandmother as her name was shortened to it (Kathleen)

SuburbanDream Sat 06-Aug-11 10:09:48

The only Kit I ever knew was female!

ggirl Sat 06-Aug-11 10:10:53

I think of christopher but I know someone who has named their son Kit on birth cert.

lchodge Sat 06-Aug-11 10:17:20

I instantly think of knightrider? As a human name I thought it was a girls name.

MrsWembley Sat 06-Aug-11 10:22:07

Sorry, the DH if a best mate is a Kit and everyone who knows him knows it's short for Christophersad

Ephiny Sat 06-Aug-11 10:31:06

I know it can be used as short form of Christopher (and think most people will have heard of this) but that wouldn't be my immediate association. Most Christophers shorten it to Chris in my experience.

If I didn't know if it was boy/girl, I'd probably think girl to start with, and assume short for Katherine or similar.

I don't think it should be a problem in your case though, if one is known as Chris and the other as Kit I can't imagine there'd be any confusion, they sound quite different.

EdithWeston Sat 06-Aug-11 10:33:42

Sorry, but yes. I'd automatically think Kit was nn for Christopher.

(Kitty - sometimes pruned even further to Kit - for Katharine).

EssentialFattyAcid Sat 06-Aug-11 10:38:41

If you have two sons, Christopher and Kit, that is going to cause confusion. Surely a different name would be preferable?

MrsMilton Sat 06-Aug-11 10:45:16

I dont think Christopher, I think Knightrider.

It's nice, but he may well get KitKat.

Anyway, you can't use it if you already have a Christopher - people will laugh at you and you dont want that.

lockets Sat 06-Aug-11 10:45:58

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InstantAtom Sat 06-Aug-11 10:50:27

Yes, I would think it was short for Christopher.

upahill Sat 06-Aug-11 10:51:43

Well when I hear of someone called Kit I always think ...... and the widow very amusing
However the Kit I kknow is calle Kristoff

This may be of use to you

superjobee Sat 06-Aug-11 10:54:26

i didnt know it was short for christopher smile did make me think of heroin immediately tho as thats what its known as where i live. 2nd immediate thought was the car blush

pinkx4 Sat 06-Aug-11 10:54:55

Kit has been a common nickname for Christopher for centuries. In fact, the playwright, Christopher Marlowe (contemporary of Shakespeare and equally as gifted, with some plays attributed to Shakespeare thought to have been written by Marlowe), was well-known as Kit Marlowe. I love the name and would have used it if I'd had a boy.

Georgimama Sat 06-Aug-11 11:06:18

I think Kit Fisto, a Jedi knight from Clone Wars. But that is due to my obsessed four year DS.

If I met a boy/man called Kit I would definitely assume their real name was Christopher (principally due to Kit Marlowe as above). Definitely do not do this if your partner already has a son called Christopher. The poor child would need therapy for years.

scarlettlips Sat 06-Aug-11 11:28:18

Sorry but i think you need to have a re-think. I love the name Kit..but you can't have a Kit if your DP already has a son called Christopher. It's the same name!!!! It's like having Henry and Harry!

SiamoFottuti Sat 06-Aug-11 11:29:59

My DS nn is Kit but his name is not Christopher or anything like it. Its short for kitten because he sounded exactly like a little kitten when he was newborn.

Vajazzler Sat 06-Aug-11 11:37:15

Sophie Ellis Bextor named her ds2 Kit think his middle name was Valentine.
I had never heard of it being a NN for Christopher before and have a christopher and a christine in the family

Mumswang Sat 06-Aug-11 12:59:45

It was I initially my first choice for DS1, but didn't go with it because DP wouldn't allow a nickname on the birth certificate and im not keen on Christopher.

TheSecondComing Sat 06-Aug-11 15:05:17

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iklboo Sat 06-Aug-11 15:21:19

It makes me think (unwholesome thoughts) about Kit Harington from Game of Thrones. The car in Knightrider was KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) <sad geek emoticon>

TooImmature2BDumbledore Sat 06-Aug-11 15:39:46

Kit is definitely a short for Christopher/Christian, so I wouldn't use it if your partner already has a Christopher. I really like it though! I would have difficulty calling a boy Kit because my instinct would be to go from Kit to Kitty. I wouldn't mean to but I wouldn't be able to help it!

By the way, KitKat can be a nn for other names too - there was a boy at school called Kevin-Kyle and he was called KitKat.

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