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Kit for a girl

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tommyfools Wed 12-Oct-11 22:29:46

DH and I both Kit as a name for a girl

But (probably) people think of it as a boys name

So thinking we need a longer name that Kit could be a nn for.

Any ideas?

wilkos Wed 12-Oct-11 22:31:03

Katherine, obviously grin

lockets Wed 12-Oct-11 22:31:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 12-Oct-11 22:32:31

Same as lockets but it's my dd2! grin

tommyfools Wed 12-Oct-11 22:35:36

that is the problem - DD1 is a Rina (Catherine actually though)
So can't have Catherine

birdofthenorth Wed 12-Oct-11 22:43:55

Well, for blokes Kit was traditionally short for Christopher, so how about a female Chris name?


Or failing that

Kitten smile

MelinaM Wed 12-Oct-11 23:42:36

I'm liking birdofthenorth's Kitten suggestion!


Kitara /Kithara ...may sound a little too much like cattarh?!

workshy Wed 12-Oct-11 23:45:54

my granny was a kitty -short for Kathleen

iskra Thu 13-Oct-11 05:01:01

My female tutor was a Kit, short for Christopher hmm

Fixture Thu 13-Oct-11 09:17:58


oscalet Fri 14-Oct-11 22:35:59

There's a book called The Lark in the Morn which has a heroine called Kit. I always loved it as a name. It's short for her surname but why does it need to be short for anything? Short names are good.

IssyStark Sun 16-Oct-11 21:14:22

Kit was my grandmother-in-law's name.

It is short for Katherine (Kit is short for another diminutive of Katherine - Kitty).

chandellina Mon 17-Oct-11 16:16:25

Cricket. never will get past the MN censors or most DHs but I think it's very sweet.

Dutchie77 Mon 17-Oct-11 17:45:08

I love that name! Kit is such a cool name

Hulababy Mon 17-Oct-11 17:52:41

My auntie is called Kit. Her full name is Kathleen.

dearheart Mon 17-Oct-11 19:36:33

Kezia nn Kit would just about work.

someRaaRaaplease Mon 17-Oct-11 22:41:25

I like it just as Kit.

But peoplemay think it is a nn for a Catherine like name - which would be odd. So actually having it just as Kit may be better.

Fixture Mon 17-Oct-11 22:58:36

Kitara, Kitra, Kitlyn

... but Katherine much nicer!

anyagoogle Mon 17-Oct-11 23:47:16

It is a pity you already have a Catherine as that would be the best one.

But I like the idea of having Kristen or Kirsten or even just Kit as the name (plenty of names are only 3 letters long and lovely)

Fixture Tue 18-Oct-11 08:30:52


BikeRunSki Tue 18-Oct-11 08:32:28

One of the loveliest old ladies I ever knew was Kit/Kitty, nn for Kirsten.

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