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getmeoutofthismadhouse Sat 08-Sep-12 20:06:37

My friend is expecting her 3rd baby and she is looking for a modern name for her baby beginning with K . She doesn't know the sex of the baby yet ... any ideas ? ?

racingheart Sat 08-Sep-12 22:54:04

I love the name Katya (or Katja) for a girl.
Katie (how could anyone think that's common - it's a classic.) Keira, Karola, Keren, Kristin, Kali, Keris.

Kai is very nice for a boy. Kyle is fine too. Kristian is gorgeous, Kaleb, Kasper, Kerry, Keiran.

LouMacca Sat 08-Sep-12 22:55:29

There are some really hideous K names on this thread! Kyle & Kai are bad enough but Keegan!!! Just saying........

LtEveDallas Sat 08-Sep-12 22:56:20

I think K names are the new black. DDs (yr 3) class has 5 out of 18 (all boys) This years Reception Class has 11 out of 26 (mixed, and lots of them I've never heard before so couldn't tell you if they were boys or girls)

slowestwildebeast Sat 08-Sep-12 23:04:48

Kimbra, somebody that you used to know?

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Sat 08-Sep-12 23:24:03

In Ds's reception class are two Kade's (boys) and one Keelan (girl). <shudder>

nailak Sat 08-Sep-12 23:27:39

Kamal, kamil, kadir, kalil, kamran, kasim, karim,

kansa, karen, karimah,kaysah, khayrah, komal, kyda

CoffeeInTheMorning Sat 08-Sep-12 23:42:46

Katherine or Katharine is nice.

Also - Kerenza

For boys - Kit; or Kenton (like in The Archers) or Kester (Woodseaves from Precious Bane)

slowestwildebeast Sun 09-Sep-12 00:25:00

Kip? short for Kipper.
Kap? short for Kappa (tracksuits).
Kipling? makes exceedingly good kids.

nailak Sun 09-Sep-12 01:14:47

rofl, kappa grin

how about killa

nailak Sun 09-Sep-12 01:15:17

kenzie, kenzi, kenzo


Badgerina Sun 09-Sep-12 01:29:26

There are only 2 possible names that begin with K, that this form deems appropriate for a future high court judge (Mumsnet's offspring occupation of choice, apparently) and they are...

Drum roll...

Kit or Kitty.

Badgerina Sun 09-Sep-12 01:30:44

Yes, I know I go on about the high court judge thing, but it IS one of the most absurd things I've ever read on a baby naming forum.

DougalMcDougal Sun 09-Sep-12 01:35:05


BaronessBomburst Sun 09-Sep-12 01:46:02

I've just checked Wiki for the list of high court judges in England and Wales. Funnily enough, they're all called Justice! Even the girls. grin

slowestwildebeast Sun 09-Sep-12 01:55:03

Konvict. High Court Judge name right there.

Kachine - like Machine but more 'K' like.
Kangaroo - 'Skippy' for short.

Kessie : KEH-see : ghanese "fat at birth" - just what you want smile

Pochemuchka Sun 09-Sep-12 02:01:23

Ignore the K-haters.
How a simple letter can cause such vitriol and ridicule I'll never know!

I like Kyra, Kira/Keira, Keren for girls and my son's name is Kairon - pronounced Kye-ron (can also be spelt Kheiron) Aside from on here (specifically in the baby names section) I've had nothing but good comments on it.

Of course you may wish to recommend one of the following instead:

For a girl: has to be Octavia (Skoda connotations don't count)

Never met one in RL though. Perhaps people pretend to like the names on here so other people won't use their own choices?! grin

Napdamnyou Sun 09-Sep-12 02:18:59

Have we had Kanye and Keanu yet?

LouMacca Sun 09-Sep-12 08:55:39

Pmsl slowest Loving Krikey & Kipling grin

I do actually love Kit & Kitty - tell me the story Badgerina??

I also love Kate and..... erm, no that's it.

Pochemuchka Sun 09-Sep-12 10:00:02

I am finding it very offensive that people are coming on here purely to be rude about 'K' names as they are used widely in my culture and plenty of other cultures too (Greek, Islamic, Jewish, I could go on)

I don't see anywhere that the OP has mentioned wanting people to post suggestions mocking names that begin with 'K'. If you're going to be rude, don't post.

Considering MN's usual politically correct stance on sexism, racism, disability, class, etc. I wonder why this is acceptable because indirectly you're ridiculing people who don't fit the 'White, British, middle class' mould.

Keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

FunnysInLaJardin Sun 09-Sep-12 10:40:56

ah chill Poche.

If you'e going to have a high court judge then you really need to call it Justice to be in with anything of a chance

WhatYouLookingAt Sun 09-Sep-12 10:48:59

I don't know where this "mn hates k names" comes from. I've never seen it except in this context, people complaining about something nobody did.

What I have seen said (and wholeheartedly agree with) is that people don't like names that have been changed from a C to a K. Like Irish names, there is no K in the irish language, so its all C. But the english way is to change them to K's, which a lot of people hate (unsurprisingly when you think about the history behind it). There is no K in Italian either, or Spanish, so any names from those languages changed to a C are also odd looking.

Names from languages that use K are entirely different, so greek and turkish and so on names are traditional.

To sum up, Katherine fine, Kian is shite and etc.

Just my opinion but I know its not unique to me.

Skivvytomany Sun 09-Sep-12 11:03:29

I picked my children's names based on the fact I liked them and don't give a stuff if they aren't future lawyers names. grin
So I like
Kirsty -my name grin
Kayleigh - my dds name

Can you tell us what the other twos names are so we could pick something that goes with them and starts with K?

Pochemuchka Sun 09-Sep-12 11:05:19

It doesn't normally annoy me but some people have just come on here to sneer and I think that's really bad form.
It's fine to have those opinions but to come on a thread to mock the OP and not offer any constructive suggestions is rude.
It's hard enough choosing a bloody name!

Longdistance Sun 09-Sep-12 11:10:14

Klara. It's the European way of spelling it.

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 09-Sep-12 11:19:29

There are really nice K names, Katharine/ Kathryn, Karenza, Kaitlin, Kate.
Catrin could be Katrin perfectly easily.

Also pretty European names like Katerina.

But there are a lot of K name's that like it or not people will judge.

But there at

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