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

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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
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??

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

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 30-Dec-12 17:11:07

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.

maddiemostmerry Sun 30-Dec-12 19:12:23

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

Ava (DH fav but I'm not so keen as it seems quite popular)

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

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?

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