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(34 Posts)
MeerkatMerkin Wed 02-Jan-13 22:30:12

Would you assume someone with this name was male or female?

Sirzy Wed 02-Jan-13 22:30:45

Probably female?

Don't like it for either though!

lovedimsum Wed 02-Jan-13 22:31:05

I've never heard of this name before--- male?

CoteDAzur Wed 02-Jan-13 22:34:45


CoteDAzur Wed 02-Jan-13 22:35:37

It means fortune (fate).

seeker Wed 02-Jan-13 22:36:46

Female. But dd and her friends, although they love her, secretly laugh at her name. Please don't do it.

littleducks Wed 02-Jan-13 23:07:55

Female.....but honestly don't, its like naming your child 'Karma'

CoteDAzur Wed 02-Jan-13 23:14:31

Also, you will never get anyone to pronounce it correctly since they will all say Kiss-met. And that's because it's not spelled with an "i" but with a letter that doesn't exist in the English alphabet.

JollyOldChristmas Wed 02-Jan-13 23:15:52


I would say Kiz-met.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Wed 02-Jan-13 23:16:22

I'd have said male.

sausagesandwich34 Wed 02-Jan-13 23:18:19

I would say female owing to the fact that she is a character in the superman comics

not that I have inherited comic book geek from my dad, honest!

OrangeLily Wed 02-Jan-13 23:18:34

I would assume restaurant. It's the name of a restaurant in Edinburgh that is famous for it's a killer curry eating competitions. Last one ended up with people hospitalised!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 02-Jan-13 23:18:52

I would assume their parents were a bit stupid - sorry but I would. Boy or girl - I would say that any parent considering it wouldn't care if it was a boys' name or a girls' name anyway and would just use it as a one size fits all 'cause, "we're so groovy - check us with our out there name."

Pancakeflipper Wed 02-Jan-13 23:20:04

It's Kismet.


CoteDAzur Wed 02-Jan-13 23:20:51

It is actually an "old woman" name. Obviously not a friendly one to Anglophone ears, though smile

DrRanj Wed 02-Jan-13 23:21:08

We had an Indian take away near us called the kismet.

lisad123everybodydancenow Wed 02-Jan-13 23:21:43

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MrsJingleBells74 Wed 02-Jan-13 23:23:31

I'd assume it was a cat to be honest, sorry.

MeerkatMerkin Wed 02-Jan-13 23:26:55


grin Your bluntness made me smile Pancake!

I thought it was quite nice for a boy and because of its Persian roots goes with my other DC's name really well. Even thought from this perspective it sounded quite <whispers> classic shock but I can see I may be mistaken/mad/stupid.

Good thing I'm not pregnant yet really, the hormones would take me to a new level of name craziness! grin

CoteDAzur Wed 02-Jan-13 23:55:07

Persian origins? Kismet is a Turkish word (see, etc). And it's definitely a girl's name. Sorry smile

lockets Wed 02-Jan-13 23:57:01

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Dominodonkey Wed 02-Jan-13 23:57:17

It's a pretty word but not a name IMO.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 02-Jan-13 23:59:02

For some reason, I feel it would be a fantastic name for a parrot.

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Thu 03-Jan-13 00:04:45

I also had a pony called Kismet.

Kismet means destiny.

I would personally never call a child Kismet but each to their own

lockets Thu 03-Jan-13 00:06:44

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