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MeerkatMerkin Wed 02-Jan-13 22:30:12

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

CoteDAzur Thu 03-Jan-13 19:12:06

Meerkat - Yes, that's what I mean. If you name your girl (I hope) Qismat, that will be reminiscent of your Persian heritage. Kismet is Turkish, not Persian.

By the way, how would you pronounce Qismat?

Viviennemary Thu 03-Jan-13 10:48:10

Never heard of it. But would think it was male.

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Thu 03-Jan-13 10:35:05

lockets mine was in north Devon,bought her from Northam Burrows near Bideford.

MsGoldblum Thu 03-Jan-13 01:00:43

Love it! Nobody's said 'Kismet, Hardy!' yet though. sad

RiaUnderTheMistletoe Thu 03-Jan-13 00:55:53

A frog. Always reminds me of Kermit.

lockets Thu 03-Jan-13 00:30:20

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HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Thu 03-Jan-13 00:26:23

lockets Mine was grey too ! proper dappled grey. I owned her in 1984? ish... She was a right little bitch of a pony :-(

MeerkatMerkin Thu 03-Jan-13 00:12:21

* sane way, ie not sounding not sane, which possibly I am not succeeding in grin

MeerkatMerkin Thu 03-Jan-13 00:11:05

Cote, it is Qismat in Farsi (my family are from Iran) so yes I suppose it is only Persian if the original spelling is retained - still love the word though!

Remus I will duly look into parrot ownership based on your feeling. If it's the only same way I can use the name I may just have to! grin

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

We had an Indian take away near us called the 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

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

It's Kismet.


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."

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!

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!

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

I'd have said male.

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