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Kit or Freddie?

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schplappo Sat 05-Jan-13 11:08:41

My shortlist for DS, (hopefully agreed to by DH) is now down to two names. What do people prefer out of Kit or Freddie?

He would have a full name on birth certificate but we'd always be calling him by the diminutive.

Trouble I'm having is that I'm finding it hard to imagine a baby Kit - only one aged about 7 and over - whereas I find it hard to imagine an adult Freddie.

Thank you!

MarmaladeSkies Sun 06-Jan-13 23:55:21

Kit.Kit is great.Freddie isn't.I hate Fred/Freddie/Frederick.

LizzieVereker Mon 07-Jan-13 00:03:41

I like both, but I teach 27 Freddies a week and have never taught a Kit. So it depends if you want something to blend in or to stand out.

Happymum22 Mon 07-Jan-13 01:00:06

freddie definately IMO!

schplappo Mon 07-Jan-13 17:03:28

Oh thank you - hadn't realised Freddie was quite so popular...

gertrudestein Mon 07-Jan-13 20:25:05

My friend is known by the nn of his middle name and it's great - everyone at school, work etc. calls him his nn, but he always knows if he's getting spam email or a cold call because they call him by his first name!

baskingseals Tue 08-Jan-13 22:21:39

oh schplappo sorry to be so boring!

i do prefer Christian to Christopher though.

Clary Tue 08-Jan-13 23:31:13

I don't teach any Freddies at all and I teach 280+ children a week (secondary).

1200 students in the school and I don't believe any of them are Fred. No Kits either tho but we do have Davids, Richards and lots of Harrys!!

I think it must depend on the demographic.

Clary Tue 08-Jan-13 23:33:24

Actually Lizzie 27 anything a week is pretty impressive (tots up Joes and Jordans) nope, can't beat that!

3smellysocks Tue 08-Jan-13 23:43:12

Adore Kit but could never get it past OH. I see Kit as good for all ages.

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