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Hard to get Kitt without using Christopher...

(79 Posts)
FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 12:39:34

Or Christian etc...
There must be a long name with a 'kit' beginning middle or ending.
But I can't find one.
I like unusual names,Cornish,old English,old Norse,Celtic,or just underused Names. (I don't want an 1980's name though wink )

It may have to be a rather a tenuous connection.
If anyone can find one,it'll be you lot. thanks

ClaireDeTamble Fri 15-Mar-13 13:39:18

"Kit is not really a shortened version of Christopher, it's an 'only on MN' phenomena I believe..."

No, it's definitely the shortened version of Christopher - for at least 450 years now!

Kit Marlowe

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 13:41:28

I fricking love Kitto.
but I already have an Arlo...

Nicknamegrief Fri 15-Mar-13 13:44:20

Just go and call him Kit.

I've taught a Kit and no one batted an eye.

LuLuLovesYou Fri 15-Mar-13 14:01:50

I love Kit, I would just use that on the BC and spell it with one t.

Longdistance Fri 15-Mar-13 14:03:12

My friends little boys name is Kitt.

NightmareWalking Fri 15-Mar-13 14:28:59

How about I think it's the Scottish form of Christopher

NightmareWalking Fri 15-Mar-13 14:31:27

Not sure where that full stop came from!

ladymia Fri 15-Mar-13 15:13:58

if the middles names are "quite long and very boring traditional" then I don't see why his first name can't just be Kitt?

Also, I don't understand naming a child Christopher when he will NEVER be called that but that's a personal hang-up.

lynniep Fri 15-Mar-13 15:21:51

I love Kit. I couldn't call mine that though because of our surname (sounds really stupid together) Just call him Kit and have done with it!

TheOriginalSteamingNit Fri 15-Mar-13 15:26:03

Kitbert. Kitfred. Blankit. Glaikit.

To be honest, I'd just put Christopher and introduce as Kit from the start. There are lots of Kates and Lizzies for whom this has worked!

Cwtchbach Fri 15-Mar-13 15:41:18

Lots of Scandinavian type names

lucywiltshire Fri 15-Mar-13 15:48:05

if you like Cornish names what about Jago? Cornish for James or Jacob. It's our DS1's middle name - wanted it to be his first name but chickened out!

SarahMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Mar-13 15:55:23

<sidles in> I have a Kit too. Marvellous name. Just Kit on it's own; I will have no truck with Christopher. Fairly common abbreviation where I come from ..

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 15:57:21

I'd love to use Jago,but,as I mentioned upthread,we already have a DS named Arlo.

cwtch those are rather lovely...I'll go and find out about them,thankyou.

Kit(t) is going on my list regardless now though grin

HappyJoyful Fri 15-Mar-13 15:57:37

Kitto. It's cornish I believe..

HappyJoyful Fri 15-Mar-13 15:58:52

duh sorry missed first post about Kitto. I personally think Kitto and Arlo are fine together??

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:00:10

Oooh, MNHQ seal of approval.


By the by,what does "have no truck with" mean?

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:01:14

Not too many Oooooooo's then?

DD doesn't have an O ending...

Glaikit Fri 15-Mar-13 16:01:39

theOriginalSteamingNit good choice!! grin

ivykaty44 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:01:42

Put down whatever you like on his birth certificate and tell everyone his given name is Kit


would all be fine and then know him as Kit

LazyMachine Fri 15-Mar-13 16:02:50

Kit is a great name.

I second (or third?) the suggestion that you drop the superfluous 2nd 't'. It looks weird and unfinished, like it is just a shortened version of something else.

LazyMachine Fri 15-Mar-13 16:05:10

(or Knight Rider's beloved car...)

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 16:08:34

<scribbles out extra T>

Nuff said.

SarahMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Mar-13 16:13:02

FriggFRIGG it just means you won't have any part of it, basically - here's a handy definition grin

TheSecondComing Fri 15-Mar-13 16:16:12

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