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your first off the cuff reaction to Kingston, nn kingy.

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Iheartpasties Wed 01-May-13 00:16:49

thanks smile

Chubfuddler Wed 01-May-13 05:02:17

Kingy is dreadful. Sorry.

Kingston is fine unless you're white British. If you are, then I agree with Bunsen. If you're black or mixed race fine.

emmyloo2 Wed 01-May-13 05:11:20

Not my cup of tea at all, sorry.

Madamecastafiore Wed 01-May-13 05:38:27

Awful, horrific, common plus and other words that convey distaste.

glastocat Wed 01-May-13 05:47:35


raisah Wed 01-May-13 07:13:11

No. Surname/place name as first name I am not fond of. Kingy sounds a bit pervy, some male pornstar name just awful. Sorry

elQuintoConyo Wed 01-May-13 07:18:21

Kingy's clingy thingy's mingy

Kingston sounds like a slave name. Sorry.

AThingInYourLife Wed 01-May-13 07:26:52

First reaction: Kingston - baaaad, Kingy - worst name ever

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 01-May-13 12:41:16


Phineyj Wed 01-May-13 12:48:37

Hull (northern version). Traffic jams (southern version).

Lakota Wed 01-May-13 12:51:36

Makes me think of the character from 'Fresh Meat'. Then Jamaica. It's not a terrible name, but the shortening doesn't really work. 'Kings' would be better.

givemeaclue Wed 01-May-13 13:00:38


meditrina Wed 01-May-13 13:04:56

Place name: Jamaica, if that fits your ancestry, otherwise Humberside.

How about Kingsley instead?

givemeaclue Wed 01-May-13 13:20:01

I too think kingsley is a better option

lisaro Wed 01-May-13 13:25:20

This is a joke, right?

worsestershiresauce Wed 01-May-13 13:30:26

Kingy????? My thoughts - he'd get his head kicked in at school.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 01-May-13 13:31:35

Jamaica? Ontario? Or on Thames?

TheYamiOfYawn Wed 01-May-13 13:51:00

Kingston: not my cup of tea and I would probably judge a bit unless you were unspeakably cool, had Jamaican connections or it was a family name, but I wouldn't think it was ridiculous.

Kingy: ridiculous.

Purplebananas Wed 01-May-13 14:24:32

Reminds me of Gwen Stefani. Kingy is awful for a nn. Not a name I would choose but nothing wrong with Kingston.

chaya5738 Wed 01-May-13 14:27:10

Capital of Jamaica.

TobyLerone Wed 01-May-13 14:28:58

I like Kingston.

Kingy is utterly ridiculous!

bollockstoit Wed 01-May-13 14:34:23

If I knew someone who was called Kingy, I wouldn't be able to bring myself to say their name. Ridiculous.

bollockstoit Wed 01-May-13 14:57:02

I'm hoping the op hasn't already called their baby this, in which case it's an absolutely lovely, unique name blush

OkayHazel Wed 01-May-13 15:03:29

Kingsley is better... but not by much.


vitaminC Wed 01-May-13 15:52:40

First reaction = must be Jamaican. Just awful otherwise.

And Kingy is waaaay too close to "Kinky" to be used as a name, IMO!

Iheartpasties Thu 02-May-13 09:09:31

Hi, ladies you have had me in fits of laughter. I love the honesty on here. It was a name I heard today at the park, a little toddler. I almost fell over. Sorry for being a judgemental cow but it really did make me wonder if I would be the only one with this reaction. FWIW a white mum calling to her white toddler.

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