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

(61 Posts)
Iheartpasties Wed 01-May-13 00:16:49

thanks smile

MummytobeDC2 Thu 02-May-13 16:34:35

Terrible shockshockshock

TallulahBetty Thu 02-May-13 17:09:19

Kingston - love.

Kingy - WTAF?

Mellymog Thu 02-May-13 20:55:53


Suzietwo Sat 04-May-13 09:46:35


JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 04-May-13 10:50:06

Kingston - what? That's a weird name.

Kingy - um Star Trek close to Cling on

Earthworms Sat 04-May-13 10:56:31

Upon Hull

usualsuspect Sat 04-May-13 10:56:35

I know 2 kingstons, both Jamaican.

This thread is making me feel uncomfortable.

Catlike Sat 04-May-13 11:29:55

Not keen on Kingston as it immediately makes me think of Kingston upon Thames rather than Kingston, Jamaica. And it just sounds a bit odd to call a person that. You may as well call them Surbiton or Morden.

merrymouse Sat 04-May-13 11:41:00

I think its difficult to give somebody a place name of somewhere in the UK, because its either going to sound pretentious if its somewhere 'posh', or it's just going to sound a bit odd if its somewhere ordinary, like Kingston.

I lived in Kingston upon Thames for many years and parts of it are lovely, but I would be thinking of the one way system and the Bentalls centre.

You could get away with it if it was very obviously alluding to Kingston Jamaica, but I think that would be hard if your child had a British accent.

Butterkistbutterkistrarara Sat 04-May-13 20:46:45

OP - were you anywhere near Glasgow today?

FoofFighter Sat 04-May-13 20:55:41

Kingston is a common name where I am from in the Midlands, even in white people.

Bit harsh that so many are calling it a ridiculous name sad

(Kingy however is confused )

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