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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

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 )

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

OP - were you anywhere near Glasgow today?

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.

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.

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

I know 2 kingstons, both Jamaican.

This thread is making me feel uncomfortable.

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

Upon Hull

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

Kingston - what? That's a weird name.

Kingy - um Star Trek close to Cling on

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


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


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

Kingston - love.

Kingy - WTAF?

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

Terrible shockshockshock

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.

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!

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

Kingsley is better... but not by much.


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

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.

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

I like Kingston.

Kingy is utterly ridiculous!

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

Capital of Jamaica.

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.

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.

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

Jamaica? Ontario? Or on Thames?

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

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

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

This is a joke, right?

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

I too think kingsley is a better option

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

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

How about Kingsley instead?

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