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Kit, Wilfred or Diggory... If you hate all 3, stay away!

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Thirstysomething Fri 26-Jul-13 03:28:25

Any opinions? Am too tired to be slated if you hate them all! I think we might chicken out and do Diggory as a second name, but dh loves the nn Digger and we know a Diggory, so it probably seems less unusual to us than it might do to others!

nooka Fri 26-Jul-13 03:46:30

Diggory makes me think of The Magician's Nephew, Digger makes me think of the very sweet Shirley Hughes story.

I really like Kit as a nn for Christopher but not as a stand alone name

Not sure about Wilfred, but t fits the quirky but not stand out criteria which is always good.

Thirstysomething Fri 26-Jul-13 03:50:55

Think we would have Christopher nn Kit if we used it as a first name, but if it was second name we would just have Kit. If that makes sense!
Was trying to choose between Wilf and Kit, then Diggory suddenly came up... Think we might be too chicken for it though.

Thirstysomething Fri 26-Jul-13 03:51:59

PS Wilfred and Christopher (Kit) both family names

Mollie272 Fri 26-Jul-13 03:52:23

I like Kit a lot. Digger is a cute nn too, not sure about Diggory though.

MissOtisRegrets Fri 26-Jul-13 03:58:12

I like both Kit and Diggory, not as keen on Wilf - Christopher Diggory perhaps?

I love Digby, which could also produce the nn Digger.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Fri 26-Jul-13 03:58:14

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Mollie272 Fri 26-Jul-13 04:03:12

I could never put my finger on why I didn't like the name Wilf before A&ETW - (great name btw!) and I think that's it!

Really like Digby too.

Thirstysomething Fri 26-Jul-13 04:11:01

Other people up at this time, yay! You feeding? Or just night owls...?

Mollie272 Fri 26-Jul-13 04:16:24

My DH was called out for work and I can't get back to sleep - should really go and try again! He'll probably get home just as I'm drifting off

Thirstysomething Fri 26-Jul-13 04:35:20

Please go and revel in sleep! - I would love to be drifting off... But newborn dictating otherwise sad

MissOtisRegrets Fri 26-Jul-13 04:40:20

Feeding. 6 month old still BFs every 2-3 hours!

Thirstysomething Fri 26-Jul-13 04:41:53

Omg - I wouldn't survive, you are amazing.

sleepingbeautiful Fri 26-Jul-13 05:12:06

Really don't like Wilfred/Wilf. I find it a bit drippy sounding.

Like Diggory A LOT. My boys name I'd have used if DH got no say was Digby. Digger is a fun nn.

Kit is ok. I know 2. One is a dashing 30 yr old in PR, the other is a border terrier ;) I do like Christopher though.

IceNoSlice Fri 26-Jul-13 05:18:50

Love Kit.

Really like Wilf too, although seem to be in the minority based on other comments. It is characterful and cool. I know a baby Wilf and it suits him.

YoniSingWhenYoureWinning Fri 26-Jul-13 05:22:39

Kit by default.

GettingVerySleepy Fri 26-Jul-13 05:39:09

Kit short for Christopher

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 26-Jul-13 06:34:31

I love Kit and would probably go for Christopher Diggory, but only if you don't hate Chris as you can guarantee some people will end up calling him that.

I'm not keen on Wilfred (unless it ends up as Freddie which I like).

RappyNash Fri 26-Jul-13 06:37:22

I love Diggory smile

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Fri 26-Jul-13 07:52:18

Kit and Diggory are both brilliant!

And congratulations on your squishy newborn flowers

VelvetStrider Fri 26-Jul-13 08:02:30

I love Kit, it was on my boys name shortlist, however all the long versions seem a bit wimpy - the sort of boy who wears corduroy slacks and collects stamps. Christopher, Christian, Kitson etc.

Diggory - people will just assume you're a Harry Potter fan. Digger is the name of a dog/cartoon construction vehicle.

Wilfred is quite cool in an 'eccentric old man running a secondhand book store' way. Wilf and Freddie both reasonable nicknames, Willy less so...

whyno Fri 26-Jul-13 08:03:26

Adore Wilfred. Is DS middle name and sometimes wish it was his first.

Also love Kit.

Don't like Diggory.

goingdownhill Fri 26-Jul-13 08:19:38

Kit is a fantastic name. The others are not to my taste. Congratulations on your newborn. smile

Onyabike Fri 26-Jul-13 09:18:32

Kit. By far!

zoetstoffen Fri 26-Jul-13 09:35:43

Diggory or Digby are high up on my list for a second boy, sadly husband dislikes them both. We named our first Kester which is often floated here as a name to use to get the nn Kit.

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