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Chloerose75 Mon 24-Feb-14 23:17:58

What do you think of Nate? I really like it but so sure about Nathaniel, is it too biblical or a mouthful?

Chloerose75 Mon 24-Feb-14 23:23:06

Also Kit?

williaminajetfighter Mon 24-Feb-14 23:25:48

Love both although Kit is my favourite. Both sound like confident, cool guys.

bouncingbelle Mon 24-Feb-14 23:28:11

Love Nate and Nathaniel, not too biblical in my opinion, just really cool but classy names.

Not keen on kit, it sounds like what you wear for PE at school or a baby chinchilla.

AuditAngel Mon 24-Feb-14 23:35:54

I only know one Nathaniel, he uses his full name.

Don't know a Kit, I think it's too posh for our circle.

DramaAlpaca Mon 24-Feb-14 23:44:20

Nathaniel is a good, classic name & Nate is a cool nickname.

Kit is OK as an unusual nickname for Christopher.

Chloerose75 Tue 25-Feb-14 00:12:04

Just had a thought. Can Nate be short for Jonathan?? It does have Nathan in it... Or would people be confused

NadiaWadia Tue 25-Feb-14 00:40:06

Love Nathaniel. Nate is a very cool nickname as well.

aGirlDownUnder1 Tue 25-Feb-14 03:40:12

Nate is an awesome nickname, Nathaniel is lovely too. Not to sure about Kit though

ginzillas Tue 25-Feb-14 08:39:02

Love Nathaniel/Nate! It was on our list for a boy. Nate is such a cool name for a little boy but it's good to give him the option of a longer 'official' name. Don't like Kit though, I'm afraid. My hubby is a Chris and we'd never heard of the Christopher/Kit thing until mumsnet!

JC74 Tue 25-Feb-14 08:44:23

I love both names. I'm trying to persuade DH to have Nathaniel with nn Nate on our list.
I have worked with a Kit - not met another though.

Bowlersarm Tue 25-Feb-14 08:44:51

Both lovely names.

Nathaniel (much nicer than Jonathan) nn Nate.

And Kit.

AuntieBrenda Tue 25-Feb-14 08:45:29

Ahem
Nate is the best name in the world ever
(I have one!) his full name
Is nathaniel and
I've only ever heard one other child called the long version around here and he was from Poland.
We call our boy Natey, or noo noo. Don't put noo noo on the birth certificate ;)

noodlebum Tue 25-Feb-14 11:15:29

I love Nathaniel, nickname Nate smile definitely not too biblical!

MiaowTheCat Tue 25-Feb-14 11:48:59

Nathaniel/Nate was on our boys' list (turned out to have two DDs though). Kit just brings to mind talking cars from the 1980s for me.

newgirl Tue 25-Feb-14 11:54:09

I know a few nates - but they are short for nathan? not a huge difference to nathaniel but I think nathan quite popular?

Standinginline Tue 25-Feb-14 11:57:39

Love Nathaniel / Nate ,but that's because it's my sons name !! Heard the name as Nate but didn't want him Christianed a shortened name. I do sometimes call him Nathan as well.

2beornot Tue 25-Feb-14 11:59:07

It's our boys name for baby due in summer. Love it!! (Hate Kit btw).

shakinstevenslovechild Tue 25-Feb-14 12:01:09

<bursts onto thread singing 'No Nathaniel, oh no Nathaniel'>

I LOVE the name Nathaniel, I have done since the first time I heard War of the Worlds, but dh didn't like it sad so I wasn't allowed to use it.

It's an unusual name without being too 'out there' and can be shortened a few ways.

thesaurusgirl Tue 25-Feb-14 12:09:07

Nate is very American, much prefer Nat.

Kit is a bit 'new entrant to the upper middle classes'. It's one of those names like Rupert and Giles that immediately say "posh" whilst being names that actual posh people never use.

HeirToTheIronThrone Tue 25-Feb-14 12:17:47

The only Nathaniel I know gets called Nat, not Nate - you might not be able to choose!

Chloerose75 Tue 25-Feb-14 20:34:46

Thanks. Nice to see positive reaction. If I used Nathaniel I would call him Nate right from the beginning so I don't think people would change it to nat. To me nat is a girls name. I am not keen on just Nathan, not sure why!

Puddles1234 Tue 25-Feb-14 20:52:21

Nathaniel is a gorgeous name. I have a friend called Nathaniel and he is referred to as Nat rather than Nate as PP have stated Nate is more American.

kiwiscantfly Tue 25-Feb-14 20:59:09

Nathaniel, nn Nate is my no 1 boys name, but as the bump is due to be DD2, I'm not getting anywhere.
Not a fan of Kit.

AuntieBrenda Tue 25-Feb-14 21:29:40

OP- my DH came across the name Nate and loved it. I didn't want my boy to have a short name as I've got a well short name and always wanted a 'posh' name so we decided on his official name being Nathaniel. I put Nate on his school admission forms etc. go for it! It's a top name! grin

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