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coldtoe Mon 18-Aug-14 18:12:18

I have a feeling how this name is going to go down....

Any thoughts on Kip for a boy? Not short for anything, just Kip on its own.
Any suggestions for other names I might like would be great. I seem to like short boys names like Tom and Max but not keen on how popular they are. Tom is top at the moment.

winkywinkola Mon 18-Aug-14 18:15:03

Kip? As in a small sleep?


Kit is great though.

Kip is not.

OwlCapone Mon 18-Aug-14 18:15:51

Kit, possibly. Kip? No.

Capitola Mon 18-Aug-14 18:16:03

Kip? That's silly, and a bit mean.

UriGeller Mon 18-Aug-14 18:16:33

Kip is Napoleons Dynamites really cool older brother

Tantrictantrum Mon 18-Aug-14 18:42:46

I like it

sidorek Mon 18-Aug-14 18:45:21

it means "chicken" in dutch...

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 18-Aug-14 18:49:58

It means dump of a house in Ireland as in "he lives in a real kip!"

I mean this in a nice way but I'd save it for a dog. wink

ApplebyMennym Mon 18-Aug-14 18:51:06

I quite like it! Kit is nice too. I also like Jed which I think is sort of along the same lines.

Legionofboom Mon 18-Aug-14 18:55:32

I think it's probably one of those names that sounds a bit hmm on paper but if you knew someone called Kip it would seem completely normal quite quickly unless they lived in the Netherlands

florascotia Mon 18-Aug-14 19:25:48

I was also going to mention Dutch chickens. WHY, OP, when there are so many fantastic names to choose from?

It also makes me think of Kippers.

OUP's Kip and Biff story books are about phonics, not real life.

At least Kit has been used as a nn for Christopher for hundreds of years, so everyone knows what it is.

coldtoe Mon 18-Aug-14 20:22:06

Ok, mostly not in favour of Kip as suspected, but more like it than I had predicted.
Thanks for the suggestion of Jed. I agree, it's in the same group as Kip but I'm put off by a Jed I know and don't like. Any more suggestions? I quite like Doug...

Kim82 Mon 18-Aug-14 20:25:47

How about:


DPotter Mon 18-Aug-14 20:30:49

Kip Keino was a famous kenyan runner from the 1960s, but I agree Kit would be better

coldtoe Mon 18-Aug-14 20:32:29

The more popular ones there are taken already by close family. I like Mack but can't use it unfortunately.
Tam, Jem and Dex are more Kip like but not for me. Thanks for the suggestions though

coldtoe Mon 18-Aug-14 20:35:06

Any ideas along the Doug, Rudy, Blake, Sid, Ned line?

coldtoe Mon 18-Aug-14 20:35:32

Any ideas along the Doug, Rudy, Blake, Sid, Ned line?

PetaPipa Mon 18-Aug-14 20:44:51

Drake, Jude, Luke, Ed, Red, Jet, Cass, Pip, Jon

ashtrayheart Mon 18-Aug-14 20:52:04


coldtoe Mon 18-Aug-14 20:54:42

Quite like Jude but wouldn't use it.
Tom is top contender still!

TheLeftovermonster Mon 18-Aug-14 22:19:48


WordOfTheDay Mon 18-Aug-14 22:38:00

Lou, Lex, Lee, Abe, Bill, Bob, Paul, Mark, Drew, Ron, Ray, Jed, Seth, Nick

PandasRock Mon 18-Aug-14 22:40:27


Loletta Mon 18-Aug-14 22:41:22

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TeamEdward Mon 18-Aug-14 22:42:01

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