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Kit for a boy?? What are your thoughts..?

(55 Posts)
gg81 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:28:56

Hi everyone,

Thought we'd definitely decided on this but now i'm wobbling.
DP loves the name Kit, I like it a lot and like the fact it's not too popular.. but i'm worried that it's too short and can't be changed/shortened/turned into a nickname..
I'm not keen on Christopher so would definitely put Kit on the birth certificate.
My other favourite is Max (Maximillian) but i'm worried it's too popular...
3 syllable surname so a short first name helps to balance it out.
What do you all think? First baby so no siblings to work with. Feeling the pressure of getting this right..!

Bowlersarm Thu 30-Apr-15 19:30:04

I love love love it.

But not as the full name Kit.

AndThisIsTrue Thu 30-Apr-15 19:31:25

I think its fab!

kilmuir Thu 30-Apr-15 19:31:48

And caboodle?
I have an Aussie friend called Kit. Rather like it

ems1910 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:33:15

I love it. Really love it.
It would be Christopher for me.

Augustwedding Thu 30-Apr-15 19:33:18

We are thinking of kit, really like it

Northernlurker Thu 30-Apr-15 19:34:37

Love it but would put Christopher on the BC just to give them some options.

LuckyCornish13 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:36:23

I really like Kit!

It's a Cornish nickname for Christopher but I love just Kit.

MaelstromOfLunacy Thu 30-Apr-15 19:38:36

Love it - we're thinking of using it but putting Christian on birth certificate, as my brother is called Christopher smile

MythicalKings Thu 30-Apr-15 19:39:43

I'm married to a Christopher, known as Kit.

33goingon64 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:41:55

It's my #1 choice for a boy. Just love it. DH not as convinced - got 13 weeks to change his mind. I would prefer Christopher to be full name but would never call him that nor tell anyone unless they specifically asked what it was short for. Go for it!

caker Thu 30-Apr-15 19:46:03

Love it!

PuppyMonkey Thu 30-Apr-15 19:48:30

I like it. You know nothing Jon Snow grin

No need to put any name you don't like on birth certificate just to give him options IMHO. He can call himself Moonboy Big Bum if he doesn't like Kit if he really wants, no one could stop him. grin

BikeRunSki Thu 30-Apr-15 19:55:23

I once knew a Kit shirt for Kester.

BikeRunSki Thu 30-Apr-15 19:56:26

I once knew a Kit short for Kester.

Montsti Thu 30-Apr-15 20:37:36

I really like Maximillian nn. Max. I don't mind the name Kit but, for some reason find it incredibly "now" and pretentious...not keen on Christopher or Christian.

WizardOfToss Thu 30-Apr-15 22:02:39

Love it. Adore it. Wanted it if I'd had a boy, not that I would have got it.

In fact I'm rather envy wink

SylvaniansAtEase Thu 30-Apr-15 22:37:38

Then have it short for Kester, surely? It's a brilliant name, and much better when short for Kester than Christopher.

Leeds2 Thu 30-Apr-15 23:55:25

Love Kit. Not so keen on Christopher.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 01-May-15 00:30:11

I also absolutely love Kit but really don't like Christopher.

I'm not 100% sure about having 'just' Kit on the birth certificate though. How about Christian/Kristian? Would you consider that as a full name?

Guin1 Fri 01-May-15 04:36:48

Agree with pp that I wouldn't use Kit on the bc. Other suggestions to get nn Kit are Kitto and Kitson (if you don't mind surnames as first names). Love Kit as a nn.

HellKitty Fri 01-May-15 04:59:05

Love it.
There was a drama series in the 80s with a man and his oddly obsessed mother, he was called Kit. I think it was a NN for kitten.

sethcohen Fri 01-May-15 08:13:22

I completely disagree about needing a full name on the BC. Kit is a great name and perfectly fine on its own! (Our daughter is a one syllable 'nickname' and no-one's ever batted an eyelid).

PuppyMonkey Fri 01-May-15 08:37:23

Wtf is all this angst about long names on birth certificates confused

burgatroyd Fri 01-May-15 10:41:18

I agree. Just use Kit. Its nice and simple!

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