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What does Kitty say to you?

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KipperTheFish Sun 24-May-15 22:39:45

I think elegant, 1920s period drama, strong but feminine.

DH says Bunny a la Katie Price.

I am desperate to use it, but I've got some persuading to do. And he's made me wonder if I've got it completely wrong... Have I? What does it make you think?

Marisola Sun 24-May-15 22:40:36


Sorry! I also think of money.

Emochild Sun 24-May-15 22:41:59

My grandma's name -short for Kathleen

Sophronia Sun 24-May-15 22:42:47

It was my Great-Gran's name and she was born in 1912. I really like it.

MrsBungle Sun 24-May-15 22:43:09

To me it's the same ilk as bunny.

BehindEveryCloud Sun 24-May-15 22:43:23

Sorry, I'm with DH flowers

I also think:
Kitty cat
Hello kitty

ShadowFire Sun 24-May-15 22:43:27

X-Men's Kitty Pryde. Smart and resourceful.

caravanista13 Sun 24-May-15 22:44:04

Love it!

SillyStuffBiting Sun 24-May-15 22:45:38

I had to great Aunt Kitty. She was a wicked woman and not in the wicked cool way, like actually wicked.

And smelt of imperial leather.

KipperTheFish Sun 24-May-15 22:57:04

It's not looking good for me, is it? I was hoping I could show dh and say 'see I told you it was fabulous'... grin

I hadn't got it down as such a 'marmite' name, but clearly it is.

BuildYourOwnSnowman Sun 24-May-15 23:02:19

Nickname to me. The kind of thing a little girl will be called by her parents and then either grow into or drop it and take another variation from their given name (Catherine, Kathleen etc)

Good compromise?

PurpleDaisies Sun 24-May-15 23:03:11

I'm not a huge fan either. To me kitty is s burlesque dancer. Very cool but I'm not sure that's what you necessarily want your daughter to be!

If you love it and can convince your husband that's all that matters.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 24-May-15 23:04:03

It's been ruined by the Cliff Richard rumours.

cosmicglittergirl Sun 24-May-15 23:05:48

I really like it, it makes me think of a whimsical character from a book written 60 odd years ago. I ve met two Kittys, both Irish. One was called Katherine, the other Catriona.

Bursarymum Sun 24-May-15 23:07:02

It's nice if you have Katherine on the birth certificate.

Shallishanti Sun 24-May-15 23:07:41

fails the high court judge test, I think

PurpleDaisies Sun 24-May-15 23:09:13

I think the use it as a nickname with Katherine as the full name is a really good one.

TiredAssShowgirl Sun 24-May-15 23:10:17

I love Kitty!

I'd use Katherine as a full name, but love Kitty as a NN. Says sweet and strong to me, and plenty of stretch as an adult too.

Totally different to 'Bunny' and ilk imo. Jane Austen never called anyone Bunny hmm

Rudawakening Sun 24-May-15 23:11:17

My nan was Kitty her whole life, her real name was Mary Katharine. It's more a nick name to me than a name but I don't associate it with anyone other than my Nan who had an amazing life.

LondonRocks Sun 24-May-15 23:13:20


KipperTheFish Sun 24-May-15 23:13:47

Yes, it would definitely be a NN for Katherine so could be Katie/Kate or Katherine as an older child/ adult, all of which I also really like.

dingalong Sun 24-May-15 23:14:50

It was my lovely mils name though christened Catherine. I've used it as a middle name for dd. I always associated it with Michael Collins fiance kitty.

undermythumb Sun 24-May-15 23:17:45

Love it, love it, love it. I think Jane Austen.

This constant reference to the high court judge test is one of the most stupid things I ever read on mumsnet.

It smacks of cultural imperialism and just how devoid of imagination must you be to think 'oh I haven't heard a judge by that name thus no one with that name will ever be a judge'.

Do you think that's the final test before being appointed? 'Charles - check; Micheal - check John - check. Oh hang on Kitty and Otis? No no despite being the best qualified and well respected they're out for not passing the name test.'

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Sun 24-May-15 23:21:02

Cliff Richard
Elm house guest house

HirplesWithHaggis Sun 24-May-15 23:22:17

I'm with NoArmani in this one, sadly. But yes, Katherine/Kathleen leave many options open as she grows, and there's no harm in a famiky nickname of Kitty.

Re the judge test, as a child I was amazed at how many parents had had the foresight to name their son "Justice", as in "Lord Justice Smith"... blush

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