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Kimberley - for a boy

(51 Posts)
Lucie99 Fri 03-Jul-15 19:49:24

Boy would be known as Kim. Opinions?

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Fri 03-Jul-15 19:55:25

Are you crazy?

RedToothBrush Fri 03-Jul-15 19:55:37

No. Just no.

SevenEleven Fri 03-Jul-15 19:57:26

What are your reasonings for using Kimberley? It wouldn't be my first choice out of all the other lovely names out there.

noblegiraffe Fri 03-Jul-15 19:57:45

Kimberly is a girl's name, or a North Korean dictator.

Neither is good for a baby boy.

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 19:57:45

Sounds feminine to me. I have met a couple of male Kims, but as far as I know they were just Kim.

You can also get Kim from Joachim, which is definitely masculine.

catlovingdoctor Fri 03-Jul-15 19:58:28

No. Just be conventional FFS. Do you want him to be bullied at school?

Lucie99 Fri 03-Jul-15 19:58:35

blush I really like it but anticipated that reaction. I knew a lovely man called Kim.

nancy75 Fri 03-Jul-15 19:59:20

I know a man called Tracey and another called kellie, the both had the piss taken out of them relentlessly as kids, I think Kim would fall in to the same category

Eminado Fri 03-Jul-15 20:00:28

Please don't. He has to go to school. It might be a nice / sentimental idea in your mind but think of the practicalities of him actually going to school.

NoArmaniNoPunani Fri 03-Jul-15 20:00:52

I've heard of Kim for a boy but not Kimberley

Hairylegs007 Fri 03-Jul-15 20:04:43

Prefer kit

BestIsWest Fri 03-Jul-15 20:07:03

Kimberley was predominantly a boys name for years. I know one in his 50s. It didn't really become a girls name until the 1950s or 60s.

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 20:07:47


FirstOfficerDouglasRichardson Fri 03-Jul-15 20:09:37

I knew a man called Kim short for Kimberly, he wasn't especially keen on it. He's about 60 now. I do think it's quite feminine. What about Kit?

Lucie99 Fri 03-Jul-15 20:10:38

Thanks BestisWest. I knew it had male origins but perhaps these days solely associated with girls.

FirstOfficerDouglasRichardson Fri 03-Jul-15 20:12:57

It's definitely a unisex name, but the female name has for the most part continued to be popular the male name hasn't.

JoanOfRickets Fri 03-Jul-15 20:13:52

No. Just no.

lljkk Fri 03-Jul-15 20:14:25

NO. great name for a girl. Kyle? Keith?

DoloresLandingham Fri 03-Jul-15 20:15:04

No no no. Kimberley is female.

Kim can be male. The protagonist in Kipling's novel Kim is short for Kimball. It's also a fairly common nn for Joachim.

TheHappinessTrap Fri 03-Jul-15 20:18:04

Listen to Johnny Cash's Boy Named Sue before you decide!

MrsHenryCrawford Fri 03-Jul-15 20:22:30

I like Kim for a boy, makes me think of kipling.

badg3r Fri 03-Jul-15 20:23:17

NO! why do you want to give your beautiful little baby boy a horrible girl's name?!

WellErrr Fri 03-Jul-15 20:24:28

'So I gave you that name and I said goodbye,
I knew you'd have to get tough or die,
and it's that name that helped to make you strong!
........and if I ever have a son, I think I'll name him...Bill, George; any damn thang but Sue! I still hate that name!'


VixxFace Fri 03-Jul-15 20:26:45


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