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Is Kester awful?

(121 Posts)
crayfish Fri 02-Dec-16 14:53:59

My hormone-addled brain can't decide if I love it or hate it. We are stuck for boys names because the only one I really loved I gave to DS1, so if this baby is another boy I'm stumped. DH is a Christopher and I think Kester is a nice nod to that but I'm not sure if it's a bit 'out there'?

HouseworkIsASin10 Fri 02-Dec-16 15:00:21

Yes. It's awful.

DramaAlpaca Fri 02-Dec-16 15:01:21

I'm not a fan. And it rhymes with fester, which isn't good.

Mol1628 Fri 02-Dec-16 15:02:03

Yes. Awful.

LimpidPools Fri 02-Dec-16 15:02:39


MaeBea Fri 02-Dec-16 15:02:59

I really love it. I also like Kit.

BratFarrarsPony Fri 02-Dec-16 15:03:54

oh yes it rhymes with fester...
Not good.
Actually I have only ever heard it in a Fay Weldon book from the 1970s

olderthanyouthink Fri 02-Dec-16 15:07:30

I thought you said keister (American word for bottom)... So yeah, awful

JosephineMaynard Fri 02-Dec-16 15:08:01

I don't have strong feelings about it either way. I believe it's very unusual as a name though, if that bothers you.

MrsBungle Fri 02-Dec-16 15:09:50

I don't think it is nice.,

NerdsAndMonsters Fri 02-Dec-16 15:09:59

Personally I don't like it, I immediately thought of jester; with the silly hat etc.

TiggyD Fri 02-Dec-16 15:10:09


It doesn't quite fail my "Name or IKEA furniture" test, but sounds very un-name-like.

JessicaEccles Fri 02-Dec-16 15:10:51

Love it. Kester Wildeve is a fantastic hero from 'Precious Bane'.

LittleMoomins Fri 02-Dec-16 15:11:03

I know a Kester and he's lovely. It's a great name smile

cheweduprope Fri 02-Dec-16 15:16:16

Behindthename says it's the Scottish form of Christopher... So that would be kind of odd given you already have a Christopher.

Tbh I've never heard the name before, but if I did know one, I'd enjoy making this home alone joke whenever he came over:

"Hey, I'm gonna give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly, yella, no-good kester off my property, before I pump your guts full of lead! 1, 2, 10!"

lizzieoak Fri 02-Dec-16 15:16:45

Makes me think of Uncle Fester.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 02-Dec-16 15:16:51

I only know it as the name of one of Joey Maynard's 185 kids. Not sure what I think of it really.

crayfish Fri 02-Dec-16 15:25:40

Hmm, not popular then!

cheweduprope - it's DH who is Christopher so it's no odder than naming a son after his father really.

crayfish Fri 02-Dec-16 15:28:13

What about Hamish or Hector? They are the only other two on my list. We are Scottish and live in Scotland if that makes a difference.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 02-Dec-16 15:28:54

Or was he Madge's son? They had so many sprogs between them it's hard to keep up.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 02-Dec-16 15:29:50

I prefer both Hamish and Hector. Both quite posh Scottish names.

NerdsAndMonsters Fri 02-Dec-16 15:31:51

Either of the other 2 names are so much better!

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 02-Dec-16 15:33:25

Hamish and Hector are both excellent names.

If you want to name your new baby after your husband (not my thing but horses for courses n'all that) what about Christopher known as Kit?

crayfish Fri 02-Dec-16 15:34:51

DS1 has quite a posh Scottish-sounding (although it's not) name, so I think Hamish and Hector would both 'go' ok.

Kester may be off the list then. I did have a feeling that the poor kid would spend his life faced with people going 'eh?' whenever he told them his name!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 02-Dec-16 15:35:16

Kit is a great name.

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