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MrsMeggles Tue 17-Jan-17 18:15:48

What do you think about Kitto for a boy, nn Kit? It's a Cornish name, (we live in Cornwall) but interested to see what non Cornish people think?

AuntiePenguin Tue 17-Jan-17 18:26:40

I like it. I'm in London and never heard of the name before, but it's easy to pronounce and spell, and kit is a cool nickname.

Nonameyet1 Tue 17-Jan-17 18:54:16

Really like Kit, not sure about Kitto, haven't heard of it before, have said it out loud a few times to see how it sounds, but not sure.

florascotianew Tue 17-Jan-17 18:57:16

Have only come across Kitto as a surname. Am not a fan of surnames as first names, though many people would disagree, of course.

Sophronia Tue 17-Jan-17 19:06:43

I'd heard of it as my mum's side of the family are Cornish. I quite like it.

Dazzalm Tue 17-Jan-17 19:11:07

It's a surname for me (I'm Cornish) - my gran's maiden name in fact.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Tue 17-Jan-17 19:20:38

Surname for me as well, Mrs Kitto was a (lovely) dinner lady at my primary school. Er, 30 years ago blush

MrsMeggles Tue 17-Jan-17 19:55:54

Hmm.. yes veering towards too surname sounding too. I love Kit but unsure if 'enough' for a first name and not sure about Christopher as wouldn't want nn Chris evolving later...

Pluto30 Tue 17-Jan-17 20:14:37

I sounds like kiddo to me, as in "kiddos".

I like Kit though.

AlwaysTheWinner Tue 17-Jan-17 20:18:13

I love it, I didn't know it was a 'proper' name. A small Kitty I know is nicknamed Kitto, and that's the only time I have heard it.

YippieKayakOtherBuckets Tue 17-Jan-17 20:27:51

If they ever spend any time in America, the pronunciation will be indistinguishable from 'kiddo'...

Jooni Tue 17-Jan-17 20:54:09

I love it

Grufallosfriend Tue 17-Jan-17 22:06:23

Kitto is great. Masculine and cool.

However, I don't like Kit, it's too close to Kitty or sports kit etc.

rainbow99 Tue 17-Jan-17 22:48:14

Never heard of Kitto and I don't like it I'm afraid, I do like Kit though. My first thought was ditto, then kitty

NumberOneTricky Wed 18-Jan-17 00:17:04

I'd never heard of it before but guessed it would be Cornish. Names ending in o are quite trendy at the moment aren't they? And they can be quite posh like Ivo, Hugo, Orlando. Kitto has that same posh boy vibe.

Yoarchie Wed 18-Jan-17 00:20:49

Googling kitto gives you a construction company.

Personally I think it is odd and would be mistaken for kitty

Passmethecrisps Wed 18-Jan-17 00:20:53

I know a Kytto which I think came from the Cornish. Lovely

QuestionableMouse Wed 18-Jan-17 00:23:46

I'm not keen on it. If I overhead you talking about kitto I'd think you meant your cat.

mrspod89 Wed 18-Jan-17 00:25:53

Personally I'd have Christopher on birth certificate then nickname Kit from day one so he's introduced as Kit or Kitto and then that's his "name" but officially Christopher. I really love the name Kit but I do think the full name should be on the BC (my opinion)

sycamore54321 Wed 18-Jan-17 00:34:51

I am entirely unfamiliar with Cornish culture and out of that context, I think it's horrible. It looks like a typo and sounds like a childish mispronunciation. If however someone explained its cultural origins, I'd be less harsh on it but without knowing them, it does not look or sound like a 'real' name to me.

AutumnalLeaves38 Wed 18-Jan-17 01:21:55

Interesting: my first assumption was that it was probably a Japanese name, rather than Cornish!

I like it.

Snoodleberry Wed 18-Jan-17 01:51:05

Love it as a name!

Was on our list if we had a boy.

iogo Wed 18-Jan-17 01:53:21

I had a teacher at school called Mrs Kitto!

I like Kit but not keen on Kitto as a first name.

Stonewash Thu 19-Jan-17 01:22:34

I think it may be misheard as kitten.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 20-Jan-17 00:53:50

Reminds me of the Welsh name Guto (pronounced the same but with a G), I don't dislike Kitto.

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