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user1464799068 Sun 23-Apr-17 20:17:31

I absolutely adore the name Kit but my dad isn't convinced and feels that it's more of a nickname than a 'proper' name - does anyone else feel the same? Any other thoughts??

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 23-Apr-17 20:20:32

Nickname for Christopher. Put a full name on the BC and use the nickname?

LauraPalmersBodybag Sun 23-Apr-17 20:21:16

I think it's a great name, no need for Christopher unless that's the name you want.

dahliaaa Sun 23-Apr-17 20:22:09

It's a great name. I know a couple and both have it on birth certificate.

NoYouDontKnowItAll Sun 23-Apr-17 20:22:41

It's a proper name isn't it? Although Kit-Kat and Kit Bag would cross my mind

LuxuryWoman2017 Sun 23-Apr-17 20:23:13

It's fabulous and I love it.

DramaAlpaca Sun 23-Apr-17 20:23:23

Kit's lovely, but I'd only use it as a nickname for Christopher.

As an aside, if you are naming a child you don't need to take your dad's opinion into account you know. It's up to you and your partner.

Calphurnia Sun 23-Apr-17 20:23:50

It was on my list.
Had a girl grin

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Sun 23-Apr-17 20:24:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SweepTheHalls Sun 23-Apr-17 20:25:48

It was on my list too, birth certificate Christopher, everyday Kit. Had a DD too!

bigchris Sun 23-Apr-17 20:27:13

Males me think of game of thrones bloke , swoon !

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Apr-17 20:27:42

Kit can be a nick name for Kristian too.

Yellowcups Sun 23-Apr-17 20:28:45

Knight rider!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 23-Apr-17 20:35:39

What's it got to do with your Dad. confused.
Christopher 'Kit' Is lovely

user1464799068 Sun 23-Apr-17 20:42:24

I like the name Christopher but I'm trying to avoid names with the letter 's' in them, so that wouldn't really work.

I'm aware that I don't have to listen to my dad but I think it's important that my family like the name, it also made me think that other people would feel the same way but it seems that quite a few people think it's a lovely name by itself, which is reassuring as I'm probably going to name him Kit.

SuperBeagle Sun 23-Apr-17 21:42:04

If your surname is something like Harrington, then it works as a standalone name. If your surname is something like James or Scott, it doesn't.

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Sun 23-Apr-17 22:53:05

Our son is called Kit. Not short for Christopher, he is Kit on his birth certificate.

Not a word of a lie we have only have people say how much they love his name. Not that it mattered but it is nice 😊
He has a longer very traditional middle name and Kit sounds great with our surname.

If you love it then use it

buttercup54321 Sun 23-Apr-17 23:05:21

I really like Kit. Would be fine on BC if it works with your surname.

grufallosfriend Mon 24-Apr-17 07:20:10

Looks and sounds feminine to me, probably because of Kit, Kitty.

ColourfulOrangex Mon 24-Apr-17 14:51:07

First thing I thought of was night rider lol I do like the name though

Ames33 Mon 24-Apr-17 14:51:51

Love the name kit!! Xx

limpit Mon 24-Apr-17 14:53:15

First thing I thought of was that the Rooneys chose it for their son. This automatically rules it out as a name option. grin

ShotsFired Mon 24-Apr-17 14:54:59

Single syllable first names are very harsh sounding if you also have a single syllable surname.

You always end up sounding like you are barking your details at people who ask for your name.

It also sounds a bit infantile if you try and think of a (say) "Judge Kit presiding over the courtroom".

(Guess how I know this!)

ZeldaWasMyGransName Mon 24-Apr-17 14:57:09

Love it.

flumpybear Mon 24-Apr-17 14:59:38

I really like it too - I do prefer longer names in general but love Kit and Tate also Kier was on my list too

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