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Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 10:12:13

what do we think?

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 10:12:38

Meant to say it's for a boy *

MaidenMotherCrone Mon 24-Apr-17 10:27:39

It's a no from me, is it an actual name or a made up word?

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Mon 24-Apr-17 10:42:09

I think I prefer Cam or Cameron, tbh...

Is there a reason for the K? Or is it an entirely different name and has no connection to Cam/Cameron at all?

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 11:18:03

It has a few different spellings - Cameron: Camren, Camron, Camryn, Kameron, Kamron and Kamryn. All are actual names, there's an English spelling, a Gaelic spelling and a Scottish spellling for eg!

Some people might say Kam is 'made up' but it's just like for eg when someone calls their child Sam instead of the full 'Samuel'! Also there are lots of names that begin with Kam/Cam other than Cameron! I leant more towards the K as I have a son who's name begins with C already so wanted to try to keep away from C's smile

villainousbroodmare Mon 24-Apr-17 11:33:30

You know it means 'crooked nose'? (cam shron)

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 11:42:54

Cameron means crooked nose

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 11:43:39

There are other names that start off Kam/Cam, it's not got anything to do with Cameron

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 11:44:16

Kamal, Camden, Campbell, Kamen, Camelot, Cameo, Camilo & Camrey to name a few!

Whathaveilost Mon 24-Apr-17 11:45:24

We have a few Cameron's in our family. A couple of them are known informally as Cam.

I prefer the full name and shortened by friends.

bloodymaria Mon 24-Apr-17 11:45:29

Who is called Camelot?!

Wolfiefan Mon 24-Apr-17 11:45:57

But Cameron is a name. Kam isn't. Call your child a shortened version of the name but please put an actual name on the poor kid's birth certificate.

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 11:49:51

You've never heard of Camelot? confused sure it's not exactly common but it's still a name! I was only making the point that if a child's name is Kam it doesn't automatically mean that it is short for Cameron! I knew a child called Campbell who got called Cam/Cammy, nothing to do with 'Cameron'! Also plenty names are shortened from other names, Sam, Max & Josh for eg

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 11:50:31

Kam is an actual name! It's Scottish, feel free to google it smile

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Mon 24-Apr-17 11:51:22


I've never met a Camelot or a Cameo. And I honestly don't like Camden (and I really don't like Kamden, tbh...)

But I do like the name Camillo. However, that's Camillo. Not Kam.

I'm sorry. But it's not my cup of tea.

What about Karl? Keith?

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Mon 24-Apr-17 11:52:30

But I really like Campbell.

Queensparkles Mon 24-Apr-17 11:54:59

It also has a Native American meaning of 'sweet darling' (I didn't know this til now) but it's defo a name in its own right! Aw I don't like any of the other names either I was only listing names that start the same lol

In my accent Karl sounds like Carole (like the woman's name)

Onemorewonthurt Mon 24-Apr-17 11:55:16

I know two Kams, male and female. I think it's nice

ShakingAndShocked Mon 24-Apr-17 11:58:36

Cam/Cameron is a beautiful name IMHO but my honest answer to 'Kam' is just no, no, no! It's not a name most people will recognise and it sounds like a camera productblush

HouseworkIsASin10 Mon 24-Apr-17 12:00:19

Nope, even if it isn't made up it looks it.

weegiemum Mon 24-Apr-17 12:04:31

I know 3 boys called Cam.

A Campbell, and 2 Cal(l)ums.
Also 2 Calums known as "Cammy".

In my DC demographic (13-18) there are a lot of Calums!

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Mon 24-Apr-17 12:07:19

Well, Karl doesn't seem like a got idea in that case...

Calvin? Carmine, Charles, Chuck, Cormac?

UndersecretaryofWhimsy Mon 24-Apr-17 12:09:45

To me Kam is an Indian name and my friend with the name is Indian (and female). The Scottish version is listed as deriving from Cameron aka 'crooked nose'.

I hate most of those other K/Cam versions you listed. So its a no from me. (Camelot? Cameo? The hellish?)

florascotianew Mon 24-Apr-17 12:51:09

Kam is not a traditional Scottish name. There is a load of rubbish on some baby name websites. As others have said, Cameron (surname now sometimes used as first name) comes from two Gaelic words meaning crooked and nose: cam + sron. Traditionally, 'K' was not used in Gaelic spelling; it is now, in Anglicised spelling.

Garnethair Mon 24-Apr-17 14:07:50

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