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star1459 Fri 20-Nov-20 22:50:37

Thoughts on the name on its own? Or better shortened from Christopher / Christian?

Not really keen on Christopher as know quite a few people named Chris

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LivingDeadGirlUK Fri 20-Nov-20 22:52:18

I like it smile

bellinique Fri 20-Nov-20 22:54:23

Makes me think of Knightrider

Nell96 Fri 20-Nov-20 23:10:51

I quite like it. Also not keen on Christopher. Perhaps you could use a longer / more traditional middle name, for a bit of balance?

IthinkIsawahairbrushbackthere Fri 20-Nov-20 23:12:44

I know a Kit. Really lovely lad and so the name has good connotations for me.

star1459 Fri 20-Nov-20 23:16:53

Thanks all. It's one of the first boys names we've actually both liked so must mean something!

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PersonaNonGarter Fri 20-Nov-20 23:19:30

I know a couple. It is lovely and was on my shortlist as Christopher shortened to Kit. I like the long Sunday name, short nickname thing tho.

OnTheVents Fri 20-Nov-20 23:22:37

Love it! Do it! I only know 1, it seems way too underused for how great a name it is!

SirVixofVixHall Fri 20-Nov-20 23:25:10

I love the name Kit. Could be short for Christian too.

ConnellWaldron Fri 20-Nov-20 23:39:59

I like it. Not so keen on Christopher or Chris. Christian is better.

YouKnowWhoo Fri 20-Nov-20 23:42:03

I know a Kit! I used to think of knightrider, but now the name is all his smile he totally owns it! And he’s a great little boy.

Firebird83 Fri 20-Nov-20 23:59:18

I like it short for Christopher

PoltergeistPirates Sat 21-Nov-20 00:30:17

It’s cute. He needs an evil twin called Karr though.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sat 21-Nov-20 00:49:42

Always loved Kit. It's a really cool nn, but I'm not sure it works as a standalone name as it's doesn't feel established enough for me (unlike say Jack or Harry which are so popular people wouldn't assume they are really John or Henry for example).

Either Christopher or Christian would work, but Christopher might be easier since people might make assumptions about your religion for Christian. I don't think people would automatically call him Chris, that's more commonly a 35-50 year old mans name - most under 30's would either use their full name or Kit.

alexdgr8 Sat 21-Nov-20 00:53:12

it's the name of a young cat. not for me. not as a given name.

cataline Sat 21-Nov-20 00:57:12

I totally love this name!

AlwaysLatte Sat 21-Nov-20 01:02:22

I love the name. It was one I wanted to shortlist but my husband didn't. As long as where you are people don't mostly use the glottal stop - that was my husbands gripe about it.

HeronLanyon Sat 21-Nov-20 01:09:35

I know a Kitt.

AuntyPonsonby Sat 21-Nov-20 01:10:01

I'm another one who doesn't like diminutives used as registered names. Register him with the proper name (Christopher), use Kit from the outset, and leave him with the option to choose other variations on his name when he's older. But then I'm a massive snob grin

AlwaysLatte Sat 21-Nov-20 01:24:21

Be careful about having a full name but a 'known as' diminutive. One of my stepsons has had no end of trouble with things like passport applications due to this.

Barryanne Sat 21-Nov-20 01:28:28

I love it! My son is Kitson and he goes by Kit.

ozymandiusking Sat 21-Nov-20 01:28:49

I love Kit, but not at all keen on Christopher or Christian.
Just use Kit if you like it. It doesn't have to be one of the other two and then shortened.
And, you can't really shorten Kit, unless some numptie used K.

star1459 Sat 21-Nov-20 07:28:36

Wow thanks all!

Anyone have any suggestions for any other names it could be shortened from other than Christian or Christopher?

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SimonJT Sat 21-Nov-20 07:30:44

Its a fab name, theres really no need to use a name like christopher instead.

Disfordarkchocolate Sat 21-Nov-20 07:31:51

It's my favourite boys name. Love it.

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