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Kit - what is it short for and is it cool or weird?

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Momdeguerre Fri 03-Jul-09 22:27:29

I know it reminds me of the car in Nightrider but I still think it is kind of cool as a boys name.

Let me have it. . . . grin.

hocuspontas Fri 03-Jul-09 22:28:41

Traditionally Christopher but nowadays probably a name in it's own right!

plimple Fri 03-Jul-09 22:29:42

Christopher, Catherine.

weepootle Fri 03-Jul-09 22:29:51

I like it.

starmucks Fri 03-Jul-09 22:29:59

Short for Christopher. The village loon where I grew up was called Kit which has killed its cool potential for me.

southeastastra Fri 03-Jul-09 22:30:46

david essex named his son kit

Momdeguerre Fri 03-Jul-09 22:30:47

Hmmmm, how interesting, DH is Christopher. . .

EdwardBitMe Fri 03-Jul-09 22:31:05

Used to work with a very cool, very sexy surfer dude called Kit. Will always have positive connotations for me!

poorbuthappy Fri 03-Jul-09 22:31:12

I have a cousin (by marriage) called Kitt and I don't know if its a shortened name etc etc! If you like it go with it!

Swedes Fri 03-Jul-09 22:32:15

I love the name Kit. It's short for Christopher, traditionally.

janeite Fri 03-Jul-09 22:33:03

Christopher. But a great name in its own right.

wrinklytum Fri 03-Jul-09 22:34:19

i like it.

Scorpette Sat 04-Jul-09 09:55:05

I like Kit. It's one of those effortlessly cool names and as well, boys tend to like short names. He would probably feel really proud that his Daddy's name is Christopher and his name is a diminutive of that - like he's a Mini Me of his Dad! I bet your DH would like that too

Takver Sat 04-Jul-09 10:26:54

Undoubtedly cool, think Christopher Marlowe (also a Kit) etc.

I also like Kester which is another oldfashioned (& cool) shortening for Christopher.

thumbwitch Sat 04-Jul-09 10:30:06

<Takver, you a Georgette Heyer fan, are you?>

Yes, short for Christopher, Catherine, Christian (at a push)

I think Kit is a great nickname but would probably register him as Christopher.

Mammina Sat 04-Jul-09 11:10:38

I love it

Thunderduck Sat 04-Jul-09 11:53:18

I really like it.

TwoHot Sat 04-Jul-09 14:58:43

Great name, as is Kester! Would definatly have Christopher as the longer version tho.

Takver Sat 04-Jul-09 20:34:31

I am, thumbwitch, but I also used to know a real Kester! (Who was indeed suitably cool )

EyeballsInABadMood Sat 04-Jul-09 20:44:21

DB is Christopher and my mother always calls him Kester. And DH has a cousin Christopher aka Kit. I really like it.

LittleWhiteWolf Sun 05-Jul-09 08:52:30

As one PP has said, Christopher Marlowe used to be known as Kit. I've never heard it outside of this context so in my mind it is both traditional and unusual which ticks a box for me!
I would probably get him registered as Christopher, except that you say your DH is also Christopher. In this case I'd just stick with Kit, but thats just because I loathe childrens names being the same as their parents.

suwoo Sun 05-Jul-09 09:13:51

Sophie Ellis Bextor recently called her second son Kit Velentine.

Have just done a wiki search to check my facts grin, I didn't realise he was so premature. Just 2lb 10.

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 05-Jul-09 09:37:58

My DP's nephew's name is Christian but everyone calls him Kit.

lockets Sun 05-Jul-09 09:46:02

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Takver Sun 05-Jul-09 13:33:38

I also like Christy for a boy (but maybe best if you have Irish connections?)

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