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star1459 · 20/11/2020 22:50

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 · 20/11/2020 22:52

I like it :)

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bellinique · 20/11/2020 22:54

Makes me think of Knightrider

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Nell96 · 20/11/2020 23:10

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

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IthinkIsawahairbrushbackthere · 20/11/2020 23:12

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

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star1459 · 20/11/2020 23:16

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

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PersonaNonGarter · 20/11/2020 23:19

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.

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OnTheVents · 20/11/2020 23:22

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

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SirVixofVixHall · 20/11/2020 23:25

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

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ConnellWaldron · 20/11/2020 23:39

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

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YouKnowWhoo · 20/11/2020 23:42

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

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Firebird83 · 20/11/2020 23:59

I like it short for Christopher

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PoltergeistPirates · 21/11/2020 00:30

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

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IamnotwhouthinkIam · 21/11/2020 00:49

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.

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alexdgr8 · 21/11/2020 00:53

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

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cataline · 21/11/2020 00:57

I totally love this name!

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AlwaysLatte · 21/11/2020 01:02

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.

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HeronLanyon · 21/11/2020 01:09

I know a Kitt.

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AuntyPonsonby · 21/11/2020 01:10

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

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AlwaysLatte · 21/11/2020 01:24

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.

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Barryanne · 21/11/2020 01:28

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

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ozymandiusking · 21/11/2020 01:28

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.

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star1459 · 21/11/2020 07:28

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 · 21/11/2020 07:30

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

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Disfordarkchocolate · 21/11/2020 07:31

It's my favourite boys name. Love it.

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SundayGirl86 · 21/11/2020 07:33

I don’t know what it could be a diminutive of other than Christopher or Christian but have jumped on to say I love Kit! It’s a brilliant name Smile

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