Loving Kit Lately

As the title says, I’ve been loving the name [name]Kit[/name] lately. For a boy. I know it’s unisex (my sister had the doll when we were little) and I’m usually not a fan of unisex names. But there’s just something about [name]Kit[/name] that I love…

I think there are three different ways we could use [name]Kit[/name].

  1. As a nickname. I think [name]Kit[/name] fits perfectly with [name]Teddy[/name] and [name]Pip[/name], our boys’ nicknames. The only problem with this scenario is the full name. I don’t love [name]Christopher[/name] and were we to use it, it would be just to get to [name]Kit[/name]. Are there any other full names that would lead to [name]Kit[/name] that I’m missing?

  2. As a middle name. I think that [name]Kit[/name] also fits really well with [name]Milo[/name] and [name]Rory[/name], our boys’ middle names. I saw [name]Kit[/name] used as a middle name on the blog post about British baby names the other day and it grabbed my eye. Our top boy name at the moment is [name]August[/name] “[name]Gus[/name]”, but we haven’t found a middle name we love. [name]How[/name] would something like [name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name], or maybe [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Kit[/name], work with [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Milo[/name] and [name]Philip[/name] [name]Rory[/name]?

  3. As a middle name and nickname. There are some names we really like but normally wouldn’t use because they’re too popular, they don’t have a nickname we love, etc. I’ve always loved [name]William[/name], for example. I was thinking that we could do something like [name]William[/name] [name]Kit[/name], and call him [name]Kit[/name]. This would solve the popularity problem, and it would also give him a more masculine, “grown up” name for when he’s older. We expect [name]Teddy[/name] and [name]Pip[/name] to eventually transition to either their full names or other nicknames ([name]Theo[/name], [name]Phil[/name]). “[name]Kit[/name]” could eventually switch to [name]William[/name], [name]Will[/name], [name]Bill[/name], etc. Also, we’re not set on [name]William[/name] for this option. There’s a long list of possibilities.

What do you think the best option is?


I’ve seem [name]Kit[/name] as a nickname for [name]Christian[/name], if that appeals more. If not, I like option 3 the best. [name]William[/name] is one of my favorites as well, and [name]Kit[/name] fits right in with [name]Milo[/name] and [name]Rory[/name].

I planned on using it as a nn for [name]Marlowe[/name]. [name]Christopher[/name] [name]Marlowe[/name]'s nn was [name]Kit[/name] (for [name]Christopher[/name]). A stretch, but I think it works.

I like [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Kit[/name] quite a bit. I also like Kitson. Not sure if it’s a legit name, but it fits right in there with names like Kipton.

[name]Augustus[/name] [name]Kit[/name] is quirky and handsome. I love it with [name]Theodore[/name] [name]Milo[/name] and [name]Philip[/name] [name]Rory[/name].

You could always use [name]Christof[/name] since it’s a variant of [name]Christopher[/name].

I love them all as options! I think [name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name] is really cool, and fits in perfectly with [name]Teddy[/name]'s and [name]Pip[/name]'s names. I also really love [name]Kit[/name] as a nn for both [name]Atticus[/name] and [name]Christian[/name] (or even [name]Carsten[/name]/[name]Karsten[/name], which is a European form of [name]Christian[/name], I believe?), and I love the idea of [name]William[/name] [name]Kit[/name] or [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Kit[/name] or something with your boys.

I think [name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name] gets my vote, unless you liked [name]Atticus[/name], and then [name]Atticus[/name] would get my vote. [name]Teddy[/name], [name]Pip[/name], and [name]Atticus[/name]/[name]Kit[/name] would be adorable together!

Good luck!

I like [name]Augustin[/name] [name]Kit[/name], but [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Kit[/name] is also very nice!

I think [name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name] is too feminine.

I like [name]William[/name] [name]Kit[/name].

[name]Christian[/name], [name]Kristian[/name], [name]Kristoffer[/name] (I don’t really like these names for on my own child but I have a shameful crush on [name]Kris[/name] Kristofferson…) etc. all seem to work plausibly as well as each other and the K forms are legitimate spellings and possibly a clearer line to [name]Kit[/name].

I could see [name]Keith[/name] possibly, or [name]Kendrick[/name]? Atraditional but not completely hard to swallow.

Otherwise I would use it as a middle name and nickname. [name]William[/name], [name]Zachary[/name], [name]Xavier[/name], most names work well with a one-syllable middle name like [name]Kit[/name] as long as they are longer and don’t end in k.

Oooo [name]Atticus[/name] [name]Kit[/name] is very nice. I like that a lot.

Thanks for the feedback everyone!

I think we’re leaning towards [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Kit[/name] ("[name]Gus[/name]") or [name]William[/name] [name]Kit[/name] ("[name]Kit[/name]").

Keep the opinions coming!


I don’t know. I just see [name]Kit[/name] as a nickname for [name]Katherine[/name].
But putting that aside I would use it as a middle name. [name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name].

@norseberry - thanks for the feedback!

Everyone - given that both [name]Kit[/name] and [name]August[/name] (as much as I wish it wasn’t) are given to both boys and girls, does [name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name] read as too unisex? Especially compared to masculine brother names?

[name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name] sounds all boy to me. I don’t think [name]August[/name] is unisex. But using [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Kit[/name] could solve that problem.

I don’t think [name]August[/name] is unisex at all! It’s all boy to me. If I saw [name]August[/name] [name]Kit[/name] I would guess he was a boy.

Thanks everyone!

I think we’ve decided to just use [name]Kit[/name] as a middle name. I’m loving [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Kit[/name] (and [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]).