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#1 antigone_

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Which do you prefer for a boy, out of:

Kit (formal name of Christopher on the birth certificate)

or

Jarvis?

#2 ubermum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

Why have a formal name if it's never going to be used?

#3 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Kit

#4 anna_garny

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Dang. I thought you were talking about Kit the talking car from Knight Rider vs. JARVIS the artificial intelligence from the Iron Man universe.

Jarvis is a great name but thanks to Iron Man's mainstream reappearance everyone will think he's named for that... if that's what you're going for, great!

Kit/Christopher is also nice, but you'll have to specify that it's not 'Chris' or 'Topher' from Chris.

#5 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

I much prefer Christopher NN Kit to Jarvis.

And I definitely prefer the full name Christopher than having Kit on the birth certificate as a stand-alone name. I like keeping options open.

#6 antigone_

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 04/01/2013, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why have a formal name if it's never going to be used?


Because it needs to be used - it's my father's name. They will be Chris and Kit respectively.

I hardly ever use my formal name so it's not a big deal.


#7 antigone_

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE (anna_garny @ 04/01/2013, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dang. I thought you were talking about Kit the talking car from Knight Rider vs. JARVIS the artificial intelligence from the Iron Man universe.

Jarvis is a great name but thanks to Iron Man's mainstream reappearance everyone will think he's named for that... if that's what you're going for, great!

Kit/Christopher is also nice, but you'll have to specify that it's not 'Chris' or 'Topher' from Chris.


And that reason right there is why Kit is our frontrunner - my 7 year old son has passionately argued against Jarvis because of Iron Man. I'm not sure whether to listen or not, but he thinks it's nerdy, and not in a good way. I think of Brit pop icon Jarvis Cocker.

I was raised on Knight Rider so Kit to me, is an amazing name (even though the car was officially KITT) original.gif

#8 ubermum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

QUOTE (antigone_ @ 04/01/2013, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because it needs to be used - it's my father's name. They will be Chris and Kit respectively.


Sounds to me like you have already decided.

#9 FiveAus

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Kit is very, very cool. Jarvis is not so much.

#10 antigone_

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 04/01/2013, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sounds to me like you have already decided.


No, not really original.gif Not decided until it's been written on the form.


#11 Captain Plum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

I genuinely love both but I lean more toward Kit.


#12 little lion

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

I'm not a fan of Christopher but Kit is an awesome nickname. I like Jarvis.

#13 Imaginary friend

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I dont mind Jarvis - I dont like Kit - it just sounds like kitty cat to me. Also not a fan of long names as formal only names and completely different every day name.

My suggestion would be Jarvis Christopher original.gif

#14 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Jarvis.

Have you got a middlename in mind? What about Jarvis Christopher?

I don't really like Kit but do like Christopher.

#15 Harmonica

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Jarvis by a long mile...

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Christopher

#17 Gudrun

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

I'm equally partial to both those names.   Normally I would see if one goes better with the surname or with the sibling/s name/s to try and split them.

However for me the Christopher complicates it. I'm not a fan of Christopher but since you wish to use it rather than just Kit to honour your father I think the best option would be Jarvis Christopher NN Kit.

#18 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

Christopher is lovely. Kit and Jarvis are not.

#19 *molly*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Not a fan of Kit - sounds a bit feminine for me. Jarvis is pretty cool.

Edited by *molly*, 04 January 2013 - 09:58 PM.


#20 vanessa71

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

One of my great grandmother's was Kit, NN for Catherine. I don't like it.

Jarvis has never been on one of my lists, but I much prefer it over Kit and Christopher.



#21 casime

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Christopher.  Not a fan of Jarvis or Kit.

Edited by casime, 05 January 2013 - 12:07 PM.


#22 tickledpink72

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Jarvis definitely.  Not a fan at all of Christopher, and Kit just doesn't sound right to me as a name.

#23 la di dah

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Christopher NN Kit is great, I'd go with that.

#24 Bel Rowley

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Christopher/Kit for me. Somehow I missed the name nerd gene that comes with a love for Jarvis.

#25 Lady Grey-Mare

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Neither. Kit sounds a bit girly and Jarvis just sounds like a brand name, not a person's name.




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