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Thread: Christian - 'Too Christian'?
December 8th, 2013 02:20 PM #1
Christian - 'Too Christian'?
The title says it all really - is Christian too 'Christian', as it were? I am, in fact, a practising Christian but feel uncomfortable 'promoting' my religion in this way - the name honours family in addition to my faith (and I love the name, so that helps too!), but Christian has never seemed overtly, well, Christian until someone mentioned it to me the other day: it sounds ridiculous admitting it now, but it was just a name before, I never saw it as an adjective.
Any potential Christian would go by Kit practically all of the time, but I'm a fan of a formal name for the birth certificate.
Also, I'm English and flow doesn't matter. (not that those two things are related, I just thought it might be helpful to have some background)
December 8th, 2013 02:38 PM #3
I voted for Kit.
I actually like the full name Christian a bit more, but with two longer middle names, I think Kit looks and sounds better. Both combos are lovely though As for it being too Christian- I didn't even realise the religion thing was a problem until I started frequenting name sites! Christian is a great name -it's somewhere on my long list- and, like you, I don't really connect it to Christianity/the adjective. It's a name in it's own right to me. You can't go wrong with a Christian
December 8th, 2013 02:39 PM #5
I personally know several Christians and never thought anything about it being too religious.
I actually had a friend named Christian who was firmly atheist as well as his parents. He got a kick out of it and said it never bothered him.
I think it has so much popular use as a name that not everyone would immediately think religious overload when hearing it. The only way I could see it being too much is if Christian had siblings Faith, Grace, and Trinity.
If you love it, definitely keep it on your list. Especially if it means a lot to you.
December 8th, 2013 02:47 PM #7Not expecting, just a girl with an interest in etymology.
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December 8th, 2013 02:53 PM #9
Christian Antony Fitzwilliam is so handsome! I love that someone's considering using Fitzwilliam, even as a middle. Christian and Antony are one of Prince Andrew's and Prince Edward's middle names respectively, so it feels rather royal. The whole name gives me a 19th century English noble kind of feel. I grew up in a very Christian household (my father's a clergyman) but still wouldn't think of Christianity if someone introduced themselves as Christian. Kit is a sweet nickname but I prefer fuller names on the birth certificate.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
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