Tristan or Nathaniel?

(39 Posts)
babylily Sat 30-Apr-11 21:56:17

keeping in mind that we live in scotland...my family think that we are setting up a boy for a lifetime of bullying if we name him Tristan!
I imagine a nathaniel to be quite a sensitive little lad, but a tristan to be more boisterous...?

Collision Mon 02-May-11 14:29:35

haha! True! Both my boys' names are in there too! wink

No girls here.

rac123 Mon 02-May-11 18:46:29

Like them both - it helps that I know a Tristan who is sounsd and called Tris to all thosw who know him.
Try not to get too caught on the 'negatives' as it would not do for us all to name kids the same thing and you would get feedback from all names - from David - Daffyd!

Giselle99 Mon 02-May-11 19:43:20

Tristan has always been a neither-here-nor-there name for me, but I was surprised to read a survey that had it as the 8th or 9th worst name for boys. Top of the list were the usual suspects (Jaden, Kayden, Brayden) and there was Michael (?) and Jackson on it too.

Nathaniel is another so-so name for me - as long as it isn't shortened.

TheVisitor Mon 02-May-11 19:49:33

I have a Nathaniel, shortened to Natty mostly, but as he's getting older, he's starting to prefer Nat. He's a bit of a monkey, cheeky smile and incredibly cuddly.

mbbh Mon 19-Nov-12 21:55:55

I do not like tristan personally go with Nathaniel

Lebkuchenlover Tue 20-Nov-12 10:08:09

What is teaseworthy about Tristan confused? The only thing that would put me off is the sad part (triste). How about Quentin, Sebastian or Caspian?

I like the sound of Nathaniel but wouldn't it inevitably shortened? Not a fan of Nat, Nate or Natty, sorry.

Nathaniel gets my vote - but it's a biased vote! wink

I love tristan as I have one smile but be warned it means noisy and is very accurate imo.

badtime Tue 20-Nov-12 12:07:19

I think the OP will have made her decision by now - this is a zombie thread.

well spotted mbbh how did you come across this/

Fifi2406 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:13:52

Nathaniel!!!!!!! Always been a favourite

Fifi2406 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:15:02

Totally didn't notice the date on this!

BellaTheGymnast Tue 20-Nov-12 17:47:39

Yes, Tristan is a chinless wonder for me too. I love Nate though.

mumtolilh Sun 28-Apr-13 17:43:04

Nathaniel all the way tristan is a terrible name (sorry!)
& it's on the most hated list
It sounds kind of 'made up' to me

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