Tristan, Arthur or Seth?

(52 Posts)
RTchoke Sat 06-Oct-12 17:59:06

These are the names I like today (let's bear in mind that yesterday it was Bede!).

What do we think?

YouMayLogOut Sat 06-Oct-12 18:32:39

1. Tristan
2. Seth
3. Arthur
4. Bede

picnicbasketcase Sat 06-Oct-12 18:33:26

Same order of preference as above ^

SheilaWheeler Sat 06-Oct-12 18:33:29


Rutherford Sat 06-Oct-12 18:37:49

^ same as sheila grin

Indith Sat 06-Oct-12 18:40:32

I have an Arthur, ds1 is good friends with a Tristan, it is lovely. I know several Seths. I like Seth but for my taste it is too short and nicknamey, I don't do 1 syllable names.

delilah88 Sat 06-Oct-12 20:41:30

You are definitely moving in the right direction! Seth - love it. Tristan is ok but I've met some really wet ones. Would you consider Tristram instead? Arthur- ok, bit North London. Good luck!

delilah88 Sat 06-Oct-12 20:42:57

I do like Tristan actually a lot. Arthur and Bede are your least good ones. What about Gawain? I think that is genuinely cool.

Brightonite Sat 06-Oct-12 20:43:24

Seth most definitely - but then I am biased ;)

Blu Sat 06-Oct-12 20:44:43

Seth or Arthur.

V cool.

olliesmum234 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:11:45

Tristan is too 'triste' = sad for me, sorry.

Seth is nice, as is Bede.

LadyThompson Sat 06-Oct-12 21:14:28

Arthur or Bede get my vote.

Don't like Seth. Bede is bonkers.

Love Tristan.

How about Bramwell/Bram? Similar to Bede but nicer. Or Roland - you sound like the kind of person who might appreciate the beauty of Roland.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Sat 06-Oct-12 21:45:15

Yes to Tristan, Arthur and Seth. No to Bede.

Back2Two Sat 06-Oct-12 21:48:08


Non of the others.

May I suggest, Vincent (Vince)
Or (my new one) Walt.

What do you think?

slambang Sat 06-Oct-12 21:50:04



NellyBluth Sat 06-Oct-12 21:53:49

Seth is lovely, lovely, lovely. I think you should use it just because I really wanted to use it if we'd had a boy but I have a lisp, I honestly can't even say it grin

DialMforMummy Sat 06-Oct-12 21:55:27

I'd like to back Walt. Not that it was in your selection....

DialMforMummy Sat 06-Oct-12 21:56:10

Otherwise Arthur. Dislike the others.

Clary Sat 06-Oct-12 21:57:57


Tho Roland is nice too Remus but DH didn't like it

Love Vincent but hate Vince.

Another 'oldie' favourite is Alain.

IWipeArses Sat 06-Oct-12 22:03:07

May I offer - Arturo

freerangelady Sun 07-Oct-12 09:15:34

I've never liked Seth as he's the Ancient Egyptian god of evil and all things bad!

OrangeFireandGoldashes Sun 07-Oct-12 11:34:21

Tristan x 1,000,000

free range I thought that was 'Set' not 'Seth'.

RachelHRD Sun 07-Oct-12 23:00:32

Seth but then I too am biased but I only know of one other at my DS school so still uncommon enough to be different smile

RachelHRD Sun 07-Oct-12 23:05:26

Yes that's wrong freerange Seth is actually a biblical name and he was the brother of Cain and Abel smile

MoonHare Mon 08-Oct-12 18:18:58

Like all three of your new name ideas and like Seth best. No one will raise any eyebrows at any of them but if you wanted to be slightly more quirky then, of the three, choose Tristan.

lljkk Mon 08-Oct-12 18:24:53

Please no not Arturo. Please say that was a joke.

I have a Tristan. He's a bit of a handful. The only other Tristan we know is the same. Seems like the modern "Daniel" name (I have one of them, too). We also know a Vincent who is a bit of a maniac.

PickledFanjoCat Mon 08-Oct-12 18:27:14

Can I jump on here. Arthur came to me the other night. I think I love it. But I'm a bit scared to use it.

Also love Seth.

PickledFanjoCat Mon 08-Oct-12 18:28:03

Is it a bit London. I'm not from London.

freerangelady Mon 08-Oct-12 19:16:28

Orange; Set is the root of Seth but as Egyptians (ancient) had now written vowels we don't have any accurate evidence as to how it was pronounced therefore there are a number of modern variations.

Rachel - Yes, there is a OT character named Seth as well. It would be interesting to see if there are any historical continuations of the name as the OT names Seth living at a much later date than the myths of Egypt began. The Egyptian god Seth went from being the god of foreigners in the Old Kingdom to the god of bad stuff by the Late period and may have evolved - I'm thinking of the Isis/Mary connection.

Anyway, totally off topic op - sorry.

Def not a fan of Arturo either!

Indith Mon 08-Oct-12 19:47:26

Pickled I am in the NE so nowhere near London or anywhere trendy but noone has raised any eyebrows to my Arthur, or if they have it is behind my back which would be quite hard to do in this village smile

LynetteScavo Mon 08-Oct-12 19:56:19

Seth is awful.

RachelHRD Mon 08-Oct-12 21:26:09

Charming Lynette hmm

Interesting freerange as the biblical meaning of Seth is 'the appointed one' so somewhat different!!

BoyMeetsWorld Mon 08-Oct-12 21:31:21

Adore Tristan (it's on my short list)

LynetteScavo Mon 08-Oct-12 21:37:52

Sarcastic RachelHRD hmm

The OP asked us what we thought.

I still think Bede is a good name.

I'm still considering Tristan and Arthur.

sonnieboo Mon 08-Oct-12 22:02:54

Tristan - too sad.

Seth - too lispy.

Arthur - ok but don't like Arty.

How about Quentin, Reuben or Christian? I also like Vincent mentioned above.

LynetteScavo Mon 08-Oct-12 22:20:14

"Or Roland - you sound like the kind of person who might appreciate the beauty of Roland"

I think Roland is due a revival!

CheshireDing Tue 09-Oct-12 00:32:45

There is a baby Arthur in DD baby group, I think it's a very cool name.

Loving Walt though - may steal that even though not yet pregnant with number 2 grin

RachelHRD Tue 09-Oct-12 12:42:17

Roland reminds me of Grange Hill <showingmyage>. I do know a Roald though as in Roald Dahl.

alemci Tue 09-Oct-12 12:54:55

I'm trying to help you Roland - Janet in Grange Hill. It was like a catchphrase.

don't like the name particularly.

love Tristan especially when the lovely Peter Davison played him in 'all creatures Great and Small

showing my age too.

LynetteScavo Tue 09-Oct-12 16:18:37

Hahaha! I thought of Grange Hill too. Janet used to say Ro-LAND.

PickledFanjoCat Tue 09-Oct-12 18:35:12

Or that bloody rat. Rat-fans.

smile Ro-LAND is not due a revival but Roland deffo is!

catgirl1976 Sat 20-Oct-12 08:30:57

I have a Tristan - he's not wet or sad, he's a happy boisterous little monkey

Poor things middle name is Boris though grin

Asmywhimsytakesme Sat 20-Oct-12 08:34:13


echidnakid Sat 20-Oct-12 08:54:06


echidnakid Sat 20-Oct-12 08:58:19

Whoops, pressed enter too early.

I grew up in the NE so Bede will always be "Venerable Bede" to me. My friend in the NW (not Cheshire!) has a little Arthur and hasn't had any negative feedback, definitely not a North London name to me.

Snowflakepie Sat 20-Oct-12 10:13:12

Arthur nice but I know a lot here (south east). My first heartbreak was over a Tristan and he was the nicest most gentle person ever, so that has lovely memories for me. Obv I couldn't use it myself! Seth is on my short list. Bede, not for me. One of DHs school friends was Rowland, I think it is a nice way to spell that and looks better for some reason IMO.

flossy101 Sat 20-Oct-12 10:14:15

I really love the name Arthur!

My DH vetoed it when I was pregnant but if consider if had another boy.

BexGershon Sat 20-Oct-12 18:00:06

I LOVE Seth!! I worked with a Tristen and everyone would call and ask for Christian. Good luck x

serin Sat 20-Oct-12 22:41:51

I love Seth, reminds me of Seth Lakeman. wink

Bede is nice but I would assume you were (very) Catholic.

Arthur is our cats name.

Don't like Tristan at all.

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