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Tristan, Kit and Lawrence...?? Brave or just plain silly...!!

(56 Posts)
Highlandgirl Mon 03-Jan-11 09:06:37


I've been banging on to DH about calling DC is DS..Hamish. DH isn't keen sad He wants James...! Go figure it's the same name..just Scottish vs England...wink
Anyway...on my brave list I had Tristan, Kit and Lawrence...DH has returned to me suggesting Tristan...Hurrah we are making headway..

What do you think?

Three syllable surname, starting with 'M'

Still pushing for Kit (for me this is super brave) and Lawrence.


I've already got a thread running ' DH's Boys Name's'. So sorry to trouble you all again...DC due in 6 weeks so you'll get rid of me then!!! wink

NewYearNewPants Mon 03-Jan-11 09:08:44

I like Laurence with a 'u'. Laurie is a lovely nn.

I have a feeling lots of people will like Tristan on MN. I'm not a fan. It has quite a wet, effeminate vibe for me.

Not keen on Kit. Would you call him Christopher, or just Kit? I guess partly I dislike it because there are a lot of little Kittys around at the moment, so it has taken on quite a girly sound to my ear.

SlightlyTubbyHali Mon 03-Jan-11 09:08:55

I like Kit and Lawrence. Kit could be a nn for something else (Christopher).

I find Tristan kind of frilly.

diddl Mon 03-Jan-11 09:12:13

Hamish is the best of the lot imo.

Don´t like Kit but do like Laurence & Trist(i)an.

Highlandgirl Mon 03-Jan-11 09:13:14


Can't stand will just be plain Kit.

If we pick Lawrence...that will be his full name no nn..can't stand Laurie..god knows why i've selected

Highlandgirl Mon 03-Jan-11 09:14:00

Tristan - frilly...hmm

All the Tristan's I know are 'Grrrrrr' tough

Tillyscoutsmum Mon 03-Jan-11 09:14:26

I really like Lawrence (but prefer Laurence for some reason ?). It was on our short list for DS. Tristan is ok but a little bit "posh" for my tastes. I really like Kit but it would be a brave choice for me as well and I'm not that keen on Christopher

BuckBuckMcFate Mon 03-Jan-11 09:18:59

Kit, Kit, Kit!

I love it. Just had DS3. Unfortunately Kit is too similar to DS1's nn (which he is called more than his full name) so couldn't have Kit for DS3 and still a bit sad about it.

In case you missed it, I vote KIT!

TyraG Mon 03-Jan-11 09:19:27

I think Tristan Lawrence would be a good name.

seeker Mon 03-Jan-11 09:22:02

Christopher, Christian or possibly Kester (not sure about that) shortened to Kit. Lovely.

That gives him a choice if he thinks Kit is too girly. Which he might.

seeker Mon 03-Jan-11 09:23:27

Ah, just seen no Christopher. No Kit then, sorry.

Lawrence. But bearing in mind you can't control nicknames - he will probably be Laurie whether you like it or not.

LetThereBeRock Mon 03-Jan-11 09:38:53

Love Tristan and love Kit. I really don't like Lawrence.

SlightlyTubbyHali Mon 03-Jan-11 09:41:23

Yup, frilly. Sorry. grin

Agree with you re Laurie though. Lawrence is fab (how do you feel about nn Larry - hard to prevent a nn with a long name I think).

If you want to avoid all nicknames, Kit is the way forward.

ShoppingDays Mon 03-Jan-11 09:45:46

Tristan and Laurence are both lovely

Really dislike Kit, which doesn't sound like a proper name to me (even if it is).

MentalFloss Mon 03-Jan-11 09:46:04

I have a Tristan so am a bit biased but I can assure you that he is not frilly but a rugby player!

I just love the name because it is medievalish and makes me think of Arthur and the round table etc!

ensure Mon 03-Jan-11 10:07:28

I don't like Kit. Others are nice, I like Hamish and Lawrence best I think.

hulabula Mon 03-Jan-11 10:11:58

Tristan is too close to triste (sad) for me, but I like Lawrence. Laurence is the feminine version of Laurent in French.

minervaitalica Mon 03-Jan-11 13:12:39

Kit is not a name sorry - nickname for Christopher (OK, if you exclude David Hasselhoff's old car).

Hamish and Tristan are nice (Hamish is very popular though), Lawrence is fine (although yes, I would not like Laurie either - a bit girly).

tebbles Mon 03-Jan-11 14:46:32

Why doesnt he like Hamish? Much nicer than the others IMO.

James is the second best but it is dull.

I'm sorry I really dont like Tristan (too feminine sounding and Brad Pitt didnt change this).

Lawrence is not very nice for a little boy being born now, as it is dated but not dated enough IYSWIM. Maybe it will be better in 20 years but at the moment it reminds me of a 60 year old balding man.

I dont like Kit for Christopher either.

allbie Mon 03-Jan-11 16:38:26

Like Lawrence and Kit. Tristan isn't a fav but neither is James. Like Hamish too.

thenightsky Mon 03-Jan-11 16:43:37

I've got a Lawrence, although he is now 19. It was very unusual at the time. To put your mind at rest OP, nobody has ever called him Laurie. He gets Lol as a nickname though.

BelligerentGhoul Mon 03-Jan-11 16:48:52

Lovely. DD1 would have been Laurence/Laurie if she had been ds (prefer the 'u' rather than 'w' spelling). Love Tristan too and Kit is also nice. Kit maybe better as a mn/nn - the others have more 'weight' iyswim.

Highlandgirl Mon 03-Jan-11 17:48:22

I have no idea why DH doesn't like Hamish....sad but he just doesn't.

Brad Pitt...that's way I like to the name so much..grin

EricNorthmansMistress Mon 03-Jan-11 19:57:06

I like all of them! James a bit dull though, Hamish is great, Kit is nice (I have a brother named Kit) Laurence and Tristan are great. I have never been called by a NN despite having a 2/3 sylable (sp? mind gone blank) name, so there is no reason why your DS would necessarily.

1percentawake Mon 03-Jan-11 20:36:34

Hamish is great can you not persuade DH? Sorry, James is dull although will probably not date!

DS is Laurence and we call him Laurie for short. Is starting to get Loz and Lol at school so they will always find a way!

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