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Tristan, Arthur or Seth?

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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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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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

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

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

Or that bloody rat. Rat-fans.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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 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.

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

Adore Tristan (it's on my short list)

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!!

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

Seth is awful.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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