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Girl's name Tristane?

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shoppingtrolley Tue 09-Oct-12 10:55:49

I really like this name -- what do you think?

BedHog Tue 09-Oct-12 10:58:53

I would assume the father (Tristan) was one of these arrogant types who insists on his child being named after himself, even if she's female. Like Nigella Lawson.

Sorry. blush

shoppingtrolley Tue 09-Oct-12 10:59:29

LOL! Maybe.

shoppingtrolley Tue 09-Oct-12 11:01:32

p.s. It never happens the other way round does it? I.e. baby Denis after arrogant mum Denise.

NellyJob Tue 09-Oct-12 11:03:33

it doesnt have a good sound to it - triste means sad doesn't it?

PropositionJoe Tue 09-Oct-12 11:05:21

It's made up and it sounds like a shampoo

JennaMoroney Tue 09-Oct-12 11:05:50

Years ago I worked with a girl called Tristan O'____
She pulled it off because she was attractve and confident. But I thnk a lot of people thought 'huh'. and even after it was explained to them that yeah, she has a boys name, get over it, they were still a bit 'huh' . but this was a while back. I thnk names have got more unusual since then.

shoppingtrolley Tue 09-Oct-12 11:08:19

Yes ok I guess it's a bit too weird. I met a very nice woman called it you see.

Oblomov Tue 09-Oct-12 11:14:57

I think of Tristan Herriot , Male Vet, in All Creatures Great and Small.

airedailleurs Tue 09-Oct-12 11:15:08

I think it's quite pretty and just a bit unusual in a good way, not weird at all. Apparently the masculine form, Tristan, means something like "the noise of battle swords clashing" in Welsh. There is a famous Tristane:

HiHowAreYou Tue 09-Oct-12 11:29:44

I don't really like it, sorry!

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Oct-12 11:32:33

Nigella Lawson was named after Nigella plants - I think it's another name fir African Violet. Her grandma (Nigel's mum) cultivated them and wanted a girl to call her Nigella. But she had a boy and had to make do with Nigel.

Gwennan Tue 09-Oct-12 11:38:17

Is it pronounced like Tristan (to sound a bit like Brisbane) or Trist-ayn (to sound a bit like urbane)?

airedailleurs Tue 09-Oct-12 11:38:45

I imagine it would be "Trist - Anne"

shoppingtrolley Tue 09-Oct-12 11:42:15

yes, Trist-anne

sonnieboo Tue 09-Oct-12 18:20:10

I like it. Trist-ahn with the emphasis on the ahn.

MikeOxard Tue 09-Oct-12 18:26:56

I would read it tris-stain. Which doesn't sound nice, nobody likes stains. And if it was trist-ann I think that sounds like a name (ann) with an adjective in front (triste). sad

airedailleurs Wed 10-Oct-12 10:16:47

It's a French feminine version of Tristan, so pronounced Trist - anne, but maybe the scope for confusion about the pronunciation means it is not such a good choice for the UK?

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