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Brother for Tristan?

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Jumingi Wed 11-Sep-13 19:54:31

It took us 5 weeks and 6 days to choose a name for DS1 (and even then, I was wobbling) but now DS2 has come along and I'd like to name him a bit quicker! ignores the fact that he's 3 weeks old already

Names so far:

Oscar - love this but we know lots of Oscars already and it's very popular
Theo - I can't reconcile myself (stupidly I know!) to giving him a shortened version of a name, and I'm not a fan of Theodore
Caspian - current favorite, but when I've been subtly sounding it out with a few family members, they've thought it was pretty pretentious and on par with Tarquin
Zacariah - not keen on Zac though
And at this point, Baby. It's unique, suits him and it means I don't have to bloody think of another name!

Any suggestions gratefully received or just validation that Caspian is a perfectly acceptable name


Tristan is gorgeos and tbh none of your list (to me) feel as good. Oscar is my favourite. Not overfond of Caspian. Actively dislike Silas, sorry.



SPBisResisting Wed 11-Sep-13 20:00:00

We were going to go for arthur or dylan. Dd is glad we didn't

rockybalboa Wed 11-Sep-13 20:02:59

Loooove Caspian but it does have quite a similar sound to Caspian. What about Casper or Jasper? I have a Barnaby so would highly recommend that. We had Tristan on our list for DS2 and names we have also considered are Gabriel, Miles, Magnus, Fergus, Angus, Felix...

rockybalboa Wed 11-Sep-13 20:03:18

Similar sound to Tristan even...

dizzy77 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:04:41

Jasper? Hugo? Barnaby? Rupert?

Plannersareus Wed 11-Sep-13 20:06:57


Toomuch2young Wed 11-Sep-13 20:07:39

Love Oscar and theo. Hate Silas!

What about Tobias? Or Saul?
Tristan is a gorgeous name.

Clargo55 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:08:37

How about Tristan and Elias? Nn Eli, I think they sound lovely together.

Silas is my favourite from your list.

Elias is yummy - a zillion times nicer than Silas.

Jumingi Wed 11-Sep-13 20:15:36

I love Barnaby, Bartholemew, Elias and Gabriel but DP vetoed them. Dylan was on the list too but we know a few Dylans so decided against it.

It's such a responsibility, and in my sleep deprived state I'm not trusting my judgement. I spent a good few days wondering about "Oswald" - didn't particularly like the name but thought it sounded good with Tristan until DP pointed out we'd have a Tristan and Oswald which isn't a million miles away from Tristan and Isolde! blush

chickydoo Wed 11-Sep-13 20:18:21


Clargo55 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:21:40

What about the Tobias (Toby) suggestion from above? Or Nathaniel? Nn Nate.

How about more Cornish names to go with Tristan?

Clargo55 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:23:56

Or Castiel, Cassius? Nn Cass.

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 11-Sep-13 20:24:29

Siegfried of course!

EugenesAxe Wed 11-Sep-13 20:28:14

That's what I thought yegods. Or James.

3MenAndMe Wed 11-Sep-13 20:30:48


OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 11-Sep-13 20:32:07

Love Tristan

impatienttobemummy Wed 11-Sep-13 20:39:22

Ours is called baby too! I might steal Tristan for DS2!
Don't go for Oscar there are lots.

impatienttobemummy Wed 11-Sep-13 20:39:57

Like jasper too

PixelAteMyFace Wed 11-Sep-13 22:16:25

Another one for Seth here!

How about Marcus or Benedict? Gideon or Alexis?

PixelAteMyFace Wed 11-Sep-13 22:16:25

Another one for Seth here!

How about Marcus or Benedict? Gideon or Alexis?

everlong Wed 11-Sep-13 22:33:07

I would put Magnus with Tristan.

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 11-Sep-13 22:37:14

Simeon or Fabian or Rafe?

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