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Nn for Tristan

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BoyMeetsWorld Sat 21-Sep-13 13:48:01

I know these type of threads always result in people saying "you can't predict nn's they just happen" or "why have a nn"

However...would like helpful thoughts please.

We've already chosen Tristan / Trystan (not 100% on sp yet) and are happy with it. However, our other DS has a 2 syllable name & virtually always goes by a nn so I would really feel much happier if we had one for DS2 as well.

Def don't want to shorten to Trist (due to 'sad' connotations). The only things I can think of are Trissy / Twizzy which is a bit naff of Tre which I'm not sure we'd get away with.

Any ideas?

lljkk Sat 21-Sep-13 13:48:59


Wafflenose Sat 21-Sep-13 14:02:26

The one I used to know went by Tris. Or Tosh!

SPBisResisting Sat 21-Sep-13 14:04:06

My friend's brother gets called Tris
DS is Tristan (not named after friend's brother) and I expect he'll get the same, although at the moment he is just Tristan. When he was just learning to speak he called himself "Tis-tis" before he could say his name, and I loved it - still call him it sometimes grin

bootsycollins Sat 21-Sep-13 14:09:08

T. rex

Minty82 Sat 21-Sep-13 14:20:17

I know a little Tristan known as Tintin, but I think that's a family thing rather than something he'd be introduced as or anyone else would call him.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sat 21-Sep-13 14:39:41

The only Tristan I knew,was known as Tris,mainly.

bananamummy Sat 21-Sep-13 15:11:15

I think Tris/Trist is the most likely nickname at school (and sadly, I too think of sad). I think you may have to accept that Trist is part of the name. Perhaps spell it Trystan?

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 21-Sep-13 16:10:31

I like TisTis, TinTin and Tosh. All lovely smile do you think we could get away with T or Tre?

It's only while he's a tiny cute thing that it matters really - school kids will call him what they like and 'Tristan' on its own is just fine for an older boy

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 21-Sep-13 16:11:31

Thanks banana - I think we are leaning towards the Trystan spelling anyway as I'm Welsh. So maybe we'll manage to avoid the Trist thing. Perhaps.

mejon Sat 21-Sep-13 20:49:30

DB is Trystan and was known either by his full name or as Tryst in the family. Despite being Welsh-speakers, the 'trist' connotation never occurred to me (I prn. 'trist' as treest so I guess that's why) and I did German not French in school so wouldn't get the French-connection either grin. SIL calls him Trys and the son of friends of theirs called him Stan when he was little and I think that's stuck.

CatAmongThePigeons Sat 21-Sep-13 20:52:27

We usually call our Tristan Tris, or Trissy if we want to embarass him a little!

TheLeftovermonster Sat 21-Sep-13 22:08:08


TheLeftovermonster Sat 21-Sep-13 22:09:38

Sorry, meant just Trix.
Or Stan.

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