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What do you think about Bastion for a boy?

(46 Posts)
FUNM Mon 03-Jul-17 18:27:27

Not so common a name I think.

Helspopje Mon 03-Jul-17 18:28:39

Only heard of Bastian or basti as a shortening for Sebastian in Germany

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 03-Jul-17 18:28:50

Too close to bastard for me I think, how about Sebastian?

Twinkletowedelephant Mon 03-Jul-17 18:30:10

I know a couple of Sebastians shortened to Bastie.

ThomasRichard Mon 03-Jul-17 18:31:09

IIRC Bastien with an 'e' is a French name.

Bastion makes me think of a slightly dimwitted lump, I'm afraid. I'm not sure why the French version sounds better, but it does.

Smitff Mon 03-Jul-17 18:31:11

Bastien, no?

You don't want him to be the last bastion of <your surname>

Wolfiefan Mon 03-Jul-17 18:31:40


Figaro2017 Mon 03-Jul-17 18:32:34

Everyone who served in Afghan will remember it!

OhTheRoses Mon 03-Jul-17 18:33:18

That you had forgotten to add "Se".

MadisonAvenue Mon 03-Jul-17 18:34:22

Only heard of it because of the German footballer, Bastian Schweinsteiger.

drinkingtea Mon 03-Jul-17 18:34:36

It sounds like half of Sebastian.

It spumds like a name which is currently quite common in Germany, though tbh I don't know whether that is spelt as you spell it or with an a as in (Se)Bastian. Shortened further to Bastie, which I don't like.

Maverick66 Mon 03-Jul-17 18:35:24

Please don't name your child this.

PattyPenguin Mon 03-Jul-17 18:35:58

Bastion is a projecting part of a fortification such as a castle or fort. It's used in the expression "last bastion" meaning last stronghold, either literally ("the last bastion of enemy resistance") or metaphorically "a last bastion of conservative ideas").

Bastian is a common German diminutive of Sebastian (see "The Neverending Story").

Bastien is a less common French diminutive of the name Sebastien.

Nothing wrong with giving a boy the full name Sebastian and calling him Bastian.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 03-Jul-17 18:36:12

I know a Bastiaan.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 03-Jul-17 18:37:22

He'll get called Bash as a NN.

Not keen.

Archfarchnad Mon 03-Jul-17 18:38:04

There are strict rules governing what you can call babies in Germany, and any Bastions you may have encountered will undoubtedly be nicknames for Sebastian. I think it sounds awful, TBH. Basti is even worse.

EssentialHummus Mon 03-Jul-17 18:38:30

Another "Go for Sebastian" from me, with Bastian as a NN if you like.

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 03-Jul-17 18:39:08

Bastien would be ok, although I personally don't like how it sounds, and I wouldn't use a typically French name unless I had some connection to France. Bastian looks like a nickname for Sebastian, and looks too much like "bastard" due to the two "a"s in it.

Bastion looks strange to me, immediately reminds me of Camp Bastion/Afghanistan and of military type things due to the meaning of the word. So it wouldn't be one for me.

BagelGoesWalking Mon 03-Jul-17 18:40:15

I think it's pretty bad, sorry. Just doesn't sound nice

BikeRunSki Mon 03-Jul-17 18:42:56

Everything sounds better in French ThomasRichard wink

Fettuccinecarbonara Mon 03-Jul-17 18:45:06

It's the name of the boy in never ending story.

I quite like it smile

lolalotta Mon 03-Jul-17 18:45:47

Too close to bastard for me too.

Lilmisskittykat Mon 03-Jul-17 18:54:02

Bastian is short for Sebastian .. I'd just give them the full name a shorten it as a family.

Never understand a nickname instead of the full version of a name

Lilmisskittykat Mon 03-Jul-17 18:55:05

lol I thought of the never ending story too!

FruitTwist2017 Mon 03-Jul-17 18:57:30

No, I don't like it...

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