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Thread: Tristram. Thoughts please...
May 8th, 2013 03:28 PM #26
I want to love Tristram 'cause Tristan is my favourite boys name, but I just can't get into it at all. Your tongue falls over the Rs. As previously mentioned, it also reminds me of Tristram Shandy one of few books (in fact possibly the only one - it's certainly the only one I can think of atm) where I finished reading after the first chapter. I read it looking at bit 0_o.My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs
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June 26th, 2013 10:26 AM #28Junior Member
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I think the name Tristram is great! We named our son Tristran, after Tristran Thorn in Stardust. He is three and he can pronounce his name pretty well. We just met Neil Gaiman the other day, and his comment was, "In ten years he is going to curse me for that extra 'r'". He meant it as a joke. Tristran loves his name and corrects everyone who calls him Tristan. Also, he is unique in a world full of Tristans.
June 26th, 2013 10:41 AM #30Junior Member
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Tristan when I was 8, I have a cousin with that name and it was so different. I vowed to name my future son Tristan. Well, by the time I got around to making babies Tristan had become so popular, thank you Legends of the Fall! I had since become a serious Neil Gaiman fan, so I suggested Tristran. My husband loved the idea, everyone else hated it, and tried to make us change the name. We always have to explain that he is not Trista, Kristen, or Christian. But we also have to explain that our daughter is not Caroline (she's Coraline) and I have always had to explain my name, Djrianna. It doesn't hurt, never has and I've always had great conversations about names. And once you get past the tongue twister (took me three months) it's such a lovely name! And I know that mine is going to be the only Tristran in his class. Oh, and as far as the association with the main character in the book Stardust, he is a strong character who learns valuable lessons and makes the right decision in the end. He struggles, and leads a good, adventurous life because he wanted something and went for his goal. Not a terrible association.