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  #1  
November 22nd, 2008, 08:47 PM
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What do you think of Tristan? Do you think it's popular or on the verge or becoming popular? Here's what behindthename says...

TRISTAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh, English, French, Celtic Mythology
From the Celtic name Drystan, which was probably derived from drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". The spelling has been altered by association with Latin tristis "sad". In Celtic legend Tristan was sent to Ireland in order to fetch Isolde, who was to be the bride of King Mark of Cornwall. Instead, Tristan and Isolde end up falling in love. Their tragic story was very popular in the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
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November 22nd, 2008, 09:39 PM
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I don't like it. Its so close to my name but just different enough that its a bit awkward for me.
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November 22nd, 2008, 10:21 PM
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I like the name. The Tristan and Isolde is a good story. And, there was a Tristan knight at King Arthur's round table. But, it's a litte too close to a few girls names - Kristen, Trista, Trisha - that I'd never use it.
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November 22nd, 2008, 10:31 PM
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I like it a lot, but fear the girls would take it over!
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November 22nd, 2008, 11:55 PM
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its ok
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November 23rd, 2008, 08:28 AM
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I love it as a middle name, if it was paired with a really masculine first name. Something about it seems girlie to me though. Not sure what...
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November 23rd, 2008, 09:21 AM
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I don't like it.
It's too feminine for a boy but too masculine for a girl.
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November 23rd, 2008, 10:31 AM
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I love it.. but it's my ex-bf's name so I'd never use it
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November 23rd, 2008, 03:21 PM
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It is getting more popular, but I only know one. I don't see anything feminine about it.

My father did see a girl named Tristan in the paper once, and said something like "maybe she has a brother named Isolde."
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November 24th, 2008, 07:52 AM
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I have an irrational despise for this name. I don't know why but it's one of my least favorite boy names. It sounds too feminine and I have a hard time saying it.
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November 24th, 2008, 01:24 PM
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I only know one Tristan. I rather like it
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November 24th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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I don't like it.
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November 25th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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I don't know any! I like Tristan - providing it's on a male.
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