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January 28th, 2007, 06:45 PM
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Okay I asked about Elestrin a few months ago and everyone said it sounded like a medication. That's because it is. It's the name of a medication for menopause symptoms and even comes in a vaginal cream. So needless to say we don't want to name our child that.

However we have found something similar, Alastrine.

We like it but without the e: Alastrin and we pronounce it -alice-trin-. It is Irish Celtic in origin and means defends mankind. What do you think?
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January 28th, 2007, 06:51 PM
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I'm not a fan, when I say the name it makes me want to see Listerine. LOL I know, way off from the actual name... but still, that is what comes to mind. Plus I think it looks/sounds odd. I'm sorry, I just don't like it. I think there are a lot of other nice Irish Celtic names out there.
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January 28th, 2007, 08:08 PM
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A more accurate pronunciation would be al-us-TREEN. And FYI the al- at the beginning is pronounced more like the A in "all" than the A in "Albert".

If you are choosing this name because it's Irish, it's not the best choice (for that purpose ... but still pretty of course). It's an adaptation of a Greek name.

The traditional Irish form (modified from Greek) is Alastríona, pronounced al-us-TREE-na, feminine. Is this for a girl? If it's for a boy Alastrin wouldn't be the correct masculine form ... that would be Alastar, prn. OL-iss-tar. Alastrin would be okay if you want to masculinize it the Greek way, or the English way (removing A from the end) but that's not how the Irish language works.

I don't know why someone decided to stick an E on the end after they'd already cut out some letters. I guess just to look "nicer" (to them)? That doesn't make sense in Irish at all.

I like it if it's spelled and pronounced correctly (needless to say after all that!).

If you just want to go with "Alastrin" still, well, the sound is okay but not great IMO. Plus I think Alastríona sounds a lot less like a medication.
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January 29th, 2007, 12:48 AM
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i dont like it sorry but i love the meaning
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January 29th, 2007, 10:05 AM
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This name still sounds like a medication to me---I was going to write that even before I saw your post about Elestrin. What about Alasdair?
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January 29th, 2007, 05:12 PM
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This name still sounds like a medication to me---I was going to write that even before I saw your post about Elestrin. What about Alasdair?[/b]
ditto... I do like the meaning though and that it's not just something made up..
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January 29th, 2007, 08:40 PM
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How about Alastair? - It means "man's defender" as well.
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January 30th, 2007, 03:03 AM
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I dont care for it
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