"Tristan" now feminine given name

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Thu Feb 23 13:41:41 UTC 2006

From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>

> As you may remember from a few weeks back, trendsetters in this
> department were the parents of film actress "Tristen [sic] Skyler"
> (born in the ' 70s) and of sex columnist "Tristan Taormino" (probably
> another ' 70s baby - just guessing).

> I'm sure that "Tristan and Isolde" mean nothing to 99.9% of today's
> Americans.

> Nor does "Medea," so watch out !

A female friend of mine, b. 1971, is named Tristyn.

I actually know a couple who considered naming their daughter Medea
(among other amazing ideas--they wanted something mythological), but didn't.

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