I’m pregnant with my first child. My husband and I just found out that we’re having a little boy! We are really excited to meet him in a couple of months. I have been looking for names for years as a hobby. We now have a top three that we love very much. I would like to have your thoughts. Could you tell me what kind of little boy or adult you imagine for each name? I also want to share with you the reasons why we love these names.
Bastien: I discovered this name in The Never Ending Story movie when I was 5 yo. I loved the name and the character ever since. My husband has grown found of the name too lately. It’s soft, international, but not too common in our area. At our wedding, we did our first dance on The Never Ending Story theme, because we see our love story as a never ending one. If we choose this name, there would be a connection between a symbol of our wedding and our son’s name - I really like that.
Mathias: I discovered this name in a childhood tv show (Redwall). I love the character with this name, he is brave, he cares about others and he values family and friendship over all - I am sold to these values! First time I mentioned it to my husband, he just loved it and we added it to the list. It feels classic, strong, yet gentle. Plus, it’s international. Also, it is the best fit with our surname. The pronunciation is trickier however.
Tristan: This one has been on our list for the longest time. I loved this name since I first heard it and it was the same for my husband. We both love Tristan and Isolde legend and the connection to the Arthurian tales. Where we live, it is more common than Bastien and Mathias, but since our surname is not common at all, it brings balance to the whole name in my opinion. We speak both French and English at home, and this name is familiar to both our families and the pronunciation is easy - which we really like. Also, I have Celts origins and this name honors them.
Thanks in advance!