Despite its meaning of "sad" or "melancholy," caregivers-to-be have fallen in love with this gender-neutral name for centuries. Tristen is rooted in Arthurian folklore and the legend of Tristan and Iseult. This tragic romance follows the forbidden love of a Cornish knight and an Irish princess. You may remember its most recent depiction in the 2006 film starring James Franco and Sophia Myles. With just one letter swapped, Tristen is the perfect modern twist on a traditional favorite. Baby will aspire to live a big life, unafraid of falling deeply in love and taking risks.
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