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Lestat the vampire in Mrs. Rice's novels was originally intended to be Lestan, apparently after her husband Stan Rice. She had heard that in Old French Stan was LESTAN. Fortunately, while writing the novel she mistakenly placed a T at the end of the name instead of an N. Something she noticed later and was too lazy to correct. Now the name Lestat could only really be traced back to her novel. In a way, it was a very smart mistake.
-- bluevisions  12/29/2004
In Anne Rice's novels, Lestat tells us that he is the seventh son of the Marquis of the Auvergne, and that his name is meaningless becuase it is made up of the first letter of each of his olders brothers' first names.
-- Litsbafitb  1/14/2005
Anne Rice has said it was supposed to be the French name "Lestan" but she made a spelling error, and so his name became Lestat.
-- aaliann  1/17/2005
Lestat is also known as the Brat Prince.
-- danisageek  11/11/2005
A misspelling of Lestan (French, "the Stan"), derived from the name of Anne Rice's husband, Stan, whom the character of Lestat is based upon. The misspelling was used instead because Rice liked it.
-- Lerato  11/12/2005
It's an interesting name, but I doubt I'd name a child Lestat. It leaves the impression that the child's parents were raving Anne Rice fans and it detracts from any merit the name might have on its own.
-- Anonymous User  3/16/2006
Complex, sarcastic, seductive... he's my perfect man.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2006
I would be a little weary of naming my child this, mainly because knowing the personality of Lestat I would fear it would somehow transfere onto him.
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2007
It takes some getting used to, but if you've read the Vampire Chronicles and loved Lestat, it's hard to think of it on anyone else, even if you like the sound of it.
-- SerenitySong  9/5/2007
It's definitely a very cool name. Like the name Evelyn and other classic names, it carries its own weight and character (although its not quite a classic, yet.) The Anne Rice books are beautifully crafted pieces of literature and even though Lestat is a vampire (and for people that carries a negative connotation) that would not stop me from naming a kid Lestat. At least it's a name with character.
-- O Maoileoin  11/19/2007
I really don't know about this name. I really like the sound of this name, but the truth is that I found Lestat really really sexy (in the books - not as Tom Cruise!) which is why I like this name and why I would never ever call my child this. To me, it would almost resemble the feeling of naming your child after an old lover. I guess Lestat should be allowed just to be the vampire made by Anne Rice.
-- Katrine  3/13/2008
I really like the name Lestat. I have read the books and really enjoy them. If my future husband likes the name too I hope I will have my own little Lestat! I am not worried about him having a Lestatic character because I think I could handle it and it is great that Lestat is unique. Lestat is a wonderful name to use because there will not be 15 Lestats' in the class like there will be 15 Joels' or Anthonys'. Lestat is a great name.
-- kayleigh951  9/30/2008
I like this name. FOR THE CHARACTER. The name on a real person is a bit... sketchy?
-- VMarie  12/19/2010

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