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(36 Posts)
MyNameIsLola Wed 06-Feb-13 22:07:48

I adore Anna, it's classic and suits any age. It's the only name I really love for a girl.

However, I mentioned it to DSis and her response was shock "but everyone will think she's a 50 shades baby!"

So, does anyone hear Anna and think 50 shades now? The character in the book is actually Anastasia I believe, but shortened to Ana mostly.

BlueChampagne Sat 09-Feb-13 22:56:10

Fab name - will go far, all round Europe for a start.

Helspopje Sat 09-Feb-13 18:48:58

Was going to name my daughter this but we have a surname beginning in L and was a little concerned what her name next to her peg would read if there were more than one Anna in the class.

StrawberryMojito Sat 09-Feb-13 18:44:25

Anna is the name of my not yet conceived second child! I love it, please don't taint it with 50 shades references (or advertise it on here so more people use it - I don't think it's overused in my area). It's a great name.

Harrysmummysarah1 Sat 09-Feb-13 18:39:45

I only realised when I read what u posted. Don't worry about it

Sashapineapple Sat 09-Feb-13 09:06:24

I haven't read the 50 shades book. Anna is a beautiful name.

wigglesrock Sat 09-Feb-13 08:11:54

Well I have read 50 shades … judge away smile I also have a 2 year old Anna - never made the connection. It's a lovely name.

farmersdaugther Fri 08-Feb-13 21:47:38

I think your SIL needs to get out more!!!!


Lovely name

orangeone Fri 08-Feb-13 20:00:33

DD1 is an Anna. (2.5). Timeless and classic.

Not met another child with name in my neck of the woods (London).

Never had any issues or comments about 50 shades, thought most people who read it not likely to admit it?? hmm

EthelredOnAGoodDay Thu 07-Feb-13 21:34:09

I have an Anna who is 3. It never crossed my mind, that people may make any connection whatsoever with that utter drivel! grin

FrantasticO Thu 07-Feb-13 21:22:19

Love the name Anna!

Good luck

FooffyShmoo Thu 07-Feb-13 21:16:24

I have an Annabel shortened to Anna. Havent had any 50 shades references made. Annabel is also a fairly timeless name.

Yama Thu 07-Feb-13 21:13:48

I adore Anna. Absolutely adore it.

Haven't read 50 Shades. And wouldn't. And would judge anyone who had.

MadameJosephine Thu 07-Feb-13 21:11:37

Simply beautiful name!

mummybare Thu 07-Feb-13 21:10:22

Beautiful, classy, palindromic, what more do you want?

Fifty Shades of ...what?

raisah Thu 07-Feb-13 21:07:19

It also means patience & perseverance in arabic! My dd is neither but one can only hope!

raisah Thu 07-Feb-13 21:05:02

I love the name but I'm biased! My dd (2) introduces herself as Anah banana when asked what her name is.

CabbageLooking Thu 07-Feb-13 12:21:42

Rubbish - have never read 50 Shades and nor have many other people. Gorgeous classic name; elegant and ageless. In my top 3 if we have a girl next time.

sammie74 Thu 07-Feb-13 12:19:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

birdofthenorth Thu 07-Feb-13 08:13:25

Beautiful name. Know several in their 30s and one 11 year old, no infants (in the north west)

TepidCoffee Thu 07-Feb-13 06:01:09

It's a lovely name, and it's actually quite popular in London/SE at the moment - I know/have met three little Annas my DS's age (2.3).

ripsishere Thu 07-Feb-13 05:34:32

Beautiful name. I've not read 50 shades of shite, so can't comment on that. The name though is one of my favourites.

lottiegarbanzo Thu 07-Feb-13 05:10:54

Anna Karenina is the literary reference that comes to mind.

MikeOxardAndWellard Wed 06-Feb-13 22:38:09

That's a beautiful name. 50 shades didn't cross my mind at all, I agree it's a flash in the pan, don't let it put you off.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 06-Feb-13 22:31:58

Lovely. I've always known one or two but no more, all my life. They are interesting people, in good ways.

MarianForrester Wed 06-Feb-13 22:28:51

I really like it too.

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