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Anastasia, nickname Stacey

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cttontail Fri 12-Jun-15 19:17:37

It seems from the archive that everyone hates the name Stacey/thinks it's dated/chavvy.

It's a serious contender if we have a girl and I'm not convinced it is chavvy, though perhaps dated.

We have a "St..." surname and quite like the alliteration.

We would not use Stacey on it's own, and with Anastasia there would be the possibility of other nicknames too... Ana/Anya etc.

Anyone got strong opinions either way?

ThursdayLast Fri 12-Jun-15 19:22:26

I think that if you like Stacey you should use Stacey!

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 12-Jun-15 19:25:11

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Cabawill Fri 12-Jun-15 19:25:25

I know someone who is called Anastacia and is known as Stacey or Stacia. She is absolutely gorgeous and I think it's a lovely NN

Ludways Fri 12-Jun-15 19:27:36

I went to uni in the states in the 80's and every other girl was Stacey, so it's very much of an era for me. That said it'll be the grandma chic of the next decade! Lol

MrsHathaway Fri 12-Jun-15 19:28:37

Did you read Babysitters Club as a teen? That's what I thought of <gimmer>

I don't find Stacey lovely but Anastasia is just delicious.

WaferInMyCoffee Fri 12-Jun-15 19:31:47

I lov anastasia. Stacey is really cute, and not many about. Go for it, if it is a name you love,

Reignbeau Fri 12-Jun-15 19:36:18

The woman from 50 shades of grey is Anastasia if that would bother you.

NadiaWadia Fri 12-Jun-15 20:02:06

What on earth is a 'pigeon jake'???

NadiaWadia Fri 12-Jun-15 20:45:47

Anastasia is lovely BTW (and would give her more options than just having 'Stacey' on her birth certificate).

Littlefish Fri 12-Jun-15 20:47:01

Anastasia is a beautiful name, but I think that Stacey is a really ugly nickname.

needmorespace Fri 12-Jun-15 21:01:11

I have a relative called Anastasia and is known as Stasia (sort of pronounced Staysha). I think it's lovely.

SantanaLopez Fri 12-Jun-15 21:16:52

I know a right pain in the arse Stacey-Anastasia.

Anastasia is so girly and pretty and Stacey is so harsh, they don't match.

mayfridaycomequickly Fri 12-Jun-15 21:23:34

I taught an Anastasia who was known as Tansy - she was a fantasticlittle girl!

sweetpeame Fri 12-Jun-15 22:01:50

Anastasia is ok, although it reminds me of 50 shades of grey which was an awful book... Stacey is very dated IMO and not granny chic or likely to be. I'm sorry but it does sound very chavvy. If you like Anastasia then I would use it as is or come up with another nn.

scarletforya Fri 12-Jun-15 22:04:15

Stacy is really awful, what about Ana as a nickname.

mewkins Fri 12-Jun-15 22:10:06

Yes I remember the Babysitters Club and that was what I thought of when I head the name. I also remember the Anastasia books of the same era. I loved them.

rhetorician Fri 12-Jun-15 22:14:21

I have an Anastasia (it was an old family name); she is 3.5 and will absolutely love her girly, slightly exotic name. For the time being she is Annie. But I really don't like Stacy as a NN. Where the family is from (SW Ireland), Antsty was also a common NN.

PS she was born before 50 shades of shite, which I have not read

temporarilyjerry Fri 12-Jun-15 22:27:56

Me too Mayfriday. Wonder if it was the same one.

rhetorician Fri 12-Jun-15 22:29:20

Tansy is adorable; I'd say my DD would go for that. Especially if I said there was a princess Tansy

LolaStarr Fri 12-Jun-15 22:29:56

I absolutely love Anastasia. Makes me think of the princess Anastasia from the film, not 50 shades of shite. I prefer Ana as a nickname though, although there's nothing wrong with Stacey, I don't see it as chavvy!

LynetteScavo Fri 12-Jun-15 22:34:07

Anastasia is one of the most gorgeous names ever.

Stacey is bloody awful. Which is one reason I have no DC called Anastasia (Although DS2 would so have been Anastasia if he had been a girl!)

But ignore your DC what you like!

ancientbuchanan Fri 12-Jun-15 22:38:27

Love Anastasia. Detest Stacey but it's your daughter, your choice.

GatoradeMeBitch Fri 12-Jun-15 22:45:12

I like Stacey. It's a cheerful friendly sounding name (or maybe I feel that way because that's how all the Stacey's I know are!)

I read in an article that 80s names will probably make a re-appearance once the Cath Kidston Alfie/Martha trend is done. We're already seeing the less loved 'vintage' names coming along now, Berts, Ediths, Veras! So lots of new little Carols and Sharons are in our future, maybe named in honour of grans and granddads? Anyway, your little one could be a trendsetter!

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 13-Jun-15 03:28:43

Love Anastasia, but def prefer nn Ana or 'Staysha' rather than Stacey.

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