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Angiepoise Fri 16-Sep-16 22:40:56

I'm not pg but came across this very old girls' name. I think it means "resurrection". I think it's lovely but probably a bit too weird. Opinions?

hoddtastic Fri 16-Sep-16 22:56:05

no. I don't know why, but no.

SpeckledyBanana Fri 16-Sep-16 22:57:45

It doesn't really sound like a name for a person, to me.

I know an Anstice Hall. It's a building.

Angiepoise Fri 16-Sep-16 23:00:30

I think it's also a surname which would probably explain the building.

GinIsIn Fri 16-Sep-16 23:00:52

It sounds a bit like a medication - sorry!

Uricon Fri 16-Sep-16 23:02:21

A quick Google says a form of Anastasia.

I don't hate it, but it might be a bit...out there

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 16-Sep-16 23:03:43

I like it. I also like Annis, which I came across in a 30s novel, but DH thought it was too much like Aniseed.

Oly5 Fri 16-Sep-16 23:04:20

Sounds like armistice

HoratioNightboy Fri 16-Sep-16 23:06:25

I really like it. It's a very old form of Anastasia but it's really only survived as a surname, e.g. Toby Anstis. A pity, I think.

BettyCrystal Fri 16-Sep-16 23:07:15

Toby Anstis

villainousbroodmare Fri 16-Sep-16 23:21:39

A little bit medicinal... but I love Annis! Never heard it before.

FlysInDreams Fri 16-Sep-16 23:38:44

Annis was my great-grandma's name.

Sophronia Sat 17-Sep-16 00:45:19

I prefer Annis/Annice

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 17-Sep-16 09:11:50

No, but love Annice.

Jooni Sat 17-Sep-16 16:06:00

I know an Anstice! It is indeed a very rare medieval form of Anastasia, meaning "resurrection". I've never met or even heard of anyone else with it as a given name, but there is at least one out there.

It's not my style, but it's not a million miles from Alice, so I don't think it's too weird. To me, it has the same kind of serious, slightly fusty, delicate-but-sturdy feel of names like Constance and Clemency.

Angiepoise Sun 18-Sep-16 01:56:08

Jooni glad to know it's still being used! DH says "weird" so I won't be resurrecting it...

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 18-Sep-16 02:07:22

I know a building called the Anstice. It's in what has become a suburb of Telford and we used to have a painting of it. If I heard a child called Anstice I'd have a strange mental picture.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 18-Sep-16 02:08:33

AGBforever Sun 18-Sep-16 02:48:29

sorry, I would assume an autocorrect of armistice too (depending on how it was presented obs)

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