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Anastasia, thoughts? too much?

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Destinationunknown1 Thu 16-May-19 10:28:59

I love the name but is it a bit over the top?

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BelulahBlanca Thu 16-May-19 10:30:34

I’ve taught a couple. Both went by Stasi (Staz-ee)

OldAndWornOut Thu 16-May-19 10:32:51

I like it.
Its really pretty.

SleepingStandingUp Thu 16-May-19 10:34:28

I love it, and there's always options for nn of she feels its too much as she grows.
Annie, Anna etc if she really wants to plain it down

Destinationunknown1 Thu 16-May-19 10:36:47

Thank you for the feedback. I like stasi as a nn. Also there is the safe option of Anna that I'm not keen on but it would be up to my daughter to decide.

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ThanksItHasPockets Thu 16-May-19 12:30:32

I like it a lot. Would you pronounce it STAY-see-a or STAH-see-a?

Tavannach Thu 16-May-19 12:32:09

Yes, it is a bit over the top.

bellinisurge Thu 16-May-19 12:35:09

In Russian, a short version of that name is Nastya. Not sure I'd want that.

bellinisurge Thu 16-May-19 12:36:46

"I like stasi as ann " Errr .... google "Stasi". A bit like saying "I like KGB" as a nn.

Arethereanyusernamesleft Thu 16-May-19 12:51:47

I used to work with someone called Anastasia and, since we had to wear name badges, people were always coming up to her and complimenting her on her name. I don't think it is over the top at all.

simplekindoflife Thu 16-May-19 13:15:09

It is a bit much but at the same time it is an undeniably beautiful name!

I'm not keen on Stasi but Ana as a nickname is lovely.

daisypond Thu 16-May-19 13:19:33

I like it and I know a few - but I know a few Russians. I know two English ones as well. Nastya is a common Russian diminutive but it doesn’t sound quite so good in English. How are you going to pronounce it though? The Russian way puts the stress on the SI on the penultimate syllable, I think. Nothing like the western variants, of which there are also a couple.

SallyWD Thu 16-May-19 14:04:15

It's pretty but for me it's a bit too much, yes.

AnotherRubberDuck Thu 16-May-19 14:09:37

Ha! I was just coming on to ask the same thing! I love it but DH not keen.
I would shorten to Tasie rather than Stasie.

bellinisurge Thu 16-May-19 14:15:24

Just to save you the bother of googling it, the Stasi were the East German secret police. They weren't very nice. This is not an obscure word.

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Thu 16-May-19 14:18:55

I know two (both Australian, but I think of Greek rather than Russian origin?). One known as Tassie, one as Ana. I really like it - I don't think it's too much, compared to some of the other names out there.

MissSmiley Thu 16-May-19 14:20:10

I love it
Have you considered Arabella? I know one who's sister is Holly

Ohyesiam Thu 16-May-19 14:23:35

Really pretty. Had a friend who shortened it toAsia, just to give another nn option

villainousbroodmare Thu 16-May-19 14:25:15

Have you got it goìng on? grin

I like it. The only one I know is in her 40s and goes by Anna.

userabcname Thu 16-May-19 14:26:08

I love it but I'm never sure how it should be pronounced!

Destinationunknown1 Thu 16-May-19 14:32:46

Thanks for the feedback.
I hadn't thought of the link with the cold war/iron curtain when it comes to nn because I hadn't thought of stasi
I am pleased others like it. Its a big name but nn can be given.

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Flamingosnbears Thu 16-May-19 14:37:26

Great name with alot of Nn to bring it down to earth.
In a class full of Isabellas and Arabella and Amelias no I wouldn't say it was any more over the top than those sorts really...

RubberTreePlant Thu 16-May-19 14:39:29

Beautiful name. Anya is a good diminutive.

DonDadaOnTheDownLow Thu 16-May-19 14:42:56

Only like it pronounced the Greek way. (anna-stass-seeya).

novasglowx Thu 16-May-19 14:49:16

I have an Anastasia smile
We shorten it to Anya.

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