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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?

PoorRichard Thu 16-May-19 14:54:37

I'm afraid that for me, the horror that is Fifty Shades of Grey has tipped Anastasia from 'Tragic Doomed Romanov' to 'Dimwit, Lip-Biting Heroine in the Red Room of Pain'. grin

Destinationunknown1 Thu 16-May-19 15:00:34

Love anya as a nn.

I never really got into 50 shades (who did) and don't think it would put me off as I don't believe too many people would associate with the movie? Could be wrong

MummyBear2352 Thu 16-May-19 15:03:13

I think it's a lovely name x

JasperTheFriendlyGhost Thu 16-May-19 15:04:38

Never know how to pronounce it, is it Ana-STAR-sia or Ana-STAZE-ia? I like it.

dreichuplands Thu 16-May-19 15:23:29

I think it is a lovely name but please don't give her the nickname stasi, they were vile.
Anya would be nice.

Proseccofuelled Thu 16-May-19 15:32:24

I’m not a fan of Anastasia but I don’t think Stasi is an issue I know 2 who pronounce it like Stacey nothing like Star-zee police

littlemeitslyn Thu 16-May-19 15:43:12

'Stacea ' wtf

simplekindoflife Thu 16-May-19 16:23:42

Would Anais work as a nn?

SnowyAlpsandPeaks Thu 16-May-19 16:49:26

I love it! Just mentioned it on another thread.

Destinationunknown1 Thu 16-May-19 17:18:35

Why are some posters getting obsessed with the stasi? I didn't mention it as a nickname confused
Pleased with the positive feedback and appreciate it might be a bit out there!

Chocolateisoverrated Thu 16-May-19 17:36:49

Love it! I only like it pronounced Anna-stay-Zha rather than Anna-stay-Zee-ya

MikeUniformMike Thu 16-May-19 18:03:52

It's too much. Pretty but Shades of Grey put me off it. Stasi as a nn is terrible.

Jaz32 Thu 16-May-19 20:14:54

I actually like it, go for it.

AtSea1979 Thu 16-May-19 20:18:56

I like it. It was on my shortlist. I often regret not using it but then 50 shades came out and I was glad then that I didn’t. But it’s died now so I doubt anyone would make that connection

Thertruthisoutwhere Thu 16-May-19 22:29:06

Love it and it's on my list. I'd use stacey as a nickname (a name i also love) as Anna is a bit boring. Anya is good and a more authentic abbreviation I think. I agree nastya sounds weird when I say it but sounds better in one of the eastern European accents.

And actually not that uncommon any more, I know a few EE Anastasias. (Well 2)

In van der pump rules (epically awful/amazing reality show) there's a Stasi pronounced like the secret police- random!.

Astronica Fri 17-May-19 04:30:06

I love it and don't think it's over the top at all. I like Taisy/Taisie and Tansy as nns. Other nns that are also lovely: Annie, Anya, Anna/Ana, Tasia, Tess.

Hundredacrewoods Fri 17-May-19 04:35:27

"Sia" (like the singer) is another potential nn!

JingsMahBucket Fri 17-May-19 05:52:08

I’ve always loved Anastasia as a name. Where I’m from people use Stac(e)y as a nickname.

Namaste6 Fri 17-May-19 06:04:56

I went to school many years ago with an Anastasija, pronounced Ah-nah-stah-see-yah. She got Stah-see-yah (Stasija) or Stah-see (Stassi) as shortened names. Loved the name then still love it now.

BusterGonad Fri 17-May-19 06:47:40

My mum thought about it for me, but choose something else. It's a lovely name.

TurquoiseAndPurple Fri 17-May-19 10:35:29

Love it. OH said no 😥

Abi197 Fri 17-May-19 10:51:07

This is my friend's name - we call her Sia.

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