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I have discovered the most fantastic girls name, it is so cool, I might have to have a baby to call her that.

(72 Posts)
Carmenere Fri 15-Aug-08 23:02:58

Well obviously I won't as I hated all the horrid pregnancy and childbirth nonsense but I heard this name today and after googling it I think it is FABULOUS.

Macdog Fri 15-Aug-08 23:03:37


yogabird Fri 15-Aug-08 23:04:11

yeah - well?

jellybelly2007 Fri 15-Aug-08 23:04:56

come on ......

Carmenere Fri 15-Aug-08 23:05:23

Statia, not only is it a proper name that used to be common in Ireland from the St. Eustatia but it is also the name of a gorgeous tiny little island in the Caribbean! How nice is that?

Bowddee Fri 15-Aug-08 23:05:58

<<drums fingernails on table>>

Bowddee Fri 15-Aug-08 23:06:43


lilymolly Fri 15-Aug-08 23:07:53

pronounced "staytier" or "Stattia"?

gagarin Fri 15-Aug-08 23:08:36

Stay-shu I think

gagarin Fri 15-Aug-08 23:08:57

i meant stay-sha!

ParCark Fri 15-Aug-08 23:09:17

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QuintessentialShadows Fri 15-Aug-08 23:09:37

Ohh! I like it. It is almost like Portia. Just nicer.

hatrick Fri 15-Aug-08 23:10:33

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Carmenere Fri 15-Aug-08 23:10:52

Staysha and I heard it originally on a Colm Tobin story on R4 today, which was being read by Killian Murphy which makes it extra nice.

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Fri 15-Aug-08 23:33:04

There was a Eustacia in one of the Chalet School books.

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 15-Aug-08 23:35:50

Sounds a bit too much like Stacey for my liking.

And I knew a girl called Aysha and she was a complete mentalist.

Eustatia makes me think of auricular biology.

Bronze Fri 15-Aug-08 23:41:37

Oh yes Stripey

"There is no disguising the fact that Eustacia Benson was the most arrant little prig that ever existed."

Having said that I like Statia. I think theres an Irish folk violinist called Statia

Bronze Fri 15-Aug-08 23:42:06

I should say fiddler

Bronze Fri 15-Aug-08 23:44:09

And actually I think shes a flautist. Anyway the point is it's not completely unheard of as a name now.

Carmenere Fri 15-Aug-08 23:46:03

Well I like it and that is all that matters as it is my imaginary daughter that is going to be called itgrin

But seriously, I just really liked it when I heard it as it had resonance for me, it is Irish without being Gaelic (not that I mind Gaelic names, I love them) and it has character. so I thought I would send it out into the mn collective consciousness in case anyone else liked it.

pofaced Fri 15-Aug-08 23:49:38

Mmm.. Statia (pronun Stay-sha) is also short for anastacia/ stasia (pronun ana-stay-sha)... both close relatives of railway station in the pronunciation department rather than Tolstoy characters... DD1 given classy Irish name (ie unusual but gorgeous) in UK and desperately unfair- no-one could say it and when it came to learning to write her name it was completely meaningless...

please give your children names that have some meaning in the culture in which they grow up

expatinscotland Fri 15-Aug-08 23:51:12

i don't like it.

sounds like a medical term.

Carmenere Fri 15-Aug-08 23:52:12

Um Pofaced, I am Irish and my dd has a well thought of, appropriate name that will serve her well whether she chooses to be a politician or a hair stylist.

Carmenere Fri 15-Aug-08 23:54:18

The nice thing about this thread is that I don't care if you don't like it because I am not actually contemplating it as a name for an actual childwink

expatinscotland Fri 15-Aug-08 23:54:24

If you like it, though, how about getting a dog and calling her that?

I can't talk, my girls have Gaelic names and DS will be named Struan. Scottish names for Scottish children.

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