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  1. #11
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    I think of the animated movie, the Grand Duchess and the book character Anastasia Krupnik. In all, feisty, young and as a previous poster said, impish.

    I personally have "stay away from it!" inclinations though, because of an old classmate named her daughter this and also, the Fifty Shades of Grey character. They are not what I think of first but at the back of my mind, they are there...
    ...dreaming of naming my future first cat.

    today's favorites: Howl, Sherlock, Scheherazade

    (and favorites of the non-pet names: Celia Hermione, Odette, Inigo, Arthur Rooney)

  2. #13
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    My great aunt was an Anastasia so I think of her first though I don't know much about her. Grand Duchess second. It's a nice name
    ~Boys~

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  3. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoey_walker53 View Post
    But I will also say that I do remember her saying on several occasions that once a teacher couldn't pronounce her name, so she was given the nickname Nasty; which then stuck with her all through middle school and parts of high school so far.
    That might be enough to take it off the list.
    Proud mama to Lucia Marie (3) and Halle Regina born July 12th!

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by erinpurple View Post
    That might be enough to take it off the list.
    Nooo, don't take it off! Okay, it's entirely possible that I am too invested in people using this name because I love it so much. However, do at least bear in mind that EVERY name has teasing potential. I knew an unpopular kid named Lucas who went through middle school with the nickname Mucus, while a well-liked kid named Pierre was never teased for his name at all.
    Simon Valor | Eloise Faye | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Sophie | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  5. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by erinpurple View Post
    That might be enough to take it off the list.
    Grand Duchess Anastasia was nicknamed: Nastas, Nastenka, Nastya (and shvibzik and malenkaya, but that's pretty unrelated to the name itself). So there are heaps of possibilities. I personally love all those Anastasia nicknames, but preferably said with a slight Russian accent.
    Zelia • Twenty-one • Film and royalty connoisseur • I have a blog and one about royals
    Exporting old Danish names as well as Greenlandic names and sibling names
    Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Alyosha" • Amaury Charles Théoden "Theo" • Asa Edouard Ivik
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Anna/Matilda Ivalo Galadriel • Asta Catherine Françoise • Anna/Gaia Margaret Undómiel

    GPs: Atticus Aksel Inigo • Cosimo James Eärendil "Jem" • Aviaaja Cleopatra Hero "Avi" • Fabiola Agnes Lúthien

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