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Thread: Anna, Ana, or Anne
April 18th, 2013 11:48 AM #1Member
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Anna, Ana, or Anne
My name is Anna, named after my grandmother Anne. My dh's mother is named Ana. His father's mother was also Anna, and his mothers grandmother was also Ana.
So this is my question- I would love to keep this name around for the tradition. But do I go with Anna, Ana, Anne, Ann, or some other variation I.e. Annabel or Anastasia?
I love the name Nina and was thinking of naming a daughter Anna _____ and then nn Nina.
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April 18th, 2013 01:01 PM #9Senior Member
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I dislike Annabel, though I know I'm in the minority. Anastasia feels like a totally different name to me, not a variant of Ann (and it reminds me of Cinderella's mean sister). And Ann does combine well with other names. You could do compounds or hyphens (Annemarie or Anne-Marie).
But I really love the idea of Anna _______ with the nickname Nina. Nina even isn't too nick-namey, so she won't grow out of it. The family tradition continues, but she gets something distinct to her. Great idea!