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  1. #11
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    Jun 2011
    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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    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    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

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


    ★ 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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    Mar 2009
    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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    Oct 2011
    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, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  5. #19
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    Nov 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    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 • 20s • Exporting names from Greenland & Inuit mythology
    Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Henry Ásgeirr Saxo • Asa Bjørnstjerne Ivik • Nor Valdemar Cosimo • Dante Endymion Sejr

    Vilde Ivalo Zenobia • Asta Cosima Gro • Léa Ingrid Cleopatra • Aviaaja Oona Lúthien "Avi" • Noor Galadriel Nanna

    And currently loving: Bertil, Folke, Julian, Pemba, Ville, Johanna, Karen, Madicken, Magda, Maru

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