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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Xi'An, China

    Thoughts on Astera/ Asteria?

    So I stumbled upon a Persian name, Astera, meaning 'star'. I'm tossing around the idea, but I'm far from sold. Any opinions? There is also a Greek form, Asteria... which do you prefer?
    Currently exiled from the US

    Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14
    Caspian Kaveh 郑煜祺 EDD: Oct '17

  2. #3
    Asteria is a little close to hysteria for me, I like Astera though. Aster was on my list for a while but it doesn't fit with my other kids names.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    I like it. I have been looking for star names, I'm adding Astera to "my list".

    Side note - I think it's interesting that the names/words that mean star in most of the Indo-European languages are clearly related - star, asteria, étoiles, Astera, Sitara/Tara, Hester, Esther, Stella, Estelle, etc...
    tea drinker + cat lover + ever-evolving baker+cook...positive realist who loves beautiful words, names, and images.

    Feel free to ask me about Sanskrit-based names.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    California, USA
    I really like Asteria! I currently have it in the combo Maeve Asteria.
    (updated 9/1/17)

    ~ Catherina Violet ~ Ivy Seraphina ~

    ~ Leo Alexander ~ Nathaniel Henry ~

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Astera is lovely. Asteria, while nice to look at, is a little too busy for me.
    Mommy to Mr. Ivan Eli

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