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  1. #6
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    Jun 2013
    Anastasia & Stasya do NOT seem overly grand

    Anastasia is well known and has lots of easy nicknames

    Stasya? as in Stasia? for a nickname or full name? either way spell it as it is in Anastasia - Stasia

    Staysa just looks like you are jumping on the trendy 'add y to everything' band wagon and its an invented name, instead of being a diminutive of such a strong name like Anastasia

    dont use Nastasia - there is no reason to take beautiful Anastasia & decapitate her into what sounds like an overly Russian creation

    Anastasia isnt a high bar - Stasia is a lil, just in finding names that go with her

    Nastasia since it has such a heavy, bloated feel, as well as feeling culturally isolated, will be even harder to pair
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  2. #8
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    Jul 2013
    I would go with Anastasia.
    I went to highschool with both an Anastasia (who was in my class) and Nastasia (who was a year below me).

    In highschool I only know Nastasia as Tasha simply because that was the name on paper as it was the one she asked to be referred to by.
    In elementary school she got called Nasty alot and still got called it (as a nickname) by some kids who knew her back then.
    So I would just avoid this altogether as she went out of her way to have her name as Tasha on roll call for all her classes.

    Anastasia surprisingly never had a nickname and everyone loved her name and another girl Valentina's name. The name Valentina wasn't as popular back then.
    I agree with Anastasia nn Stasya and I find the longer version to be quite eloquent.

    #1 I do not pronounce the name as Stacy
    #2 I think it is a very lovely name but there are also other highbar names out there like Valentina and if you can't find one the lovely people of nameberry will help you out again
    Last edited by giinkies; September 2nd, 2013 at 03:01 AM.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I agree with orphanedhanyou in the respect that I prefer Stasia and though Stasya does spell out the pronounciation to everyone... It doesn't look as nice as the original derivative Stasia.
    I didn't say it before as nicknames typically don't bother me, only if its being used as the real name

  4. #12
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    Oct 2011
    My daughter's middle name is Anastasia. I wanted it pronounced 5-syllables with the "Stasya" part extended, instead of like "Stay-sha" which comes out to four total syllables in the full name. Pretty much nobody could understand what I was after, which I found surprising and disappointing. That's likely to be your biggest challenge with the name in real life -- people smooshing up the ending.

    I like Stasya as a nn, and spelled with the Y I understood that it was supposed to be pronounced "stah-szee-yah" so I think the spelling makes sense. If she goes by Stasya primarily, like if that's the name put on sit up sheets for library programs and summer camps and such, I'd keep that spelling because I bet people will guess the pronunciation correctly (full disclosure though: I'm not above misspelling my kid's name on forms like that so it gets pronounced properly).

    I think Anastasia is a gorgeous name and it's no more exotic than Serafina or a lot of other names out there, even Isabella if you look at it objectively. Hubby and I ended up loving it so much we were a little bit sad we didn't save it for a future daughter!

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  5. #14
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    May 2013
    I dont like Stasya at all but I just adore Anastasia . Its right now my number 1 name if the baby is a girl . For me its elegant , classic and it has a romantic vibe which i love . If i use it the nn will be Ana . I dont think its grand at all . Also its not a highbar at all for future siblings . I can imagine it with siblings named Eva , William , Alexander etc . I pr . it Ah - na - stah - zee - ah .

    IMO Stasya just feels incomplete .

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