Anastasia & Stasya - too grand.. opinions?

I love the meaning & believe its a beautiful name…
I do not pronouce it with the stacey type ending.
*Whats your opinion when you hear it, & is it too grand?
Also I was considering [name_f]Nastasia[/name_f] or just [name_f]Stasya[/name_f]
There are so many variants & spellings to them.
*Which do you perfer out of the three ?
*is it setting a highbar for any future siblings?

I knew a [name_f]Stacia[/name_f]. Pronounced like Stay-sha.

I love all variations of this name, even [name_u]Stacey[/name_u].

I like them both, but I would probably go with [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Stasya[/name_f]. (I hope I’m not saying anything stupid there- I know Russian nn’s are kind of surprising sometimes.)

I have to admit that if I heard a mom call out, “[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f], over here!” in the toddler’s section of a library, I might expect to see a somewhat spoiled and prissy child… it’s a big name for the small cute chubby stage, that’s all. But it wears well on teenagers and adults. So if you used [name_f]Ana[/name_f] or [name_f]Stasya[/name_f], with [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] just as the reserve formal name, I wouldn’t mind that at all.

And if you are Russian in heritage, then I have NO problem with it, even if you choose to use the full name all the time.

I don’t think [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is too grand, and neither are it’s variants. I think it’s very regal, but the nicknames help bring it down to earth. I like the full name better than [name_f]Stasia[/name_f] or [name_f]Natasia[/name_f] on their own. If you love it, use it.

We have Ukrainian heritage & also a family member who is native & will teach her the language. I would definitely nn [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] to bring it down most the time but it also grew on me like a little princess. I do agree with shujayra about possibilty of being spoiled. . I also think it will be rough with possibly siblings since my taste normally isnt so regal - esp with boys.

[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] & [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] do NOT seem overly grand

[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is well known and has lots of easy nicknames

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

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 [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]

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

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

[name_f]Nastasia[/name_f] since it has such a heavy, bloated feel, as well as feeling culturally isolated, will be even harder to pair

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

I agree with orphanedhanyou in the respect that I prefer [name_f]Stasia[/name_f] and though [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] does spell out the pronounciation to everyone… It doesn’t look as nice as the original derivative [name_f]Stasia[/name_f].
I didn’t say it before as nicknames typically don’t bother me, only if its being used as the real name

My daughter’s middle name is [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]. I wanted it pronounced 5-syllables with the “[name_f]Stasya[/name_f]” 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 [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] 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 [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] 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 [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is a gorgeous name and it’s no more exotic than [name_f]Serafina[/name_f] or a lot of other names out there, even [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] 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!

Best wishes!

I dont like [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] at all but I just adore [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] . 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 [name_f]Ana[/name_f] . I dont think its grand at all . Also its not a highbar at all for future siblings . I can imagine it with siblings named [name_f]Eva[/name_f] , [name_m]William[/name_m] , [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] etc . I pr . it [name_m]Ah[/name_m] - na - stah - zee - ah .

[name_f]IMO[/name_f] [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] just feels incomplete .

Best wishes !!

I’d go with [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] if it were me (and it was on my list when we were having babies :slight_smile: ) Nicknames could be [name_f]Ana[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_f]Stasia[/name_f], [name_u]Stacey[/name_u], … Beautiful name.


[name_f]Nastasia[/name_f] is a version of [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f], actually. I like [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] but only like sta-see-uh.

[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is a beautiful name and not too grand at all, especially if you have Russian or Ukrainian heritage. It’s on my list, but my husband doesn’t like it. (Sigh…) [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] or [name_f]Stasia[/name_f] work as a nickname, but I don’t like them as a full name.

I really like [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]. It’s elegant and lovely and has great nn. Potential. My younger sister has it on her list and she likes the combo [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] which I really love.

It’s not really to my tastes, I prefer short and simple to long and princessy, but if it’s your style I wouldn’t say it’s too grand at all to be used as a name. I think nn [name_f]Stasya[/name_f] is cute too, I don’t see that using that spelling would cause a problem - a lot of names change spellings when they go to nicknames - take for example popular [name_f]Isabella[/name_f], nn [name_u]Izzy[/name_u] has letter changes.

I’d use [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] as the full name, [name_f]Nastasia[/name_f] has the Nasty bit too prominent and it feels like someone being sloppy with their speech, like they’ve dropped the first syllable of [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f].

This may be a little late but the [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] I knew in highschool pronounced it stah-see-yuh instead of stay-sha.
The movie was out back then so I knew the original pronunciation but it was never a problem with anyone. She was the only one around with the name so once she established the pronunciation everyone else followed suit

[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is my name! I never had a nickname until I became an aunt. I never felt like the name was too grand–I’m just [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]. However, people did pick up on me because of my unusual name. Then, I got a complex because my friends decided to rename me because I didn’t look like an [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] (which is weird because I was the only [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] they knew). As an adult, I’ve completely embraced my name and I’m proud of it. I don’t even mind the two nicknames I’ve earned. I highly encourage parents to use this name. Also, I’m the oldest, and my parents didn’t care about sibsets. Therefore, they didn’t feel any pressure naming kids after setting the bar at [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f].

[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is a beautiful name. I love it with the Russian pronunciation (ah-nah-stah-SEE-yah) but in English, I pronounce it something like ah-nah-[name_m]STAS[/name_m]-yah. No, I don’t think [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is too grand. I like [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] with the nickname [name_f]Stasya[/name_f]. I also like [name_f]Nastya[/name_f] but I know that it’s not usable in English speaking countries. :wink:

I don’t think it sets too high of a bar for future siblings. [name_u]Hayden[/name_u] or [name_f]Bridget[/name_f] would seem out of place with [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] but [name_m]Dominic[/name_m] and [name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] sound fine.

[name_f]Stasya[/name_f] is a legitimate nickname spelling, not made up at all. It’s the Russian spelling.

i love [name_f]Stasya[/name_f].

Its definitely a high end name to me, & I do adore it but might be too much of a mouthful with her surname. I appreciate everyone’s comments though& happy everyone actually likes it as a acceptable name!