SOS struggling with baby girl's name

See the results of this poll: Alexandra or Anastasia?

Respondents: 52 (This poll is closed)

  • Alexandra : 20 (38%)
  • Anastasia: 32 (62%)

One of my favorite names is a variant of [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f], [name_f]Alexandria[/name_f]…I don’t know if you find that appealing? There’s also [name_f]Alexandrine[/name_f] or [name_f]Alexandrina[/name_f]. Nicknames might be:

[name_f]Andri[/name_f]/Andrie or even [name_u]Andrea[/name_u]

Nicknames for [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] might be:


Similar names to [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] & [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] (four syllables & a classic feel) that aren’t [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] or [name_f]Juliana[/name_f] might be:


I voted [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] but here are some others that give off the same vibe (to me)


I prefer [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]. [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] is nice but comparatively plain imo. If you don’t like any nns for either, I would go with a different name. Not that long names need one, but it’s inevitable someone will call her one eventually.

This one of my favorite styles too.


It’s funny, I knew twins once named [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] and [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]…

I like both, but I prefer [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]. I like [name_f]Alexandria[/name_f] more, with the nickname Dria or [name_f]Ria[/name_f], but for [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f], my choice for a nickname would be [name_f]Lexa[/name_f]. For long names like these with several nickname options, I think it’s sometimes best to wait until she’s born and let a nickname develop naturally.

I voted for [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] but [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] is lovely as well! For [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] I like the nicknames [name_f]Ana[/name_f] and [name_f]Annie[/name_f] and for [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] my favorite is [name_u]Allie[/name_u].

I love PP’s suggestions too, here are some more that I didn’t see yet:


Like both, but right now, [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Ana[/name_f]/[name_f]Anna[/name_f]/[name_f]Stasia[/name_f]/[name_f]Sia[/name_f]. If you go with [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f], [name_f]Lexa[/name_f], Alexie or [name_u]Allie[/name_u].

[name_f]Alexandrina[/name_f] is a good suggestion too depending on your last name!

So interesting that you are listing all of these names as a lot were on my short list before (and [name_f]Stefania[/name_f] is actually my first name which I never hear suggested).

Most of the names you listed are definitely my style- maybe I need to revisit and take a closer look. Thank you!

So interesting that you should reply with these names as many of them were on my list before (and my first name is actually [name_f]Stefania[/name_f] which I never hear suggested). I may have to take a closer look and revisit.

Thank you!

I prefer [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]. I’ve just never warmed to [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f].

I’m glad you like them! It was fun thinking of names along the lines of the ones you mentioned. And that’s neat that your name is [name_f]Stefania[/name_f]…I don’t think I’ve ever “met” someone w/that name & think it’s very pretty. :slight_smile: