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]Aly[/name_f]/[name_u]Ali[/name_u]/[name_u]Allie[/name_u]
[name_u]Lexi[/name_u]/[name_u]Lexie[/name_u]/[name_f]Lexy[/name_f]
Dria/[name_f]Drea[/name_f]/[name_f]Drina[/name_f]
[name_f]Andri[/name_f]/Andrie or even [name_u]Andrea[/name_u]

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

[name_f]Ana[/name_f]
[name_f]Stasia[/name_f]
[name_u]Stacey[/name_u]/[name_u]Stacy[/name_u]
[name_f]Tasia[/name_f]/[name_f]Tasha[/name_f]
Tassoula

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:

[name_f]Cecelia[/name_f]/[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Adriana[/name_f]/[name_f]Adrianna[/name_f]
[name_f]Alessandra[/name_f]/[name_f]Alessia[/name_f]
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]
[name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Camellia[/name_f]
[name_f]Carolina[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Liliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Maddalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f]
[name_f]Rafaella[/name_f]
[name_f]Serenity[/name_f]
[name_f]Stefania[/name_f]/[name_f]Stephania[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]/[name_f]Theodosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Valencia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violetta[/name_f]

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

[name_f]Natasha[/name_f]
[name_f]Ekaterina[/name_f]
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f]
[name_f]Natalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabina[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaida[/name_f]

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.

[name_f]Adelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Amalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Aviana[/name_f]
[name_f]Bianca[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Corinna[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmeralda[/name_f]
[name_f]Esperanza[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Fiorella[/name_f]
[name_f]Laurentia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucrezia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lumina[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariella[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariposa[/name_f]
[name_f]Mirabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabrina[/name_f]
[name_f]Titania[/name_f]
[name_f]Viveca[/name_f]

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:

[name_f]Emilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Emiliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Catalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Julietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Valeria[/name_f]
[name_f]Celina[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ariela[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaya[/name_f]

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: