Here is my baby naming issue. I’m due August 17th, as most of you well know, and we’re having a little girl. Ever since I was a little girl myself, I have adored the name Anastasia. My husband was not so sold on the name.
Oddly enough, the baby ended up being conceived around the time of his grandfather’s death and her due date is two days off from the anniversary of my mother’s death. The meaning of the name Anastasia? Rebirth. It’s hugely symbolic and it means a lot to both of us now, even Derek, and we’ve decided that is going to be her name.
One thing that I particularly love about her name is the plethora of nicknames available. Ana, Anya, Stasia, Stacy… and so on and so forth. We call her Ana Banana already.
Here’s my problem. As I get closer and closer to my due date, I become increasingly paranoid that the name Anastasia is too… much. People give me funny looks when I say that we’re naming her Anastasia Rose and I don’t want her to get looks for her entire life.
Am I just being paranoid? Do people really find this name so odd? Please tell me that I’m freaking out for nothing because, well, I tend to freak out about everything these days!
Pipe up in the comments and let me know- love or hate the name?