Which name you like more?

Alina or Anastasia?


I know there is ambiguity in writing and pronunciation of Anastasia (we'll use the default spelling), but regardless that which one would you choose between these two names.

Alina could easily be Aline as well.  

Thanks a lot. !


March 27, 2019 12:01 PM

Does it matter to you the length of your last name? Do you like any of the possible nicknames for Anastasia? I think if I had a long last name, I'd consider Alina more, Anastasia if a shorter last name. They're both nice!

March 27, 2019 4:22 PM

i prefer Annie for Anastasia I think. Or Tasia. 

I like Alina, I am just worried people will struggle with the pronunciation and so on. Not sure if it works well in the English speaking countries.

March 27, 2019 8:28 PM

I proune it a keen a too, still prefer Anastasia, like Anne, Anna, Annie, stasia

March 28, 2019 4:29 AM

Thanks, I remeber you told me that your premier is Anastasia!

March 27, 2019 7:31 PM




What's your pronunciation concern with Alina?  Are you going with something other than uh-LEEN-uh?  It seems pretty simple to me, but maybe I'm the one saying it wrong!

March 28, 2019 2:21 AM

I mean that when you hear the name and don't see it written you might think it's Elaina, Elena so on. 

March 28, 2019 4:50 AM

Don't want to start a new thread...What you guys think about MARIANNA/MARIANNE? compared to the other two....

March 28, 2019 5:12 AM

I think they are ok, Anastacia is still nicer 

March 28, 2019 12:43 PM

Is it familiar at all -Alina? I think the majority of people having heard of it... not sure though 

March 28, 2019 3:15 PM

Yes it is familar here,  I wouldnt do Aline though - kids would says here comes a Line

March 28, 2019 6:23 AM

I like Marianna/Marianne the best, then Anastasia, then Alina. Nothing wrong with Alina, just a bit blah for me.

I have to say that I think you are vastly overthinking everything. If you are not currently pregnant or expecting to be, maybe it's time to dial back until this is all relevant. If you are pregnant, pretty much ANY of the names you have considered here over the past many months are fine and will serve a daughter well.

Spelling and pronunciation are things to keep in mind but they are not the be-all and the end-all. A child is born and eventually enters daycare or school. Everyone there learns to spell/say her name. It does not matter if in the supermarket you say Alina and the check-out clerk thinks you said Elaina. It doesn't matter if the doctor's receptionist calls out Ah.LINE--uh. If someone is important in your child's life, you teach them how to say their name.

That doesn't mean spelling and pronunciation are completely unimportant, which is why we tend to advise people that Elena has multiple pronunciations or that Celestina is unlikely to be said Che-les-ti-na in the US, but having the name Elena is not a death sentence, its pronunciation ambiguity is testament to its long and varied history of use, which is ultimately part of its charm.


March 28, 2019 12:50 PM

You are totally right :) i am definitely overcomplicating things! sorry for that :) i just trust people's opinions here