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Hi! I lurk this board from time to time... And figured I'd ask for your help brainstorming. We've pretty much settled on Anna or Ana for a our girl name (team green here!). But now I'm second guessing it. I tend to prefer longer, pretty, classic type names that roll off the tongue.
So I'm looking for ideas so that we can still use Anna/Ana as a nickname. All I can come up with is Annabel or Annalise. Any other ideas??? Thanks!!

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  • Anna is a pretty and classic name - it's just not long. Your daughter would learn to write Anna a lot faster than a longer variant. I like Annalise but I think that of all your choices Anna is the most classic and traditional. Have you thought of using a longer middle name? Anna Arabelle, Anna Alexandra, Anna Elizabeth
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  • I love Annalise!
    I also like Annika, which you could use Ana as a nickname for.

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  • I've heard of Aannalee/Analeigh as a name although I can't get over that it sounds vulgar.
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  • I am considering Anna as well - and we have decided to has a longer middle name. But haven't come up with one yet haha
  • I love Anna. I would like to use it someday for Anastasia.

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  • I know an Anabella that goes by Anna. I like PP suggestion of Anastasia.
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  • I love anna

    and Anastasia

    annamarie is also a good one

  • I like Anna, its pretty, simple, and classic. Annalise is pretty too. I do prefer the Anna spelling. Good luck!


  • I prefer Anna to any of the longer names it could be a nickname for.
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