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It's good to be careful on the internet and not exposing your identity and that sorta stuff, but, truth to be told, it doesn't help much - tracking you down is easier than you think.
My real name is Anastasia. It's pretty common back home, but I don't meet other Anastasias often. I wan't fond of it much at first, but when I went to study overseas, I came to appreciate it more. It's a bit difficult, though, because it's long, and sometimes people carelessly shorten it and call me 'Ana', and I absolutely hate it. Anna is a different name, and my name is NOT Anna. I heard 'Anastasia' can be shortened as 'Stacey', but it pisses me off even more. Back home people call me 'Nastia', and it's a common short version for 'Anastasia' (no one will call you 'Anastasia' in Russia, 'Nastia' is what it goes for), but since I study overseas and it sounds a lot like 'nasty', I was teased a lot in middle school so I gave up, and people call me Anastasia now. Yes, fully and noble, like that.
my friend's called anastasia its a very pretty name i call her 'anya'