Opinions on ALEXANDRA please

(37 Posts)
language Tue 09-Oct-12 20:39:31

What do you think of this name for a girl? Is the nickname Alex inevitable? Many thanks

Gingerbreadlatte Wed 10-Oct-12 20:44:48

Go for it but ensure you choose a female sounding shortening if you do... something like Alexa is nice or Lexie.

Alex isnt great IMO

schmalex Wed 10-Oct-12 20:32:30

I'm an Alexandra, always get called Alex (despite trying to insist on Alexandra for a while). I never used to like it when I was little, but as an adult I love it.

Wish I'd thought of calling myself Sasha though. Maybe I should reinvent myself!

TurtlenamedMack Wed 10-Oct-12 20:26:32

Love it. Would have used it for DD if we hadn't already called DS Alexander. I lack imagination. Truly a brilliant name.

JennaMoroney Wed 10-Oct-12 10:38:07

yeah you could be right. That or Caroline. SOrt of like Carol but more royal.

Tamoo Wed 10-Oct-12 10:29:57

My psychic powers tell me Alexandra will be the name Kate and William choose for their first baby if it's a girl.

<<sorry, had this debate recently with my mum blush>>

Salbertina Wed 10-Oct-12 10:27:50

Lovely!

BrainSurgeon Wed 10-Oct-12 10:26:51

Great name, and so many nick names to choose from too. Go for it smile

Lexilicious Wed 10-Oct-12 10:17:28

I am one, don't really bother with it as a full name. Both my NNs have been mentioned, but when a baby my brother called me Dando/Danda. Outing myself, but DH calls me The Mighty Lex sometimes. I think I need a NC now...!

Gwennan Wed 10-Oct-12 09:43:13

My sister is an Alexandra. My family always call her Alexandra but her DP, friends, workmates, etc. all call her Alex (her choice).

JennaMoroney Tue 09-Oct-12 23:46:35

it's a mouthful. Alex is too masculine and unisex, lexie is too loo la la, sandra too dated. just not very nice really.

HiHowAreYou Tue 09-Oct-12 22:42:45

I like it. Alex is nice too.

YouMayLogOut Tue 09-Oct-12 22:40:30

Lovely classic name.

I like Alex as nickname too. I guess otherwise you could have Lexie?

Runningblue Tue 09-Oct-12 22:40:24

I like it, a strong name.
How about xandra as another nn?

ThoughtsPlease Tue 09-Oct-12 22:37:11

I have an Alexandra, she gets called Alex, I love the name. As others have said it was chosen as an underused classic name, when thinking of my girls' names I thought of names I would have liked to have been called.

I love the name, so beautiful and special. I also like Alessandra.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Tue 09-Oct-12 22:36:15

It's not my favourite, it seems a bit long and has a harsh sound imo.

I know an Alexandra who is always called Sasha and one who is always called Lex.

I prefer Alessandra because it's a softer sound and it seems to flow better.

VBisme Tue 09-Oct-12 22:32:13

Alexandra is what I would have called my daughter, it's a gorgeous name.

Merinda Tue 09-Oct-12 22:30:03

You could go with the Russian nickname Sasha, which is quite nice as well. It is used for both girls and boys

TwllBach Tue 09-Oct-12 22:27:18

I have only ever known wonderful Alexandras. It's a beautiful, strong name but still feminine with a variety of very pretty nick names. It's firmly at the top of my wish list!

LivingThings Tue 09-Oct-12 22:23:43

I have an Alessandra (Italian variant) - totally love it!

Unicorn007 Tue 09-Oct-12 21:36:07

I am an Alexandra & love my name. Classic and underused. Go for it!

NellyBluth Tue 09-Oct-12 21:03:16

We have an Alexandria, which we chose because it is basically a recognisable and classic name but with a tiny little twist to make it more unique. She's always called Alex though, that was our choice. Personally I don't like Lexi/Lexie so I hope she sticks to Alex when she's older, or Allie which I occasionally say. Sasha is a sweet and different nickname.

One of the reasons I love it as a name is that it offers so much choice when she's older. She can choose what she wants to be called - Al, Allie, Alex, Lexi, Lex, Alexa, Alexandria... I have a boring name you can't change, I really wanted to giver her choice.

akaemmafrost Tue 09-Oct-12 21:00:15

Everyone I know always says how much they like it too. It doesn't seem to occur to many though.

akaemmafrost Tue 09-Oct-12 20:57:02

I love it. I have one. She goes by Alex.

Ilovehimtoo Tue 09-Oct-12 20:57:00

We have one, nn Sasha.

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