Sander

(19 Posts)
BrieMonster Fri 19-Apr-13 12:00:09

I've always loved the Dutch boy's name Sander but don't think I'd ever use it outside of the Netherlands. Both due to pronunciation and the fact it might be perceived as no different to Painter, Joiner or Plumber which don't appeal!

I'm right aren't I? No getting around that is there?

I'm afraid you are, BrieMonster, sorry!

AuntieStella Fri 19-Apr-13 12:04:26

You could try Alexander with nn Sandy or Xander?

BrieMonster Fri 19-Apr-13 12:04:37

Yeah. I could move I suppose!

Is it pronounced like Xander?

Is Zander a name? Or a fish?

dementedma Fri 19-Apr-13 20:43:42

Zander not uncommon here in Scotland

barnet Fri 19-Apr-13 20:45:53

Not Sander...
But Xander is gorgeous!

ArabellaBeaumaris Fri 19-Apr-13 20:50:01

I thought it was Scottish.

Bowlersarm Fri 19-Apr-13 20:50:53

Alexander nn Xander

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 19-Apr-13 20:52:09

I love Xander (as a nn for Alexander) and was tempted to use it myself. But not Sander at all, sorry.

Jacksterbear Fri 19-Apr-13 20:55:47

Sander =a power tool! Try googling it...

Xander I like.

BrieMonster Fri 19-Apr-13 21:19:39

I do like Xander. Just a totally different name. Sander's pronounced more like Sunder.. Although depending on your accent that might be totally incorrect.

I know when I'm beaten though and without a glimmer of hope I'll bin that one again.

EllieEffin Fri 19-Apr-13 22:18:53

Xander is really nice, but Sander would be pronounced wrongly.

TheYamiOfYawn Sat 20-Apr-13 15:32:09

Alexander on the birth certificate but call him Sander?

CruCru Sun 21-Apr-13 22:55:16

I know a Sander. I think it is quite a normal name, particularly if one or more of the parents are foreign.

HagsFlungOut Mon 22-Apr-13 01:08:39

Don't know if this is any help, but there used to be an actor called Sandor Eles. I think he was Hungarian by birth.

It depends how you would pronounce the 's' because if I saw 'sander' wrote down I would pronounce it 'xander'
Btw I much prefer this spelling of 'Xandur' as its pretty rare & the pronunciation is different , more Oomph on the 'U' lol iyswim

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Mon 22-Apr-13 02:46:15

Fairly normal name where I'm from (English speaking country). No one has ever confused any of the Sander's I've known with a power tool.

BrieMonster Mon 22-Apr-13 07:18:05

Oooh fab. So you all love it too! (I read what I like into these posts..)

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