Unusual nicknames for Alexandra

(44 Posts)
language Mon 13-May-13 21:48:12

We have a baby Alexandra and we'd like her to have an unusual nickname (not Alex as too masculine and not Lexi)
What do you think of:
Alix
Nelly
Lally
Alexa
Sandie

SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 14-May-13 14:24:42

Zandra. Ultimately you can use what you like though. I once knew a Laura who everybody called Peggy.

bollockstoit Tue 14-May-13 14:29:22

You can call her whatever you want really smile

Thurlow Tue 14-May-13 14:32:58

Our Alex is an Allie sometimes. I'm not sure any of the other nicknames flow, personally - from saying 'Alexandra' regularly, it wouldn't feel particularly natural to say anything other than Allie/Alex/Lex.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 14-May-13 16:14:57

Palace wink

ZolaBuddleia Tue 14-May-13 16:17:06

Feels very contrived to invent a nickname. Can you not just see what develops?

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 14-May-13 16:18:26

Love Sacha and Alix, not so keen on the others.

Wasn't Tsar Nic II's wife, Alexandra, known to her English family - Queen Victoria etc - as Alicky? Always thought that cute!

ajandjjmum Tue 14-May-13 16:18:27

Our Alexandra is an Alex, or occasionally Ally. But I wanted her to be a feisty little thing, so didn't mind the male connotations.

seeker Tue 14-May-13 16:20:20

You can't inmost nicknames- they just happen. Wait and see.

A bit sad to see the "we wanted her to be feisty, so we don't mind the male connotations remark"........

ajandjjmum Tue 14-May-13 16:24:54

Let's face it seeker, anything I say is sad in your mind. grin

seeker Tue 14-May-13 16:25:49

Sorry- I don't recognise your name- should I? Blame my extreme old age if I should and don't.

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 14-May-13 16:38:11

Prince H thread, I think grin

OkayHazel Wed 15-May-13 01:27:04

I know a Zaza.

sleepywombat Wed 15-May-13 01:39:37

Ive known an Atty and a Jaja!

I find this planning of nicknames really odd. My dcs have/have had so many different nicknames, none of them planned pre-birth!

I can't believe no one's mentioned it! Xsa-xsa (pronounced ja-ja), obviously!

JojoMags Wed 15-May-13 08:31:39

Just use Nelly at home if that seems right, or you don't have to shorten it. I had an Edward who was always Edward, and know a Thomas who is always Thomas, yet both are commonly shortened.

I like Ali though - sweet and simple.

Decoy Wed 15-May-13 09:05:33

I'm not sure how you get Nelly from Alexandra? It's usually short for Helen/Eleanor.

language Wed 15-May-13 11:32:58

Nelly was suggested by her younger brother - not sure where he's got it from! It's true that it doesn't have much resemblance to Alexandra! But it is similar to her middle name though.

mrsyattering Wed 15-May-13 11:38:23

my aunt goes by Xandra.
I like Lexa

language Wed 15-May-13 11:38:55

Ali is very sweet! Makes me think of oriental tales (Ali-Baba :-)

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