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

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

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

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

my aunt goes by Xandra.
I like Lexa

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

I know a Zaza.

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

Prince H thread, I think 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.

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 16:20:20

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 16:18:27

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.

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!

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

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

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

Palace wink

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.

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

You can call her whatever you want really smile

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.

KitchenandJumble Tue 14-May-13 14:11:03

Typical Russian nicknames for Alexandra are Sasha and Shura, both of which I love. Of your list I like Alix, though I'm not sure how it is different from Alex except for the spelling? The pronunciation is the same, isn't it?

Love the name Alexandra! Lots of great nickname options.

Pendipidy Mon 13-May-13 22:46:52

I know someone who called their first child, a girl, Alexandra. They then had a boy who they called Alexander! They then realised the Alex nickname was the same for the two so they always called the girl Sandra and the boy Alex. Bonkers ! Tis true, i swear!

TheSecondComing Mon 13-May-13 22:45:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

youarewinning Mon 13-May-13 22:41:36

My friends Alexander is Xan (zan) or Xander. I love it.

I know a Lally but not short for Alexandra.

I like Xanny - very cute and baby girl IMO!

Or what about Lexa if you don't like Lexi?

I actually like Andy as well a someone suggested - it reminded me of the character from Dawsons Creek shows age!

Rockinhippy Mon 13-May-13 22:41:34

Andi,

Exa

Andra

Lena

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 13-May-13 22:31:23

Xanadu.

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