Thoughts on ALEXA/ALEXANDRA

(39 Posts)
happygreeneggsandham Wed 09-Oct-13 10:09:20

What is your first thought when you hear this name? I'm not British so I need to know how this name comes across to native English speakers. What kind of family does Alexa/Alexandra come from? In which social category would you put Alexa/Alexandra? Alexandra is the name for the birth certificate,Alexa is the short form for everyday use.

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Thu 10-Oct-13 15:07:44

I have an Alexandra, she always goes by her full name regardless of what the rest of us think (she will respond to any variant, including just "A", but if you ask if she is [nickname] she will say "No, I'm Alexandra.").

Thurlow Thu 10-Oct-13 15:16:09

Just to throw another name into the mix, DD is actually Alexandria.

happygreeneggsandham Thu 10-Oct-13 21:02:21

What about Sandra?

notallytuts Fri 11-Oct-13 17:05:49

I love Alexa or Alexia. I'd use it on its own though, I think its too long to be a shortened version IYSWIM. Alexa would probably get shortened to alex/allie/lexie/etc

sparkle12mar08 Fri 11-Oct-13 21:07:16

Alexandra is gorgeous - a classic and classy name for a child. Alexa/Lexie etc is none of those things, they're awful and dare I say it, the dreaded 'chavvy' word.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 11-Oct-13 21:08:22

Sandra is percieved as dreadfully dated over here - it's a 1950's-1970's housewive's name. Not good!

Zara1984 Fri 11-Oct-13 21:08:47

We are considering this name for a girl

DH says Alexa sounds like a stripper's name confusedblush

He prefers Alexandra shortened to Alex

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 11-Oct-13 23:09:53

Alexandra is a lovely name. I know one who goes by Alexandra,Al,Allie,Alexa,Lex or Lexie depending on who she is with. Mid 20's.

Sandra is a bit dated I think.

TidyDancer Sat 12-Oct-13 16:19:02

Alexandra is a really beautiful name. One of my absolute favourites. Alexa is a massive no-no for me though, it's a tad too clunky for my liking. I hear Electra when I say it out loud. Alex is by far the nicest shortening of the name. I have a lovely friend who shortens to Alex. I also know a toddler who goes by Lex.

Sandra and Sandy....really not keen.

Diamondjoan Sat 12-Oct-13 16:33:57

It's a name that runs through our family, always as Sasha though via Russian ancestors, never Alexandra, Alexa etc. not sure if it can be associated with a particular class; I know about an equal number of scumbags and poshies with the name.

buttercrumble Sat 12-Oct-13 16:37:08

Love Alexandra smile

happygreeneggsandham Sat 12-Oct-13 17:20:55

Zara : LOL at Stipper's name :-)

TallulahBetty Sat 12-Oct-13 19:07:27

Alexis?

areyoubeingserviced Sat 12-Oct-13 19:09:56

Alexandra is a gorgeous name.

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