Thoughts on Alexia, nn Lexie

(40 Posts)
NannyPlumForPM Wed 29-Jan-14 18:13:12

The front runner for our dd is alexia poppy b***er, and will be known as lexie.

Asking for genuine thoughts- is lexie 'chavvy'? Other dd is Isabella rose nn Bella - a good sibset?


BananaHammocks Wed 29-Jan-14 19:30:54

I'm surprised by the responses, I thought Lexie was generally seen as quite chavvy. Enhanced by it's use by a teen mum in Eastenders! Alexa and Alexia not much better.

DramaAlpaca Wed 29-Jan-14 19:31:47

I don't think it's a widely known term. I only know of it because I once had to compile a glossary for work which included it.

It's a pity really because Alexia is actually quite a pretty name.

Lexie is chavvy round our way. Would hate for any pre-pubescent daughter of mine to be teased and called "sexy Lexie". - urgh, just no.

Much prefer Alexandra. Classic name. Can be shortened to Alex by friends with no "sexy" connotations.

NannyPlumForPM Wed 29-Jan-14 19:45:46

Similarly I don't wish for my pre pubescent daughter to be called Bella the fella, but I suppose it's another connotation to think about!

AGoodPirate Wed 29-Jan-14 19:57:11

I don't like it.
I like it less now I've seen someone say sexy Lexie.
And yes I think it is seen as rather common, if that bothers you.

I really like Poppy though!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 29-Jan-14 20:58:56

I don't really like Alexia, prefer Alexa.

Lexie is fine a nickname. She will get Sexy Lexie as a teen, but unlikely to have it as a small child.

Bella the fella would be far worse for a teen girl! Never thought of that before but it did make me chuckle.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 29-Jan-14 21:00:23

I knew an Alexandra, went by Alexandra, Alexa, Al,Allie,Lex,Lexie.

Definitely got called sexy Lexie, but not until university.

Flibbedyjibbet Wed 29-Jan-14 21:08:59

I was hoping for Alexandre and would have shortened to Lexi rather than Alex. Then I had my annual viewing of Eastenders and a young girl had a baby and called it Lexi.... Still gutted!

TheNightIsDark Wed 29-Jan-14 21:10:13

I have a Lexie. She refuses to answer to Alexandra. I'm working on Alex.

fluterby Wed 29-Jan-14 21:13:51

I guess it depends on who you've met with that name. Isabella or bella is like the modern day tracy or claire where we are in that there are five in dd's class. Personally I don't like lexi .Alexa is fine though. But who am I - choose what you think is nice.

moobaloo Wed 29-Jan-14 21:34:18

I like Alexa probably a little more than Alexia but think both are perfectly good names! And I LOVE Poppy!

Alexandra might be a good 'full' first name as it can be shortened to Alex/Alexa/alexia/Alexis/Alex/Lexi/Sandy as you wish??

itsbetterthanabox Wed 29-Jan-14 21:41:12

Alexis is nice imo. Lexie for a nn is fine to me.

itsbetterthanabox Wed 29-Jan-14 21:41:24


NannyPlumForPM Wed 29-Jan-14 23:41:13

Thanks all for your views! grin

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