Opinions on ALEXANDRA please

(37 Posts)
language Tue 09-Oct-12 20:39:31

What do you think of this name for a girl? Is the nickname Alex inevitable? Many thanks

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Tue 09-Oct-12 20:42:09

Pretty and classic, as well as being unusual these days. Alex might well crop up as a nickname (and nothing wrong with it IMO) but she could also be Al, Ali, Lexie.

SomebodySaveMe Tue 09-Oct-12 20:43:10

I have an Alexandra. She goes by Lexie mostly although I love Alex as a nn too.

Yika Tue 09-Oct-12 20:44:23

Lovely name, classic, can't go wrong. Alex is nice too.

trixymalixy Tue 09-Oct-12 20:44:26

Nice. Classic, but not overused.

picnicbasketcase Tue 09-Oct-12 20:44:55

Love it. Very classic but underused.

picnicbasketcase Tue 09-Oct-12 20:45:16

Lol at almost identical xpost smile

SundaeGirl Tue 09-Oct-12 20:46:29

I LOVE it. it's my middle name and I've always wished my parents had put it first!

PinkChampagneandStrawberries Tue 09-Oct-12 20:46:33

Love it! Was on my List if I had a girl smile

CookieRookie Tue 09-Oct-12 20:50:07

Love it.

If everything works out for us and we have a girl this will be her name.

baskingseals Tue 09-Oct-12 20:53:47

i have a 10 yo Alexandra. i have mixed feelings about her name. she was early and very ill when she was born, and i felt she needed a strong name. i had wanted to call her Rose or Poppy.

i still like her name. she is always Alexandra to me, but her friends call her Alex or Ali, she has never been Lexie. she has another very short nickname completely unrelated to her name that she is almost always called by people who have known her since she was a baby.

it does suit her, but sometimes i think it is a little too long.

TerrorNotSoFrightened Tue 09-Oct-12 20:55:25

Love it, my DD's middle name.
Named for my favourite Aunt. Would have used it as her first name but my mothers nose would be put out of joint.

Ilovehimtoo Tue 09-Oct-12 20:57:00

We have one, nn Sasha.

akaemmafrost Tue 09-Oct-12 20:57:02

I love it. I have one. She goes by Alex.

akaemmafrost Tue 09-Oct-12 21:00:15

Everyone I know always says how much they like it too. It doesn't seem to occur to many though.

NellyBluth Tue 09-Oct-12 21:03:16

We have an Alexandria, which we chose because it is basically a recognisable and classic name but with a tiny little twist to make it more unique. She's always called Alex though, that was our choice. Personally I don't like Lexi/Lexie so I hope she sticks to Alex when she's older, or Allie which I occasionally say. Sasha is a sweet and different nickname.

One of the reasons I love it as a name is that it offers so much choice when she's older. She can choose what she wants to be called - Al, Allie, Alex, Lexi, Lex, Alexa, Alexandria... I have a boring name you can't change, I really wanted to giver her choice.

Unicorn007 Tue 09-Oct-12 21:36:07

I am an Alexandra & love my name. Classic and underused. Go for it!

LivingThings Tue 09-Oct-12 22:23:43

I have an Alessandra (Italian variant) - totally love it!

TwllBach Tue 09-Oct-12 22:27:18

I have only ever known wonderful Alexandras. It's a beautiful, strong name but still feminine with a variety of very pretty nick names. It's firmly at the top of my wish list!

Merinda Tue 09-Oct-12 22:30:03

You could go with the Russian nickname Sasha, which is quite nice as well. It is used for both girls and boys

VBisme Tue 09-Oct-12 22:32:13

Alexandra is what I would have called my daughter, it's a gorgeous name.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Tue 09-Oct-12 22:36:15

It's not my favourite, it seems a bit long and has a harsh sound imo.

I know an Alexandra who is always called Sasha and one who is always called Lex.

I prefer Alessandra because it's a softer sound and it seems to flow better.

I love the name, so beautiful and special. I also like Alessandra.

ThoughtsPlease Tue 09-Oct-12 22:37:11

I have an Alexandra, she gets called Alex, I love the name. As others have said it was chosen as an underused classic name, when thinking of my girls' names I thought of names I would have liked to have been called.

Runningblue Tue 09-Oct-12 22:40:24

I like it, a strong name.
How about xandra as another nn?

YouMayLogOut Tue 09-Oct-12 22:40:30

Lovely classic name.

I like Alex as nickname too. I guess otherwise you could have Lexie?

HiHowAreYou Tue 09-Oct-12 22:42:45

I like it. Alex is nice too.

JennaMoroney Tue 09-Oct-12 23:46:35

it's a mouthful. Alex is too masculine and unisex, lexie is too loo la la, sandra too dated. just not very nice really.

Gwennan Wed 10-Oct-12 09:43:13

My sister is an Alexandra. My family always call her Alexandra but her DP, friends, workmates, etc. all call her Alex (her choice).

Lexilicious Wed 10-Oct-12 10:17:28

I am one, don't really bother with it as a full name. Both my NNs have been mentioned, but when a baby my brother called me Dando/Danda. Outing myself, but DH calls me The Mighty Lex sometimes. I think I need a NC now...!

BrainSurgeon Wed 10-Oct-12 10:26:51

Great name, and so many nick names to choose from too. Go for it smile

Salbertina Wed 10-Oct-12 10:27:50


Tamoo Wed 10-Oct-12 10:29:57

My psychic powers tell me Alexandra will be the name Kate and William choose for their first baby if it's a girl.

<<sorry, had this debate recently with my mum blush>>

JennaMoroney Wed 10-Oct-12 10:38:07

yeah you could be right. That or Caroline. SOrt of like Carol but more royal.

TurtlenamedMack Wed 10-Oct-12 20:26:32

Love it. Would have used it for DD if we hadn't already called DS Alexander. I lack imagination. Truly a brilliant name.

schmalex Wed 10-Oct-12 20:32:30

I'm an Alexandra, always get called Alex (despite trying to insist on Alexandra for a while). I never used to like it when I was little, but as an adult I love it.

Wish I'd thought of calling myself Sasha though. Maybe I should reinvent myself!

Gingerbreadlatte Wed 10-Oct-12 20:44:48

Go for it but ensure you choose a female sounding shortening if you do... something like Alexa is nice or Lexie.

Alex isnt great IMO

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