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?


ThursdayLast Wed 29-Jan-14 18:14:37

I think it's v pretty.
TBH I'm not crazy keen on Poppy, but who cares?!

Nomorepeppapig Wed 29-Jan-14 18:16:51

Poppy is beautiful!
Lexie totally chav, sorry!

NannyPlumForPM Wed 29-Jan-14 18:18:27

Is it? Oh rubbish.... Mind me asking which bit of the uk your in or is it generically chav?

Alexa is very nice, Alexia is too much. That extra i makes a big difference IMO.

SavoyCabbage Wed 29-Jan-14 18:19:58

I know an Alexia. She couldn't be further from a chav.

I too prefer Alexa

Nomorepeppapig Wed 29-Jan-14 18:20:59

I'm in the south.

TheAwfulDaughter Wed 29-Jan-14 18:23:20

I love Alexia/Alexis. I really dislike Lexie though, sounds I know about 7 little Lexies under 5. It's really common.

I also think Alexia 'Lexie' Poppy is too cutesy! Poppy Alexis would be lovely though smile

InkleWinkle Wed 29-Jan-14 18:25:33

I prefer Alexa (biased wink) but Alexia is good too. Not keen on Lexie.

Shatteredmamma1 Wed 29-Jan-14 18:32:00

I love Lexie. And Poppy!! <helpful>

GimmeDaBoobehz Wed 29-Jan-14 18:33:14

Alexa would be better.

Or Alexis. smile

MuttonCadet Wed 29-Jan-14 18:34:54

I love Alexia, but prefer Alexa.

I don't think it's chavvy.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 29-Jan-14 18:35:27

Ananda Holden has a Lexie I think

Sparklysilversequins Wed 29-Jan-14 18:36:19

I really don't like Lexie, it's just such a fluffy, flimsy name.

I prefer Alexandra.

MrsBungle Wed 29-Jan-14 18:39:31

My next door neighbours little girls are Lexie and Bella! They are Alexandra and Isabella. I prefer Alexa to alexia. I'm not a fan at all of poppy but that's by the by.

Bowlersarm Wed 29-Jan-14 18:41:06

I love Lexie.

I do not think it is at all chavvy. South east.

dyslexicdespot Wed 29-Jan-14 18:41:52

Lexie sounds too sexy!

mumof2aimingfor3 Wed 29-Jan-14 18:43:03

I think Lexie is a lovely nick name, and poppy balances the name nicely. Lexie sounds fun definitely not chavvy. I childmind several children across different age groups and dont know one Lexie. If I was having a girl I would have Lexie on my shortlist, but we're having a boy ;)

AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 29-Jan-14 18:44:03

We know an Alexia (6), who's known as Lexi. Very, very far from "chavvy". We're in the home counties. I also know a grown up Alexandria, whose nn is Sexy Lexi.

Lifeisaboxofchocs Wed 29-Jan-14 18:46:55

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NannyPlumForPM Wed 29-Jan-14 19:07:07

Gosh quite a mixed reaction!! I'm in the midlands and it's not really popular around here- to the point that i've not met one! But it was more about connotations iykwim

DramaAlpaca Wed 29-Jan-14 19:13:54

Not sure about Alexia tbh because there is a medical term called alexia which means loss of the ability to read, usually caused by brain lesions. For that reason alone I wouldn't go for it.

Alexa is much better. I don't think Lexie is chavvy at all, it's pretty.

Poppy is far too cutesy for me.

Tea1Sugar Wed 29-Jan-14 19:14:15

I had Lexie and Lydia on our list until I was put off my "sexy Lexie" and "chlamydia Lydia" :-/

NannyPlumForPM Wed 29-Jan-14 19:25:02

Mmmm I was aware of the reading disability connotation but wanted to see if it was generally thought of as 'disability' first or 'pretty name' first...... It would be unfortunate for alexia to develop alexia though!

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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