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Stuck between two baby names

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Elephants29 Tue 21-Mar-17 10:25:18

I'm torn between two names for DS. I originally loved Harris but now I feel its not right for him and leaning towards Alex. Both names fit with his surname. Not sure if Harris is too outdated while Alex is a very popular name.

ImFuckingSpartacus Tue 21-Mar-17 10:26:01

There is a whole baby names section, you know.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 21-Mar-17 10:26:43

Alex is so so much nicer.

SaucyJack Tue 21-Mar-17 10:27:48

Neither are great.

Harris is OK, but Alex is one of those names you hear so many times it loses all point and meaning.

amusedbush Tue 21-Mar-17 10:29:11

I love Harris. I have no feeling either way about Alex.

Canyouseethis Tue 21-Mar-17 10:36:10

Harris is slang for arsehole where I am. It's also surname of the nasty Rolf.


Bloopbleep Tue 21-Mar-17 10:36:48

Have you had the baby yet? What if he looks more like a tarquin?

EdmundCleverClogs Tue 21-Mar-17 10:42:18

Harris is a surname to me. I really like Alex. I'd probably go Alexander myself and give the child an opportunity to have whatever shorter version they choose - Xander is an awesome one.

ImFuckingSpartacus, who made you the forum police? Yes it would have been more appropriate in baby names, but it's much nicer than the usual threads on AIBU.

Babybloooos Tue 21-Mar-17 10:44:56


Where do you live? I've never heard of it being slang for a that.

I prefer Harris to Alex, OP.

winewolfhowls Tue 21-Mar-17 10:52:36

Alex is nice, if you use the longer Alexander then its lovely

hellsbellsmelons Tue 21-Mar-17 10:54:27

Alexander is nice (bit biased though)
I know a few families with the surname Harris so to me it's a surname.
I agree, have you had the baby?
I called my DD something different for a few days and then realised it just didn't suit her so changed it.

steff13 Tue 21-Mar-17 10:55:12

Alexander is nice. I wouldn't go with Alex on its own.

steff13 Tue 21-Mar-17 10:56:10

Oh, hey, Alexander Harris, isn't that Xander's name on Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

DonaldStott Tue 21-Mar-17 10:57:24

Harris is slang for arsehole

First thing I thought when I read the OP

DonaldStott Tue 21-Mar-17 10:58:52

Also prefer Alexander to Alex. Can also be shortened to Sandy, which I love as I used to know a Sandy and he was sooooo lovely.

Catdogcat Tue 21-Mar-17 11:00:26

It is Xanders name in buffy! Well spotted steff

zukiecat Tue 21-Mar-17 11:01:24

Not sure about Harris

Think I prefer Alex, a friend's husband is an Alexander, called Alex for short, and I don't know if it's the same elsewhere in the U.K., but here in NE Scotland Alex is pronounced Alec

Fair few Alexanders called Sandy too

EJREsMum Tue 21-Mar-17 11:03:06

Omg, Canyouseethis! Up the Andy Harris is what we say hahaa. Sorry OP blush

Pencilvester Tue 21-Mar-17 11:04:12

Harris is slang for arse, so I'd go with Alex.

buttercup54321 Tue 21-Mar-17 11:05:02

Love Alex. Don't like Harris at all.

witsender Tue 21-Mar-17 11:05:23

Alexander is nice. Don't see many of them now.

Kittykatmacbill Tue 21-Mar-17 11:05:41

Alexander is way nicer.

witsender Tue 21-Mar-17 11:06:25

Could be Alex, Xander, Xandy, Sandy

SquatBetty Tue 21-Mar-17 11:08:33

I like Alex, really don't like Harris - he may just get called Rolf at school!

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Tue 21-Mar-17 11:09:12

Alex is much nicer. Although the Harris / arse thing didn't immediately come to my mind, I did find myself nodding "oh yes" as I read the thread, I have heard it used in that way.

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