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Alex- How many do you know?

(28 Posts)
Lora69 Wed 04-Aug-10 09:38:57

Hi there,

Please could you help me with assessing the popularity;
How many Alex's (Alexander's/Alec's) do you know and what are their ages??

Many thanks x x

yellowflowers Wed 04-Aug-10 10:03:01

I know loads my age (late 20s early 30s) and three under two years old. Nice name though.

LadyStitt Wed 04-Aug-10 10:08:24

i don't know any under 20, but i know 1 girl and 2 boys aged 20 - 25. nice name, i like it

EightiesChick Wed 04-Aug-10 10:08:31

as yellowflowers says. Lots in late 20s and all through 30s. None that I know of in DS's nursery though. I love it but couldn't use it myself as we know so many, it would be confusing! It may well be a middle name for any future DS though. Classic and shortens well.

CakeandRoses Wed 04-Aug-10 10:08:50

I know lots in 20s/30s but no children

laughalot Wed 04-Aug-10 10:12:57

I know a alec he is 6 and two alex's one is 6 the other 7.

Colliecross Wed 04-Aug-10 10:31:12

Lots - several adults, several in junior school,several teens- still one of my faves tho

NoahAndTheWhale Wed 04-Aug-10 10:37:35

I know a 2 year old and a 3 year old called Alex

NoahAndTheWhale Wed 04-Aug-10 10:40:07

And one about 30

lulabellamozerella Wed 04-Aug-10 11:10:28

I know 4 in primary school, 6 in secondary and about 10 adults. Some are known as Alex, some are Alec and some are Alexander

SirBoobAlot Wed 04-Aug-10 11:43:59

I know several over 40.

There were ten in my year group (2007).

I know about fifteen under 2.

belgo Wed 04-Aug-10 11:48:51

It's one of the most consistently popular names worldwide, I know loads of all ages from all different countries. Lovely name.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 04-Aug-10 12:06:55

No children (although do know a couple of babies with Alexandra as a middle name).
Know quite a few adults with it.

Lovely name.

QueenofDreams Wed 04-Aug-10 12:16:22

DP is Alexander (uses alex) he is 26. wentt to school with a ccouple as well - they'd be mid 20s noww as well.

emptyshell Wed 04-Aug-10 12:31:51

One in most classes in the posher bits of town. Not quite as popular as Thomas, James and Matthew - but pretty popular.

I quite like it in the female variations though.

fedupofnamechanging Thu 05-Aug-10 13:07:51

My DS is an Alexander. He is 10. It is also my brothers middle name. He is 33.

notquitenormal Thu 05-Aug-10 13:46:05


My DS who is 2.5
Another little boy at nursery who is 1
My uncle who is 58, his son who is 24 and his son who is newborn.

Was also my grandad's name (and it was his father's name.)

I think it's the most perfect boys name. If I had another boy I honestly don't know how I would find anything close!

notquitenormal Thu 05-Aug-10 13:46:52

Not 4...5 (Doh!)

thumbwitch Thu 05-Aug-10 13:48:50

It's a great name! it is also in the top 20 most popular boys names for the last few years in all English-speaking countries.

Does that help?

getabloodygrip Thu 05-Aug-10 13:50:04

Quite a few boys of the 3,4,5,6,7 age range.

Know as Lexi, Xander, Alex, Alec, Sandy, all sorts..... rarely the full version of the name.

Also a few girls, not so many, usually Lexie. Or of course, Alexandra!

It's an excellent name, good and strong (Alexander the Great was Great for a reason) and easily stands the test of time.

NormalityBites Thu 05-Aug-10 13:56:01

There were 3 boy Alexs in my class at school (I'm 27)

Also an Alexandra (Alex for short). And an Alix (girl) I knew.

I once had a boyfriend called Alexander.

There were two in my halls of residence. Both male, one called himself Axel and one Xander.

Friends of my family have a 10 year old Alex. Other friends of the family have a 17 year old Alex.

My nephew is Alex (he is 21 months).

There is a 4 year old Alex at my DD's nursery.

I know THREE 3 year old Alexanders, a 1 year old Xander, and a newborn Zander.

My yoga teacher's little boy is called Alex, but I don't know his age. My DD's swim instructor is Alex (feamle, early thirties)

I can think of about 20 off the top of my head.

ProfessorLaytonIsMyLoveSlave Thu 05-Aug-10 14:05:18

I know one child, who is 5 -- he's actually an Alessandro but is Alex for short. And I know an Alexa (girl) who is 2.

I'm sure I know plenty of adults named Alex but my mind has suddenly gone blank.

Xandersmum Thu 05-Aug-10 14:11:17

Only the one, my ds who is 6. We have Alexander on his birth certificate but he is called Alex. He enjoys the fact that his name can be changed to different variations as well.

I agree with the others who said that it's a great boys name and it is a real classic name that stands the test of time. My dh and I took no time at all deciding on it.

iwouldgoouttonight Thu 05-Aug-10 14:16:14

I know a 2-year-old boy called Alex and a 10-year-old girl called Alex. And a 30-something man called Alex.

I didn't really need to repeat Alex that many times did I?

Poshpaws Thu 05-Aug-10 14:18:18

I know two, who call themselves Alex:
Alexandra (5)
Alexander (5)

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