DH and I are going to TTC in the next few months, and he loves it. I'm okay with it but not in love with it, so to speak. But DH so rarely offers his opinion on things that I really want to give him this one if he likes it so much. He liked it for our last DS but I got my name instead (Sam). I really like Jack or Finn for the next one but he doesn't really want either.
Well if you want me to put you off Jack and Finn I could say that they are ridiculously popular. Jack topped the baby names lists for years, and there are loads of Finns right now (it is a lovely name though, Finn was on my list!).
I think it's a lovely name. There's a lot of ways of shortening it, if you want fewer syllables for day to day use, and it's popular without being everywhere (typically in the top 30 in UK rather than top 10), and it's a pan-European name which 'travels' well iyswim.
At least you've got plenty of time to make your mind up, or find another name that you both love.
Until he died (at the ripe old age of 88) and I saw the order of service at his funeral - I didn't realise that my Great Uncle Alistair was actually called Alexander. (Alistair is an anglicised spelling of the Gaelic version of Alexander)
Alexander is great - shortened versions all nice (with exception of Alec imo) and Alexander the Great a good person to be named after. Is popular but not common and spelled as it is said more or less. We've not chosen it only because my first love was called this and we've ruled out ex boyfriends and girlfriends as names for our children.