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Alexis? Do you think boy or girl?

(51 Posts)
LaWeasel Tue 14-Jun-11 12:46:45

Just curious about first impressions.

PrettyCandles Tue 14-Jun-11 12:49:03


(Blame my 80s youth: Dallas, etc)

5inthebed Tue 14-Jun-11 12:49:33


4madboys Tue 14-Jun-11 12:50:00

the only person i ever have known called Alexis was a girl.

jenrendo Tue 14-Jun-11 12:50:37

Defo a girl x

IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-Jun-11 12:50:42

Boy. Going against the grain, clearly!

aliceliddell Tue 14-Jun-11 12:50:52

I think kid with PIA (with good reason-PIA ex) mum from 'Outnumbered'

meditrina Tue 14-Jun-11 12:51:39


Traditionally a boys name, and that's what I used to expect invariably. But since Dynasty, It no longer surprises me on a girl.

LaWeasel Tue 14-Jun-11 12:52:24

I think boy too! The first Alexis I met was a boy, so I suppose that is why.

But DH insists it is a girls name...

HappyWifeandMum Tue 14-Jun-11 13:00:30

Girl. All the way!!! I have never even heard of it being used on a boy! How awkward that would be... It is viewed here as a very girly name!!

MadamDeathstare Tue 14-Jun-11 13:02:16

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bluebobbin Tue 14-Jun-11 13:03:32

I think boy.

Alexis = actor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. grin

pilates Tue 14-Jun-11 13:04:42

Def girl

Don't you like Alexander?

Abcinthia Tue 14-Jun-11 13:05:56

I know it's unisex name but my first reaction would be girl because everyone I know with that name is a girl.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 14-Jun-11 13:05:56


LaWeasel Tue 14-Jun-11 13:06:26

Alexis Denisof is awesome grin He's part Russian I think?

But I have also met a very English boy Alexis.

UC Tue 14-Jun-11 13:06:39


Alexis Colby (showing my age...!)

LaWeasel Tue 14-Jun-11 13:07:18

Alexander is fine, it's just very long. I like quite short names.

cherub59 Tue 14-Jun-11 13:08:37

Girl - think dynastygrin -was that Joan Collins?

sleepywombat Tue 14-Jun-11 13:09:34

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CointreauVersial Tue 14-Jun-11 13:11:54

I also think girl, because of Alexis Colby. Lots of Dynasty watchers emerging from the undergrowth.......

eurochick Tue 14-Jun-11 13:12:45

Girl. Because I know a female Alexis.

Collaborate Tue 14-Jun-11 13:13:35

Girl - Dynasty too.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 14-Jun-11 13:13:57

Girl, Dynasty, sorry smile

However, I am aware that it is a Russian boys' name so wouldn't be surprised to hear it was a boy IYSWIM

superjobeespecs Tue 14-Jun-11 13:14:57

girl. alexai for a boy perhaps?

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