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Opinions on ALEXANDRA please

(37 Posts)
language Tue 09-Oct-12 20:39:31

What do you think of this name for a girl? Is the nickname Alex inevitable? Many thanks

YouMayLogOut Tue 09-Oct-12 22:40:30

Lovely classic name.

I like Alex as nickname too. I guess otherwise you could have Lexie?

HiHowAreYou Tue 09-Oct-12 22:42:45

I like it. Alex is nice too.

JennaMoroney Tue 09-Oct-12 23:46:35

it's a mouthful. Alex is too masculine and unisex, lexie is too loo la la, sandra too dated. just not very nice really.

Gwennan Wed 10-Oct-12 09:43:13

My sister is an Alexandra. My family always call her Alexandra but her DP, friends, workmates, etc. all call her Alex (her choice).

Lexilicious Wed 10-Oct-12 10:17:28

I am one, don't really bother with it as a full name. Both my NNs have been mentioned, but when a baby my brother called me Dando/Danda. Outing myself, but DH calls me The Mighty Lex sometimes. I think I need a NC now...!

BrainSurgeon Wed 10-Oct-12 10:26:51

Great name, and so many nick names to choose from too. Go for it smile

Salbertina Wed 10-Oct-12 10:27:50


Tamoo Wed 10-Oct-12 10:29:57

My psychic powers tell me Alexandra will be the name Kate and William choose for their first baby if it's a girl.

<<sorry, had this debate recently with my mum blush>>

JennaMoroney Wed 10-Oct-12 10:38:07

yeah you could be right. That or Caroline. SOrt of like Carol but more royal.

TurtlenamedMack Wed 10-Oct-12 20:26:32

Love it. Would have used it for DD if we hadn't already called DS Alexander. I lack imagination. Truly a brilliant name.

schmalex Wed 10-Oct-12 20:32:30

I'm an Alexandra, always get called Alex (despite trying to insist on Alexandra for a while). I never used to like it when I was little, but as an adult I love it.

Wish I'd thought of calling myself Sasha though. Maybe I should reinvent myself!

Gingerbreadlatte Wed 10-Oct-12 20:44:48

Go for it but ensure you choose a female sounding shortening if you do... something like Alexa is nice or Lexie.

Alex isnt great IMO

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