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Unusual nicknames for Alexandra

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language Mon 13-May-13 21:48:12

We have a baby Alexandra and we'd like her to have an unusual nickname (not Alex as too masculine and not Lexi)
What do you think of:

Bowlersarm Mon 13-May-13 21:49:29


Bowlersarm Mon 13-May-13 21:50:36

Oh sorry just saw not Lexi

I don't like sandie but others ok

Layl77 Mon 13-May-13 21:50:40

Xandie (zandie)

Layl77 Mon 13-May-13 21:50:59


picnicbasketcase Mon 13-May-13 21:52:35

I thought nicknames usually just sort of happened, my DD has lots of nicknames that are vaguely like her name but they weren't planned in advance. I'd think they would just evolve when she arrives. But maybe Xandi, Ali, Lexa, Rara...?

Kyrptonite Mon 13-May-13 22:04:40

Ours goes by Lexie, Lex, Fluffy, Lump. I assume by the teenage years she will go by Alex or Ali. Nicknames shouldn't be forced IMO. They just happen naturally.

ivykaty44 Mon 13-May-13 22:05:49


gymboywalton Mon 13-May-13 22:06:25


CalamityKate Mon 13-May-13 22:07:05

Isn't that all a bit contrived? If you're putting this much thought into inventing a NN why not just call her what you want to instead of Alexandra?

FacebookWanker Mon 13-May-13 22:07:47

Layl77 beat me to Xandy

namechangingishard Mon 13-May-13 22:08:06

I have to say I prefer Alix to Alexandra anyway.


FannyBazaar Mon 13-May-13 22:08:35


IceNoSlice Mon 13-May-13 22:08:45

Alix is usually short for Alixandra, IME

Oldandcobwebby Mon 13-May-13 22:08:57

The correct diminutive for Alexandra is Sasha. Sounds classy, too!

xyla Mon 13-May-13 22:18:30

You could go all modern with something like:

language Mon 13-May-13 22:22:28

ClamityKate: my husband insisted on this name as I chose the names for DC 1 and 2, and I wanted to be fair with him. Now the baby is born and registered, and I like the name for a grown up woman, but I'd like to have something cute for a baby/little girl. I really like Nelly but not sure it's OK to use it as a short name for Alexandra.

steppemum Mon 13-May-13 22:26:50


almapudden Mon 13-May-13 22:28:07


PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 13-May-13 22:31:23


Rockinhippy Mon 13-May-13 22:41:34





youarewinning Mon 13-May-13 22:41:36

My friends Alexander is Xan (zan) or Xander. I love it.

I know a Lally but not short for Alexandra.

I like Xanny - very cute and baby girl IMO!

Or what about Lexa if you don't like Lexi?

I actually like Andy as well a someone suggested - it reminded me of the character from Dawsons Creek shows age!

TheSecondComing Mon 13-May-13 22:45:31

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Pendipidy Mon 13-May-13 22:46:52

I know someone who called their first child, a girl, Alexandra. They then had a boy who they called Alexander! They then realised the Alex nickname was the same for the two so they always called the girl Sandra and the boy Alex. Bonkers ! Tis true, i swear!

KitchenandJumble Tue 14-May-13 14:11:03

Typical Russian nicknames for Alexandra are Sasha and Shura, both of which I love. Of your list I like Alix, though I'm not sure how it is different from Alex except for the spelling? The pronunciation is the same, isn't it?

Love the name Alexandra! Lots of great nickname options.

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