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Alexander or Archie?

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LittleNutTree Thu 11-Jul-13 23:44:50

That's it really! grin

DS1 is due on Tuesday and I'm having last minute naming wobbles! DH and I really struggled to come up with a boy's name (his working title is Baby Dave!) It was hard to find something that we agreed on and that also goes well with the girls' names, but Alexander seemed to fit well. (DD1 is Gabriella and DD2 is Sophia) However, I was looking at a name book the other day and came across Archie, which I now really, really love! I'm not normally keen on shortened versions of names on birth certificates but I really like it and wouldn't use the longer Archibald at all. Alexander would be known as Alex though.

What are your thoughts ladies? smile

Vajazzler Thu 11-Jul-13 23:47:55

Alexander. It's lovely! Archie much overused I think. More than one in each year in my dcs school.

MintChocAddict Thu 11-Jul-13 23:51:31

Alex or Alexander goes better with your other DC names. Not so much Archie TBH.
Archie always makes me think of the inventor from Balamory. Am singing the Archie the Inventor song in my head as I type. grin

LittleNutTree Thu 11-Jul-13 23:55:38

Thank you for the speedy replies! DH will love you both for agreeing with him! grin And I'm so thick, had completely not thought about Archie the Inventor despite DD2 being Balamory daft right now, hormones!

LittleNutTree Thu 11-Jul-13 23:56:16

And sorry if I've given you an earworm MintChocAddict!

MintChocAddict Thu 11-Jul-13 23:59:56

Still singing it! wink
Good luck for the big day. Am all broody now. smile

ShadowStorm Fri 12-Jul-13 00:01:01

I prefer Alexander / Alex. I think it fits better with the other DC names.

But Archie's nice too.

LittleNoona Fri 12-Jul-13 00:05:52

Alexander - 100 times better

jellybeans Fri 12-Jul-13 10:19:49

Alexander. Far too many Archies and it's a bit old man.

Blanketsandpillows Fri 12-Jul-13 11:40:51

Alexander to me too. I really like that name and love Alex too.

bassingtonffrench Fri 12-Jul-13 11:58:53

Baby Dave, definitely!

or failing that, Alexander

bassingtonffrench Fri 12-Jul-13 11:59:31

Baby Dave, definitely!

or failing that, Alexander

thegreylady Fri 12-Jul-13 12:07:02

Alexander-I know 3 little Archies in one small village school!

thegreylady Fri 12-Jul-13 12:07:47

I like Xander for nn as well as Alex smile

miffybun73 Fri 12-Jul-13 12:10:22

Definitely Alexander, at least a 1000 times nicer than Archie.

MadameJosephine Fri 12-Jul-13 12:31:45

Definitely Alexander, love it and it will suit him all his life. Archie is cute for a baby and an old man but not do much for the years inbetween IMO

LadyWishfort Fri 12-Jul-13 12:54:12

Agree with MJ Alexander is timeless and fits better with the girls I think. Archie is cute but will be of its era and also not such a great name to grow into.
I'm biased though and mine goes by Xander which sets him apart from the Alex s, which is useful when he loses things! ;)

LittleNutTree Fri 12-Jul-13 17:19:05

Thank you everyone! I think I'm getting the impression that you all prefer Alexander?? grin I think the heat and hormones have got to me this week, hopefully we don't have to wait too much longer to meet him!

And Bassingtonffrench, thanks for joining in the Dave love grin my MIL keeps telling me that Baby Dave will stick if we keep calling him that. It flows beautifully with the girls I think, Gabriella, Sophia and Dave!!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 12-Jul-13 17:49:06


Tickledyellow Fri 12-Jul-13 20:17:16

Alexander....I have a feeling Archie might be he type of name you will regret later. You will never ever ever regret Alexander. Classic and gives him options for shortening etc

Jazzicatz Fri 12-Jul-13 20:24:10

I have an Archie and love the name - makes me sad no-one here likes it sad

wizzler Fri 12-Jul-13 20:26:54

I have an Archie, and there are not too many of them around us. Only 2 in a school of 400+. There are 2 boys called Alex in Archie's class!!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 12-Jul-13 20:28:36


I really like Archie but Alexander was always my favourite boys name,which sadly I cannot use now.

LittleNutTree Fri 12-Jul-13 21:28:06

Oh Jazzicatz sad I don't think that it's the fact that no-one likes it, just that out of the two names, Alexander is the preferred option. It could have been that if I asked which was better, Archie or something else, Archie could have been the favourite. IYSWIM? I love love love Archie, hence the reason I was finding it difficult to decide smile

HouseAtreides Fri 12-Jul-13 21:30:10

Alexander is lovely. Archie is soooo overused where I live, ditto Alfie. Not bad names but certainly at saturation point, like Jack was ten years ago.

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