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CruCru Sat 20-Jul-13 19:54:01

Hi all

What do you think of Alexander (Alec or Alex for short)? I asked my brother and he thought it was boring (we do have quite conventional taste in boys names though).

DH has a cousin called Alex (haven't seen him for years). Is that weird?

afrikat Sat 20-Jul-13 21:53:53

Great name. We will be using it if we end up on team blue!

shockedballoon Sat 20-Jul-13 21:57:21

Awesome name.
<<Totally unbiased>>

SageBush Sat 20-Jul-13 22:40:18

The best name you can give a boy! <Also unbiased!>

mikkii Sat 20-Jul-13 22:47:30

I love it. DH is half Spanish/half Italian. DS's first name is Alessandro (Italian version) although we use his second name, Valentino.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 20-Jul-13 22:51:04

It's a marvellous name for the best boys <as unbiased as can be>

merr Sat 20-Jul-13 22:53:10

I love Alexander as a name, and was thinking bout it for DS2 but it seems to be really popular at the moment.
At DS1's school there are 2 in his class one who goes by Alex and one by Alexander and I have two friends with little Alex's!

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Jul-13 22:55:32

Alec is a different name though. It's a name if its own, not an abbreviation of Alexander.

chesticles Sat 20-Jul-13 23:21:48

Alexander is a lovely name but definitely becoming more popular. Not that it makes it any less nice. And bikeskirun I know loads of Alexanders known as Alec

BistoBear Sat 20-Jul-13 23:27:20

When I have children in the future this shall be the name of our son. It's my grandfather's name, my DF's father's name and DF's middle name. I love Sandy for a nick name smile

SurroundedByGiraffes Sat 20-Jul-13 23:32:12

My son Alexander known as Alex thinks he has two middle names, Ander and Philip. Sometimes he gets them the wrong way round - "I am Alex Philip Ander Giraffes".

savoirfaire Sat 20-Jul-13 23:35:32

Lovely name. I know 4 born in the last 18 months though, and know about another dozen who I see regularly. I would put money on there being more than one Alex in many primary school classes, although this may not bother you. What about Sandy as a nick name? I used to work with a lovely Sandy and met a baby Alexander/Sandy just last week. Plenty of Xanders round my way too.

CruCru Sun 21-Jul-13 18:40:04

Sandy isn't very us, if you know what I mean. I haven't met any small children called Alex round here so far but to be honest, I thought we were being original with Henry and there are lots.

Bearcrumble Sun 21-Jul-13 18:41:38

I have a three year old Alexander too. Lots of them about. I didn't research how popular names were with him, didn't make that mistake second time round (although still love the name). Depends if you mind him being one of hundreds.

nelly83 Sun 21-Jul-13 22:18:40

LOVE it. Its my gorgeous DS name though so I am a bit bias!!

DomesticCEO Sun 21-Jul-13 22:22:10

My 5 yr old DS is an Alex(ander) - it was dh's choice and tbh I don't like how popular it is blush.

We had a recent count up and came up with 11 Alex's in our extended friendship group and school friends hmm.

I remember his first day at nursery when the nursery worker welcomed him as Alex D - having been called [first name] S my whole childhood I was gutted.

DS2 has an equally classic but much more unusual name and I love it.

MrsTumble123 Sun 21-Jul-13 22:23:11

My little boy is called Alexander and I am so happy we chose this name. Everyone always says how nice it is, and I have not known that many in my area. We call him Alex at home, but I always introduce him as Alexander at places. Sometimes he is called Zander by his Godmother, and Ali by his Grandparents too.

Sunnysummer Mon 22-Jul-13 08:50:47

I like it! Or could you do Alastair/Alistair, as the Scottish version?

soontobeslendergirl Mon 22-Jul-13 09:56:36

No1 son had Alec (Alexander) on the final choice list (only choice grin ) but when he was born it just didn't suit so he ended up with a choice of Craig or Gregor.

I still like it and No2 son has Alastair as a middle name instead smile

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