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Alexandra. Alexa or Sasha for a girl?

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language Mon 19-Aug-13 19:02:19

Please tell me your associations for each of the names. It's Alexandra on the birth certificate, but is it too long for everyday use?

MummyBeerest Mon 19-Aug-13 19:05:41

Don't see why it would be. Though I know a few Alexas and Alexs, and one Ali, and it's whatever suits them.

buttercrumble Mon 19-Aug-13 19:07:56

Love Alexandra as a whole , and also love Sasha . Not too keen on Alexa 😀

buttercrumble Mon 19-Aug-13 19:09:06


Wishfulmakeupping Mon 19-Aug-13 19:09:47

Don'tlike sasha love the other two smile

Thurlow Mon 19-Aug-13 19:10:37

Ours is either Alex or Allie. Sascha is nice but I have to say it's only on MN that I know people who know it as a nn for Alexander/ra

valiumredhead Mon 19-Aug-13 19:12:50

I don't like Alexa but I like Alexi.

valiumredhead Mon 19-Aug-13 19:13:44

Sandy is a Nick name for Alexander usually. Never heard of Sasha being used!

nextphase Mon 19-Aug-13 19:30:46

Lexie is another shortening I've heard.

Prefer Alexa from your 2.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Mon 19-Aug-13 20:18:44

Sasha, definitely. Just classier for me somehow. Also like Alex.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 19-Aug-13 20:34:58

I love Sasha.

LaRosaBella Mon 19-Aug-13 21:16:47

How would you get Sacha from Alexandra? I would have thought people would call her Alex or Alexa for short?

mnmkjs Tue 20-Aug-13 20:24:08

I love the name Sasha - it was top of my list and I think it's quite unusual and classy. However, my sister told me she thought it was a bit common which surprised me... and now I'm confused!

Bowlersarm Tue 20-Aug-13 20:29:05

Lexi would get my vote. But I do like Sasha as well.

Yonionekanobe Tue 20-Aug-13 20:36:35

I have an Alexandra shorterned to Lexie whilst she is little. She can then see if she prefers something different.

I am now looking for a similarly malleable girls' name as expecting DD2!

language Wed 21-Aug-13 08:49:33

Younionekanobe: if it helps, we also had Isabelle (Izzy, Bella)and Marguerite (Maggie, Rita) on our list.

DinoSnores Wed 21-Aug-13 10:35:21

Sasha is the Russian diminutive of Alexander, which is how it has become short for Alexander/ra.

I think Alexandra is lovely and wouldn't shorten, but if I needed to, I think Sasha is a nice way to do it.

lottieandmia Wed 21-Aug-13 10:39:05

All the Alexandras I know are shortened to Alex. It's a brilliant name.

wigglesrock Wed 21-Aug-13 11:10:03

I love Sasha, I'd use it as a stand alone name. As far as I'm aware its Sasha for a girl, Sacha for a boy.

Alex is nice too, but I know loads age between 9 and 18 months - all girls. I also know of 2 Alexas and 1 Alexis under 8 months. As a disclaimer my kids have the most popular names ever smile , it doesn't bother me, but I know it does some people.

squoosh Wed 21-Aug-13 11:45:48

I don't like Alexandra, it's a bit stuffy. But I love Sasha and like Alex and Ali. Not a fan of Lexie.

Alexa is a bit blingy and Vegas-y to me.

noodlebum Wed 21-Aug-13 11:47:05

I love Sasha as a name on its own.

juneybean Wed 21-Aug-13 11:48:31

I love all three and wouldn't hesitate to use any of them.

I like Alex as a nickname but could also go with Alexa or Sasha

NordicLight Wed 21-Aug-13 15:43:49

I like Alexandra. Do not like Lexi.
Sasha makes too much of a slushy sound for me to warm to it. Probably just me.

Yonionekanobe Wed 21-Aug-13 19:04:28

It does help - thanks OP!

Linguaphile Wed 21-Aug-13 19:06:24

I love Alexandra. Prefer Lexa or Lex as a nickname.

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