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Middle name for Alexandra?

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ThePowerOfCake Wed 13-Nov-13 10:31:05

Alexandra is currently top of our list for DC1 but I can't seem to pick a middle name to go with it. We like fairly traditional names and want to avoid the really popular Grace, Rose and May.

A lot of our other name choices sound odd with it as they either end in a or er or start with a vowel and sort of get "lost".

There are no decent family names for us to use either. Help!

Surname is 2 syllables, beginning with M.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 13-Nov-13 10:35:06

Ours is Lucy.

curlew Wed 13-Nov-13 10:39:26

I was just about to say that my niece is Alexandra Rose, and I think that's lovely..........

Alexandra Maud
Alexandra Ruth

ISeeNoReasonForBandage Wed 13-Nov-13 10:50:04


stinkingbishop Wed 13-Nov-13 10:57:57

I think one syllable would work well:


juneybean Wed 13-Nov-13 14:09:08

Ooo curlew love Alexandra Maud!

CPtart Wed 13-Nov-13 14:17:50


Mama1980 Wed 13-Nov-13 14:20:25

Aurora, Alexandra Aurora roughly means defender of the dawn which I think is lovely.

InkleWinkle Wed 13-Nov-13 14:24:07


SS3J Wed 13-Nov-13 17:03:03

Alexandra Fleur?

sandfrog Wed 13-Nov-13 18:52:38

Alexandra Harriet
Alexandra Bethany
Alexandra Penelope
Alexandra Zoe
Alexandra Catherine
Alexandra Victoria
Alexandra Charlotte
Alexandra Felicity
Alexandra Beatrice
Alexandra Juliet
Alexandra Miriam
Alexandra Susannah

ThePowerOfCake Wed 13-Nov-13 21:08:19

Oooh some food for thought here. I love Catherine and Beatrice. Aurora is fab, but sounds hilarious when DH says it, so probably not a good idea.

FarToGo Wed 13-Nov-13 21:13:12


My daughters middle name is Clare, she has quite a 'modern' first name so something quite traditional works.

Oldyellow Fri 15-Nov-13 00:17:37

Alexandra Mary

soundevenfruity Fri 15-Nov-13 00:22:58


HoneyandRum Fri 15-Nov-13 08:58:41

I also like Zoe, nice zippy contrast to a weighty first name.

Inglori0us Fri 15-Nov-13 18:38:37

I have an Alexandra Violet.

Augustbaby2013 Fri 15-Nov-13 18:50:39

Belle? Worth thinking she may get shortened to Alex or Lexie so pick something that flows with with those too xx

FeckinNC Fri 15-Nov-13 19:03:18

I know an Alexandra Lauren and think that is a good name

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 15-Nov-13 19:05:11

Yy to Alexandra Violet beautiful smile

CoffeeChocolateWine Fri 15-Nov-13 20:21:34

When I saw pp suggestion written down, I thought it would be a bit of a mouthful, but actually I think Alexandra Beatrice is lovely.

NightCircus Fri 15-Nov-13 22:25:08


pilates Sat 16-Nov-13 07:53:42


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