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ButterMelonCauliflower Fri 24-Oct-14 19:44:42

Both me and DH like it, but both my parents were physically repelled! They said it made them think if Jilly Cooper and everyone their age would think it was trashy! I thought it was quite classy meself... Anyone know what they're on about?!

squoosh Fri 24-Oct-14 19:46:39

Most people under 35 will probably think 'Alexa Chung'. She's a stylish woman and has given it a bit of cool I suspect.

I like that it's quite a grown up name.

FlowersForAlgernon Fri 24-Oct-14 19:47:10

I love it - but I've never read Jilly Cooper.

VioletVelvet Fri 24-Oct-14 19:55:44

I think it's lovely.

SeptemberBabies Fri 24-Oct-14 19:56:39

I think it is harsh. I prefer Alex.

ByTheWishingWell Fri 24-Oct-14 19:58:18

I think it's lovely. It was on my list, but DP ruled out any form of Alex for either a boy or a girl. sad

andadietcoke Fri 24-Oct-14 20:00:50

Love it. Have no idea about the Jilly Cooper reference though.

Pico2 Fri 24-Oct-14 20:03:38

I really like it, but DH says no, so we can't use it for our baby sad.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Fri 24-Oct-14 20:04:28

I think it's really pretty.

TheWhispersOfTheGods Fri 24-Oct-14 20:06:14

I prefer Alexia, but i think that is because I know a bloody cool Alexia! Alexa is nice but feels like less of a full name than Alexia to me.

Not a clue what your parents are on about though! It's not trashy to me.

scarletforya Fri 24-Oct-14 20:08:12

It's a wee bit boring Op imo.

RebeccaCloud9 Fri 24-Oct-14 20:11:55

My friend was telling me about the hair cut she wanted and had seen on a celeb -
Her: "You know that presenter, she's called Alex but it's spelled with an a at the end"
Me: "Uh, you mean Alexa??" confused

Don't think anyone else would think that though smile

InkleWinkle Fri 24-Oct-14 21:23:12

I think it's beautiful.

( I am not biased & do not have a DD called this...honest! grin)

DraaaamaghAlpacaaaagh Fri 24-Oct-14 21:33:02

I think it's classy & elegant.

I've never read Jilly Cooper so I don't get the reference even though I'm probably close to your parents' age grin

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 24-Oct-14 22:56:50

I think it's fine, but a little bit dates; I know lots in their late teens/early 20's but no-one younger than that. I don't have any bad associations with it though.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 24-Oct-14 22:59:40

What about alexis?

Gives option of bring called lexi or Alex when older.

Pretty too.

Snowflakepie Fri 24-Oct-14 23:08:45

No idea on the jilly cooper ref, but I have a cousin called Alexandra with nn Alexa, and she is very cool. Alexandra has a lot of nn options. If you both like Alexa then use it, i can't see any issues and gps will come around once presented with a delicious newborn!

cheesecakemom Sat 25-Oct-14 00:18:35

Well, I'm young and I don't know who Jilly Cooper is. I this it's a lovely name and I also like Alexis.

I want to say you shouldn't have told your parents ...

Belazu84 Sat 25-Oct-14 00:38:41

Like it lots

jaykay34 Wed 29-Oct-14 06:51:10

I think it's a lovely name and don't have a clue about the Jilly Cooper reference either !
I'd say go for it !

moxon Wed 29-Oct-14 07:32:37

I like it. Also Alexia.

WittgensteinsBunny Wed 05-Nov-14 11:50:53

Love it. It's our top name if dc2 is a girl. Classic, strong, nice on a little girl and a grown up. I've read a bit of Jilly Cooper and I hadn't even considered the link! I think your in laws are over reacting. Ignore!

Riverland Wed 05-Nov-14 11:59:12

It makes me think of Joan Collins in Dynasty. I think she was Alexis. But the vibe sticks. Perhaps this what your parents meant when they said Jilly Cooper.

TurquoiseDress Thu 06-Nov-14 09:51:25

I really like it a lot.

A nice change to Alex, which you can't work out the gender at first.

Alexa is slightly different but most definitely a girl's name. I think it's quite stylish sounding.

If you like it go for it! Nevermind what anyone else thinks, it's your baby.

TurquoiseDress Thu 06-Nov-14 09:52:31

Yes the character in Dynasty was Alexis who was a nasty piece of work!

Not sure where the Jilly Cooper reference comes from.

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