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Dexter, xsander or Zachary

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jackandjilly Fri 10-Jul-15 16:28:10

Which would you pick?

cookielove Fri 10-Jul-15 16:32:48


Momzilla82 Fri 10-Jul-15 16:33:00

Why not Zander?

ObeseDenise Fri 10-Jul-15 16:33:22

I'm going to presume Xsander is a typo.

Xander is great. As is Alexander with Xander for a nn.

Don't like Dexter or Zachary.

Momzilla82 Fri 10-Jul-15 16:33:32

Or Alexander- then most of those are options for shortening

Wolfiefan Fri 10-Jul-15 16:34:29

Dexter is a serial killer!
Xsander isn't a name.

marmaladegranny Fri 10-Jul-15 16:36:05

Dexter reminds me of a cow, though I do know a 3 year old Dexter.

Xsander - I prefer Xander but only as nn for Alexander

Zachary - it's a name I've heard quite a bit so may be popular but I like it.

So - 1. Zachary
2. Alexander, nn Xander
3. Dexter

cookielove Fri 10-Jul-15 16:43:32

Dexter is a good serial killer Wolfie wink

jackandjilly Fri 10-Jul-15 16:44:29

Sorry I did mean xander but quite like zander too. Can't use Alexander unfortunately.

Hulababy Fri 10-Jul-15 16:48:04

My little nephew is called Dexter. There is no way I ever associate his name with a serial killer. I associate his name with a smiley, giggly toddler.

I have taught a Sander, not a nickname. Hae also taught a Zachary - I personally am not keen on the nn Zach

HelenF35 Fri 10-Jul-15 16:48:19


Rosieliveson Fri 10-Jul-15 16:49:34

I'd use Alexander on birth cert unless there was a compelling reason not to, then announce baby Xander. (We have done this with our DS) It gives him more options as an adult that way.
I also love Zachary and Dexter but Xander inches it for me.

Sophronia Fri 10-Jul-15 16:54:57

Zachary is my favourite, followed by Xander. Don't like Dexter.

AuntieStella Fri 10-Jul-15 17:03:03

I like Zachary and Xander. Dexter is OK but a bit surnamey for me.

As you can tell from the picture, a zander is a fish.

jackandjilly Fri 10-Jul-15 21:50:15

Thanks everyone. Jury still out I think. Who knew picking a name could be so hard!

Momzilla82 Fri 10-Jul-15 21:58:00

If you like X names- Xavier?

Angelto5 Fri 10-Jul-15 22:01:23

I have a xander (name on his bc) & he's such a character!smile

If our last child was a ds he would have been a Dexter with the mn Jack but we had a ddsmile

sweetpeame Fri 10-Jul-15 22:15:13

Xander is ok as a nn for Alexander. Dexter is awful and will be hideously dated in about 5 minutes time. I don't like Zachary but it's far better than Dexter.

RiverTam Fri 10-Jul-15 22:17:53

Dexter is a serial killer
Xander is a posh nn for Alexander
Zachary is lovely but Zac/Zach isn't

Unoriginalusername123 Sat 11-Jul-15 06:37:50

OP, you seem to like names containing X or Z. Some other suggestions for you:

Ezekiel (nickname Zeke?)
Lorenzo (Enzo)

Stillwishihadabs Sat 11-Jul-15 06:43:01

I love all three. I think Dexter is great my boss is Dexter and he is in his 40's.

reuset Sat 11-Jul-15 23:57:33

Like Xander (not Zander or Xsander) then Zachary. Dexter too of the moment.

barbecue Sun 12-Jul-15 00:00:15


MrsPeeee Sun 12-Jul-15 08:44:13

Zachary. It's my #1 boys name.

user1463996941 Mon 23-May-16 11:05:18

My two favorite boys names are Dexter and Zachary. Leaning more towards Dexter but I love them both

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