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Baby a few hrs old...Alexander or Sebastian????

(43 Posts)
Queazy Mon 28-Dec-15 11:30:35

What do you think?! smile xxx

AuntieStella Mon 28-Dec-15 11:31:25

Both fab names!

I'd go for Alexander.

Partybugs Mon 28-Dec-15 11:31:59

I like both.. My friend called hers Alexander, but calls him Xander, love that.
An old friend called her boy Sebastian but family called him Buster.

Partybugs Mon 28-Dec-15 11:32:28

Think of how it goes with his surname,.. That was always the deciding factor for my 4

mrsmeerkat Mon 28-Dec-15 11:33:02

Many congratulations

Alexander I think

SweetAdeline Mon 28-Dec-15 11:34:23

We have one and will use the other if we have another boy. They're both great names. I prefer Alex/Ally and Seb as nicknames (if you're lucky enough to get any say).

Queazy Mon 28-Dec-15 11:40:30

Thanks so much! I think I prefer Alex to Seb, not sure why. Just pre-empting that my 2yo won't be able to pronounce the full version of either!!! V torn! Nice problem to have of course!

SevenSeconds Mon 28-Dec-15 11:47:03

I like both but prefer Sebastian

Ringadingdingdong Mon 28-Dec-15 11:48:26

Definitely Alexander

Tiggeryoubastard Mon 28-Dec-15 11:51:02

Definitely Alexander for me too. But which suits him better? My second was always going to be Oliver but when he arrived it just didn't suit him. Congratulations, by the way. flowers

bimandbam Mon 28-Dec-15 11:54:19

I have a Sebastian. I love his name and most of the time he is a Seb. It suits him I think.

And we are very wc, Yorkshire born and bred and it doesn't sound at all pretentious I don't think. But I do love Alexander too.

TheRadiantAerynSun Mon 28-Dec-15 12:12:33

I prefer Alexander, but i have one so I am biased grin
If I had another I'd seriously consider Seb.

clippityclop Mon 28-Dec-15 12:16:56

Another vote for Alexander. Congratulations by the way!

JE1234 Mon 28-Dec-15 12:18:48

Congratulations! I'd vote for Alexander. Do we get a cute newborn photo to help with the recommendation wink

TheOptimisticPessimist Mon 28-Dec-15 12:29:06


Go for Sebastian Alexander! Best of both worlds grin

TPel Mon 28-Dec-15 12:30:31


Congratulations on your lovely bundle. flowers

Perniciousness Mon 28-Dec-15 12:33:22

Both are lovely but I slightly prefer Sebastian. Alexander/Zander etc seems very, very popular. I also know a 23 year Sebastian who gets called Sebby which I like.

Congrats on your new baby flowers

TenTinyTadpoles Mon 28-Dec-15 12:56:35

Both, use one as a middle name.

RockinHippy Mon 28-Dec-15 13:04:03

Sebastian as its less common, though I prefer the Sabastian spelling as the NN Sab, is IMHO better than Seb

MadFestiveGnome Mon 28-Dec-15 13:06:03

Alexander nn Al, Ally, Alec, Alex, Xander etc. On our list for DC2 smile

Perniciousness Mon 28-Dec-15 13:09:32

Popularity wise there isn't actually much between the names. Last year Alexander was 22nd and Sebastian was 38th.

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 28-Dec-15 13:10:59

Can't possibly say without a photo wink

Omg congratulations smilesmilesmile

I'd personally go for Sebastian but that's just my taste! Both good names.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 28-Dec-15 13:12:11

I prefer Alexander as I don't like the nickname Seb at all.

Also think Sebastian sounds pretentious (apologies to anyone who has one).

Sophronia Mon 28-Dec-15 13:27:24

I prefer Alexander - great name.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 28-Dec-15 14:03:52

Aww. A few hours old. How adorable. Sending him lots of virtual snuggles. Now for him name. Sebastian.

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