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Opinions on Reuben? Opinions on Alexander?

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aswqzxo Fri 13-May-16 19:19:27

Thoughts please on both of these names

Majorlyscared1993 Fri 13-May-16 19:20:17

My sons middle name is Alexander so yy

Reuben I would take or leave tbh

margaritasbythesea Fri 13-May-16 19:21:09

Love Alexander

Dontrocktheboat Fri 13-May-16 19:21:10

They are both nice, safe reasonably popular names. I prefer Reuben personally though would be a bit put off by popularity.

CodyKing Fri 13-May-16 19:39:40

There's at lease 5 of each in DS year - fine if that's what you like -

GinnyMcGinFace Fri 13-May-16 19:47:06

We have an Alexander. You can do much more with it in terms of choices for nicknames. Ours is AJ but he has two other friends who are also Alexander and one is known as Xander whilst the other is Alex. Reuben is kinda Reuben or Roo I suppose. Both lovely names though X

BoboBunnyH0p Fri 13-May-16 20:48:16

Alexander gets my vote, it's my DS middle name and it only became his middle name because DH and I couldn't agree on nn.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 13-May-16 20:49:31

Love Alexander

Dislike Reuben

Cocoabutton Fri 13-May-16 21:14:10

Also prefer Alexander

Rowboat Fri 13-May-16 21:23:28

I have an Alexander. I happen to think it's the best name!

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Fri 13-May-16 21:30:17

Reuben always makes me say "you for scuba Reuben"

Coconutty Fri 13-May-16 21:30:49

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Oly5 Fri 13-May-16 21:32:15

Alexander... So much nicer

LadyAntonella Fri 13-May-16 21:44:32

I like both! Think I prefer Reuben slightly. I only know one of each among babies and young children.

vdbfamily Fri 13-May-16 21:44:37

I love Reuben. My first son had to be a traditional family name so Reuben was lined up for 2nd son who never happened. My youngest daughter has promised me she will have a Reuben! But love Alexander DH's name in fact.

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incognitofan Fri 13-May-16 21:47:46

I love both, but theyre my nephews names so im biased!

Theyre really not overly popular here - one of each i think in my sons school of 320?

Sophronia Fri 13-May-16 22:53:40

Both is nice but Reuben is very newly popular

julfin Fri 13-May-16 23:52:08

Really like both (not helpful)

DramaAlpaca Fri 13-May-16 23:54:30

I like both, with a slight preference for Reuben.

Alexander has more nickname options though.

Paddletonio Sat 14-May-16 00:33:46

Like both but prefer Reuben

Mareseatoats Sat 14-May-16 01:03:58

I prefer Alexander. I think it's more flexible; less prone to spelling errors and just a good classic name.

We know a lovely Reuben but it gets shortened to Reubs which of course sounds like boobs.

julfin Sat 14-May-16 06:24:29

which of course sounds like boobs - ha that made me laugh!

It can also be shortened to Roo, which I think is adorable, like a baby kangaroo.

For Alexander, my favourite nn is Lexi which rhymes with sexy. I used to know a Lexi, and he was pretty sexy.

mrsnec Sat 14-May-16 06:47:31

We had them both on our list. Alexander was the favourite really but we went with something else in the end. Would have shortened it to Sandy I think.

CPtart Sat 14-May-16 06:53:50

Prefer Alexander,

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