Dexter Zachary or Zachary Dexter?

(33 Posts)
user1463996941 Mon 23-May-16 11:09:17

I'm expecting my first baby boy in September and I have already chosen my 2 favorite names. I just can't decide what way round I prefer. I think I'm leaning slightly towards Dexter Zachary. What is everyone's opinion?

DramaAlpaca Mon 23-May-16 12:12:08

Zachary Dexter for me.

I suppose it depends on whether you prefer Zac or Dex as a nickname.

DontDeadOpenInside Mon 23-May-16 12:13:51

I think Zachary Dexter too.

I may be slightly biased as I have a Zachary with a D middle name 😊

HouseOfBiscuits Mon 23-May-16 12:16:53

Zachary Dexter

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 23-May-16 12:17:41

Zachary Dexter

SnookieSnooks Mon 23-May-16 12:18:04

Zachary Dexter... Just sounds better in that order.

1horatio Mon 23-May-16 12:18:25

Zachary Dexter smile

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 23-May-16 13:50:28

I prefer Dexter.

NoCapes Mon 23-May-16 13:55:36

I have a Zachary so I say Dexter Zachary (don't want too many Zachs running around grin)

TenThousandSpoons Mon 23-May-16 15:01:55

Might you want to save Dexter for a future little brother's first name if you plan to have more children?

SorenaJ Mon 23-May-16 15:14:10

Zachary Dexter

UntilTheCowsComeHome Mon 23-May-16 16:12:20

Zachary Dexter sounds better.

Both really nice names.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 24-May-16 10:46:46

I much prefer Dexter. It's cool, strong and not too widely used.

Zachary is ok but I really dislike Zak/Zac as a nickname, it sounds so weak and comical to me.

Don't worry about the middle name, it so rarely gets used. In other words, choose whatever you like, it doesn't have to 'flow'.

PennyPinwheel Tue 24-May-16 10:49:30

I prefer Dexter - I do know a baby Dexter, who is nicknamed Dex and Dexy which are both lovely. I think it is becoming more popular but so far I have only met one!

Sophronia Tue 24-May-16 23:57:27

Zachary Dexter. Dexter is quite trendy and I think it will date.

julfin Wed 25-May-16 01:28:30

Zachary Dexter. It flows better, plus I much prefer Zachary.

Blu Wed 25-May-16 07:04:08

Zachary Dexter has a much better rhythm. Much easier to say.

You can use which ever name you like, day to day .

Blu Wed 25-May-16 07:07:42

I mean he can have Zachary Dexter as his name and you always call him Zachary. If you want.

user1463996941 Thu 26-May-16 15:25:54

Thanks for everyone's comments. Over the past two days I think I have picked my favorite. Dexter, with Zachary as a middle and . I still have a way to go in the pregnancy and it's up to my husband too,( who said that they are his two favorite names toogrin)but Dexter just seems right to me.

pinocchiosnose Thu 26-May-16 15:32:33

excellent choice OP i love the name Dexter

Waterhill Thu 26-May-16 20:17:05

Zachary Dexter

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 26-May-16 20:29:15

Why post then OP confused.

90% have said Zachary, but you like Dexter. Why bother asking.

GrumpyOldBag Thu 26-May-16 20:30:12

I don't think the names go together.

I'd have one or the other, not both.

Waterhill Thu 26-May-16 20:40:09

Exactly, Through confused

DebbieDallas Thu 26-May-16 20:42:27

My pre-school is full of Dexters, totally the name of the moment. For good or for bad!

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