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MouldyPeach Tue 24-May-16 19:52:20

Not short for anything just stand alone 'Alex'.

What comes to mind first, boy or girl name?

BoboBunnyH0p Tue 24-May-16 19:59:18

Boy, there is a girl in ds class called Alix and I think this spelling is even more masculine so was surprised to discover it belonged to a girl.

SingingSands Tue 24-May-16 20:03:50

This is unhelpful... but both came to mind. I love it for either sex and think it's a cool name.

EllenDegenerate Tue 24-May-16 20:06:44


AuntieStella Tue 24-May-16 20:08:44


It's one of the very few names as see as totally unisex

MariaSklodowska Tue 24-May-16 20:11:16


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 24-May-16 20:31:03

I always imagine a very sporty and athletic long dark haired, dark eyed girl. When I hear the name Alex

ZenNudist Tue 24-May-16 20:32:58

Either it's a truly unisex name, strong for either gender. I have one so I approve 😏

Littleconfettiblue Tue 24-May-16 20:34:03


And the lion from Madagascar

Ffion3107 Tue 24-May-16 20:39:07

When I saw the thread as 'Alex' I did think boy.
But reading your post, I think it's a good, strong name for a girl too!

LicoriceComfit Tue 24-May-16 20:41:01


Stands line girls name would be Alix.

LicoriceComfit Tue 24-May-16 20:41:13


MouldyPeach Tue 24-May-16 20:43:08

Thanks everyone, it's my DC's name, we wanted an androgynous name and it was between Alex and Jamie, Pax, Billy, Rae or Taylor. The choice was the right one and I love it am just surprised at assumptions I've encountered when they haven't been wearing their allocated gender colour ;)

MrsWalterBishop Tue 24-May-16 20:43:15

I like it for either. My brother is called Alex, and I used to work with a girl who spelled it Alix.


MouldyPeach Tue 24-May-16 20:44:32

I think of Alex the lion too and get a Chris Rock zebra Aaaaalex in my head all the time grin

julfin Tue 24-May-16 22:08:22

I think of it as both. I know more male Alexes, so that would be my initial assumption ( if I was told someone's name before meeting them in person) but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be a female. I think it's a good strong name for both genders.

DramaAlpaca Tue 24-May-16 22:11:29

My immediate thought is boy.

StarTastic Tue 24-May-16 22:13:00

Love it, for either.

tigerdriverII Tue 24-May-16 22:13:25

Lovely name. I've worked recently with a male Alex and a female Alex and it's a good strong name. I would probably call a girl Alexandra and a boy Alexander but there's no need to do that. Preferable to Xander, which only seems to get used for boys and does conjure up the strawberry cords.

BuggertheTabloids Tue 24-May-16 22:18:53

Girl every time for me. But then I'm biased!

omri Tue 24-May-16 22:20:57

Biased too! Girl here too smile grin

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 25-May-16 09:02:43

Girl (I know 2)

ShanghaiDiva Wed 25-May-16 09:07:38

Boy - but it's a fabulous name for either gender.

BendydickCuminsnatch Wed 25-May-16 09:16:36

I initially thought girl. I know a girl Alex, just Alex. Actually really like it for a girl, thinking about it. I don't really have an opinion on it for a boy.

20thcenturybitch Wed 25-May-16 09:17:05

Initial assumption boy but great girl's name too.

For those mentioning the name Alix, that's a French girl's name, pronounced "Al-eex".

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