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GruffaloPants Tue 26-Jul-16 22:08:15

Any thoughts on Alexandra?

Got some great input on another thread and had a very short shortlist. Had a lovely girl this afternoon and DP through in this curveball.. I kind of like it.

swampytiggaa Tue 26-Jul-16 22:11:14

I have an Alexandra. I love it obviously. She is always Alexandra - she is 10 and makes her feelings obvious if anyone tries to shorten it!

She has never been at school with another Alexandra which is nice.

I also have an Elizabeth, Victoria and Francesca if that helps.

SaltyMyDear Tue 26-Jul-16 22:12:14

I love it.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Tue 26-Jul-16 22:12:46

I love it, wanted it for ds until he turned out to be a boy.

Lots of love shortenings - Alex, Lexi, Alexa, Ally. (I was planning Ally.)

FuzzyOwl Tue 26-Jul-16 22:14:02

Lovely name.

SueTrinder Tue 26-Jul-16 22:15:16

DD1 would have been Alexandra but DB got there first and his son is Alexander so we used it as a middle name instead (it's a family name). I love it, good choice by your DH.

GruffaloPants Tue 26-Jul-16 22:19:57

Thanks everyone! Glad we haven't rushed into announcing a name. Discussions to be had tomorrow.. Will try it out on her tonight.

Yika Tue 26-Jul-16 23:30:33

Beautiful name. Classic, international, versatile, elegant... what's not to love?

DramaAlpaca Tue 26-Jul-16 23:32:56

Gorgeous name.

Classic, international, versatile, elegant... exactly this smile

wobblywonderwoman Tue 26-Jul-16 23:38:13

Congratulations !

Love it

Good idea to try it out

Floggingmolly Tue 26-Jul-16 23:40:02


NickiFury Tue 26-Jul-16 23:40:57

It's my favourite girls name. Love it smile

Sophronia Wed 27-Jul-16 04:30:57

Congrats! I love Alexandra.

MrsCaecilius Wed 27-Jul-16 09:35:34

Love it. Unfortunately my DP is Alex so I can't ever use it!

Rshard Wed 27-Jul-16 09:37:55

Biased as I have one but I still love it 11 years on! We tend to use Alex,but she's going with Alexandra in secondary school for some reason!

Only1scoop Wed 27-Jul-16 09:41:57


Strong and classic

akorda Wed 27-Jul-16 16:00:03

Agree-it's lovely and very underused these days

MyBootsAreMuddy Wed 27-Jul-16 16:08:25

I really like it. A friend has an Alexandra known as Xa or Xa-Xa which is pronounced like the beginning of Zara.

paddypants13 Wed 27-Jul-16 16:15:40

It's a lovely name op. I had it on my list along with Alexander for a boy. Dh wasn't keen though. angry

feralcat19 Wed 27-Jul-16 16:27:46

Love it! Have used it as a middle name. Do you like Alex, Alix, Lexi though as it could well be shortened?

Raines100 Wed 27-Jul-16 20:15:29

I'm a bit in love with this name and the shortening Alexa at the mo. Congratulations on your new arrival!

septembersunshine Wed 27-Jul-16 20:27:54

My dh is Alexander (Alex) so we couldn't use it either. It's nice but I always think of it as quite masculine for a girls name (I think due to DH being an Alexander though, not because it is!).

It IS a great name though and good shortenings for a girl smile I would chose a soft middle name.

AChickenNamedDirk Wed 27-Jul-16 20:32:39

I am one and hate it.

Unfortunately no good shortenings for me so was Alex. I hate having to clarify my gender all the time. Especially in male dominated work place.

Worse is when they call me Alexander without checking first.

Full name not used much.

I like it in principle but don't like being one.

I'd have chosen Alexa if I was choosing for myself. Hard to change it now.

WanderingNotLost Thu 28-Jul-16 02:11:59

Love it. Got it earmarked for potential future DD.

WanderingNotLost Thu 28-Jul-16 02:12:38

Also I'd shorten it to Allie, not Alex- for reasons posted above

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