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Irishsummer Sun 06-Nov-16 09:29:04

Baby girl is 7 days old. We both like Alexia, just nervous to commit to it! What are people's thoughts?

Strawberrybonbons16 Sun 06-Nov-16 09:35:04

It's lovely, will probably be shortened to Alex or Lexi though smile

DaisyQueen Sun 06-Nov-16 09:36:08

I think it's lovely. Congratulations x

NerrSnerr Sun 06-Nov-16 09:46:05

I personally prefer Alexa or Alexandra but if it's the name you love I would go with it.

Sophronia Sun 06-Nov-16 17:51:49

I prefer Alexa due to the medical term alexia.

flumpybear Sun 06-Nov-16 17:53:08

It's beautiful! Nn could even be Sasha

PaperdollCartoon Sun 06-Nov-16 17:58:36

I like it, go for is. Lexi is a nice nn too.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 06-Nov-16 17:59:01

How do you get Sasha from Alexia hmm

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 06-Nov-16 18:04:11

Alessia is nice too.

Jojo13 Sun 06-Nov-16 18:57:48

I went to school with an Alexia and always really liked it. She got called Alex a lot rather than lexi but both nn's are nice too. Go for it.
And congrats x

Pluto30 Sun 06-Nov-16 19:24:25

I prefer Alexa, but Alexia is nice. Congrats. smile

As for the PP, Sasha is not a nickname for Alexia. It's a nickname for Alexandra/Aleksandra and one I think would only work in Russia.

HappyCamel Sun 06-Nov-16 19:38:33

Maybe Alissa or Alexa.

This is what Alexia means
a neurologic disorder marked by loss of the ability to understand written or printed language, usually resulting froma brain lesion or a congenital defect.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 06-Nov-16 20:15:50

Ouch !

Irishsummer Sun 06-Nov-16 20:52:12

Thanks for the thoughts everyone.

Yeah I saw when I Googled the name that condition came up. I didn't think it was really an issue as it wouldn't be commonly known? I know I'd never heard of it!

Alexandra is my middle name and have always really liked it but I feel as it's quite a long name probably wouldn't be used in its full format whereas Alexia is more likely to be used?

We'd plan to use Ali or Lexi as a nn to avoid confusion of Alex being unisex but I know can't control that.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 06-Nov-16 21:12:54

Lexi is very pretty OP.

rainbow99 Sun 06-Nov-16 22:27:26

I like it but prefer Alexa too. Alessia sounds nicer than Alexia to me x

BossWitch Sun 06-Nov-16 22:31:25

Love it! Never heard of the medical condition. Lots of options for shortening/nicknames.

abiirthdaycake Mon 07-Nov-16 01:38:08

My first thought was the neurological disorder unfortunately. What about Alexis? I don't know what you could do about non-Alex nicknames there though, maybe Ali and Cissy (at a push)

Strawberry90 Mon 07-Nov-16 01:39:29

Alexa is better and a lovely name

Congratulations on your new Dd!

Strawberry90 Mon 07-Nov-16 01:41:38

Ps the Alexa I know always gets called lexa or lex- alex is not a natural nickname for Alexa or alexia imho

KoalaDownUnder Mon 07-Nov-16 02:16:23

Alexa is much better.

My first thought on seeing Alexia was the medical condition. I think enough people know about it for it to be an issue.

TurquoiseDress Mon 07-Nov-16 02:17:39

I much prefer Alexa...somehow seems more 'solid' whereas Alexia seems to have more potential variation, people getting it wrong etc

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