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Aengus or Alexander?

(24 Posts)
user1476527566 Fri 10-Feb-17 00:52:36

Which name do you prefer Aengus or Alexander (will probably just use Alex)?

SuperBeagle Fri 10-Feb-17 01:01:52

Is Aengus pronounced like Angus?

Ordinarily Fri 10-Feb-17 10:49:51


KlingybunFistelvase Fri 10-Feb-17 10:55:37

Aengus by miles and miles! It's beautiful, unusual and I love the Yeats connection.

Alexander is v nice but nowhere near as nice as Aengus imho.

BackforGood Fri 10-Feb-17 10:59:53

I've never seen / heard of Aengus..... It did occur to me to wonder if you'd had a nervous twitch on your keyboard when writing Angus grin

For my (English) eyes, I'd definitely go for Alexander.

RedSauce Fri 10-Feb-17 11:08:31


Helspopje Fri 10-Feb-17 11:10:27


Angus reminds me of Aberdeen angus pies and beef cattle

ExplodedCloud Fri 10-Feb-17 11:14:39

I thought it was a typo too, sorry. It sounds vaguely medical to my unfiltered brain so I pick Alexander

ExplodedCloud Fri 10-Feb-17 11:15:17

Uncultured obviously. Auto correct is unfiltered.

user1476527566 Fri 10-Feb-17 11:20:02

smile Thank you for your messages. Aengus is the Irish spellling of Angus. I thought it was a bit different and not so much like the beef or Anus!!

I like Alex but it is very popular with boys and girls at the moment. My boy is very much a boy and would very rarely use Alexander.

Helspopje Fri 10-Feb-17 11:22:22

My alex (if my oh and his family wouldve blinking well consented wouldve been a sandy as is usual in rural scotland

The child concerned has beautiful white blonde hair and would've made a great sandy. They were horrified and said that sandy is a female name so was overruled.

Lovelilies Fri 10-Feb-17 11:26:44

He's newborn?
How can you know he'd never use Alexander? Very much a boy is an odd thing to say 🙄

HaveCourageAndBeKind Fri 10-Feb-17 11:29:46

Alexander is used by my Alexander! He is never, ever Alex. He hates it, and we use a different diminutive form of the name.
Aengus looks horrible to me, Angus is better but phonetically they're both like anus, be honest.

Sophronia Fri 10-Feb-17 12:50:05

Aengus. It's more interesting than Alex.

Ohyesiam Fri 10-Feb-17 13:23:47

Aengus is lovely ( so is Alexander, but not so gorgeous), very classical and romantic.

BoboBunnyH0p Fri 10-Feb-17 14:50:35

Alexander but for the nn I would go for Lex or Xander, there are a lot of Alex's around.

Mclaren37 Tue 14-Feb-17 07:57:48

Much much prefer Angus (prefer this sp.) over Alex, which is nice but a bit unexciting. Angus is a brilliant name.

KlingybunFistelvase Tue 14-Feb-17 09:11:26

I think Aengus and Angus are different names, pronounced differently. I prefer Aengus, but love Angus too. Aengus is more like Ayn-gus or En-gus (I think, though I'm not an Irish speaker so may need picked up on that pronunciation)!

Look up The Song of Wandering Aengus by Yeats if you're interested. I think it's beautiful.

MrsMeeseeks Tue 14-Feb-17 09:54:14

My boy is very much a boy


leghoul Thu 16-Feb-17 01:09:04

Alexander - lovely, classic, international, versatile
Aengus too close to fungus for me

FrancisCrawford Thu 16-Feb-17 07:52:12

Aengus (really dislike the way this "looks")

MelCookie Thu 16-Feb-17 09:16:10

Alexander - fab name.

dinosaurkisses Fri 17-Feb-17 14:40:16

Yy to previous posters who advised that Aengus and Angus are pronounced differently- there's a bloke on RTE called Aengus and it sounds very close to anus to my childish, non-gaelgoir ears

reuset Fri 17-Feb-17 14:41:41


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