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Samuel or Alexander?

(21 Posts)
Sophronia Thu 06-Apr-17 18:28:41

Which one? We can't decide! smile

TheBookIsOnTheTable Thu 06-Apr-17 18:31:32

Tough one because I love both. I'm gonna go with Samuel because I prefer the shortening Sam over Alex.

user1482079332 Thu 06-Apr-17 18:33:38

I adore Alexander but my other half didn't sad

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Thu 06-Apr-17 18:35:30

I prefer Samuel smile

I know so many Alexanders... And whilst I do like the name Alexander I'm really not a fan of most nicknames (Alex, Sasha, Xander...)

Thatextrainch Thu 06-Apr-17 18:37:57

I think Samuel is a nicer name but I e also posted on another thread about the zillion of toddler Alexander's I know so that clouds my opinion

ohdoadoodoo Thu 06-Apr-17 18:48:15

Samuel smile

Rockaby Thu 06-Apr-17 19:04:15

I like both, but would probably go for Samuel, as I don't like some of the shortening options for Alexander. I love Alex, but don't like Xander or Sandy.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 06-Apr-17 19:45:02

Definitely Samuel, I really like Sam too !

Jooni Thu 06-Apr-17 19:54:44

I prefer Sam to Alex too, but in full Alexander is so handsome! I like some of the other nicknames, just Alex is a bit meh.

Alexander and call him Sander? Sander has something of the Samuel about it I think.

OvO Thu 06-Apr-17 20:09:03

Alexander.

Figgygal Thu 06-Apr-17 20:12:58

I have a 6mo Alexander who is always called Alex so I'd say Alex

BonnyScotland Thu 06-Apr-17 20:17:35

Sandy is also an abbreviation of Alexander x

DramaAlpaca Thu 06-Apr-17 20:18:24

Alexander

Mrsknackered Thu 06-Apr-17 20:41:50

Alexander.
I love Samuel but find Sam boring.
Alex and Sasha are good nn's for Alexander should he ever want one smile

Reow Thu 06-Apr-17 20:43:41

Both lovely!

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 07-Apr-17 00:28:58

Samuel. (And has toddler bonus of Fireman Sam association!)

UntilTheCowsComeHome Fri 07-Apr-17 00:31:02

Alexander, Xander for short.

I don't like the shortening of Alex but it's a lot better than boring Sam.

mum2be2boys Fri 07-Apr-17 05:02:16

Love both! They were both on our shortlist :-)

I'd go with Samuel.

SuperBeagle Fri 07-Apr-17 05:22:19

Samuel. smile

I have one. He's always known as Sam. He's a delight, and the name is so lovely.

Yika Fri 07-Apr-17 05:50:20

Both lovely <helpful>

Would go for Alexander as I find Sam overused.

swimmerforlife Fri 07-Apr-17 06:11:47

Samuel!

I have one and it's my all time favourite name, although he is generally known as Sam

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