Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.

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


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


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

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


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

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: