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Alexander, Theodore or William?

(30 Posts)
dragonwood Fri 22-Sep-17 02:43:22

Thank you smile

IWouldLikeToKnow Fri 22-Sep-17 03:12:12

I love Alexander! Also Alex and Xander.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 22-Sep-17 03:27:53

Exactly what I was going to say. I love all of the variations of Alexander.

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SuperBeagle Fri 22-Sep-17 04:23:33


Because I love the nickname Billy.

RoryItsSnowing Fri 22-Sep-17 05:01:51


As if there aren't enough Alexanders and Williams around.

Needalifeoverhaul Fri 22-Sep-17 05:26:38

I love Alexander...Xander for short!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 22-Sep-17 05:29:13

William for Will.

Alexander is lovely

Not keen on Theodore

HeteronormativeHaybales Fri 22-Sep-17 05:30:25

All fine names. Theodore having a bit of a moment atm. I think I'd go for William.

(I love Alexander, and Alex is OK (prefer Al or Sandy myself), but do not at all get the current love for 'Xander'. It's horrible!).

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Fri 22-Sep-17 06:01:14

Anything but William. It's hard to move around here without bumping into 3 Williams at any one time.

howthelightgetsin Fri 22-Sep-17 06:35:37

I know William is so popular, but Will is such a great name.

pipilangstrumpf Fri 22-Sep-17 07:08:03

I dislike Will (it’s a verb) and Willy! So that would rule out William for me.

I like Alexander best.

chipscheeseandgravy Fri 22-Sep-17 07:12:58

Not so keen on Theodore, Alexander is nice (dp's name, although I despise the name Xander as NN)

Personally I would go for William. (This was on my name list smile) timeless and not one of this odd faddy celebrity names.

ChocolateCrunch Fri 22-Sep-17 07:37:38

Theodore, but I like Theo better, or as nn.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 22-Sep-17 08:22:39

Alexander/Xander, or William/Will.
Theo, as a stand alone name.

SleepingStandingUp Fri 22-Sep-17 08:24:57

William is soooo popular atm and there's alwqya the Willy risk.

Love Theodore nn Theo or Teddy
Like Alexander nn Alex or Ally or Xandee

early30smum Fri 22-Sep-17 09:43:55

Love them all! Would probably pick William out of the 3.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 22-Sep-17 10:14:32

1) Alexander (love, but not keen on Xander as a shortening)
2) William (love and like all shortenings other than Willy)
3) Theodore (not keen on Teddy or Theo, but I do like Ted and the full name)

Nonameyet1 Fri 22-Sep-17 10:35:05

Too many Theodores, other two lovely!

EllaHen Fri 22-Sep-17 10:38:47

Alexander - so many nicknames. Alex, Sandy, Lex, Al, Xander

Don't like William. At all.

Theodore is nice. Like Theo.

Sophronia Fri 22-Sep-17 10:46:10

William. Not keen on Theodore.

dragonwood Fri 22-Sep-17 11:35:53

Thank you. Isn't it funny, Theodore is the least used? (*@Nonameyet1*)

Nonameyet1 Fri 22-Sep-17 11:44:47

Just seems Really popular in our area, South west. It's a good name though so can see why.

MrsMargeSimpson Fri 22-Sep-17 12:06:07

I have an Alexander, his shortening is mentioned only once here (not Xander but I do quite like it). He’s never Alex. It’s incredibly versatile and although on the rise we don’t know many his age (he’s 6).
Not keen on William as there seems to be many more of those and ‘Willy.’ Kids will take anything and use it to bully of course but this is handed to them on a plate.
Theodore is nice, I like Theo too. Not keen on Ted, know millions of those too!

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 22-Sep-17 14:55:18


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