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Alexander William

(34 Posts)
lisara79 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:32:36

We have come up with the above and it's the first name we have agreed on... I would have liked it to be Alexander William Steven but it doesn't work with our two syllable surname.... what do you think?

DramaAlpaca Wed 01-Nov-17 21:04:01

Very nice.

Actually I can't see why those three first names wouldn't go with a two syllable surname if you wanted to include Steven as well.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 01-Nov-17 22:09:58

Good choice ! 😄

crunchtime Wed 01-Nov-17 22:10:40


HarrietVane99 Wed 01-Nov-17 22:12:59

I like it a lot. A good, strong classic name that won't date. And Alexander can be shortened in several ways, if he should choose to do so when he's older.

lisara79 Wed 01-Nov-17 22:37:51

Thanks all... I think I already like xander as a short version... x

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 02-Nov-17 08:24:07

💙 Xander.

BernardBlacksHangover Thu 02-Nov-17 09:45:49

Lovely choices op!

I'm not mad on Xander tbh and know a couple who introduced their newborn Alexander as Xander from day 1. It really doesn't suit him. He's such a little Alex! They've started calling him Alexander now actually. Basically, I'd wait to see which nickname feels natural before you choose one - great thing about Alexander is you have so many options!

AccrualIntentions Thu 02-Nov-17 09:47:08

Lovely name. I'm not keen on two middle names, but if you like Alexander William Steven then go for it! How often do you really say your child's full name including middle name(s) anyway?

PandorasXbox Thu 02-Nov-17 09:58:42

Gorgeous name.

Chocolatecake12 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:34:53

I know a baby called Alexander William and he’s beautiful.
As long as Alexander surname sounds ok then using whatever middle names you like should be ok as you rarely use all the names regularly

lisara79 Fri 03-Nov-17 18:54:32

Thanks ladies x

DeadDeadDeadRose Fri 03-Nov-17 20:02:27

I like William Alexander better, but Alexander William is great too.

TommyandGina Fri 03-Nov-17 20:19:37

Lovely names, my first love was an Alexander William smile

icantgetnosleep5 Fri 03-Nov-17 20:24:05

lovely smile

bakewelltarty Fri 03-Nov-17 20:43:32

My son's middle names are William Alexander. Love them both.

UsernameInvalid66 Wed 15-Nov-17 17:27:45

Alexander William is lovely. I don't see any problem with the syllables and flow of Alexander William Steven, although I personally prefer the more traditional Stephen spelling.

AgnesSkinner Thu 16-Nov-17 08:14:59

As long as he doesn’t become a Sandy Willy ...

PandaCat Thu 16-Nov-17 10:09:31

Lovely name.

BattleaxeGalactica Thu 16-Nov-17 10:14:21


And yes, I'm biased wink

RaspberryBeret34 Thu 16-Nov-17 10:20:05

Lovely! (my DS's 2 middle names but he has another first name).

RaspberryBeret34 Thu 16-Nov-17 10:21:27

As long as you don't mind reasonably popular. There are 2 Alexanders in my DS's school year (40 ish kids). Xander as nickname would help that.

Agustarella Thu 16-Nov-17 10:23:29

Very nice. DD1 has already chosen William Alexander for her future DS!

MomToWedThorFriday Thu 16-Nov-17 10:39:06

Agree with the popularity, my Alexander is one of 3 in his year (1 in each class) and one in the year above (who’s only a few weeks older than mine). Beautiful name though and I adore it, even if I am biased.

Sammysquiz Fri 17-Nov-17 14:57:06

Lovely strong classic name, with or without the second middle name.

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