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What do you think of Xander?

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mumandlovingit Sun 26-Jul-09 20:19:51

What do you think of xander as a boys name?

we are going to try for anther baby later in the year and i like this name. ive heard it in xxx with vin diesel and i think its unusual. any thoughts/comments? i know someone whose boy is called zander but havent met anyone with it spelt like this. doesa nyone know anyone?

thank you

nickytwotimes Sun 26-Jul-09 20:21:58

It is short for Alexander.
Call the child Alexander and shorten it. Then he has the option in later life.
Please God, do not call a kid after a character related to Vin Diesel. grin

pointydog Sun 26-Jul-09 20:25:24

A bit ponce imo. LIke Topher

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 26-Jul-09 20:27:03

I prefer Lysander

kathyis6incheshigh Sun 26-Jul-09 20:27:41

Isn't it a type of fish?

drlove8 Sun 26-Jul-09 20:28:27

i love xander .its the best boys name.... its actually a really old name ....way before vin deisel film. grin.... if it goes with your surname then its a great choice.

puddock Sun 26-Jul-09 20:28:48

Surely the best known Xander is the one in Buffy? (Am not familiar with the work of Mr Diesel.)
I like it personally - Alexander was on my list for a boy, with the option of that as a short version. DP might not have gone for it though, he does not share my love for the work of Joss Whedon.

bigstripeytiger Sun 26-Jul-09 20:29:32

I know a boy called Xander.

I would second the suggestion of calling him Alexander and then shortening it.

Tortoise Sun 26-Jul-09 20:30:08

I prefer Xavier.

DottyDot Sun 26-Jul-09 20:32:46

Love it - but then that's what ds1 is called! Well, to be honest he's Alexander but named after Xander in Buffy (refuses to be blush...).

However he's got an entirely different nickname and is never called Xander - but as he gets older I think we'll probably call him Xander as that's what we intended to call him - just life and other nicknames got in the way!

SassyBo Sun 26-Jul-09 21:16:44

Love it, its been our first choice for a boys name but i am now expecting my second girl on friday!!! Go for it.

thighsmadeofcheddar Sun 26-Jul-09 21:18:53

My cousin has a boy she has called Xander, I think it's dreadful. His full name is Alexander which I think is a lovely name.

bodiddly Sun 26-Jul-09 21:19:38

I like it as a shortened version of Alexander.

cthea Sun 26-Jul-09 21:19:50

Not keen.

GoldenSnitch Sun 26-Jul-09 21:30:34

I chose my sons name (Alexander) knowing that Xander was one of the possible nicknames and loving it.

Would third fourth fifth sixth calling him Alexander and using Xander is a naickname though so he has the choice when he's bigger

mumandlovingit Sun 26-Jul-09 22:17:07

thank you for your posts. will think about the alexander idea. see what dp thinks. he gets to chose girls name and i get to chose boys name, well ideas for them anyway.

it'll be a while yet as we aren't trying again for a couple of months, attempting to do the right thing and get a couple of bills paid off first.

thank you again to everyone.

good luck with friday sassybo


maggievirgo Sun 26-Jul-09 22:19:08

I think of a Mum who wanted to give birth to a superhero.

Only Lex tops Xander.

maggievirgo Sun 26-Jul-09 22:19:41

ps, I think Sandy is really cool for a boy though.

jellybeans Mon 27-Jul-09 12:08:12

I really don't like it.

IdrisTheDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 12:21:11

I like it as a shortened form of Alexander.

DottyDot Mon 27-Jul-09 13:22:35

By the way Alexander is turning out to be a brilliant name - hopefully when he's older he'll be Xander but it's soooo cute when we hear his friends in the playground calling him Al! It's something we never call him but he seems to like it. Then there's Alex which he sometimes gets called, so lots of variety (hopefully not leading to split personality/confused child... blush)

sandyballs Mon 27-Jul-09 13:25:16

I know a Xander, suits him very well, I like it.

hocuspontas Mon 27-Jul-09 13:32:23

How do you pronounce it? It looks like Ex-ander to me. Xavier is Ex-avier isn't it? Or have I been making fool of myself all these years blush.

stillstanding Mon 27-Jul-09 13:34:06

I think its ok but only as a nickname. Would go for Alexander on the birth certificate.

MollieO Mon 27-Jul-09 13:37:55

I always thought that you pronounce the X as a zzz sound. I know a Xavier and a Xander and that is how they pronounce their names.

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