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florence2511 Mon 07-Sep-09 15:44:29

Opinions please.

I really like it, but honestly don't think I am brave enough to use it (or rather DH would veto it straight away as being too poncy).

I love classical names and thought this one was quite out there.

2009 Mon 07-Sep-09 15:51:06

Probably would be shortened to Liz or Liza which may not be good for a boy wink

PortBlacksandResident Mon 07-Sep-09 15:53:00

I think it's a lovely name for a boy.

Makes me think of Jilly Cooper (the man who made husband's jealous) though.

kd73 Mon 07-Sep-09 15:55:45

Sorry, assumed it was a girls name but that may just be my ignorance!

Liked it though!

GrungeBlobPrimpants Mon 07-Sep-09 15:58:02

Am with your dh on this one - deffo 'out there' poncey. imo.

GreensleevesFlouncedLikeAKnob Mon 07-Sep-09 15:58:38

sandy for short?

OrmIrian Mon 07-Sep-09 15:59:43

I like it. But quite high on the ponceometer I think.

Might it be shortened to Lice though? hmm

RubyBlueberry Mon 07-Sep-09 16:01:23

It's nice. He could be called Sandy or Xander (and yes there is the JC link)

Stayingsunnygirl Mon 07-Sep-09 16:04:54

I'm sorry, but he'd have an awful time at school with that name.

sweetnitanitro Mon 07-Sep-09 17:39:41

It is a nice name but a bit too odd, I think many people would have trouble spelling and pronouncing it. How about Leander instead? I went to university with a Leander. You could shorten it to Lee or Andy if you liked.

Or if you like Shakespearean names there's a list HERE

diddl Mon 07-Sep-09 17:40:29

Love it!

Why would he have an awful time at school?

CarmenSanDiego Mon 07-Sep-09 17:43:03

Love it!

janeite Mon 07-Sep-09 17:57:12

I like it but think it's probably a bit 'much' tbh.

florence2511 Mon 07-Sep-09 18:02:04

Sorry Sweet,but I would never, ever shorten a name to Lee - urggghhhhhhhhhh.

I guess it would depend which school he went to as to whether he would have a bad time with a name like Lysander.

Sandy or Xander are deffinately the best shortened versions.

Ok, if not Lysander, how about Demetrius??? All very Midsummer Nights Dream.

Lobyd Mon 07-Sep-09 18:03:06

I love it, would love to use it with sander for short...have been banned though

MamaLazarou Mon 07-Sep-09 18:06:30

Poncy. Sorry.

seeker Mon 07-Sep-09 18:10:16

It's not you that has to be brave, florence2511 - it's your ds!

FlyMeToDunoon Mon 07-Sep-09 18:29:35

Knew a Lysander and unusual name was never an issue afaik. Lovely. Always set me off singing though......

Jazzicatz Mon 07-Sep-09 18:35:54

Its the name for the Henley Rowing club - very very poncey!!!!!!

Stayingsunnygirl Mon 07-Sep-09 18:42:09

In all the schools I've known (my own and the dses) someone called Lysander would have been teased mercilessly.

Bellsa Mon 07-Sep-09 18:50:53

I knew a Lysander from when I was about 12 upwards. His older brothers had really "normal" names (think Matthew and James). Even at that age I thought it was poncey. Still do, I'm afraid, and apparently he was really teased at school.

movingnow Mon 07-Sep-09 19:04:09


pluto Mon 07-Sep-09 19:10:41

No, IMO this is a bad idea. I think boys names need more gravitas - after all they wil grow into men - even the character Lysander in MSND is portrayed as weak. I quite like the name nevertheless - but I think you would be exposing your son to a lot of potential teasing.

florence2511 Mon 07-Sep-09 19:11:18

My FIL is called LLewellyn (shortened to Lyn) which to me is an unusual name. He says that it has done wonders for him in the business world. Noone ever says 'Lyn who?' everyone immediately knows who he is.

I am Sarah and I hate it. Too normal, too common. I would have much preferred an unusual name.

janeite Mon 07-Sep-09 19:19:52

Demetrius = much worse than Lysander imho.

How about Edmund or Robin? Or Toby?

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