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I want to change my name - help with suggestions please

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3ofeach Wed 30-Sep-09 18:58:39

My name is Alexandra, but am always Alex which I hate and find that most people assume I am male. Am moving to the North East from the South East Coast in a short while and will know no one so seems like an ideal time to do a name change.

Considered using my middle name - Margaret - bit its too much of a mouthful and don't like Maggie. Makes me think of Thatcher and sounds like haggie, still quite harsh i think.

Would like something more femnine, no female versions of male names but not too twee and little girly please. Surname begins with Ell.... so have to be careful with end of first name. For example Claire Ell... will run together to sound like Clairell.... but Susie Ell... would work.

All help / suggestions appreciated. If it helps i am 40, dark hair, slim, short, more intovert than extrovert.

clop Wed 30-Sep-09 19:02:05

Gosh, I think Alexandra is lovely! Shame it hasn't worked for you. Could still derive from it these names: Sandy, Sandra, Lexxi, Peggy (16yo Peggy lives 2 doors away from us).

Lisa? Julie? Sarah? Sharon? Tracey? (Am thinking of all the popular names of my own childhood).

diddl Wed 30-Sep-09 19:04:53

Alexandra is lovely!

Why not just ask people not to shorten it?

Naetha Wed 30-Sep-09 19:09:14

Personally, I love Lexa/Lexie

QOD Wed 30-Sep-09 19:10:52

I do love Alexandra - and I second Lexie or Lexia

mrswoolf Wed 30-Sep-09 19:20:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LynetteScavo Wed 30-Sep-09 19:25:15





BlueChampagne Thu 01-Oct-09 13:37:06


flimflammum Thu 01-Oct-09 13:41:03

I know someone who changed her name to Nina. I like it, unusual, but easy for people to 'hear'.

GrendelsMum Thu 01-Oct-09 17:54:49


dizzydixies Thu 01-Oct-09 19:30:38

We have and Alexandra known as Lexie but I also love Saskia and Sascha - would you prefer one of those?

ConFuschias Thu 01-Oct-09 19:44:33

Lexie is good

what about Anna?

crumpette Thu 01-Oct-09 20:09:57

Gosh I love the name Alexandra!!!

If you do change your name by deed poll then please keep Alexandra as a middle name, I think it is classy and beautiful

If you want another name, I like these but it's all subjective- what kind of name do you like?

Susie is a cool name

iMissEdith Thu 01-Oct-09 20:15:05

Isn't Daisy short for Margaret?

3ofeach Fri 02-Oct-09 15:44:21

Thanks for all the suggestions, very interesting reading the replies. I do really like Lexie but not sure if its 'me'. Somehow I imagine its for someone a lot more outgoing - and young. Something to think about more.

Would definately keep both my names and add new name on the front.

Names I like
Lizzie- cannot have as DD2 nn Kizzy

more suggestions welcome

bexincornwall Fri 02-Oct-09 15:50:32

I love the name Alexandra - and Lex or Lexie. How about Alexa - my favourite girls name and you could get away with it as a derivative (sort of) of your actual name without having to change it?

stressed2007 Fri 02-Oct-09 15:51:14

what do you have 3 of each of?

stressed2007 Fri 02-Oct-09 15:52:09

I love the name Xandra

slug Fri 02-Oct-09 16:17:10

We have an Alexandra who is known as Lexi.

Avendesora Fri 02-Oct-09 16:55:17

Margot is a great name!

What about Sacha, thats short for Alexandra.

gibba8 Fri 02-Oct-09 19:18:55

Lexa-not as girlie as Lexi/Lexie but still very nice.

LittleMissWorryHead Fri 02-Oct-09 20:21:05

From your list I like Susie. But maybe Susannah? I think Alexandra is lovely and like PP idea of Lexa....

Tortington Fri 02-Oct-09 20:22:35


dizzydixies Fri 02-Oct-09 20:23:31

nice choice slug wink

FrightsMonth Fri 02-Oct-09 20:28:19

If you change to Susie, you will have the inevitable conversation of 'is is short for Susan, Susanna etc'. And you will also become just one of several Sue/Susan/Susie in any setting [weary voice of experience]

I think Alexa is lovely.

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