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a feminine nickname for Alexandra

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teaandcoffeeaddict Sat 04-Jan-14 17:25:09

We have a little Alexandra and we (the family) always call her by her full name. But a lot of people call her Alex, which I really dislike. We're French and in France nicknames are less common, so we didn't think about the nickname problem!
Any suggestions for a nice feminine nickname? My older children suggested Lily - would it be too contrived? What about Alix?

Artandco Sat 04-Jan-14 17:26:44


gettingtogrips Sat 04-Jan-14 17:27:53


AChickenCalledKorma Sat 04-Jan-14 17:27:54

Lexie. Or Sandy?

Alix will sound just like Alex, so if you hate Alex, there's no point.

Slainte Sat 04-Jan-14 17:28:12

Don't Alix and Alex sound the exact same? I like Lexi.

PuppyMonkey Sat 04-Jan-14 17:28:16


BunnyLebowski Sat 04-Jan-14 17:29:27

No idea how usable any of these would be in French but:


Alix is nice too smile

Vatta Sat 04-Jan-14 17:30:06

Sasha. I know it doesn't sound at all like alexandra, but it honestly is the Russian nickname for Alexander

Artandco Sat 04-Jan-14 17:31:24

Or saskia

BunnyLebowski Sat 04-Jan-14 17:31:46

Sasha is fab!

NorthernLebkuchen Sat 04-Jan-14 17:33:54

I love Alix. It's not the same as A-LEX. It's A-LICKS. You could try Alicky as well if that appeals? A-LICK-EE

FrumiousBandersnatch Sat 04-Jan-14 18:07:38

Came in to suggest Sasha too.

badtime Sat 04-Jan-14 18:35:11

Northern, most people pronounce Alex and Alix the same, even if it's typed in all caps - the vowel is usually a schwa rather than a strong e or i sound.

brokenhearted55a Sat 04-Jan-14 18:59:48

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FloellaDaVille Sat 04-Jan-14 19:03:01

I teach a couple of Polish Aleksandras and their nicknames have both been Ola. Not sure where that comes from though.

scripsi Sat 04-Jan-14 19:04:33

I know an Alexandra, nn Saskia

cariadmawr Sat 04-Jan-14 19:06:05

I love.the name lexie myself

cariadmawr Sat 04-Jan-14 19:06:27

I love.the name lexie myself

KongKickeroo Sat 04-Jan-14 19:08:05

Alexa is lovely. I know a couple of stand-alone Alexas, don't see why it can't be short for Alexandra though.

teaandcoffeeaddict Sat 04-Jan-14 19:12:05

Thanks for your responses so far! I must admit I'm not a fan of Lexi either and I love the full name...

Brokenpurpleheart Sat 04-Jan-14 19:14:43

I came on to say Sasha too, Russian nn

CheckpointCharlie Sat 04-Jan-14 19:17:06

YY to Sasha or Sach, I have two lovely friends called Sasha and Sach!

NigellasDealer Sat 04-Jan-14 19:18:56


znaika Sat 04-Jan-14 19:19:02

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Rosencrantz Sun 05-Jan-14 21:07:18

I know a ZaZa

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