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Should we stick with the orignal spelling for Alexander or go for something unique?

If our baby is indeed a boy we are naming him Marc Alexander(Marc is my hubs middle name) We are sticking with the first name as is and we are set on Alexander for a middle name. I don't know what other spellings there are for the name Alexander. Maybe we will stick to the original but I'm not sure...


Asked by tickled_pink09 at 11:23 PM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I like things easy. Go with the original. Your child will thank you on down the road.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Personally I prefer the original spelling for most names... having a well-known name spelled differently does not make it a different name, it just makes it harder to figure out and ties it to a specific point in time (right now different spellings of traditional names are 'in' so in thirty years or so everyone will know when those particular individuals were born- just like my name is Jennifer so everyone pretty much knows I'm born in the mid to late seventies!) I really can't think of a variant spelling of Alexander that still looks masculine... I do know a girl named Allexsandra, but I don't really think it works for a boy!

    Answer by Freela at 11:35 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I am thinking the original is a better. We already have the French spelling for Marc. It might be too much right?
    Yes don't really think Allexsandra would work for our little boy lol.

    Answer by tickled_pink09 at 11:39 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Well, I meant 'Allexsander' for a boy but you take my meaning, it still looks kind of feminine! LOL!

    Answer by Freela at 11:41 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • LOL yes.

    Answer by tickled_pink09 at 11:50 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I like the hispanic form of Alexander (Alejandro) lol.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:58 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Yes, stick with the original spelling.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:22 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • I love Alexander.
    If you want unique, you can try Aleczandor or something similar. It depends on how unique you want it to be.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 2:21 PM on Nov. 14, 2009