Post # 1
Vote first please…. 🙂
I’m pregnant with my 2nd child and my husband and I always struggle with boy names. The only name he outwardly loves that I mostly like is Alexander. The only thing I’m a bit stuck on is the nickname Alex. I grew up with a girl Alex and while I’ve only known boy Alex’s since then, I’m stuck with it possibly feeling a little feminine.
Curious what others first reactions are to Alex. Thanks. 🙂
Post # 2
Alex is completely unisex from my perspective. I’ve know males and females names Alex and it’s never struck me as being more feminine or masculine.
Post # 3
I think of it as a boy name only because I haven’t known any girls with that name. I know there are, I just haven’t personally known any.
I really don’t think this name is overly feminine or masculine, like pp says. I think it’s a great name.
Post # 4
I know both males and females with this name but I’ve noticed lately it’s become a popular female baby name. I love the name.
Post # 5
Alex as full name or nickname? I know Alexanders (male) and Alexandras (female), both go by Alex.
Post # 6
I think about a boy when I hear that name.
However, I’m considering Alex (Alexandra) if we have a girl, it’s a name that I keep thinking about.
Post # 7
I associate it with a boy name but I may be biased as my little brothers name is Alex. Alex is his actual name and is not short for Alexander in his case.
Post # 8
Most girls I know go by Alexa or Lexi if their name is Alexandra. I’ve known a few who go by Alex, but not very often. Mostly, I’d associate it as a boy’s name.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK
If I had a daughter that’s the name I would want to chose but my BIL’s name is Alex so I can’t. I know a couple of Alexandras who go by Ali but that can also be a boy’s name.
Post # 10
Equal for me, I have a male cousin Alex and my BFF’s DD is also Alex, well Alyx, but same pronunciation.
Post # 11
For some reason I think boy first. I also know an Alexander that goes by Xander, so that could be a nickname alternative.
Post # 12
Alexander and its miniutives and derivatives- boy.
Alexandria, Alexis, Alexandra and diminutives and derivatives- girl.
So “Alex” may be either.
Post # 13
I think boy first, but I do know a few girls with that name too. Its like 51% boy 49% girl in my mind haha. Pretty darn uni.
Post # 14
My best friend is named Alexanderia and I only know her as Alex.
But growing up I knew 2 boys who were Alexander and known as Alex and one girl “Alexandra” who was “Ally” So for me it is a very unisex name. Same with Jesse/Jessie or Sam.
Post # 15
Although I jump straight to boy and know more boys with that name, I do know a female Alex and never thought twice about it, although I do think it’s a nickname. There is definitely no reason to worry that it’s not masculine enough for a boy’s name though! And if you do name your kid Alex, you’ll get used to it quickly, I’m sure.