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  1. #1
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    Alexandra vs Alexandria

    I love Alexander nn Zander/Xander for a boy but I don't think I'd ever actually use it. However, I think I'm starting to like the feminine versions of it. What do you like more, Alexandra or Alexandria and why? Or do you not like either at all? Also, I like the versatile nickname options for this name. What nicknames do you like best? Specifically, do what do you think of the nn Andi? Thanks!
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  2. #3
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    I find Alexandra a bit boring considering how many people I know with similar, but more exciting versions: I had a coworker named Alexandria-- I think it's very beautiful and still accessible. I also recently met an Aleksandra, which I also find intriguing and beautiful. Finally, I know a Zandra. I'm surprised this nn isn't more popular considering all the love that Xander and Zander get around here.
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    I prefer Alexandria, as an underused place name and a slightly more regal variation of Alexandra. Personally, my favourite versions of the Alex family are Alexa and Alexis. I love the nickname Andi. I have known quite a few girls with the name Andi/Andy/Andie, and it actually holds up beautifully as a name, particularly with the Andy/Andie spelling.

    There are lots of nicknames I like for Alexandria:
    Dree
    Dria
    Lexie
    Alexa
    Andy
    Xandy
    Xandrie

    It is a very versatile name.

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    I know of a little girl who goes by Xandi and it's super cute I just wonder if Xandra and Xandi would often be mistaken for Sandra and Sandy, 2 names I really don't like. I think Xandra and Xandi make the names Alexandra/Alexandria a bit fresher. I know way too many girls known as Alex, Lexi, and Alexa, which is why I'm on the fence about this name. I love the versatility of it but at the same time wonder if it's a tad dated/overused.
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  5. #9
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    Alexandria for me. Because it's kinda unusual and sounds awesome.
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