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Names to Substitute for Alex

Baby boy name you love but fear is overused? Here are some possible substitutes.

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  • Alec

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    Alec, though an old nickname for Alexander, is much fresher sounding than Alex, with the additional advantage, at least to some parents, of being distinctly male (there are as many girl Alexes... Read More 

  • Alex

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    The independent Alex has become a classic in its own right. One of the truest unisex names, Alex is used almost equally for both sexes. Alex is... Read More 

  • Alfie

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    Alfie is a Top 50 name throughout the British Isles, where retro nickname names are ultratrendy, but it hasn't really been picked up in the US yet.

    Thanks to some louche fictional... Read More 

  • Barnaby

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    Barnaby, a genial and energetic name with an Irish-sounding three-syllable lilt, is an ancient appellation that manages to be both unusual and highly attractive and deserves to be used more than... Read More 

  • Dexter

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    The jazzy, ultra-cool Dexter, like most names with an "x," has a lot of energy and dynamism. Over the years, it's been attached to a number of diverse real and fictional personalities—C. K. Dexter... Read More 

  • Felix

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    Felix, energetic and upbeat with a felicitous meaning, has finally transcended its negative associations to Felix The Cat and the persnickety Felix Unger.

    The name of four popes and... Read More 

  • Harry

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    We're just wild about Harry! Harry was everyone's elderly uncle until Princess Diana, following British royal tradition, named her son Henry but called him Harry. Then Harry Potter became... Read More 

  • Jack

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    Jack was, until 2011 when he was unseated by Oliver, for years the Number 1 boy name in England and is widely used in America as well, having... Read More 

  • Jackson

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    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorite boy names, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson... Read More 

  • Lex

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    Trendy short form of Alexander; like all the names that rhyme with sex, it has a seductive edge. Read More 

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