Jump to content

Input please! Which name do you prefer?

  • Please log in to reply
52 replies to this topic

#1 *RockTot*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Alexi or Chloe?

Our DS's name is Jacob.  I really like Chloe, but I also really like Alexi and the fact it can be shortened to Ali, Alex or Lexie (whichever she prefers when shes older)

Girls names are too hard!

#2 ~polly~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:07 PM


#3 handsfull

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:09 PM


#4 B.feral3

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

I am not fond of either but I'd probably pick Alexi. Alexandra however is MILES in front.

#5 Kwyjibo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

Out of those two? Chloe.

But I prefer Alexis to Alexi and would choose that over Chloe.

#6 WithSprinkles

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

Chloe (though I do love PP's suggestion of Alexandra and also like Alexis)

#7 Jekaho

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (Kwyjibo @ 05/12/2012, 05:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Out of those two? Chloe.

But I prefer Alexis to Alexi and would choose that over Chloe.

Same here.

#8 la di dah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

Chloe. Nothing wrong with Chloe.

Alexa/Alexandra would win but Alexi does not.

I know I am being a Russki but I cannot hear anything feminine in Alexi as a given name. I don't think Alexa really changes much as far as available nicknames or even length (unlike the otherwise lovely Alexandra/Alexandrina) but my  soul would rest a bit easier. wink.gif

EDIT:  I remembered who I was trying to think of, aside from all the men named Alexei I have known, it was Alexi Laiho.

Edited by la di dah, 05 December 2012 - 04:19 PM.

#9 emlis22

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:17 PM


I prefer Alexa to Alexi and Alexandra/Alexandria more than that.

#10 BlueUnicorn

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

I prefer Alexis to Alexi .  Chloe is nice enough.

#11 LottieCait

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Alexi sounds too masculine to me and I'm not a fan of Chloe either.

Alexandra is great though and you can use Ally, Lexi and Alex still.

#12 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:22 PM


I thought Alexi was a boy's name?

#13 QueenIanthe

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:22 PM


#14 Feral_Pooks

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

Alexi is a male name to my ears. So Chloe.

#15 mini mac

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

I like Lexie and Chloe, with Chloe in front by a smidge. Not a fan of Alexis, alexi or Alexandra

#16 blenheim

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

Sorry but I'm another who thinks of Alexi as a boy name - Alexis would be better.

Not a fan of Chloe personally but it's an ok name.

#17 SophieBear

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:29 PM


I like Alexandra though. Very pretty.

#18 liveworkplay

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

neither, sorry. there are thousands of lovely girls names.....much easier imo then naming boys.

#19 FiveAus

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

Chloe is beautiful and it is such a pretty name to look at as well as say.

#20 la di dah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 05/12/2012, 05:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Chloe is beautiful and it is such a pretty name to look at as well as say.

Yes, I'm quite fond of all the -e ending Chloe/Zoe/Phoebe/Xanthe type names.

#21 Missy Shelby

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

Out of your two options OP, I prefer Chloe.  

I am quite a fan of the name Chloe.

#22 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:49 PM


I'm not a fan of Chloe (sorry to all the Chloes out there nothing personal) and Alexi /Alexei is a boy's name.

Specifically this boy's name...

#23 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

I don't really like Chloe so Alexi wins by default.

I really like tge Alex- family of names and would use Alexander for a boy if Alex didn't sound cartoon-villain-comical with my surname. In saying that, I would prefer Alexandra, Alexis and Alexa - and probably even just Alex or Lexie - to Alexi.

#24 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:13 PM


#25 ****lisa****

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE (liveworkplay @ 05/12/2012, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
neither, sorry. there are thousands of lovely girls names.....much easier imo then naming boys.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Kourtney Kardashian goes nude for art

We've all done some pretty radical things after a big break-up, but Kourtney Kardashian has gone one better.

Video shows babies 'singing' to music in the womb

A new study has shown that babies may actually be able to hear from as early as 16 weeks – 10 weeks earlier than was commonly thought.

Prevent pelvic pain with pre-pregnancy exercise: study

Women who want to stave off aches and pains in pregnancy should exercise regularly before they conceive, experts say.

Dad's hilarious blog about life with twins

A stand-up comedian in the UK has plenty of new material since becoming a dad to twin boys.

Dinosaur products for babies and toddlers

Dinosaurs are one of those classic childhood crazes. We've put together a host of products for dinosaur-mad parents, babies and toddlers.

Restaurant manager sticks up for noisy baby

A mum was left upset by a note from neighbouring diners saying her screaming baby had ruined their dinner.

His name is Cayden: Mum and social media hit back after racist Facebook attack

When a man posted a selfie with a co-worker's son to Facebook, it became a magnet for racist comments.

The Chinese tradition for new mums that can now cost $37,000 a month

Opulent rest time is becoming the gold standard in postpartum recovery, inspired by a Chinese confinement custom known as "sitting the month".

How the media can shape our decisions when it comes to labour

We all like to think that we make our choices in fair, reasoned and well-thought out ways. Not many of us would admit that we allowed the media to influence us in our life choices.

Mum told to express in pet relief area at airport

A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Washington's Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet-relief area.

Heartbreak as mum dies and her baby chokes to death

An Australian woman living in the US collapsed and died while feeding her baby, who then choked to death on his food. 

The hidden mental health illness of anxiety

Anxiety took over Robyn Read's life to such an extent she could not even buy the groceries and felt suicidal.

Two children fall from second storey window

Two young boys have been rushed to hospital after falling out a second-storey window of a home in Eastwood.

Mum gives birth to India's heaviest baby

An Indian woman has given birth to a baby boy weighing a whopping 5.97kg, setting a new record for the country's heaviest baby.

Grandma surprised with brand new granddaughter

Finding out you’re going to be a grandmother can be a very emotional moment. Finding out that you’re a grandmother and the baby is already here is just out of this world.

Saltwater Sandals for babies and toddlers

Many mamas are wearing Saltwater Sandals - why not buy them for your babies and toddlers too?

How to spring clean your body and mind

Whether you're pregnant, already a mum, or are just trying to be a bit more healthy, there are ways to use the rejuvenating season to give yourself a boost.


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.