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#1 Rachiee

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

We have almost decided on the name and we are now just narrowing it down to one of the following;

Alex David
Alex James

DD is Mia Kathleen, David is hubby's name and James is hubby's late grandfather's middle name.

What does everyone think??


#2 badsituation

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

I think Alex James flows nicer then Alex David. I like both though.

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

both names are great,  with your dd mn - is Kathleen your mn or a grandmothers name/middle



#4 Old Grey Mare

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Like both very much. If pressed I would vote for Alex James.

#5 WithSprinkles

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

I prefer Alex James.

(I also prefer the full name of Alexander with nn Alex but I'm guessing you don't?)

#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

I would use Alex David, after your DH.

Honestly, the family connection is much stronger with David, and it sounds like you're clutching at a way to make the most common boys'MN a familyname with James.



#7 Plaxy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

All good names, but I'd go with Alex David, because it's your DH name and James is the default boy's MN.

#8 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

Alexander David. I'm a bit over James.



#9 la di dah

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

Of the two, I'd personally use James, but I have ISSHEWS (i.e. blatant cultural baggage) with using names of live people. There's nothing really wrong with David.

I have to say James is a bit overused as a middle, though, so I dunno what his grandfather's FN was or other family names but I'd be tempted to look around a bit.

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

I'd prefer Alexander David but if you're just going to use Alex, I'd go Alex James.

#11 Carabosse

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

Alexander James. No offense to your DH but I am not a fan of David. I also like the grandparent connection rather than the direct parent connection. I also prefer Alexander as the 'official' name. Could be because there are too many girls in my world who are known as 'Alex'!

I like Alex for a NN.

#12 Rachiee

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 18/12/2012, 09:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
both names are great,  with your dd mn - is Kathleen your mn or a grandmothers name/middle


Kathleen is my late grandmothers name. She passed away from cancer when i was 3 months old and was the person who named me as her dying wish.


QUOTE (Dabri @ 18/12/2012, 09:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would use Alex David, after your DH.

Honestly, the family connection is much stronger with David, and it sounds like you're clutching at a way to make the most common boys'MN a familyname with James.


Hubby's grandfather passed a few years ago and hubby was very close to him. His name was Ernest James Mccallum. We could use Ernest as a middle name or even Callum but neither really flow well with Alex.

QUOTE (la di dah @ 18/12/2012, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of the two, I'd personally use James, but I have ISSHEWS (i.e. blatant cultural baggage) with using names of live people. There's nothing really wrong with David.

I have to say James is a bit overused as a middle, though, so I dunno what his grandfather's FN was or other family names but I'd be tempted to look around a bit.


Hubby's grandfather was Ernest James Mccallum.
We had considered using the name Ernest as a middle name but could not really make it work with our preferred first names. We did also consider Callum as a first or middle name but again couldn't really make it work with the first name.


QUOTE (Carabosse @ 18/12/2012, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alexander James. No offense to your DH but I am not a fan of David. I also like the grandparent connection rather than the direct parent connection. I also prefer Alexander as the 'official' name. Could be because there are too many girls in my world who are known as 'Alex'!

I like Alex for a NN.


Hubby's middle name is Christopher which is is dad's first name which is why we would like to carry this tradition on.

We would not use the name Alexander as we would never call him that. We prefer shorter names, one of the reasons we chose Mia for our daughter.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

I would go for one of the following (they all flow well IMO):


Alex McCallum
Alex Ernest
Callum David


My pick would be Alex McCallum ... that sounds really good.

#14 baddmammajamma

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 18/12/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would go for one of the following (they all flow well IMO):


Alex McCallum
Alex Ernest
Callum David


My pick would be Alex McCallum ... that sounds really good.


Damn! Gudrun always beats me to the punch.

ALEX McCALLUM is FABULOUS -- McCallum makes the connection to your husband's grandfather very clear and avoids the "James-as default- middle-name-even-though-in- your- case- it's- a- family- name" dynamic.

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

Callum David
Alex Callum
Alex Christopher
Alex David

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

Agree with Gudrun and BMJ, although if I had to choose one of your original two it would be Alex David. I don't get why James is so beloved as a middle name.

#17 Harmonica

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:31 AM

Definitely Alex David!

#18 tres-chic

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

Alex David

#19 Carabosse

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (Rachiee @ 18/12/2012, 03:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hubby's middle name is Christopher which is is dad's first name which is why we would like to carry this tradition on.

We would not use the name Alexander as we would never call him that. We prefer shorter names, one of the reasons we chose Mia for our daughter.


Then I think it doesn't matter what the collective EB thinks, you have answered your own question!
You do know if you call him Alex he might get called Lex or Al wink.gif or AJ if you choose Alex James.
Middle name preference might also depend on the flow with the surname. If your surname starts with D his initials would be ADD. But chances are your surname doesn't!

#20 Pipri

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 18/12/2012, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Damn! Gudrun always beats me to the punch.

ALEX McCALLUM is FABULOUS -- McCallum makes the connection to your husband's grandfather very clear and avoids the "James-as default- middle-name-even-though-in- your- case- it's- a- family- name" dynamic.


This original.gif but I think all of them sound great. I do think James sounds great too original.gif

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

or

Alex Jameson

or you could use a mn with the same meaning

#22 IamAuntyA

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

I'm not a fan of using either parents first names in a child's name it just seems like you could'nt bebotherd thinking of another name so just went with the father or mothers name so I say go with Alex James original.gif

#23 4kidlets

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Well, others are arguing dont go worth Alex James because it seems like you couldnt be bothered thinking past the default mn of James wink.gif



I think Alex James or Alex David both go well - as your husband was close to his grandfather and wants to honour him,  I would go for Alex James to acheive this - although  I also like Alex Callum if you wanted to do this.

#24 emlis22

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

I like Alex Ernest.

From your original choices I would go with Alex David.

#25 Harmonica

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

Alex Christopher sounds nice too!




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