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#1 mummmi79

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

Hello all..
Wdyt of the boys name Zander/Xander?
Thanks in advance :-)

#2 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

I like it but definitely Xander not Zander. It always reminds me of Buffy and I love that show.

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

it's ok,  prefer the
Xander spelling

#4 Liadan

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

My nephew is a Zander. I love the name.

IMO, Xander is short for Alexander. Zander is a name in it's own right. (and I prefer Zander)

#5 ImpatientAnna

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Neither are my style but I much prefer Xander.

#6 ~Peaches~

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

I don't mind it, I prefer the spelling Xander original.gif

#7 ~sydblue~

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I prefer the Xander spelling. Zander reminds me of Zoolander.

#8 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

Xander is fine as a nickname to Alexander. Zander I hate.

#9 Leslie Knope

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

I don't really like it but prefer the Xander spelling.

#10 MoonPie

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Xander, with the full name Alexander original.gif

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Cannot stand either. They just don't sound like real names. I just cannot picture a grown man named Zander.

#12 outdoorgirl81

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Love Xander, not a fan of Zander, I would use full name Alexander, NN Xander

#13 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (Liadan @ 20/01/2013, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My nephew is a Zander. I love the name.

IMO, Xander is short for Alexander. Zander is a name in it's own right. (and I prefer Zander)

Actually Zander is a variant of Xander, which is a variant of Alexander http://www.behindthename.com/name/zander. So neither are really names in their own right.

I prefer Alexander NN Xander.

#14 cesca

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

If DD had been a boy she would have been called Zander.

Although I've kind of gone off it a little now...  rolleyes.gif

We picked the Z spelling as I was paranoid someone would pronounce it like Ex-ander.

Didn't want it to be short for Alexander, don't like that name.

#15 Mischief Managed

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Love Xander biggrin.gif

#16 cesca

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:08 PM


Edited by cesca, 20 January 2013 - 09:09 PM.

#17 Super Cat

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Love Xander. Not a fan of it spelled Zander.

#18 la di dah

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Alexander is like Elizabeth or Catherine to me - Timeless, classic, and a range of nicknames that go in and out of style themselves.

Xander is an "in" option at the moment but I personally would rather use it as a NN than alone. But that's just my style.

#19 sophiebbear

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

I like it!

#20 Magenta_

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hi there,

I like the name Alexander with the option of nicknames of either Alex or Xander.
Like someone else mentioned, Zander made me think of Zoolander!

Good luck!

#21 niggles

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I like it but I'd probably use Alexander and keep it as a nickname.

#22 Gudrun

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Diminutives so often morph into variants and variants are names in their own right and usage is what does it and that means any of us.

When we look at names like Sandro, Sander, Sasha and Alec they are all used as names in their own right and are all diminutives of Alexander or equivalent. There is no reason why Xander or Zander should be any different IMO.   As LDD suggested it is all a matter of taste.

Look at all the variants (languages other than English and diminutives from any language) of say Elizabeth or Margaret for other examples of this.

#23 ~Faye~

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

My nephew is Alexander but we all call him Xander..

#24 José

Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:43 AM

Its ok. Much prefer xander spelling.

#25 Imaginary friend

Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Not a great fan of X starting names, Xander (or Zander) included

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