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    • vitamin_joe
    • By vitamin_joe 13th Oct 18, 8:29 AM
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    What do you think of the name Xander?
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    • 13th Oct 18, 8:29 AM
    What do you think of the name Xander? 13th Oct 18 at 8:29 AM
    Is it cool, or has it been consigned to naffness by Alexander Armstrong?

    The other name I'm considering is Xan, which is the same name but even shorter.
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 13th Oct 18, 8:35 AM
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    I think of the fish thats a cross between a pike and a perch
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 10:38 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 10:38 AM
    Is it cool, or has it been consigned to naffness by Alexander Armstrong?

    The other name I'm considering is Xan, which is the same name but even shorter.
    Originally posted by vitamin_joe
    Just remember that 'he who has the name has to live with it'.
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 13th Oct 18, 11:05 AM
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    It isn't a name - its a contraction of one.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 13th Oct 18, 11:12 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 11:12 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 11:12 AM
    The other name I'm considering is Xan, which is the same name but even shorter.
    Originally posted by vitamin_joe
    I wouldn't want to go through life having to correct all the people who spell my name as Zan.

    Neither would I want to be associated with the misuse of Xanax - Xan is the nickname for the drug by regular users.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 13th Oct 18, 11:13 AM
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    A friend of my parents had a boxer dog called Xan. It was horribly flatulant.
    That's what Xan always brings to mind for us

    I don't mind Xander (it doesn't have the same connection in my mind)
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 11:13 AM
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    Maybe choose 'Z' as a name. If the recipient doesn't like it, they can always rotate it 90 degrees and be called 'N'.
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 13th Oct 18, 1:43 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:43 PM
    It isn't a name - its a contraction of one.
    Originally posted by pogofish
    Exactly. If you're asking this from the point of view of naming a baby:
    • Naming him Alexander but calling him Xander is perfectly fine
    • Naming him Xander (ie that's the name on his birth certificate) would identify the parents as morons
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Oct 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 2:26 PM
    +1 for ^

    Our sons all have perfectly respectable names on their birth certificates.

    That I call them Lanky, Mouthy & Baby [amongst other more targeted expletives] is legally immaterial.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 13th Oct 18, 2:31 PM
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    With a proper name, you can choose your own diminutive form should you want one. Alec, Alex, Sandy.
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    • By Nick_C 13th Oct 18, 2:33 PM
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    The other name I'm considering is Xan.. .
    Originally posted by vitamin_joe
    Is the baby part Chinese?

    I think you are taking "naffness" to a new level.
    Last edited by Nick_C; 13-10-2018 at 2:36 PM.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 13th Oct 18, 2:40 PM
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    What do I think about the name Xander?

    Well, it's better than "Kulture".
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    • decbel
    • By decbel 13th Oct 18, 2:42 PM
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    Xander-isn't that a river fish.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Oct 18, 4:12 PM
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    Xander-isn't that a river fish.
    Originally posted by decbel
    Already mentioned in post 2.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 4:56 PM
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    Xander-isn't that a river fish.
    Originally posted by decbel
    Already mentioned in post 2.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Maybe it is twins?
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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 13th Oct 18, 5:31 PM
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    The only Xander I've ever heard of was a secondary character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 5:34 PM
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    I would maybe call my goose Xander.
    'Xander The Gander' has a certain ring to it ....
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 13th Oct 18, 6:41 PM
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    The only Xander I've ever heard of was a secondary character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    Originally posted by Callie22
    There's also a good actor called Xander Berkeley, he was in 24 and The Walking Dead.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 6:42 PM
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    There's also a good actor called Xander Berkeley, he was in 24 and The Walking Dead.
    Originally posted by Ames
    I would not name my child after a zombie .....
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Oct 18, 6:53 PM
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    I don't like Alexander Armstrong, and I don't think Xander suits him.

    That completely aside, I quite like Xander as a stand-alone name. Don't worry about it being a short version..... several 'accepted' and ordinary names are actually diminuatives or derivations of other names.
    In some languages it is a stand-alone name, anyway.

    Personally, I prefer Xander to Xan, and I like unusual names, but who cares what I or anyone else thinks? It's what you like that counts.

    If you want to call yourself or your child Xander or Xan, go for it!
    It's got a lot of history!

    If you prefer it with a Z, go for that too! I think that how a name looks is as important as how it sounds and what it means.
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