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Naming / Nicknames for Aleksandra or Alexandra?


Kasia84 8 | 40
22 Oct 2011 #1
I am debating with the spell: Aleksandra or Alexandra?

I live in Canada (I moved to Canada when I was a little girl with my family).

Thanks! :)
pgtx 30 | 3,156
22 Oct 2011 #2
in Polish: Aleksandra
pip 10 | 1,659
22 Oct 2011 #3
honestly, either one. Canada (I am Canadian) is so multicultural- people will get it.
ShawnH 8 | 1,507
22 Oct 2011 #4
Naming Aleksandra or Alexandra?

Aleksandra

My opinion.
patrick 6 | 113
22 Oct 2011 #5
We named our son Aleksander when he was born in Poland, and now outside Poland he is one of those kids that always has to correct his name when people spell it wrong. Decide where he's going to grow up and choose that one.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
22 Oct 2011 #6
Why wait till she grows up, it's not going to change anything, blimey, my name is an old English name yet people always spell it wrong!

I'd go with x spelling and save the poor child a life of frustration...take it from someone who knows :)
patrick 6 | 113
22 Oct 2011 #7
Amathyst, for as many times as I've read your response, I can't make sense of it.

If a kid/person constantly has to say "no it's aleksandra, not alexandra" they may get sick of it.

It's my two cents.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
22 Oct 2011 #8
If a kid/person constantly has to say "no it's aleksandra, not alexandra" they may get sick of it.

what if the kid won't live in Canada?
people have some weird names and are asked to spell them all the time... not only foreigners... how many spellings can there be of one name? many.

don't exaggerate.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
22 Oct 2011 #9
Amathyst, for as many times as I've read your response, I can't make sense of it.

Sorry, I misread your post, I thought you said "wait till he grows up" not where they grow up, apologies..But I think if she intends to live in Canada, she should go with the x ....

By the way Aleksandra or Alexandra would be female :D ...Either way a lovely name, my nephew is an Alexander, good strong male name! :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
22 Oct 2011 #10
If a kid/person constantly has to say "no it's aleksandra, not alexandra" they may get sick of it.

do children go by their full name these days ? are nicknames a thing of the past ?

even some adults use short forms.

one has no idea how a name will be changed over time.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
22 Oct 2011 #11
what if the kid won't live in Canada?
people have some weird names and are asked to spell them all the time... not only foreigners... how many spellings can there be of one name? many.
don't exaggerate.

If you get your name spelt wrong on a daily basis (I do) its frustrating....Alexandra is the Western spelling..so why not make the kids life easy and spell it that way if they are going to live in a none slavic country...As for how many ways:

My name is Shelley, here are a few that people have come up with over the years!

Shelley (perfect 10/10)
Shelly (annoying!)
Sheley (wtf)
Shelee (wtf?)
Sheila (yeah, I think some people are deaf!)
Chelley (this was the most recent)
Peter Cracow
23 Nov 2011 #12
In polish name "x" looks pretentious and inelegant, if you ask.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
23 Nov 2011 #13
...and the other way arguably has the same effect with anglophones !
Havok 10 | 912
23 Nov 2011 #14
I am debating with the spell: Aleksandra or Alexandra?

If you live in Canada you should stick with x. You'll save your kid a lot of explaining in the future. Looks better on the resume as well.
littlejagoda 1 | 26
24 Nov 2011 #15
Why wait till she grows up, it's not going to change anything, blimey, my name is an old English name yet people always spell it wrong!

I'd go with x spelling and save the poor child a life of frustration...take it from someone who knows :)

Agreed.
GoldenSummer 2 | 2
17 Feb 2014 #17
Merged: Nicknames for "Aleksandra" or "Aleksandrina"

Hello,

could you please tell me what polish nicknames there are for the names "Aleksandrina" or "Aleksandra"?

Thank you very much in advance and kind regards!
nikzzz - | 4
17 Feb 2014 #18
Name like 'Aleksandrina' doesn't exist in Polish. But nicknames for 'Aleksandra' are: Ola (the most popular one), Olka, OleĊ„ka, Olka, Aleks (less popular one).
GoldenSummer 2 | 2
17 Feb 2014 #19
Does the diminutive "Sashenka" exist in Polish?
nikzzz - | 4
17 Feb 2014 #20
No, we don't use this diminutive. It's a russian form of this name.
Wulkan - | 3,243
18 Feb 2014 #21
Does the diminutive "Sashenka" exist in Polish?

It's not a Polish name
sir_erwin 1 | 6
22 May 2015 #22
My beautiful cousin, Aleksandra, is called "Ola"; and her twin brother, Wojciech, is called "Wojtek".
Alexandraaaaa
25 Apr 2017 #23
My name is Alexandra and I live in a western non slavic country. People are almost always more likely to write "Aleksandra" or even "Alexsandra" (never met anyone or heard of anyone who write it that way, but people are still assuming that over Alexandra with a x only). I have to correct people all the time.
terri 1 | 1,664
26 Apr 2017 #24
Feminine - Aleksandra - (no matter how it is spelt) will get called 'Ola', masculine Alexander will get called 'Olek'


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