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    Quote Originally Posted by terryg View Post
    I am pretty sure people who name their kids X-ander would be a little more educated then people who name twins Benson & Hedges and Schapelle and Chardonay, naming him after Alexander the Great however we both feel as though Xander would be pretty modern and unique, we like the X pronunciation and TBH I would pronounce it like that like I do Xavier, if I wanted Zander I'd spell it Zander like Xavier I would spell it Zavier
    Yeah look, IMO it's pretty par on par.

    I had a bit of look and noticed you said this in a previous thread regarding names:
    All I care is that our child will be able to find their name on one of those novelty number plates! Also so they wont have to spell it for everyone and that people who see the name can distinguish between Male/Female ie not unisex.

    Your child will have to spell his name for everyone, and having any other spelling than Xander (which is pronounced Zander so will cause confusion if you want it pronounced any other way) is going to have people guessing the gender, because it's essentially made up. Anyway, just food for thought. Your child, your choice of course

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    You want to put a hyphen in there?? Xander is pronounced Zander and is a lovely name. I'm with Degrassi on this one. If you insist it has to be pronounced Xander spell it Exander. Xander will mean your poor son will have to correct it to the X sound all his life and the hyphen makes it look silly. Agree with Party of Three - normally if I don't like a name on here I just say nothing or say it's not my cup to tea. But putting the hyphen in there doesn't make it modern or unique it just looks silly. Sorry I'm trying to be polite and diplomatic but I just don't know how else to word it.

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    If that's the pronunciation you want, like pp said I would spell it Exander. Maybe consider Alexander and you can shorten it as a nickname to give the kid the option later in life... Sorry, but X-Ander is terrible.

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    I don't think Alexander The Great would really like his name to be butchered, tbh.

    Putting a "-" in it would make people pronounce it X Dash Ander, like Le dash a.
    If you want people to pronounce the X, I'd go with Exander over putting a dash in it.

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    OP - I still think you're going to run in to problems with the spelling Exander too because to me that looks like Xander (Zander) with an E in front it. There is already a lot of confusion as to how to spell it so it is pronounced X-Ander like you wish.
    I think in the case, the best bet is to name your child Alexander and then use the nickname exander. When your child starts school you can tell the teachers you call your son exander, but Alexander is easy to pronounce and spell, it's not a uni sex name, and can be found easily on novelty items (which matches your previous criteria). I'm going to leave this thread now so I don't come across as pushy (any more than I probably already do), but I really think naming your son Alexander is the way to go here. I wouldn't think anything much if I asked someone what their baby was called and they said 'Alexander, but we call him exander.' In my head I know how to spell it, I can guess fairly well how to spell the nickname, and it's a nickname....not a name that was made up to be 'unique and cool' that will likely be a painful name for the child to deal with their whole life.
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    There are plenty of spellings that people get incorrect when reading. I think some responses on here are quite harsh.
    My DD has an old name that ends in an E-which all of Europe and most the world pronounce with an A. It's only Aussies that pronounce it with an E -
    We pronounce it "correctly" and by age 3-4 she'd say "my name ends in an E but sounds like an A" then teachers pronounced it correctly.

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    I agree with everyone else, sorry. I don't normally chime in about names either, but Xander is pronounced Zander. That's just how it is. If you love the sound of the X then yes, go with Exander otherwise everyone will pronounce it with a Z. Everyone. And you will be setting yourself up for constant frustration.

    If you love the idea of naming him after Alexander the Great then go right ahead and call him Alexander, or Exander. But X-ander is up there with La-a. People won't know whether to say Exander, or Zander, or Ex Dash Ander (as some people who use a dash like that want it pronounced). And teachers will have him pegged as 'that kid' before he even starts.

    I normally think use a name if you love it, but I honestly think this choice of spelling will cause you (and him) regular frustration and there's so much of that in life already, why bring it upon yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellbell85 View Post
    If that's the pronunciation you want, like pp said I would spell it Exander. Maybe consider Alexander and you can shorten it as a nickname to give the kid the option later in life... Sorry, but X-Ander is terrible.
    I agree with this.
    If you like the sound of X-Ander, you should consider Exander or Alexander. If my parents named me Xander and pronounced it 'Ex Ander', I would change the pronunciation to 'zander' on my own accord to save myself the trouble. Sorry

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    The reason Xavier has an X that can be pronounced alone, is because Xavier is a stand-alone name. Xander is a shortened version of a name. The 'X' is only pronounced with it's full name.

    Please, please don't call your child X-ander...

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    My friends boy is called Xander and tbh I always thought it was just spelt that way. I like it with an X but that's probably because we have one in our circle of friends and are use to it. We also have a Xavier which I love and can't use now because my gf used it but I would've spelt it with an X aswell😁

    I think I'm the only one here that will say use it seeing as you both like it because seriously these days no matter what name you have you will always have to spell it thanks to all the weird spellings of names now.

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