Alexander: Baby Name of the Day

Jeanne Sager
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Alexander may have had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, but he didn't do it alone.

According to the Baby Name Finder, it's the sixth most popular boys name in the states, and with an Alexander, an Alex and an Alec in my own family, I can tell you it spawns plenty of variations.

Greek for "protector of mankind," there's no doubt it's one of those names you bestow on a bouncing baby boy and hope he grows into a strapping young man.

He's got some big shoes to fill. Think historical ruler Alexander the Great, or hockey bad boy Alexander Ovechkin.

And for days when the name just doesn't seem to fit, there are nicknames galore. Try Alex, Xander, Al, and Lex on for size.

What are your suggestions for Alexander variations?

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