About Abby Sandel

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What do you think?


  1. Alexine sounds like a heroine who dies of consumption. But Alix, I adore The coolest, prettiest girl name going.

  2. To me Alexine sounds like a chemical compound, probably because of Benzin, the German word for gasoline/petrol. I’d stick to Alexandra or Alexandrine — or even the lovely Sandrine.

  3. For me, it sounds like a mash up of Alex and any name that ends in -ine (like my name, Kristine). Like a celebrity couple or something.

  4. I love the Alex- names, for the most part. (Alexus gives me fits) and I adore that -ine sound (& look) so Alexine does appeal quite a bit. Fascinating history she’s got. She’d have to be a middle for me, sisters Josephine & Alexine are a bit too jokey sounding. But I definitely like Alexine! 🙂

  5. Something about names that end in the -ine sound just bugs me. I really can’t like them. (The lone example of this is Josephine) They sound so…downmarket to me. So while I adore Alexandra, Alexandria, and Alessandra, I really can’t get behind Alexine. That, and when I say it out loud it sounds odd. Like it’s missing a syllable or something. I don’t know.

  6. Alexina started out life in Scotland as a contraction of Alexandrina, so you’re probably right about Alexine too from Alexandrine.