Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Xander

My girlfriend and I are having a HUGE fight right now:

Do people know that Xander is a nickname for Alexander? Meaning, if I first met you, and said, "My name if Xander," you might think, "Oh, that's short for Alexander?"

Please help us, or we are going to break up.

15 comments:

Ted said...

Of course. This was proven by one Xander Harris. And you know where he's from.

Monica said...

nope. wouldn't have thought that. always thought it was just a crazy name...until now.

Stefan said...

I definitely knew that, but I had to find it out at some point -- it wasn't intuitive.

But I've known it for the past ten years or so.

Bill said...

Why yes, how else would i draw parallels between friends/acquaintances named Alex and Vin Diesel's character from XXX?

baz said...

if the "i had no idea" outnumber the "sure everyone knows that", who wins?

and for what it's worth, i had no idea. i think i thought xander started with a z, but i seriously doubt i ever went so far as to imagine it's spelling.

alex's girlfriend said...

let's not ask who wins, baz, as that would clearly tip the scales. thank you all, though, for your honest responses. this is a very serious issue.

i'm PRETTY sure we'll be able to stay together regardless of the outcome, but if there are any snarky anonymi waiting in the wings, this could be your opportunity to win alex over!

Anonymous said...

i knew. credit: xander from buffy the vampire slayer.

WordsSayNothing said...

What else would Xander be a nickname for?

Anonymous said...

Topher

alex's girlfriend said...

ALSO, my older sister had a housemate in college called "ert".

anyone?

dusty said...

Pervert. i knew him. i knew him well. Pervert Ellis Jauron.

christopher said...

I tried to go by "Topher" for a month or so in fourth grade. Didn't stick.

Alex, regardless of whether you and Marni break up over this, you should definitely try going by Xander. Because your name would be XANDER ZALBEN.

Digital Fortress said...

Xander The Great, one of the most successful military commanders in history?

Nope, I wouldn't immediately put Alexander and Xander together if not told that it was short for it.

The Jode said...

Totally.

Alex said...

Update: we didn't break up.