What's in a name?
A few years back I dropped my given name for the name Alex.  I don't know why.  It's just sounded cool.  It also turned out to be a lot more fun for coming up with interesting email sign-offs.  I also liked placing brackets around the "x" for some reason.

Most of these are original to me, but many of them have been provided by friends (including a couple of girlfriends).  I can't remember which are from whom, so I apologize for not giving credit.  Some of them are better than others and a few are truely sad puns.  Just assume those weren't coined by yours truely.

Admittedly, some of these are a stretch, but it was fun just brainstorming them over the years.



The following are loosely organized by theme:

Variations on famous names
Ale[x] the Great
Malcolm Ale[X]
Ale[x] Cooper
Geraldo RivAle[x]
Ale[x]ter Crowley
Jason Ale[x]ander
Ale[x] Van Halen
Woody Ale[x]

Movie and book references
Everything you every wanted to know about Ale[x] *but were afraid to ask...
Ale[x] and the Single Girl
Ale[x] and the City
The Ale[x]-Files
Triple Ale[X]
Project Ale[X]
The Opposite Ale[x]
Lights, Camera, Ale[x]
Ale[x]celsior
Oedipus Ale[x]
indecent proposale[x]
Ale[x]pector Gadget
Racer Ale[X]
Ale[x]odus
chemicAle[x] burn
ALX-1138
Ale[x] Reloaded
Ale[x], Lies, and Videotape
Ale[x]it stage left
Ale[X]-rated
Go Ask Ale[x]
Ale[x] Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Bob & Ted & Carol & Ale[x]
Ale[x] in Wonderland
The Great Ale[x]cape
Ale[x]cape From New York
Ale[x]'s Restaurant
Al-e[x]-term-in-ate
American History Ale[X]
The Ale[x]orcist
Ale[x]it to Eden
Ale[X]istenZ
Ale[x]imus
Super-ale[x]-fragalistic-ale[x]-pee-alidocious!

Star Wars references (these deserve a special category)
Ale[x]-wing fighter
The Phantom Ale[x]
Chewbaccale[x]
In a gAle[x]y far, far away...

Comic book references
Ale[X]-man
Ale[x]calibur
Professor Ale[X]
Ale[X]-factor
Ale[x]celsior
MetropAle[x]
Generation Ale[X]
Ale[x] Summers
Ale[x] Luthor

Musical
Ale[x]treme metal!
Ale[x]pander circuit
heavy metAle[x]
Al-XS
Ale[x], Drugs, and Rock & Roll
Ale[x]tended remix
Ale[x]pression pad (synth reference)
Ale[x]y and 17

Pink Floyd references
TerminAle[x] Frost
Several Species of Small Furry AnimAle[x]
Wots... Uh the DeAle[x]
The FinAle[x] Cut
the fletcher memoriAle[x] home
The TriAle[x]

General Science and Medicine
Ale[X]-ray
Ale[x]tronaut
Ale[x]celleration
Ale[x]obiology
Ale[x]oskeleton
ChrystAle[x]
Ale[x]ploratory surgery
archeologiAL EXcavation
Ale[x]tension cord
Ale[x]pectorate
MinerAle[x]
Ale[x]creting kidney stones
anthrAle[x]
Ale[x]cape velocity
Ale[x]perimentAle[x]
medicAle[x]
parAle[x] view
theoreticale[x]
Ale[x]othermic
Tyrannosaurus Ale[x]
opticale[x] illusion
Ale[x]tra-terrestrial
Ale[X]-chromosome

Neuroscience
Ale[x]planted neural tissue
Ale[x]citatory post-synaptic potential
Ale[x]ocrine gland
frontAL cortEX
Ale[x]citatory synapse
Ale[x]cised brain region
neurALEXplorer
Ale[x]citotoxic
Ale[x]panded consciousness

Math and Computers
seriale[x]
Ale[x] = (y-b)/m
Windows Ale[XP]
Ale[x]adecimal
PDAle[x]
Ale[x]pressed in binary
Ale[x]panding universe
internet Ale[x]plorer
Ale[x]ponent
AleXP
Ale[x]changing email
Ale[x]-axis
Ale[x]iting Windows
DigitAle[x]cavation
Ale[x]ternal drive
Ale[x]ploring the web
AleXYZ
Globale[x] positioning satellite
Ale[x]panded presence on the web
Ale[x]ster
Ale[X]-box
fractAle[x]
Ale[x]trapolation
web portale[x]
Ale[x]cite.com
Ale[X]TML
Ale[x]tronic

Urban exploration
Ale[x]pert tunneler
Ale[x]plorer
Urban Ale[x]ploration
ProfessionAL EXplorer
Ale[x]pelunker

Tis the season...
Ale[x]mas party animale[x]
no Ale[x]mas presents 4 U
Ale[x]mas shopping
the ghost of Ale[x]mas past
Merry Ale[x]mas and a Drunken New Year!
Ale[x]mas decorations

Personalities and emotions 
Ale[x]troverted
Ale[x]istentialist
IntAle[x]ual
Ale[x]pectant
Ale[x]plicative
hystericAle[x]
Ale[x]plicit
Ale[x]tremely honest
irrationAle[x]
Ale[x]alted
Ale[x]tremist
Alexcentric
Ale[x]uberant
Ale[x]asperated
faciALEXpression

Sexual 
SensuALE[X]perience
Ale[x]tramarital affair
SexuALEXperimentation
Alicks
HeteroAle[x]ual
Ale[x]ual revolutionary
Alex the Cat (o'nine tails)
Ale[x]otic dancer
Ale[x]ual dysfunction
physicale[x] attraction
Ale[x]tacy
Ale[x]hibitionist
Ale[x]ual healing

From email with my ex-wife
Ale[x]husband
Ale[x]cile
Ale[x]boyfriend
Ale[x]tranged

Everything else...
Steak & Ale[x]
Ale[x]terminator
SupernaturALE[X]perience
Ale[x]humed
Mentale[x]
Ale[x]actly
Ale[x]cel
Ale[x]ative
Ale[x]us is expensive
Ale[x]icon
Ale[x[iom
Ale[x]tended family
mysticAle[x]
Ale[x]tremely weird
Ale[x]otic
MentALEXhaustion
Ale[x]kimo
Ale[x]ican jumping bean
Ale[x]plosion
Ale[x]cetera
Ale[x]pelled
Ale[x]ceed
endlessly Ale[x]pounding
Ale[x]press male
Ale[x]cuse
Ale[x]pand
Ale[x]cape valve
Ale[X]TC
Ale[x]pert opinion
Ale[x]pectation
ninjAle[x]
Ale[X]-lax
Ale[x]pire
Ale[x]treme sports
hot tamAle[x]
Ale[x]pose
Ale[x]ploratory committee
Ä/è)(p%rêr
Ale[x]ample
Ale[x]pansion pack
standardized Ale[x]amination
Ale[x]ecute
Ale[x]ecutor of the Estate
Ale[x]tremely poor liar
indecent Ale[x]posure
Ale[x]ecutor
Ale[X]FM
emergency Ale[x]it
vitAle[x]
Ale[x] deus machina
Ale[x]otic pet
Ale[x]cavator
Ale[x]press transit
The CardinAle[x]
orAL EXactitude
pedagogicAle[x]
Ale[x]pionage
Ale[x]press delivery
Ale[x]cedrin
Financiale[x]
Alexterous
Ale[x]haust pipe
Ale[x]cess
Chief Ale[x]ecutive Officer
Ale[x]vestite
Ale[x]tricated
Ale[x]cellerator
Ale[x]cellerated
Ale[x]pired
Ale[x]cavate
endlessly Ale[x]pounding
Ale[x]tracted
Ale[x]cuse me?
Ale[x]ceeding Ale[x]pectations
Ale[x]tended getaway
Ale[x]quisitely crafted
Ale[x]ternale[x]
Ale[x]cerpt
Ale[x]communicated
inAle[x]plicable
Presidentale[x] material
Ale[x]hale
Ale[x]ecutive order
Ale[x]foliated
Ale[x]toral college
Ale[x]patriated
Ale[x]temporaneous
Ale[x]cruciating
pain in the Ale[x]
Ale[x]panded edition
Ale[x]travagant
NationAle[x]
Ale[x]emption
Dollar GenerAle[x]
Ale[x]ceeding Ale[x]pectations
the Ale[x]tortionist
Ale[x] post facto
Ale[x]acerbate
Ale[x]acting
Ale[x]peditious
Ale[X]avier
Ale[x]phyxiation
Ale[X] marks the spot
Ale[x]tortionist
MentALEXhaustion
Ale[x]aggerated
Ale[x]cellency
Ale[x]cessive
Ale[x]tended hours
illogicAle[x]
Ale[x]kimo kisses
closer Ale[x]amination
educationale[x]
Ale[x]haustive
eternAle[x]
Ale[x]traordinary
Ale[x]clusive
Ale[x]convict
cynicAle[x]
historicAL EXhibition
Ale[x]clamation point
Ale[x]communicated
Ale[x]humed
Ale[x]oteric
Ale[x]pendable
Ale[x]pensive
Ale[x]ploitation
insomniAlex
Ale"x"s and "o"s
Ale[x]acerbater
Ale[x]foliating
@!3xp!0®3®
Ale[x]port
double Ale[x]posure
Ale[x]quisite
cruciAle[x]
Ale[x]calation
Ale[x]patriot
Ale[x]trasensory perception
DuAL EXhaust
Ale[x]tension cord
Ale[x]tensive
smart Ale[x]
Ale[x]tinguished
Ale[x]tensive guitar collection
Ale[x]ternale[x]
Ale[x]pionage!
A/€><p¦ø®€®
technicale[x]
Ale[x]amine
Ferale[x]
Ale[x]pressway
MythologicAle[x]
Immortale[x]
mythicale[x]
asymmetricAle[x]
Ale[x]cape artist
Ale[x]aggeration
Ale[x]istence
finALEXam
Ginger Ale[x]
Ale[x]ception to the rule
additionale[x]
Ale[x]cuse me?
unofficiAle[x]
Ale[x]pressionist
AleXOXOX
terminale[x]
Ale[x]treme makeover
Alexxkazaam
Alexidasical
physicale[x]
Ale[x]pedient
PhysicAL EXam
Ale[x]cellence in journalism
the NationALEXaminer

Total = ~335
More fun with names
Another convenient spin on my new name was that my partner and I abbreviate "Dani and Alex" as "DnA."  Of course, that can't quite compete with the fact that Douglas Adams' initials were DNA and he was born in Cambridge in 1952.  That's just too cool.

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