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Boys names like Ben and Alex (to go with Max)

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duke748 Wed 01-Jun-11 05:29:32

Hi. I am looking for a name for DS2. DS1 is Maximilian (mostly called Max),

I love Benjamin (Ben) but DH has a cousin called this.

I also like Alexander (Alex) but it's very popular at the moment and I'm not sure about two names ending in 'x'.

I kind of want a longer name with a nickname that feels like a good solid, but cheeky, cool mate down the pub!

I also love Leon, but not sure it goes with Max.

Any other ideas for names in this vein?

Please no (obviously) bible or traditional names such as Noah or Edward.

Thanks in advance.

CheerfulYank Wed 01-Jun-11 05:34:40

Samuel nn Sam (it's biblical, but so is Benjamin)
August nn Gus
You could go with Leon but call him Leo, which is better with Max IMO.

Hmmm...know there are more, I'll be back! This is the kind of name I favor too smile

jumpyjack Wed 01-Jun-11 06:10:35

I like Leon and think it sounds fine with Max. Other suggestions:

Max and Dominic (Dom)
Max and Seth
Max and Tobias (Toby)
Max and Nicholas (Nick)

jumpyjack Wed 01-Jun-11 06:21:11

One more:

Max and Edwin (Ed)

duke748 Wed 01-Jun-11 11:34:47

Thanks for ideas so far, none really jumping out at me yet though. Any more ideas will be gratefully received.

Hedwig3 Wed 01-Jun-11 12:01:46


BlueChampagne Wed 01-Jun-11 12:50:12

Agree Leon/Leo and Max sound fine together.


Cheeruploveitmightneverhappen Wed 01-Jun-11 12:56:14

Daniel (Dan/Danny)
Jeremy (Jem)
Joshua (Josh)

moonbells Wed 01-Jun-11 12:58:46

Does it matter that your DH has a cousin called Ben?
My cousins between them had Matthew, David and Mark and we have several Johns in the wider family and given our fondness for certain 70's science fiction we didn't dare think of Luke, which put paid to all the gospel writers, but half of me still wishes I'd thought stuffit and gone for one of them.

duke748 Wed 01-Jun-11 13:12:14

Ooh! Lots more ideas, thanks.

DHs cousin is an arse aparantly. Grr. Love, love, love Ben!

My best friend's son is Theo, which is another thing that put me off Leon as he couldn't be a Leo!

Hmmm.. Decisions, decisions.

Any others lovely ladies?

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 13:14:33

Max and Evan
Max and Joseph/Joe

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 13:15:09

Was going to say Max and Patrick/Paddy, but then thought of Phoenix Nights ....

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 13:17:05

Max and Asa
Max and Lucas/Luke

AngryFeet Wed 01-Jun-11 13:19:00

I have a Ben and it is the best boys name ever. Does it really matter about your DHs cousin? I know some Bens who I hated but my Ben is lovely smile

I also liked Sam a lot when we were choosing a name.

cantpooinpeace Wed 01-Jun-11 13:19:54

My hubby is Max and his brother is Rod!

I know another Max with brothers, Jake & Lee.

CheerfulYank Wed 01-Jun-11 13:24:57

The Max's I know well in RL have brothers named Mitchell, Jack, and Ian.


mayanna123 Wed 01-Jun-11 14:12:56

I think these sound good together
Max & Sam
Max & Quin
Max & Tom

I don't think Max & Matt work together smile.

dexifehatz Wed 01-Jun-11 15:08:11


eatyourveg Wed 01-Jun-11 15:24:49

What about Tom? Works well with Max I think

mrsdaz Wed 01-Jun-11 16:07:20

Max and Mason
Max and Nathan (Nathanial)
Max and Harris (Harrison)
Max and Alister

I also love the name Ben though

pilates Wed 01-Jun-11 20:25:07

Max and William (Will)
Max and Joseph (Joe)
Max and Nathan (Nat)

All sound good to me

no1childminder Wed 01-Jun-11 20:31:36


LemoryMane Wed 01-Jun-11 20:49:57

When I think of Max, Ben, Alex I think of...


goodnightmoon Thu 02-Jun-11 10:16:23

face it, you've chosen the best boy's name already and nothing else will sound right! at least that's my feeling, having a max and reading this (also pg but don't know yet if boy or girl).

these are a bit dull but I suppose I'm thinking along the lines of Tom (Thomas) or Ted (Edward - I see you rejected already). I like Sam but I have a cousin by that name. Max and Sam sounds pretty good though.

mmm. struggling now. George?

sunshinebehindeverycloud Thu 02-Jun-11 18:23:25

Jacob (Jake)
Christopher (Chris)

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