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Maddex or Maddox?

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Noleen Tue 12-Jul-11 11:50:28

Hello, I need to register my baby's name today. We decided on Maddex (Maddex Arran) but am a little apprehensive. Firstly should I spell it Maddex or Maddox and secondly what do you think of the name please?

slowshow Tue 12-Jul-11 11:56:29

I'm not keen on either, but Maddex is definitely the worst option.

Go with Maddox, if you must (it's the spelling Angelina used for her son).

jenrendo Tue 12-Jul-11 11:58:11

Definately Maddox. Maddex remoinds me of tippex for some reason. Maddox is lovely smile

DragonAlley Tue 12-Jul-11 11:59:08

Maddex makes him sound like a mad ex partner! And looks like you can't spell, IMO.

Maddox isn't my kind of name but [shrug]

DragonAlley Tue 12-Jul-11 12:01:25

Do you mean Aaron rather than Arran?

jenrendo Tue 12-Jul-11 12:03:45

I have a boy in my class called Arran, like the isle. Nice and Scottish.

PaperBank Tue 12-Jul-11 12:04:05

Maddox Arran.

(I'd pronounce Aaron as "Airon")

WiiDram Tue 12-Jul-11 12:05:17

Arran is a name in its own right DragonAlley.

Maddex is a bit of an odd spelling though. People will pronounce it 'mad ex' which I am guessing is not what you want. I'd go for Maddox.

DragonAlley Tue 12-Jul-11 12:05:39

Some countries, like Australia, pronounce Aaron as Arran.

TinFairy Tue 12-Jul-11 12:05:45

Maddex sounds like a cleaning product.

going Tue 12-Jul-11 12:07:36

Maddex makes me think of FedExor as others have said Mad- Ex. I would go with Maddox

Noleen Tue 12-Jul-11 12:11:44

yeah, it's Arran after the Isle of Arran in Scotland which is special to our family.

Noleen Tue 12-Jul-11 12:12:58

Do you prefer Arran as a first name?

MrsOzz Tue 12-Jul-11 12:13:23

I quite like either. Maybe decide if a nn would be Max or Dex?

Noleen Tue 12-Jul-11 12:21:00

I thought it might be Maddy?

PaperBank Tue 12-Jul-11 12:22:23

I do prefer Arran as first name.

Not Maddy as nickname, too feminine. Max would be a good nickname.

DragonAlley Tue 12-Jul-11 12:22:49

Noooo, Maddy is a girl nickname.

I do prefer Arran as the first name. More my kind of name, not that that is a reason to change it! grin

I only asked about Arran/Aaron out of curiosity btw.

Noleen Tue 12-Jul-11 12:24:20

Oh dear, my mum said that and she said that he would probably get Maddy?? So is it best for us nick name him then so people follow suit?

BerryLellow Tue 12-Jul-11 12:24:31

We have a similar first name for DS2, and mostly it's shortened to Mads.

Bunbaker Tue 12-Jul-11 12:26:25

"Maddex makes him sound like a mad ex partner! And looks like you can't spell, IMO."

I agree. Also names ending in ex sound like some kind of toiletry or cleaning product. I'm not keen on Maddox, but I don't hate it.

Kveta Tue 12-Jul-11 12:28:12

I was going to suggest shortening it to Mads, but see that BarryLellow has got there first grin <waves manically at bazza>

Maddox Arran is a nice combo, but def spell with the 'o'.

PatriciaHolm Tue 12-Jul-11 12:28:16

Never heard of Maddex, the name is spelt normally spelt Maddox I think so you'll have to get used to people spelling/pronouncing it wrong all the time!

I like Arran, especially as it has ties to your family.

BerryLellow Tue 12-Jul-11 12:35:16


DragonAlley Tue 12-Jul-11 12:38:11

The more I say it, the more I prefer the names the other way round. The X of Maddox runs into the A of Arran. Mad Oxarran.

LetThereBeRock Tue 12-Jul-11 12:48:53

I really don't like Maddex/Maddox. It sounds like a cleaning product.

Arran is lovely and a much nicer first name.

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