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Gray or Max?

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carrie105 Tue 18-Mar-14 16:31:31

We have a girls name, but are stuck on a boys name.

We like Gray and Max. He would be Grayson or Maximilian for birth certificate purposes.

I am a bit wobbly about both. I'm wobbly on Max due to DH being Matt (Matthew), and Max and Matt being a bit cutesy together (DH is unconcerned), and I love Gray, but am a bit concerned a) with Grayson being a bit 'chavvy' (sorry to use the word, but easiest way to explain), and also people thinking his full name might be Graham.

Any thoughts?

MoonHare Tue 18-Mar-14 16:35:04

I prefer Max to Gray.

Don't worry about similarity to DH's name, plenty of people give their children the same names as them doesn't seem to raise many eyebrows.

Amy106 Tue 18-Mar-14 16:44:49

I wouldn't worry about Max being so close to Matt unless your name also starts with Ma... Max, Matt and Maria, for example, would be a mouthful.

I like Max better than Gray.

findingherfeet Tue 18-Mar-14 16:47:10

I like both! grin

MichelloBarner Tue 18-Mar-14 16:48:05

I like them both. Max is a strong timeless classic and Gray is simple and unusual.

MuffTheMagicDragonButter Tue 18-Mar-14 16:52:04

I love Gray, unusual and simple. Wonder whether people will want to spell it Grey though?

Don't like Grayson at all, sorry.

Max is too popular IMO.

nicename Tue 18-Mar-14 17:01:56

Is Gray a name? Grayson - well, Larry or Perry, hmmmmmmm.

SomethingAboutNothing Tue 18-Mar-14 17:18:33

I prefer Max, and really like Maximilian. Gray is ok.

ToffeeJungle Tue 18-Mar-14 17:45:21

I like both.
Gray is obviously more unusual if that makes a difference.
And I wouldn't worry about Matt and Max either.
If I had to pick Id go for Gray.

LizSurly Tue 18-Mar-14 21:39:40

Grayson is yak!! I like max.
It might be too irish for u but Greagoir is nice and first syllable is gray.

soontobeslendergirl Tue 18-Mar-14 21:47:30

How about Maxwell with Max for short?

I like Gray but prefer it for a girl tbh

aGirlDownUnder1 Tue 18-Mar-14 22:11:33

Grayson is lovely, and unusual. Maximilian sounds so 'wet' and Max is so overused.

ChaffinchOfDoom Tue 18-Mar-14 22:16:10

Gray puts Christian in my head blush of 50 shades......

ChaffinchOfDoom Tue 18-Mar-14 22:16:59

Maximillian is a James Bond villain, but better than Maxwell ....
Max as it is is lovely

mrsbug Tue 18-Mar-14 22:26:11

Max is best. Normally I prefer long names for the birth certificate but Max is a name in its own right, IMO

DramaAlpaca Tue 18-Mar-14 22:28:08

I prefer Max.

I saw Gray & instantly thought it was short for Graham.

Max & Matt are fine together, btw.

Mireio Wed 19-Mar-14 00:00:45

I prefer Max. Gray sounds like a name for a greyhound or something.

hunreeeal Wed 19-Mar-14 00:35:33

I like Max. Grayson is rather pasty and weedy.

HippoCritic Wed 19-Mar-14 04:08:17

I don't like the nickname Gray, but I LOVE the name Grayson- I know a Greyson, but the Grayson spelling is nicer imo. It sounds strong and handsome, but works well for a small kid. Also wide nickname potential- as well as Gray, there's Sonny and so on.

Max sounds like a dog name imo confused but that might just be me, so ignore it. Maximilian sounds quite cool.

KefaloniaBaby Wed 19-Mar-14 08:22:15

Oh I love Gray. Loved it when pregnant with DS but my husband vetoed it. The bastard. grin

For some reason I think I would have spelt it Grey though.

Really dislike Grayson though. A lot.

SavoyCabbage Wed 19-Mar-14 08:24:45

Gray is so damp. And spell check changes to to Gary.

noodlebum Wed 19-Mar-14 09:03:52

Not a fan of Maximillian (although Max on it's own is fine), quite like Gray(son) though!

pygmy Wed 19-Mar-14 10:04:13

Max is a good name.

LizSurly Wed 19-Mar-14 10:21:15

What about short for Grady?

Grady not my bag but it's got a bit mor giz than Grayson which is as somebody else said dusty and weedy.

I prefer Grey too.

squoosh Wed 19-Mar-14 11:15:28

Maximillian is a bit Eurotrash playboy.

Gray is better.

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