Ds1 due any day now, we had originally settled on a name, but family members kept referring to the baby by that name and it started to grate on me, so we are now back to the drawing board! Narrowed it down to either Zachary or Max. No idea which one to use now! Any input oh wise MNetters?
I'm going to be no help as I love both names - they are my favourite boys names . I think Max might edge it slightly for me though I might change my mind tomorrow. I don't think there's any need to lengthen them. I would use Max or Zach and don't see the point of using the longer versions (which I like a lot less). Interestingly, I'm not at all keen on Jacob.
I prefer Max, but Zachary is really nice as well. However, I never get this want to just have a short form of a name - half the fun in a name is being able to shorten it, whilst having a longer version to be 'grown up'!
Variations of Max:
Maximilian Maxwell Maxus Macsen (Welsh), or Maxen (Anglo spelling).