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Maximus for a boy?

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061678719x Thu 15-Sep-16 21:47:10

Maximus is my top boy name. Me and my boyfriend love it but everyone we tell it to says 'oh no you can't call him Maximus' as if it's ridiculous. But it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks really. Maximus, yes or no???

LineyReborn Thu 15-Sep-16 21:48:14

It's up to you.

Ilovewillow Thu 15-Sep-16 21:52:56

I like it. I knew a Maximillian, also a cool name!

ImperialBlether Thu 15-Sep-16 21:56:05

Maximilian is a great name. Maxwell has other connotations. Is Maximus a name?

Middleoftheroad Thu 15-Sep-16 21:58:45


Dontrocktheboat Thu 15-Sep-16 22:00:47

What if he is small, skinny and a bit of a geek? Would only use if you are certain he will live up to it ( personally not massively keen - Max is ok)

MrsJoeyMaynard Thu 15-Sep-16 22:03:05

It's very Roman.

Max is nice as a nickname for Maximus.

Sandsnake Thu 15-Sep-16 22:03:09

Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife?

Pretty cool name, though.

ImAMorningPerson Thu 15-Sep-16 22:03:24

My sons mare at pre school is Maksymillian... Yes spelt exactly like that.
It's cute and really suits him.
Maximus tho, I dunno...

ImperialBlether Thu 15-Sep-16 22:04:11

I get so angry at spellings like that!

TheLegendOfBeans Thu 15-Sep-16 22:05:10

Make sure his middle names are Decimus Meridius 😉

All joking aside, I really like it, and the nn would be Max which is nice too.

QueenLizIII Thu 15-Sep-16 22:06:34

He will have his vengeance in this or the next.

Cool name though, I do like it.

TheLegendOfBeans Thu 15-Sep-16 22:06:35

Blether and Morning not to slingshot you but that's the Eastern Bloc way of spelling Maximilian confused

QueenLizIII Thu 15-Sep-16 22:06:46

This life or the next

Iamcheeseman Thu 15-Sep-16 22:07:49

I love it and it was on my shortlist. Day to day they would be known as max anyway.

QueenLizIII Thu 15-Sep-16 22:08:30

Yup Hotel Maksymilian in Krakow.

Onenerfwarfrombreakdown Thu 15-Sep-16 22:14:46

Yes DS has a Polish boy in his class called Maks, that's how it's spelt in Polish.

I too automatically thought of the Gladiator film and all the quotes that previous posters have come out with - it is a fab film and a very strong character but quite a lot to live up to? If you can stand everybody quoting lines from the film at you and your son for the rest of time next few years, then why not?

QueenLizIII Thu 15-Sep-16 22:17:28

However the film was 16 years ago now.

Will the children of this generation know of it as we do?

Could go the whole mile with Maximus Decimus Meridius.

carrieswar Thu 15-Sep-16 22:19:59

I have a Max and he gets called Maximus all the time. So maybe go with Max and use Macimus as the nickname if you are unsure.

0pti0na1 Fri 16-Sep-16 09:05:31

Maximus is a great name and less of a mouthful than Maximillian.

Jooni Fri 16-Sep-16 09:08:31

It's definitely a cool name, but it's also quite a big name to pull off. Seconding Maximilian as a potential alternative, or how about just Maxim? I love that, very dashing.

ImAMorningPerson Fri 16-Sep-16 10:52:56

I had idea. Thought it was just a funky new spelling. It's cute either way.

Loving Maxim, very cool... Super cool Infact!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 16-Sep-16 11:10:15

Yes, call him Maximus. People will call him Max, yet if you named him Max, they would probably lengthen it anyway.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 16-Sep-16 11:13:51

Love it, love Maxim even more.

girlandboy Fri 16-Sep-16 11:14:08

A cousin of mine has just called her new baby Maximus, so you wouldn't be the first!
I like it smile

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