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(27 Posts)
Wh4tn4m3 Sat 28-Jan-17 10:52:00

I really like Sebastian. Dh hates it and doesn't want to consider it at all.

He is set on Max which I can warm to, however I'm not too sure about the longer version of it: Maximilian, Maxwell, Maximus, Maxton?confused
I really want Valentin as a middle name in memory of my late father whom I loved very much.
Sister is Alexandra.

What do you think?

AuntieStella Sat 28-Jan-17 10:54:47

Well I don't think you can have a name that your DH actively dislikes.

I's go for Maxim or Maximillian as longer forms for Max, probably the latter with Valentin as middle name as I think that flows better.

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Jan-17 11:01:56

I prefer Maxwell. Maxim Valentin sounds a bit jerky.

Stonewash Sat 28-Jan-17 11:12:54

I like Maximus as full name for Max.

Other long-ish names for boys...


YetAnotherMother Sat 28-Jan-17 11:19:14

I'm a bit sad because I think I'll have to drop Valentin as i feel it doesn't go with any Max variation at all

Jooni Sat 28-Jan-17 12:06:00

Why not just Max Valentin? That sounds uber cool.

I love Maxim and Maximilian as longer forms but agree they don't flow too well with Valentin. We're going for Valentin/Valentine as a middle name for DC2 if it's a boy in memory of a Valerie and we've chosen a super short first name to go with it, or it would be a bit of a mouthful IMO. Though as it's an important honour name for you maybe the sentiment trumps the flow of the name?

Nottalotta Sat 28-Jan-17 12:07:55

Maxwell is a great name and sounds fine with Valentin.

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 28-Jan-17 13:18:42

Why not Valentin as a first name?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 28-Jan-17 13:58:28

I agree with Nottalotta.

ThaliaLuxurySpa Sat 28-Jan-17 19:39:21

Max (as a standalone name) Valentin is great smile

Sophronia Sun 29-Jan-17 00:27:48

I like Max Valentin

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 29-Jan-17 00:32:35

Maxim Valentin sounds like a most excellent baddie.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 29-Jan-17 00:35:23

Don't get hung up on how well the names sound together (although I think they work fine!). Valentin is an important name to you and it will 'go' with whatever name you choose because it's the name of your much loved dad.

Katielou75 Sun 29-Jan-17 01:11:13

I agree that Maxwell Valentin works well- it sounds film star-ish without being too out of the ordinary.

deste Sun 29-Jan-17 21:27:22

Maximus is very cool and Valentin as a middle name. Perfect.

Joinourclub Sun 29-Jan-17 21:33:22

Another vote for Maxwell Valentin

Soozikinzi Sun 29-Jan-17 21:38:54

Max Valentin from me as well x

BadToTheBone Sun 29-Jan-17 21:39:25

Max Valentin is great

Becklit Sun 29-Jan-17 22:01:53

I like Max Valentin alone smile Valentin is so unusual and special so a simple first name complements it well x

ferriswheel Sun 29-Jan-17 22:04:04

I agree with Motta. Or Valentin as a first name, I really like that.

CocoLoco87 Mon 30-Jan-17 01:48:22

Max Valentin
Maximillian Valentino

mathanxiety Mon 30-Jan-17 05:32:09

I like the sound of Maximilian Valentin, with Max as the everyday name.

(Really love Valentin).

Redpramlady Mon 30-Jan-17 14:19:38

Max Valentin
Strong name

Don't drop the middle name! It's lovely

minipie Mon 30-Jan-17 14:28:09

Max on its own is fine! Max Valentin is great.

Cosmicglitterpug Mon 30-Jan-17 14:34:08

Or put something between Maxwell and Valentin so it flows better?

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