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Maxim = lads' mag?

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Jooni Mon 10-Apr-17 18:13:29

Considering Maxim as a middle name; I think it's fab plus it's a nice nod to DH, who is Maximilian. But we're concerned about the connection to the lads' mag of the same name. Is it a dealbreaker, even for a middle?

Also thinking about Magnus as it has the same meaning/origin. Which do you prefer?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 10-Apr-17 18:16:56

Maxim to me means a well-known phrase, not the magazine that I didn't know was still in existence.

Why not Maximilian if it's more or less the name you like and it has a family link?

BelafonteRavenclaw Mon 10-Apr-17 18:17:23

I wouldn't have thought of the connection initially. I know a Macsen, the Welsh version of Maximus.

Mungobungo Mon 10-Apr-17 18:18:53

I Wouldn't think of the lads' mag, but as a name, to me, it feels unfinished. Personally I'd go for Max or Maximilian.

Queensparkles Mon 10-Apr-17 18:51:12

Prefer Maximilian

Jooni Mon 10-Apr-17 18:54:06

I do love Maximilian but it's a real mouthful together with the first name and surname.

OnlyTheDepthVaries Mon 10-Apr-17 18:58:44

I love Maximillian....but perhaps you could consider the alternative spelling that I saw at the weekend.....I kid you not.....Macksymilion. 😮

IvankaTrudeau Mon 10-Apr-17 18:58:54

I really like Maxim. I'd probably more likely think of Russian connotations than the magazine.

TwentyCups Mon 10-Apr-17 19:00:20

I like it. Wouldn't have thought about the lads mag - and babies born today will never have heard of it anyway.

I also like maximus. Also Mack!

ChippieFishieHorshie Mon 10-Apr-17 19:01:43

I love the name Maxime (but for a girl). Magnus is currently one of the names on our boy's names list... But I also love Maximilian (even more than Magnus, tbh...)

TheBookIsOnTheTable Mon 10-Apr-17 19:02:13

Very much the "lads mag" to me.

SumAndSubstance Mon 10-Apr-17 19:03:39

Nah, I'd completely forgotten about the lads' mag. Does it still exist?

Finola1step Mon 10-Apr-17 19:15:20

Ds has a friend called Maxim, who has of course shortened it to Max. Lovely name.

Jooni Mon 10-Apr-17 19:16:06

I don't actually know if it still exists but interested to see if that's people's first association. I'm quite encouraged by the responses so far smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 10-Apr-17 19:16:17

Maxim is class !

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Mon 10-Apr-17 19:24:33

I wouldn't have thought lads' magazine, I'd have thought Maxim Gorky. Not sure what that says about me.

Good name.

reuset Mon 10-Apr-17 19:34:33

No idea about lads' mag. I think of Maxim Vengerov the violinist, I can't think of another reference.

IvankaTrudeau Mon 10-Apr-17 20:02:20

If it isn't defunct now, it may well be within a few years.

Oysterbabe Mon 10-Apr-17 20:59:40

Maksymilian is the Polish spelling.

I come across the word maxim at work. I'm a lawyer.

-an expression of a general truth or principle, especially an aphoristic or sententious one
-a principle or rule of conduct.

OnlyTheDepthVaries Tue 11-Apr-17 16:31:47

Oyster - I didn't realise it was Polish...I feel like a right cow now! Apologies all.

LockedOutOfMN Tue 11-Apr-17 16:36:34

When I hear Maxim I think Vengerov (don't know spelling, but phonetically it's like Vengerov). Amazing violinist whose recordings I love listening to. I prefer it to Maximilian or Magnus.

LockedOutOfMN Tue 11-Apr-17 16:37:12

I think it's a lovely name.

MiniMaxi Tue 11-Apr-17 21:05:52

I like Maxim. But if you're not sure, how about just Max as the middle name?

HonorBright Wed 12-Apr-17 12:16:54

Doesn't matter in the slightest for a middle name.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 12-Apr-17 12:27:16

I agree that as it's just a middle name it really doesn't matter. When was the last time anyone had a conversation about their middle name?

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