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(38 Posts)
Hoptastic53 Sun 16-Apr-17 23:40:28

Is it too much? Would you stick with just Max?

user1482079332 Sun 16-Apr-17 23:45:59

I love maximus and maximillion seems a shame not to go for the whole name

bridgetreilly Mon 17-Apr-17 00:09:41

Unless you're going with Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius, I'd just stick with Max.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 00:14:46

No I don't like it sorry. Max is much nicer

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 17-Apr-17 00:16:33

Just go with Max. Maximus is a bit OTT. And Maximillian is a lounge lizard name.

lazycrazyhazy Mon 17-Apr-17 01:50:00

I disagree, I'd always give a child the formal version of a name to give them the choice. Though I prefer Maximillian.

MadameDePomPom Mon 17-Apr-17 02:14:19

In some cases the shortening is a better option than the 'formal version'. Max is one of those cases. I can't imagine a scenario where a Max wound feel his life would be enhanced by being called (the ridiculous and pompous sounding) Maximillian. Maximus too is a bit silly, unless you see his future in the gladiatorial business.

60percentofthetime Mon 17-Apr-17 02:21:06

Bridgetreilly grin

Yes, unless you love spontaneous Gladiator quotes being thrown at you (and your son), stick with Max

mum2be2boys Mon 17-Apr-17 02:28:27

Another vote for Max.

Usually I prefer 'full' names on bc (personal preference) but the name Max is one exception.

ChipIn Mon 17-Apr-17 02:35:26

Hearing Maximus makes me want to say 'gluteus' first. Nobody wants to be ass. I'd go with Maximilian or just Max.

SuperBeagle Mon 17-Apr-17 05:58:33

Gluteus Maximus.

I prefer just Max, or Maxwell if you want something more formal.

Sophronia Mon 17-Apr-17 07:07:29

I like Maximilian, Maxim, Maxen or just Max

NameChange30 Mon 17-Apr-17 07:12:00

I don't like Maximus - much prefer Maxim.

Rockaby Mon 17-Apr-17 07:22:00

I find Maximus a bit OTT really and I immediately think of the speech bridget quoted up thread.

I do like Maxwell and Maximilian, but if it's a straight choice between Max and Maximus, I would say Max by several country miles.

Max is nice as a name / shortening, whatever you decide, btw.

yallamamma Mon 17-Apr-17 07:27:48


Underthemoonlight Mon 17-Apr-17 07:45:54

Ds3 was going to be max but I liked a longer verison but the one I liked was maxwell which dh didn't agree with. In the end we changed our minds last minute and went for Joshua

YetAnotherSpartacus Mon 17-Apr-17 07:46:51

Nortius Maximus ... Life of Bwian.

SumAndSubstance Mon 17-Apr-17 09:10:26

I can't get away from the fact that while it can mean 'greatest', it can also mean 'largest'.

ReginaldsMum Mon 17-Apr-17 09:15:53

I love maximus! Have a nephew named Max and have nicknamed him maximus. If he didn't like it he has the choice to shorten it to max when he is older

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Mon 17-Apr-17 10:12:40

I like Maximillian. Not a fan of Maximus. And I do agree with this:

Unless you're going with Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius, I'd just stick with Max.

BillyButtfuck Mon 17-Apr-17 10:22:21

I prefer Max or Maxwell

Ontopofthesunset Mon 17-Apr-17 10:42:17

I don't think anyone in this country called their child Maximus until that film. Maximus is not a traditional long form of Max. I think Max is considered to be a full name as it is, but Maxwell and Maximilian are the traditional longer forms. Maximus just seems a little silly.

EnjoyYourVegetables Mon 17-Apr-17 10:46:31

In the same vein, I love the name Magnus.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 17-Apr-17 10:52:22

Just Max.

Mrs5boys Mon 17-Apr-17 18:29:21

I have a maximus and he is always called max but I like than his actual name is a bit different 😀

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