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Felix or Max... too popular!?

(31 Posts)
Lozzabell Tue 10-Oct-17 04:04:02

Hi smile
Expecting my 3rd boy... any day. STILL can't decide on a shortlist of names.
Everything I like is way too popular!

Currently have Jack & William.

We like Felix & Max... but are they really popular!?
I don't know anyone by either name.... but I'm not under 5 years old haha.

Lozzabell Tue 10-Oct-17 04:12:54

I like Miles... less popular
Oscar... way too popular right?

ParadiseLaundry Tue 10-Oct-17 04:24:17

Felix and Max are both lovely names! I don't think they're outrageously popular.

AccrualIntentions Tue 10-Oct-17 04:56:13

Felix is on my list. I don't think of it as being that popular? I don't know if any irl, and it only just scrapes into the top 100. I know 2 baby/toddlers called Max and an Oscar.

Rayna37 Tue 10-Oct-17 04:57:12

They are both great names.

If you want an objective opinion the recent ONS stats are your friend.

Subjectively but very current, of the 6 out of 8 babies born so far from my NCT group, 4 are boys, one is Maxwell and one Felix Oscar.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 10-Oct-17 07:33:15

Love Felix, Max and Oscar, not so much Miles. Like Milo though. I don't think any are too popular - only know 1 Oscar, who's 8 years old.

I'd probably go for Max if I had to choose 1.

Coffeetasteslikeshit Tue 10-Oct-17 07:35:49

I prefer Max. Felix will always be a cats name to me.

Oblomov17 Tue 10-Oct-17 07:41:32

Neither are that popular. I have a preference for Max wink

pipilangstrumpf Tue 10-Oct-17 07:51:19

Miles is the most classic, least trendy/popular.

William, Jack and Miles. Lovely combination

blackteasplease Tue 10-Oct-17 09:23:21

They are both nice. Max has long been popular and probably on the wane now, Felix probably gaining popularity.

It's funny because my grandfather's name means Felix on another language. In his day it was felt necessary to use an English name as people couldn't deal with "foreign" names. Felix was considered such an outrageous name in those days that he called himself Philip.

ujerneyson Tue 10-Oct-17 09:34:03

Max is pretty much the default name around here, I think that there are about 8 in DS's year alone

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 10-Oct-17 10:07:17

I love Max.

Jooni Tue 10-Oct-17 10:33:20

Both are less popular than your other boys' names, Felix by quite a bit. I think both are lovely!

Sophronia Tue 10-Oct-17 12:46:50

I love Miles! Definitely prefer that to the other options.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Tue 10-Oct-17 13:49:58

Felix is nice and I only know one. Don't think it's too popular at all.

I prefer Oscar though and think it goes better with your other boy names if that's something you're considering.

DemonBaby Tue 10-Oct-17 13:50:59

I have a two year old Max and I don't know any others!

Lozzabell Tue 10-Oct-17 20:35:08

Thank you! Argh it's SO hard!

bridgetreilly Tue 10-Oct-17 20:54:39

Felix. Such a great name.

Threeandabit Tue 10-Oct-17 21:10:08

Miles is lovely.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 10-Oct-17 21:12:16

Felix is really quite unusual I have never met one of any age, Max slightly less so but on saying that I only know one and he's 30 (for him it's not his full name but actual full name is one he detests).

Lymmmummy Tue 10-Oct-17 21:16:03

Round our way max is popular Felix/Miles less so

EvilCleverDog Wed 11-Oct-17 09:00:34

I prefer Oscar.

If you're looking for suggestions I think William, Jack and Henry go perfectly together.

mrsgumpy Wed 11-Oct-17 09:08:57

So many little boys called Max in the circles I move in. I used to love the name (and still do) but it is way too popular now.

cheeriosatdawn Wed 11-Oct-17 09:10:47

Only one Felix in our (ostensibly rather trendy--whatever that means in the context of a bunch of toddlers--) nursery. And he's lovely.

sundowners Wed 11-Oct-17 09:44:53

I know several little Max's and when I go to creches etc I hear of even more. Felix is great and prefer Rex- far less common- to Max by miles too.

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