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Maxwell or just Max?

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BernardBlacksHangover Wed 18-Oct-17 16:49:45

Which do you prefer?

I'm just adding it to a long list at the moment, so could quite easily be neither!

Booagain Wed 18-Oct-17 16:50:17

Max smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 18-Oct-17 16:50:58

Just Max.

mum2be2boys Wed 18-Oct-17 17:26:37


euanthesheepiloveyou Wed 18-Oct-17 19:13:58

Just Max.

Aureservoir Wed 18-Oct-17 19:15:29


NannyR Wed 18-Oct-17 19:16:29

Max works well as a stand alone name - I don't think you need to have a longer option on the birth certificate. However if you love Maxwell and would call him that, go for it!

BartlebyTheScrivener Wed 18-Oct-17 19:18:58

I prefer Max
What about Maximilian? I love it!

Santawontbelong Wed 18-Oct-17 19:19:19

Maximus. .

verystressedmum Wed 18-Oct-17 19:19:20


BernardBlacksHangover Wed 18-Oct-17 19:37:23

Maximus reminds me too much of the word maximum and also Gadiator. Based on DH and DD, I think our DS is likely to be on the slender side, so maybe not terribly gladiatorial.

Maximilian is nice, but not sure if it's a bit much maybe? I don't usually like boy names ending in n with our surname but that would work if we liked the name enough.

MikeUniformMike Wed 18-Oct-17 19:39:27

Just Max.

Chaffinch4 Wed 18-Oct-17 20:05:37

Just Max, unless you really like Maxwell.

AnyaMoondial Wed 18-Oct-17 20:10:56

I think maxwell is awesome.

sinceyouask Wed 18-Oct-17 20:12:22

I like both. Maxwell for bc and Max for every day. One of my children is Max for every day but has a longer name on the bc.

WishingCarrot Wed 18-Oct-17 22:12:44

This is outing, but my dh middle name is maxwell and he absolutely despises it.

WishingCarrot Wed 18-Oct-17 22:13:17

I quite like it though.

CoffeeChocolateWine Wed 18-Oct-17 22:45:05

My Max is just Max. I don't really like the longer versions of the name.

Nonameyet1 Thu 19-Oct-17 06:57:41

Thinking about it I quite like Maxwell... Max is great too.

Mantegnaria Thu 19-Oct-17 07:02:39

Maxwell, Maximilian or Maximus. Then just call him Max for short.

Using just "Max" on the official forms is short changing your child.

Mantegnaria Thu 19-Oct-17 07:03:33

They aren't "longer versions of the name". "Max" is a shortened nickname for people with those longer names.

BernardBlacksHangover Thu 19-Oct-17 07:29:49

Thanks all for comments. DH likes Max. I'm not sure about Maxwell, but it's grown on me over time. Maximilian is nice too, I just think it could be a bit too much. DH doesn't like that either.

Could very well end up being neither as I'm not sure I like Max enough to use on the bc.

Redpramlady Thu 19-Oct-17 08:12:01

Max... simple and strong

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 19-Oct-17 10:48:06

Love the idea that I've 'short changed my child' by calling him Max grin

Max is a name in its own right. Maximus and Maximilian sound too much to my ear and I don't like Maxwell.

BernardBlacksHangover Thu 19-Oct-17 11:27:50

Fwiw I don't think you've "short changed" your DS coffee!

I think of Max as a name in its own right. I usually prefer a long name on the bc, but Max is one of those short names which doesn't 'need' it imo. Same with Leo. I do like the name Max, I just don't like it quite enough to use it on its own.

I'm not totally sold on Maxwell either, but it is growing on me. I think (from google only) that it's a Scottish name? I tend to like Scottish names as a few of my favourites are Scottish names (vetoed by DH).

I think it's going to end up being something other than Max. DH chose dd's name, (though I love it now). I'm not having a name I don't completely love this time.

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