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Is Max too much of a dog's name?

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lostandconfused2 Mon 25-Nov-19 16:40:01

I've finally decided on Max for my little boy, but I'm worried because it's the top name for male dogs! But it's the only name I really like bar Harrison, but that name rhymes with the surname so don't want to give him it!

I'm thinking Max William, though I might use my step-dad's name for his middle name.

I don't like the traditional names like Maxwell or Maximillian, just Max.

What do you think?

Flymetothestars Mon 25-Nov-19 16:41:52

No I don’t see it as a dogs name at all. I love the name max and prefer it to Harrison

Max William is perfect

lostandconfused2 Mon 25-Nov-19 16:42:55

Thank you! Me too, I think it's a cool name, a cute name, a strong name and one that will get him through life! I just don't want the comments of 'That's such a dog's name!'

20viona Mon 25-Nov-19 16:47:11

I see it as a dogs name yes.

Flymetothestars Mon 25-Nov-19 16:51:32

“Max” as a name in its own right is at number 30 in the charts so the public have clearly spoken that it is not a dogs name in their eyes!

OrangeZog Mon 25-Nov-19 16:51:42

I know about half a dozen children called Max and two men. I don’t know any dogs with it as their name.

DramaAlpaca Mon 25-Nov-19 16:53:08

Max is fine, a good strong name.

Rex, on the other hand...


DaphneFanshaw Mon 25-Nov-19 16:53:25

I know a couple of Max's, they are both human. I don't think it's just a dogs name at all.

Aderyn19 Mon 25-Nov-19 16:55:04

It's been okay for the last 18 years on my son! My mum said it was a dog's name but I ignored her!

DontCallMeDaisy Mon 25-Nov-19 16:58:55

I've got a name often given to dogs and cats (one very famous cat) and it's never held me back or bothered me, it's a really good name.

I have a DD who is 8 and throughout school and nursery have met a couple of little boys called Max, none of them dog-like. It's a great name.

ELM8 Mon 25-Nov-19 17:00:42

I don't know any dogs called Max and I know two humans called Max so I think you're fine smile

Dyra Mon 25-Nov-19 17:04:49

I associate the name more with Max Verstappen, than with any member of the canine species.

Max is a lovely name. Was under consideration if we had had a boy.

Leopardprintboots Mon 25-Nov-19 17:05:36

I don’t know any dogs called Max. But even if I did, I don’t really see it as a huge problem. Dogs can have all sorts of names

Max is a great name- strong and easy to spell and great for baby and adult

Metaplasia Mon 25-Nov-19 17:25:31

My dog's name is Max. However I also have a cousin, a friend and several kids in DD's school also called Max so it's both a human and/or dog name for me.

MrsBertBibby Mon 25-Nov-19 18:24:22

Good name, not too doggy.

DameSylvieKrin Mon 25-Nov-19 18:31:09

Never heard of a dog called Max, so it’s not a dog name for everyone.
I love Max for a baby.
Max William sounds too much like you can’t pronounce Maximillian.

Majorcollywobble Mon 25-Nov-19 18:32:31

I meet a lot of dogs but never yet one called Max .
Do you hate Maxim ?

pinkmagic1 Mon 25-Nov-19 18:34:54

I used to have a dog called Max but don't just see it as a dogs name. Equally fine for a person.

SoftBlocks Mon 25-Nov-19 18:37:14

I like Max and Rex for a human. And Felix.
Not keen on Harrison.

Aragog Mon 25-Nov-19 18:42:01

Have taught several children named Max. Never considered it a dog's name.

These days lots of people chose 'human' names for their pets. But it doesn't then make the name only suitable for said pets.

Fishcakey Mon 25-Nov-19 19:12:37

Max is lovely, Maximilian is pretentious and Maxwell is just ugh.

CravingCheese Mon 25-Nov-19 19:16:17

Max William is great smile

Yes, some dogs are named Max. But the name is popular enough to be clearly a 'human name' imo...

Katfood Mon 25-Nov-19 19:28:17

No, not too doggy.

But I'd be worry about potential teasing with Max Willy blush.

Derbee Tue 26-Nov-19 02:29:10

Max is a great name! And not doggy at all imo

jfoyo26 Tue 26-Nov-19 12:32:30

Love Max - was on my list for a boy! Not sure about Max William AKA Max Willy AKA Big Willy, haha....He might not hate that but should be a thought. Know an Alec William who was nicknamed...I lick willy at school!

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