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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?

Thefaceofboe Sat 30-Nov-19 20:52:46

There are way too many children called Max for it to be a dog name.

applebags Sat 30-Nov-19 13:29:38

I have a Max Jacob, I love it! He's just Max although we someone call him Maximus Decimus Meridius. He's a wild one but absolutely adorable. Too young to tell us if he likes his name or not but he definitely suits it!

MrsElf Sat 30-Nov-19 13:24:00

Despite owning a dog called Max (and known locally as Mad Max) I definitely think of it as a human name. I was at school with a Max - lovely lad, but also totally full on. Good luck OP! grin

notdaddycool Sat 30-Nov-19 13:12:57

It’s fine, I’d avoid Fido & Rover though

Katfood Fri 29-Nov-19 07:46:19

I like the full name Maximilian too.

Roselilly36 Fri 29-Nov-19 07:24:19

I had a dog called Max, it’s a lovely name for a dog or a person IMHO. If you like it go for it.

Aderyn19 Fri 29-Nov-19 07:12:22

Mine is Max Christopher. I like a longer middle name to balance the short first name.

notangelinajolie Fri 29-Nov-19 02:00:42

I'd go for Maximilian which was my boy name. I never got to use it because I had 3 girls. If you do please, please, please don't spell it with a double l.

Not keen on Max William.

How about
Maximilian Albert
Maximilian George
Maximilian Henry.

ThighThighOfthigh Fri 29-Nov-19 01:28:46

Does everyone else call their Max Maxipoo? Is it just me?

ThighThighOfthigh Fri 29-Nov-19 01:25:28

I have a Max Robert (Robert for my Dad). It's a wonderful name and he's good as gold. I wanted to call him Maximilian but thought it would be too much to live with. I've asked him and he would have hated longer versions.

polkadotpixie Thu 28-Nov-19 17:31:02

I have a Max (he is human!)

I don't know if any dogs called Max although our neighbours cat is called Max

My MIL once said when I was pregnant "don't call him anything silly like Max or something, that's a dogs name"

We did anyway and she denies ever saying it now 😂

HorridHamble Thu 28-Nov-19 17:17:06

I have a Max James. Human, not canine. I did know of a cat named Max, not any dogs though. I think it’s the perfect name (obviously!)

PizzaExpressWoking Thu 28-Nov-19 17:07:22

Max is great. Never thought of it as a dog name.

Interesting that people are saying that boys named Max are wild. I only know one, but he does fit that description! Known as Mad Max for a reason...

FartnissEverbeans Thu 28-Nov-19 17:00:42

Maybe years and years ago but not now. I’m a teacher and I’ve taught countless Maxes.

It’s a nice name

PinkSpring Wed 27-Nov-19 14:46:17

Our DS is due soon and we are using Max. Thinking about Maximus as the BC name though to give him options.

Leopardprintboots Wed 27-Nov-19 14:37:43

@lostandconfused2 thank you for updating us - great name choice! I don’t actually know any yet (or any dogs called Max)

kjhkj Wed 27-Nov-19 14:34:05

There are four Max's in DS2s year group and two Max's in DS1's year group so its very common as a name and nobody will be thinking its a dog's name.

Snowberry4 Wed 27-Nov-19 14:32:38

Max is lovelysmile

lostandconfused2 Wed 27-Nov-19 14:28:06

Yes @leopardprintboots He will be called Max for sure smile

Leopardprintboots Wed 27-Nov-19 14:00:13

Have you named baby now @lostandconfused2

sundowners Wed 27-Nov-19 13:48:26

No name is "a dogs name" so yes use it. Such an outdated notion! Dogs are called 10000s of things.

ajandjjmum Wed 27-Nov-19 12:53:49

I have a Max William!

He's 27 and likes his name, although oddly enough, he would quite like it to be a longer version - but known as Max.

We thought Maximillian was pretentious, Maxwell was coffee and hadn't heard of Maximus.

Great name - we've never worried about the dog link, although it's always been there.

Congratulations on your new baby - hope he brings you as much joy as ours has! flowers

blibblibs Wed 27-Nov-19 12:42:45

Max is a fine name, although mine is a very placid Max although there's still time for him to be wild!
Our neighbours at the time had a max dog but I just didn't care and a workmate has a max cat but it's still a fab boys name.

SaveKevin Wed 27-Nov-19 12:40:36

I know 2 human Max’s . It’s a good name.

Although 1 mum when pregnant would say things like “everywhere I look I keep seeing it, it’s like a sign”. Whilst filling the kettle.

But it seems a good name and I don’t think dog name.

Mamabear88 Wed 27-Nov-19 12:35:55

Max is a great name! Go for it

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