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Thoughts on Max McCann

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MrsAM88 · 16/03/2023 12:06

My DH and I have found out we are having a little boy, we cannot agree on a name. I wanted something more traditional my DH is siding towards unusual as our surname is McCann. He loves the name Maximillian McCann, but realistically the name will be shortened to Max, which I am not 100% keen on, my question, does Max McCann sound like a ridiculous name? do the first and surname sound too similar? I also like Jenson/Jensen and interested to know your thoughts?

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Down2thefloor · 16/03/2023 12:08

Sorry it sounds like a secret agent in a Disney+ series.

Down2thefloor · 16/03/2023 12:08

Jenson McCann is lovely.

mumoffourminimes · 16/03/2023 12:11

Max is better than Jenson but I don't think either flow. Only one and your DH have to like it though

Rockingcloggs · 16/03/2023 12:13

I really like like Max McCann! A lot actually!

I really hate the name Jenson though!

Ohb · 16/03/2023 12:14

Don't like jenson at all but love max mccann!

toastofthetown · 16/03/2023 12:15

If he wants something unusual, Max (which is almost inevitable from Maximilian) isn’t it. Only counting Max as a stand-alone name it’s been in the top 50 in England and Wales since the turn of the millennium and though it’s been on a downward trend since 2012, it’s still ranked 34th. Adding together all the Max- names the name at 21st. Maximilian is also the most used spelling.

Maybe it’s the alliteration but Max McCann brings to mind Madeleine McCann.

Rauha · 16/03/2023 12:15

I love it

user1492757084 · 16/03/2023 12:15

Jensen does not sound attractive with McCann to my ears.

Max McCann sounds very handsome, even with the M&M.
I really like it.
Others ..
Jock McCann
Christopher McCann Chris McCann
David McCann Dave McCann
Charles McCann Charley
Hamish McCann
Ewan McCann

iwontforgetyoumyfriendwhathappened · 16/03/2023 12:16

I love how Max McCann sounds! It's a name that will work for all ages too which I always think's really important.
Cute as a little one, cool as a teen, sensible enough as an adult and still nice and respectable as an old man. It's good!
I prefer it to Jensen. As nice as Jensen is it just doesn't sound as nice as Max with the surname (in my view, obviously it's nobody else's business in the long run) Smile

SkiingIsHeaven · 16/03/2023 12:17

Down2thefloor · 16/03/2023 12:08

Sorry it sounds like a secret agent in a Disney+ series.

That's exactly why I like it.

TheVanguardSix · 16/03/2023 12:17

Finn McCann.
That’s what I’d be doing!
But if you love Max or Jensen, which are lovely names, go with it/them.
Congratulations, OP.

Lycanthropology · 16/03/2023 12:59

SkiingIsHeaven · 16/03/2023 12:17

That's exactly why I like it.

Me too. I think Max McCann sounds very cool and characterful.

givemebooks · 16/03/2023 13:05

Maxwell McCann

still Max but not as much as a mouthful as Maximilian

AnneShirleysNewDress · 16/03/2023 13:26

Sounds like a reporter from the Daily Planet. I love it.

KirstenBlest · 16/03/2023 13:58

Mac Smack Anne

Mark MacCann is fine

Philip is a nice and underused name

garlictwist · 16/03/2023 14:06

I think alliterative names are really cool. Max McCann sound great.

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 16/03/2023 14:09

Max McCann sounds like a cool guy to know.

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 16/03/2023 14:10

KirstenBlest · 16/03/2023 13:58

Mac Smack Anne

Mark MacCann is fine

Philip is a nice and underused name

fill up my can

barca123 · 16/03/2023 18:33

Think it’s fab :)

KirstenBlest · 16/03/2023 19:17

Not as good as Philip McAvity or Philip McCracken, @MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake

ZoyaTheDestroyer · 16/03/2023 19:33

It has a superhero-alter-ego vibe which I think is quite cool.

As a pp has pointed out, however, Max and variants are not unusual - if that is important to DH.

mumonherphone · 16/03/2023 22:31

Sorry but I also thought of poor Maddie Mccann straight away. I do like max and illiteration names usually though.

SpinningFloppa · 16/03/2023 22:45

mumonherphone · 16/03/2023 22:31

Sorry but I also thought of poor Maddie Mccann straight away. I do like max and illiteration names usually though.

Thought it was just me but yes this was my first thought too

barca123 · 16/03/2023 22:50

SpinningFloppa · 16/03/2023 22:45

Thought it was just me but yes this was my first thought too

No kids would make that connection though

Lovelyring · 16/03/2023 23:04

I like it.
I don't think Jenson flows that well with McCann. I know lots of Maxes and no Jensons though, if you want unusual.

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