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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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Luredbyapomegranate · 16/03/2023 23:23

Max McCann is totally fine

Jenson is bloody awful

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Sadiegirl87 · 17/03/2023 09:53

I like Max McCann, it sounds strong and flows well

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Swannyb · 17/03/2023 10:33

I absolutely love the suggestion of Finn McCann.

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BellatrixLestrangesHeatedCurlers · 17/03/2023 11:09

Max McCann is lovely

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Longdarkcloud · 17/03/2023 15:49

Maxim McCann
Magnus McCann

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ourflagmeansdeath · 17/03/2023 18:03

Maximilian/Max McCann immediately makes me think of Madeleine McCann. It's the MM initials with McCann too as well, far too similar imo.

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barca123 · 17/03/2023 18:22

ourflagmeansdeath · 17/03/2023 18:03

Maximilian/Max McCann immediately makes me think of Madeleine McCann. It's the MM initials with McCann too as well, far too similar imo.

No kids will make that link though

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Paturday · 17/03/2023 18:25

I really despise Jenson. But perhaps that’s irrational. I think Max McCann is great, good flow and sounds like a super hero or spy!

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Daffodilfrog · 17/03/2023 18:26

I think it’s a really nice name - I see no problem with simple names

I did think of z Maddie McCann but think that’s my generation and unlikely to be so relevant going forward

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iwontforgetyoumyfriendwhathappened · 17/03/2023 18:27

Paturday · 17/03/2023 18:25

I really despise Jenson. But perhaps that’s irrational. I think Max McCann is great, good flow and sounds like a super hero or spy!

That's a really strong word "despise". Would have expected maybe "not keen on" but you've gone for full revulsion at the idea of the name Jensen.

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KirstenBlest · 17/03/2023 18:47

I agree @iwontforgetyoumyfriendwhathappened , dislike would be a less forceful emotion.
I can't say I'm keen on the name, and it's a bit more 'named after a racing driver' than Lewis, Sebastian or Max, but I wouldn't find it repugnant.

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Jeschara · 17/03/2023 18:58

I love Max McCann, really dislike Jenson.

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IamnotwhouthinkIam · 17/03/2023 21:46

Max McCann is very cool - I love the alliteration ,especially for popular names as it makes them stand out more/be more memorable imo. I do very slightly prefer simple Max over Maximilian with a surname like McCann though - simply as Maximilian is a bit of a mouthful anyway (albeit a very lovely one!), but when combined with McCann there's more M's and N's to get your mouth around.

Still prefer Maximilian to Jenson/Jensen though- mainly as it's pretty trendy (became popular due to the rise of celebs- racing driver Jenson Button, actor Jensen Ackles), whereas Max/Maximilian feels a bit more classic/timeless.

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35andThriving · 17/03/2023 22:06

Sounds too much like Mexican for me personally.

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ChildrenOfTheQuorn · 17/03/2023 22:10

Jenson is terrible so Max purely on that basis.

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BlueSeaWave · 17/03/2023 22:12

I am an other one that really likes the sound of Max McCann and I really dont like Jenson as a stand alone name

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Rainallnight · 17/03/2023 22:16

SpinningFloppa · 16/03/2023 22:45

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

Mine too

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ourflagmeansdeath · 18/03/2023 14:39

barca123 · 17/03/2023 18:22

No kids will make that link though

But teachers and many adults will. Also Madeleine McCann is popular enough that by the time he's in his teens, his peers will make the connection too.

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LlynTegid · 18/03/2023 15:06

Not Michael or Mark if it should begin with an M?

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ididntwanttodoit · 18/03/2023 18:40

Max McCann is an excellent name!

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ZoyaTheDestroyer · 18/03/2023 18:59

McCann is a really common surname. It’s quite sad to suggest that someone of that name should avoid ‘M’ names because of Madeleine. If you knew a Max / Michael / Maisie / Martha McCann in real life the association would soon be replaced by your knowledge of them. That poor child is not a reason not to use a perfectly lovely name like Max McCann.

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iwontforgetyoumyfriendwhathappened · 18/03/2023 19:03

ZoyaTheDestroyer · 18/03/2023 18:59

McCann is a really common surname. It’s quite sad to suggest that someone of that name should avoid ‘M’ names because of Madeleine. If you knew a Max / Michael / Maisie / Martha McCann in real life the association would soon be replaced by your knowledge of them. That poor child is not a reason not to use a perfectly lovely name like Max McCann.

You are so right. It is unfair to presume that the child would be somehow at any disadvantage with an M name.

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iwontforgetyoumyfriendwhathappened · 18/03/2023 19:05

@ourflagmeansdeath what would it matter if teachers or others made a connection? What connection would there actually be?

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PeekAtYou · 18/03/2023 19:05

I like Max better- Max McCann sounds like a Marvel character with an interesting backstory.

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flexigirl · 18/03/2023 19:07

I think any first name beginning with an M with your surname doesn't resonate well because of madeleine mccann

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