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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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XanaduKira · 18/03/2023 19:14

I love it - Max McCann is such a cute name!

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LadyMonicaBaddingham · 18/03/2023 19:20

Max McCann is BRILLIANT! I think alliterative names are always good, and Max is the name I would have used if it didn't sound like a joke with our surname.

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ourflagmeansdeath · 18/03/2023 21:12

iwontforgetyoumyfriendwhathappened · 18/03/2023 19:05

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

I feel like it's pretty obvious what connection there'd be. Most parents wouldn't want their child to be thought of with a poor missing child. There'd be a lot of odd comments made and it'd just be quite a sad name to have.

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ourflagmeansdeath · 18/03/2023 21:13

I still quite like the name Max McCann so if the connection really doesn't matter to OP, then it's a good name to choose 😊

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barca123 · 18/03/2023 21:47

ourflagmeansdeath · 18/03/2023 21:12

I feel like it's pretty obvious what connection there'd be. Most parents wouldn't want their child to be thought of with a poor missing child. There'd be a lot of odd comments made and it'd just be quite a sad name to have.

I just don’t really think it would be an issue

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ourflagmeansdeath · 18/03/2023 21:49

barca123 · 18/03/2023 21:47

I just don’t really think it would be an issue

If OP thinks the same then she can use the name, it's still lovely. I was just stating my thoughts as the thread asked to say. 😊

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Sadiegirl87 · 18/03/2023 22:53

I really don't think people would associate it with Madeline McCann, it never crossed my mind until it was mentioned here and even then I don't agree.
I think Max McCann is a great name and if you like it go for ita

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SkyeBlue28 · 20/03/2023 22:43

I think Max McCann sounds good.

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maddy68 · 20/03/2023 22:50

Inrekkynkine max and Jenson with mccaan

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LethargeMarg · 20/03/2023 22:51

I also thought of maddie. My kids all know who she is as well as it's still such a news worthy story I don't think it's one that'll be forgotten any time soon so kids would possibly make the link

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MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 22/03/2023 08:13

Would people look at a boy and be reminded of Madeleine McCann? I certainly wouldn't.

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KirstenBlest · 22/03/2023 13:30

If you looked at the name M McCann, you might.

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ZoyaTheDestroyer · 22/03/2023 13:51

Can someone get a message out to all of the McCann families to let them know that they can't use 'M' names until further notice, please? Hmm

OP didn't even ask for the connotations. She just asked if the name sounds ridiculous because the first and second parts are too similar .

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