Max: Maxwell vs. Maximillian

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by KahluaCupcake, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. KahluaCupcake

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    OH is stuck on the name Max for a boy. But silly boy won't let me have the beloved name Ariela for a girl. ;)
    I'm hoping to change his mind because our last name is a word name that also begins with "M."
    I'm thinking Maximillian M is too much of a mouthful. But there was a kid at a daycare I worked at named Maxwell who I swear existed to irritate me...lol.
    We also have friends who have a Maxx...just Maxx, not short for anything.

    Opinions?
     
  2. fayeberton

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    I like just Max, if you wanted a longer name I'd go for Maxwell
     
  3. xSarahM

    xSarahM Two Beautiful Angels

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    I'd go for Maxwell, to me Maximillian sounds like a nickname (even though its longer, if that makes sense.) Like my cousins were always Zachary-doo-daa and Jimbob-Bobaloski when we were younger. :haha: they didnt seem that strange until i just typed them out.

    I know this is not what you started the thread for but Ariela is BEAUTIFUL! We've settled on Aoife as our first girls name, we also considered Aria and Aurelia.
    Good luck with finding a name for both genders!
     
  4. whiby

    whiby Well-Known Member

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    Generally I'm not a fan of giving first names that are shortened forms of another name, so I would go with Maxwell and call him Max for short as a pet name. For some reason Maximilian always makes me think of someone saying "Thanks a million"! x
     
  5. KahluaCupcake

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    Thanks ladies!!!

    I just still hope he changes his mind....or finally agrees to a surname change for the baby's sake!
    Maxwell Moist is just.......almost mean. Lol!
     
  6. Clarina1980

    Clarina1980 LTTTC With PCOS

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    The surname is Moist? :O

    I've always said if I married someone with a funny name, my kid wouldn't have it. Luckily I married a Millar lol.
     
  7. dan-o

    dan-o RMC's but mum to 3 now!

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    I love the name maximillian, but my mum is called maxine, so I can't use it as a first name for our little boy! Might still be using it for a middle name though.... x
     
  8. Ali90

    Ali90 Well-Known Member

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    I like it just as Max
     
  9. LunaRose

    LunaRose Mum of a Boy & Girl

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    I would say definitely not Maxwell with Moist!

    'well' can mean 'very' in the UK. Max (is) Well Moist. Not good!

    Max is my top choice for a boy but I just don't think it's goes with your surname! :flower:
     
  10. emyandpotato

    emyandpotato Well-Known Member

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    I love Maximillian, it's so cute!
     
  11. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    My Max is just Max!
     

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