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#1 RealityBites

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

We are looking for an Eastern European boy's name and Maks (short for Maksim) fits the bill and I prefer this spelling to the ubiquitous Max.

Too eweneek?!

The other name on our short list is Luka but both our DDs names end with 'a'.

Eta google Maks and Peta from DWTS lol

Edited by RealityBites, 22 January 2013 - 03:49 PM.


#2 la di dah

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

Because I am odd, Maks doesn't really do it for me, but Maksim and Mak for short is good, I have always liked Mack/Mac/Mak as a nickname.

Just Maks feels contrived, and no I can't justify that at all.

I love Eastern European boys' names so I guess you can write that off as me being jus' jellus. (I am.)

#3 bakesgirls

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

I don't mind Maksim. But Maks is a whole new level of 'no' for me sorry.

#4 lclb

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

I agree with the PP above, Maksim with the NN Mak works well but Maks is awful.

I much prefer Luca to Maks/Max.

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

To the naughty corner with you for wanting to inflict this one on a poor little one! What is wrong with the more logical spelling of Maxim if you really like the sound of Maksim? Maks? Unfathomable!!!!!!!

#6 RealityBites

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maksim_Chmerkovskiy

I'm not making it up I swear  biggrin.gif

Eta just noticed this guy's brother's name is Valentin; our baby's middle name is going to be Valentine after FIL.

Edited by RealityBites, 22 January 2013 - 03:55 PM.


#7 namie

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Maks hurt my eyes. It just looks really wrong, sorry.

I like Luca and I don't think it matters that you already have two names ending in 'a'.

#8 Tilli+Macey

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

With Max being one of my favouite names I shudder reading Maks. But do like Maxim and Max for NN.

#9 Ice Queen

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Pretty dreadful. Sorry OP.

Luca is a lovely name (although Luka is too uneek for me).

#10 RealityBites

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Luka is the E European spelling.

#11 MrsLexiK

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Is your surname E European? I ask because if it is then I can see people not seeing it as a eweneek name.  If you have an ocker last name no matter why you used that name you used people will automatically assume you have just fancied up Maxim original.gif At least with an E European last name only about half the people will think that original.gif

#12 RealityBites

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Yes surname is anglicized Russian Cossack. I am in your Fb group Lexi -  JP. What do you think?

#13 CallMeFeral

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Maksim = yes
Maks = no

Yes it looks to ewneek, and if you are going to run the 'traditional spelling' line then you should not abbreviate it.

#14 emlis22

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

My first thought was oh no, but Maksim is OK. Mak as a nn is cool, and you could call him Maks/Max, but I wouldn't write it down. Ever.

But I'm really diggin Maksim.

#15 RealityBites

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Oh the hate  biggrin.gif

Can't use Maxim because then rhymes with surname. Sigh. Boys names are too hard ..

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Love Maksim, would use Max as a NN though.

#17 Gudrun

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Well it's already something that 'EB' is not claiming that Maksim is made-up.  And logically acceptance of Maks should follow.

Maybe part of the problem is that Anglophonic ears/eyes are seeing it as a plural that really sounds like one because of the way they are pronouncing it.   Maybe consider Maksim NN Maks and accept that the NN may get spelt Max from time to time.  

Looks pretty much like Mats to me which isn't 'hard' either.

#18 elle-M

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

While I completely understand your reasoning I think your poor boy would go through his life with people thinking his parents wanted a crazy spelling of a normal name. I like the idea of using the full name with Mak as a nickname. Or could you use the full name but still spell the nn Max to make his life easier?

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

no to Maks,  sounds wrong

Mac or Mack  or Max is ok

Luca/Luka is nice too

#20 9ferals

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

I know a little Maks and while I understand that his family chose it because of the links to an Eastern European country, it just seems mean to set him up for a lifetime of having to spell out an apparently simple name (this opinion is based on a lifetime of spelling out my apparently simple name, not because my mum chose to be youneek, but because there is a less common spelling which is what I have).

#21 RealityBites

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 22/01/2013, 05:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well it's already something that 'EB' is not claiming that Maksim is made-up.  And logically acceptance of Maks should follow.

Maybe part of the problem is that Anglophonic ears/eyes are seeing it as a plural that really sounds like one because of the way they are pronouncing it.   Maybe consider Maksim NN Maks and accept that the NN may get spelt Max from time to time.  

Looks pretty much like Mats to me which isn't 'hard' either.


Thanks, I was beginning to think I was crazy!

#22 StopTheGoats

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

I would assume you were being 'uwneek' and judge you. Hate it.

#23 Mischief Managed

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

If you love Maksim/Maks I'd say go for it original.gif

The only advice I give would be to get used to spelling it out to others - my name is european and no one ever spells it correctly original.gif

#24 Feral_Pooks

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

I just think of Jackson, NN Jax, that's all. I don't have Anglophone ears because I am mixed heritage, but I did grow up here so I just think about what would be easiest/ make most sense assuming the kid is growing up here too. Just about everyone I know with a non-English name spells their NN in an English-friendly way.

#25 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Maksim - yes

Maks - no...  Max is such a popular name at the present he will be sentenced to a lifetime of misspelling and sneaky giggles at what people will assume is a 'uneek' spelling.

Luka is lovely... please chose Luka




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