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Alexander, Samuel or Maxwell?
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:51 PM
OK second boy is due in 3 weeks and DH and I are still debating names. DS5 is Joshua.
We have narrowed to down to;
Middle name will be Jon after a relative.
I’m leaning towards Maxwell nn Max 😊
Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:00 PM
Max is my least preferred out of those three, though it's still a good option.
I love both Samuel and Alexander, but I think Samuel goes better with Joshua.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:03 PM
Samuel seems to be the obvious choice. I know brothers with those names. It also matches the middle name. But my fave is Max.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:54 PM
Like a PP, Maxwell nn Max is my least fave by a long shot.
I prefer Alexander by a slim margin. Though then again I think I prefer Sam to Alex. Does Joshua go by Josh?
Sam and Josh
Josh and Alex
Alexander Jon and Samuel Jon are both excellent options, really hard to separate them.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:57 PM
Alexander. It's such a beautiful name.
I agree with PP that Samuel goes better with Joshua, but I prefer Alexander.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:05 PM
I love all these and they are all on my list if we ever have another boy. I think either way those are gorgeous names especially with Jon as the middle name. My top pick would be Alexander but I can see why you love Max!
Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:06 PM
I love Alexander and Max.
Samuel and Maxwell sound old to me:)
Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:12 PM
Alexander and Max are particular favourites of mine......
Two sets of eyes down below belong to these names.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:08 PM
Any, they’re all great names. If I had to pick it would be Alexander.
I like Max but I don’t love Maxwell. I prefer Maximus or just Max to Maxwell.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:23 PM
I love Max, but Maxwell is a surname to me.
I love Samuel, but prefer Max over Sam nn-wise.
Alex is always a good one.
So basically, you can't go wrong.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:23 PM
Maxwell by a mile, then Alexander, then another mile and Samuel.
Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:01 PM
I prefer Alexander. And I like Alec and Lex for short forms to make a change from Alex.
Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:59 AM
Maxwell is my last pick of those three.
First pick would be Samuel.
Posted 28 November 2018 - 05:08 AM
I prefer Alexander from your list but agree Samuel goes better with Joshua... (I know so many Sam's of both sexes so that's out for me)
Not a fan of Maxwell but Max is ok.
Have to suggest Nathaniel... love Josh and Nate - both beautiful names for boys and men.
Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:41 AM
Samuel of course because that is my boy.
Although my daughter's middle name is Alexandra so I would choose Alexander if I could. Xander for short.
Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:25 AM
There's nothing wrong with Samuel but it's the one I'm least likely to pick, due mostly to ethnic overuse in my family/culture. And "Sammmmyyyyyyy!" Screamed after a feral child was such a fixture of my own childhood that it goes right through my head.
I like Alexander and Maxwell. Alexander has the most flexibility of nicknames. And Alexander Jon allows for AJ and I always liked AJ. But Max is lovely.
Isaac I quite like with Joshua, whether Ike or Zac.
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