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#1 magalee

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 😊


#2 Lunagirl

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.

#3 little lion

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.

#4 Lou-bags

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.

#5 Seven of Nine

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.

#6 taters

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!

#7 QuirkyMum

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:06 PM

I love Alexander and Max.
Samuel and Maxwell sound old to me:)

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:09 PM

Samuel by far

#9 Soontobegran

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.

#10 lilbabyofmine

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:26 PM

Samuel ‘Sam’ Jon

#11 HippyDippyBaloney

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:38 PM

I prefer Samuel.

#12 Ollie83

Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:50 PM

All great names but I do adore Samuel / Sam.

#13 Prancer is coming

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:02 PM

I like Maxwell.

#14 ExpatInAsia

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:07 PM

I prefer Maxwell or Alexander.

#15 EmmDasher

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.

#16 spr_maiden

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.

#17 rosie28

Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:23 PM

Maxwell by a mile, then Alexander, then another mile and Samuel.

#18 Plaxy

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.

#19 Gudrun

Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:55 AM


#20 BECZ

Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:59 AM

Maxwell is my last pick of those three.

First pick would be Samuel.

#21 amdirel

Posted 28 November 2018 - 04:12 AM


#22 MGB

Posted 28 November 2018 - 04:37 AM

Alexander or Max.

#23 majirlo

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.

#24 sophiasmum

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.

#25 la di dah

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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