Spelling Tip for Creative Baby Names – One X Is Enough

What does “xx” make you think of–extra-large clothes? Pornography? Beer, perhaps?

I regularly see double-x baby names used in English-speaking countries. The double-x names below, for instance, belong to babies that were born in America, Australia, Canada, England and Scotland within the last few years.

Girls: Boys:
Alexx
Jexxalynn
Lexxi
Lexxie
Lexxis
Luxxin
Maxxine
Roxxi
Axxel
Daxx
Daxxen
Daxxon
Dexx
Jaxx
Jaxxon
Jaxxson
Knoxx
Maxx
Maxxamillion
Maxxie
Maxximillion
Maxxwel
Maxxwell
Nixxyn

The problem? There’s no double-x in English. Sure, you’ll sometimes spot it in brand names (Exxon, T.J. Maxx) and in surnames (Foxx, Saxxon), but “xx” just doesn’t occur in native English words.

And that’s not all. The double-x has several unsavory associations (see 1st paragraph). So “xx” isn’t a particularly classy pair of letters.

My advice? When it comes to baby names, stick to a single x.


2 thoughts on “Spelling Tip for Creative Baby Names – One X Is Enough

  1. My best friend has a boy named Axel. Seeing it spelled with two xx’s is just so horrible and unnatural looking!

  2. The only ones that don’t look completely weird to me are the ones that end with -i or -ie. Still don’t like any of them, though.

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