How popular is the baby name Maxxamillion in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Maxxamillion and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Maxxamillion.
Nancy Friedman of Fritinancy wrote a great post the other day called What Makes a Bad Name Bad?
It’s about company and product names, but her four “badness patterns” can be found in baby names as well.
- Counterintuitive spelling: Addtakizz, Hunni, Kwincee, Maxxamillion
- Inappropriate connotation: Adolf Hitler, McLovin, Miller Lyte, Violence
- Awkwardness: Abcde, Nevaehtnes, Q’Tyyr’N, Yan Ebyam
- The bandwagon effect (a.k.a. trendiness): Aiiden, Jaeden, Xaidyn; Aamari, Damarri, Zamauri
Can you think of any other bad baby names that fall into one (or more) of the above categories?
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.
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.