How popular is the baby name Maxxwel in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Maxxwel.
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.
Canada’s province of Alberta has just released baby name statistics for 2009. Here are the top names for each gender, followed by some of the names that were used only once last year.
*Possibly after American football player Edgerrin James.
**These kids need to have a playdate together one day.
***Joviale is French for jovial.
Update – Just discovered that Ericlindross is also on the list. It’s a boy name. Looks like it was inspired by former NHL player Eric Lindros.
P.S. Here is last year’s post on baby names in Alberta.
Source: Service Alberta