I just stumbled upon the name Macsen, and I can’t tell if I love it or not. I’ve said it aloud several times, and I’m starting to think it’s unbelievably awesome. We’re looking for a boy name for our 3rd baby to match with [name]Heidi[/name] and [name]Rhys[/name], so this will be added to our list, for sure.

What do you think of Macsen (I see [name]Maxon[/name]/[name]Maxen[/name] as a variant on Nameberry, but I originally saw it on BehindTheName as Macsen, which I think I prefer)?

It is awesome, but will be viewed as a trendy misspelling. Still, it might be so cool to be worth it.

At first glance I thought you had butchered the spelling for [name]Mason[/name], but after looking at it again I kind of like it.

It reminds me of [name]Maksim[/name]/[name]Maxim[/name], which I love.

Macsen is a real ancient name that happens to resemble some current trends. I like it a lot, and think its usable partly b/c the trendy sound. Macsen is cool, but yeah, many people will be surprised to hear that you didn’t make it up.

It’s a great name. I knew a boy named Macsen when I was younger; his nn was Macs
I don’t care for the look of [name]Maxen[/name]/[name]Maxon[/name]; it reminds me of maxi pads or [name]Maxim[/name] magazine.

That would be my fear-- that people viewed it as a made up name. When I mentioned it to my husband, he actually raised an eyebrow and said, “I like it, but is that an actual name?”

I really like Macsen. We wanted to find names that get the nn [name]Mac[/name] to honor my Fiance’s Grampa [name]Mac[/name]. So far we like [name]Malcolm[/name] and Macsen. Great choice to put on your list!

Macsen isn"t made up it is a Welsh name and getting quite popular here. It is an alternative to [name]Maxim[/name] most likely.
It sounds great.

Really like Maxson not Macsen…It is a great way to get.nn [name]Max[/name]

I know it’s legit but it looks way too made up and I’m afraid that’s how most people will see it, too.

[name]Even[/name] with the spelling Macsen, you can use the nickname [name]Max[/name]. [name]Mac[/name]/[name]Mack[/name] would be cool too.

Full disclosure: When I first saw this name discussed on NB, I thought someone had made it up as a misspelling/creative spelling of [name]Mason[/name]. BUT upon realizing it was a valid and old name, it grew on me very quickly and now I absolutely adore it, and Macsen is the best spelling in my opinion. I’m also very careful now before judging a name as made-up because I realize that there are so many cultures I don’t know anything about.

This is a fantastic name and works perfectly with your other kids’ names. [name]Will[/name] people think you made it up? Probably some will, yes. But you didn’t. And if anyone asks you, you can explain, but it’s not your fault people are ignorant (and I mean that in the literal way, not the judgmental way). And it certainly shouldn’t stop you from using a wonderful and unique name.

This is a name on our boys list too. I have the same kind of worries as you- if people will think we made it up because of current trends. Unfortunately they may… But I still think it’s great spelled Macsen.

I really like it spoken outloud but I think the spelling looks funny.

I am starting to consider Macsen as a possible contender for my baby. Why is it not yet a NB name? I think I’d be more apt to seriously consider it if it was printed in blue letters like a “real” name. :slight_smile:

Welsh names, being ancient and spelt phonetically sometimes take a while to turn blue.

Macsen is just an example of that . If you google the name , the meaning and history pop up straight away …ancient history stuff.

Enjoy :slight_smile:

I like it, but much much prefer [name]Magnus[/name] or [name]Maximus[/name].

I’m not a fan of Macsen, I prefer [name]Maxton[/name] or Maxson.

I think people will hear it as [name]Maxon[/name], which looks like a cross of [name]Max[/name] and [name]Jackson[/name] to me. I think [name]Max[/name] is a nice enough name, but [name]Maxwell[/name] or [name]Maximilian[/name] are better longer versions that don’t seem made up.

I thought you were creatively spelling [name]Mason[/name]…and I hate creative spellings. (Currently have a friend spelling [name]Mason[/name], [name]Masen[/name]…for no reason other than to be “different.”) I’d go with Maxsen or Maxson, just so everyone initially makes the short a sound and not the long a sound when saying his name.