Names too close?

Fiancé and I are planning on TTC after our wedding in [name_u]August[/name_u]. Being the name freak that I am, I am continuously throwing names out…we seem to have similar styles, which mainly consists of unisex surnames that lead to cool and unusual nicknames. So my newest obsession is [name_m]Mack[/name_m] and/or Macks… 2 issues here…

  1. My cousins sons name is [name_m]Maximus[/name_m] and he goes by [name_u]Max[/name_u]… too close? Would it be considered offensive if I use it for a girl?

  2. I do not like [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] or any variation of the name. I prefer full names, and using nicknames, so using [name_m]Mack[/name_m]/Macks on its own isn’t my favorite option.

I’m looking for suggestions and opinions and any are welcome and appreciated!

  1. in this case, I’d use [name_m]Mack[/name_m] instead of Macks - then there’s a difference between them?

  2. MacKinley, [name_f]Mackenna[/name_f]?

Maybe [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]? [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Cadence[/name_f]/[name_f]Kadence[/name_f]? Might be too girly though for your tastes. [name_f]Mallory[/name_f] [name_f]Cadence[/name_f]/any other C/k name?

I don’t think [name_m]Mac[/name_m]/[name_m]Mack[/name_m] is too close at all if you are using a full name for it.

I can’t say I can think of many unisex suggestions, maybe [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] - might be a small stretch but perhaps an ‘M’ first name paired with some A/C or AC sounds in a middle name might make it work better like [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] [name_u]Kennedy[/name_u], [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] [name_m]Jack[/name_m] for a boy, [name_u]Marley[/name_u] [name_m]Connor[/name_m] or [name_u]Marley[/name_u] [name_f]Cora[/name_f] etc…

Otherwise more gendered options include [name_m]Malachi[/name_m], [name_m]Macsen[/name_m], [name_m]Cormac[/name_m], [name_f]McKenna[/name_f], [name_f]Mikayla[/name_f]/[name_f]Michaela[/name_f].

[name_m]Just[/name_m] as a side note, I’m really crushing on [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] [name_m]Jack[/name_m] for a boy - I’ve always loved [name_m]Mac[/name_m] as a nn!