Maverick - I really like this. I can imagine a free-spirited boy who loves the beach and surfing.
Benton - I can see the appeal, and really like the accessibility to the nickname Ben, but in the end, I like Benjamin better.
Dane - I think of Great Dane dogs; I prefer the name Dante.
Jude - I never really liked this name, simply not my style.
Dane - I know a boy named Dane and it fits him really well and I think it's a great name
Jude - I really love this one. Jude the Obscure is a great book and I like the Biblical connection as well.
Benton - I like this. I prefer Bennett myself, but I do like this. Benedict is also cool
Maverick - this one is a little silly to me. I understand the appeal, but it sorta feels a tad....pompous or chauvinistic or something. Like naming your child "Chuck Norris" or Rebel.
(interesting that my opinions are almost exactly the opposite of the pp, lol)
Maverick - While its cool, I'd only put it in the middle spot, if at all. I used to have Evan Maverick on my list. Also, nn Merick is cool.
Benton - I agree with the others. It is nice, but I'd rather have Bennett. Benton is kinda choppy.
Dane - Much prefer Dante or Daniel. But Dane is short and sweet.
Jude - This is handsome and simple. Another short and sweet name but I like it better than Dane.
I suppose my favorite would be Jude Maverick or Dane Bennett
From that list I prefer Jude.
Maverick- A bit too "Palin-y" for me but that association won't last forever and is positive if you liked her.
Benton- I agree that it sounds choppy but otherwise I am indifferent.
Dane- This one reminds me of the standup comedian Dane Cook which is very positive IMO.
Jude- I love this name and it is definitely my favorite of your list!
Jude- I like it. Short, simple and nice. I appreciate it. Probably my favorite of the bunch (though Dane is quite close).
Dane- I like it more the more I hear it. Wasn't a big fan the first time I heard it, but now I quite appreciate it. I think this would be a nice choice.
Benton- I don't really like any of the 'Ben' names (partially cuz I live in China, and 'ben' means stupid in Chinese), and this one falls right in with them. I'd prefer Bennett over Benton if I had to choose a Ben name.
Maverick- Not a fan. Doesn't feel like a 'name' to me. I'd consider it one of my least favorite names (I would have to do some research for this opinion to stick, but I think it's my least favorite name from any of the top 400 most common names in the US). As a MN it'd be fine though... hidden.
Maverick- A bit too trendy and cowboy for me. I don't really see it as aging and maturing very well. Moreover, I don't see it as being wearable... I mean, it's great on a kindergartner or a hot 20 something, but not on an overweight, bald father of 4.
Benton- I must admit that this is a favourite of mine. I know WAY too many Benjamins and Bennetts (I know 4 baby Bennetts). To me, Benton is no more choppy than Jensen or Gavin, but much more unique. What I love about this name is that it will never be regarded as trendy, and will certainly mature much better than Maverick.
Dane- I honestly think of a Great Dane... I see the appeal, but I like it as a middle name...
Jude- I also love this name, my only reservations would be its potential to become quite trendy, and that it some languages (such as Farsi) it means "Jew" (not that that's a bad thing, but could be a bit awkward). That being said, I can see this one also maturing well...
Jude is my favorite :)