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  1. #6
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    There really is no comparison between Lennox and the other trendy "x" names like Jaxon. It's a question of legitimacy and authenticity. Names like Lennox, Xavier and Maximilian have been around for years and are actually spelled with an "x". Lennox is an old name with a Shakespearean pedigree. Jaxon with an "x" is a modern invention. Lennox cannot be pigeonholed to any time period. It's my guess that Jaxon won't have the same longevity. I don't think you should worry.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    There really is no comparison between Lennox and the other trendy "x" names like Jaxon. It's a question of legitimacy and authenticity. Names like Lennox, Xavier and Maximilian have been around for years and are actually spelled with an "x". Lennox is an old name with a Shakespearean pedigree. Jaxon with an "x" is a modern invention. Lennox cannot be pigeonholed to any time period. It's my guess that Jaxon won't have the same longevity. I don't think you should worry.
    I agree. When I worried about the girls name Blythe looking "like one of those names where you throw in a Y to replace another vowel" I was reminded of this same thing.

    A friend of mine has a Lennox and he is adorable and it made me fall in love with the name. Use it! Sounds like you really like this name.
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  3. #10
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    Nope, doesn't feel trendy to me. I agree that the willy-nilly X's are the problematic ones. When it's part of a classic name, it still has a distinct coolness factor. I think names like Lennox are awesome largely *because* of the juxtaposition between trendy, modern-feeling letter and old, established monikers.

  4. #12
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    Agreed - There is not really another spelling for Lennox that is a name...could you go with Lennocks? No! Beautiful name and I would not consider it to be part of the trend.

  5. #14
    Lennox is classic so it does not feel like its part of the X craze


    other trendy X name are definitely going to be dated to this time period - just as all the Brinleys, Jocelyns, and Kaydens


    however if over analyzed some may think you were just looking for a lesser X name on purpose


    but i think the majority of people wouldnt notice
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