Maxfield & a Narrowing

I’ve been toying with Maxfield again, for Parrish, and I have a couple that really intrigue me. I’ve also gotten Lettie down to two of each option, would you be so kind as to review them and pick your favorite of each, in that case?

So, here’s Maxfield, in all his glory:

Maxfield Jasper Milo or Maxfield Milo Jasper (can’t decide which way I like him best) I’m still attached to Milo (as that would have been Josie’s nickname had she been a boy) and Jasper’s just a neat nature name And I’m digging the possibility of an MJ boy!

Maxfield Hamish John – which roundabout honors Pop all around, his middles are James John!

Maxfield Alasdair John – just looking for alternate homes for my lovely Alasdair, which he dislikes up front for spelling issues.

Maxfield August John – Augie for Mom, she’d be tickled, John’s for him again.

Maxfield August Sinclair – Sinclair’s yet another family surname that was randomly suggested to me, I dragged it to him & He pointed it out. It suits me fine and I like the somewhat girlie feel of Sinclair on a guy.

Maxfield Taliesin John – for both Parrish & Wright, two ‘artists’ we admire a lot, both for their way with light & nature.

If I had to choose, Maxfield Taliesin John or Maxfield August Sinclair would get my vote, because neither is exactly expected and as such, makes me smile. But I’d love to know which you like best!

 

And for Lettie, We’ve talked it down to four combos, two of Lettice & two of Laetitia, I have my favorites, he’s got his. What I’d love is for you all to pick your favorite of each and tell me why. Let’s see who’s favorites rise to the top! Just a note: Lettice bothers neither of us and if we ended up with laetitia, she’d probably be Lettice at least occasionally.

Here they are:

Lettice Romilly Pearl
Lettice Penelope Jane
Laetitia India Rosamund
Laetitia Amabel Violet

 

And there you have it, the arguments are mostly over at least for now. Wanna finish us off?  We’d appreciate it!

Cosmo, Again

I’m still working on Cosmo. I don’t want to lose him because he feels so beautiful to me but can’t think of a combo that sings like Rufus’. Cosmo Henry Graham was it for the longest time, an still is, for the most part. I really dig Cosmo George ____ but think Cosmo _____ George flows better. I’ve had Cosmo Willem George too, which pleases me but no one else, it seems. So I went thinking again, because I *really* like Cosmo _____ George; here’s the few that I’ve come up with:

Cosmo Rohan George – That Rohan like Rowan, not Ro-han, like LOTR, although I could live with that if he gets it.This combo’s blue green yellow to me. Blue for Cosmo, Green for Rohan and yellow for George.

Cosmo Maxfield George – Maxfield again for Parrish, my favorite artist of all time. I really dig this one but think the flow’s a bit off. Am I crazy? blue, green yellow here. Maxfield’s a pretty subdued green.

Cosmo Alasdair George – Flow’s spot on and I really like Alasdair. Not as much as Maxfield but almost. Alasdair’s silver. Blue, silver, yellow. Kind of pretty but a bit bright.

Cosmo Gavriil George – I adore Gavriil, he was one of my G. Uncles. I think I’ve mentioned Gavriil before. It’s pronounced: gah-vree-EEL I slur it a bit, so it comes out more like gah-vrEEL, but that’s how I always heard it as a kid, I don’t think the family’d freak too badly. And I think he’s kind of funky. I like Gavriil, about as much as Maxfield, both in looks and sound. Blue, copper, yellow. Gavriil’s a pretty coppery orange and meshes well between the other two.

And that’s it. Nothing more strikes my fancy between Cosmo & George.

What do you think? Anything leap out at you as nifty? Talk to me! 🙂

Maxfield

Yes, Maxfield. My second favorite Max name (Maxim/Maksim still outranks him as a family name), in honor of my absolute favorite artist Maxfield Parrish.  I run into people every so often who are completely unaware of who he was or what he did. I’m rather tired of saying “Google him” so I thought I’d talk about about the inspiration behind wanting to use Maxfield. Firstly, here’s a link to his Wikipedia page:  Maxfield Parrish

 aquamarine-1917  a copy of this picture hangs in my living room, It’s called Aquamarine and was originally painted in 1917.  I could never afford an original!  🙂 I love the blues in it. It makes me feel serene, no matter what state of mind I’m in, when I see it, I can feel my blood pressure go down. It is really a lovely picture.  I have another print:

parrish-maxfield-the-reservoir-at-villa-falconieri-frascatiCalled “Reservoir at Villa Falconieri, Frascati” (1903) and it’s in my bedroom, I love those warm yellows & greens.  That sky is really a plummy shade and overall, the warmth  emanating from this one is lovely. I love yellow & green and those colors echo throughout the house.   My Pop always said it was weird that more than half the pictures in my place were of trees.  But I do seem to be drawn to them.

Back to Maxfield.  Maxfield, being an ‘M’ name, is also green to me. In fact, he’s the same green shade as those trees in that last painting. Such a warm olive tone!  

I know Max is rather overdone but I still like his verve and wouldn’t mind having one around for myself.  I’d rather get him though Maxim, since it is a family name but the men’s magazine rather dissuades me.  I think Max fits in just perfectly with his brothers and still also meshes well with his sister.  So, how unusable is Maxfield, in comparison? If you ran into (yet another) Max, would you rather he be a Maxim or a Maxfield in full?  I’d love to know!  Thanks!