The Maxwells seemed to like the names Thomas, James, John, Robert, Henry, Margaret, Sallie, Mary. When you have a bunch of Maxwells with the same first name naming their children the same first names, and then marrying several siblings into the same families....so very confusing. just exactly how many James Maxwells are there? my great grandparents honored their ancestors by giving their children family names....Minerva Alice. my grandma Grace. little Eugune's middle name of Higdon. Mildred Evie. John. it is cool.