I agree with this. We're naming our son Maximilian (he'll go by Max) but I wanted Maximus! I liked how it sounded so Roman. My DH brought up a good point that with our luck he'd grow up to be super scrawny and nerdy and Maximus just would be a lot to live up to.
BUT - that all being said, if it's what you love, then it doesn't matter! Our girls name was Jovie and I was always spelling it for people - but I liked it too much to care!
You'd think, I remember my first job I worked with a SPARTACUS! who was quarterback for my highschool's rival team
I do like valor, it's a great virtue to be named after