I am a descendant of an Alexander McBride of Renfreeshire, Scotland born abt 1750. One of his descendants Alexander McBride entered the US via Canada in the mid 1800's and father my maternal grandmother Catherine McBride. My branch of the McBrides named alternating generations of sons, Alexander and then Miles. This pattern was true back to 1750. If your branch has the same pattern we may be related. I have continued this pattern with my son ALexander Levins.