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  1. JustinJ

    JustinJ Member

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    The wife and I are expecting our first boy and we've been brainstorming names. I think Styer is cool but she is luke warm. She's more favorable to Barrett but i'm an AUG fan.

    Anyways, has anybody else given their kid a gun name?
     
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  2. 19-3Ben

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    C'mon. I love guns as much as anyone, but at least give a kid a normal name so that he doesn't grow up having to explain his parents every time he tells someone his name. I think it's taking things a bit far.

    Barrett is as least an actual name. How about Henry (as in the lever-action guns)?
    How about Thompson/Tommy?

    For the sake of your kid, think of gun names that are at least transferrable to real-world names.
     
  3. allaroundhunter

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    Yep... I draw the line right about there. My dog is named Remington (Remi for short), but that's as far as I'll go.
     
  4. Hanzo581

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    You could go with Colt. But Styer? No freakin way.
     
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    Yeah, I have a dog named ruger (I didn't name her) and one named Wesson. Wesson done run off though... :(

    First post!
     
  6. beatledog7

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    I would use gun names for dogs, but I'm old school when it comes to naming children.

    Consider the fact that, short of legal name change, the boy will carry whatever name you give him through school and into adulthood. If you've ever seen a youngster get teased just for having an unusual name, you'll think twice about giving one to yours.
     
  7. Al Thompson

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    Guy I know named his kids something like Colt, Kimber and Remington.....
     
  8. JoeMal

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    We considered Colt or Wesson when we were pregnant a few months ago.

    We ended up having a girl. Named her Madison :rolleyes:
     
  9. 230RN
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    230RN Bless you, Amy ! Be strong.

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    Nothing wrong with Terrance.

    Only taunts I got out of it was "Terrible Terry."

    Which, truth be told, was the truth.

    I dislike the full name since that's what my mother called me. Usually as "Terrr-ANCE!"

    Makes my sphincter shrink even just typing that out.

    Terryble
     
  10. Guns&Religion

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    We went with Bible names.
     
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    My aunt named my cousin Kolt. Was supposed to be more of a cowboy reference. He's a gun dealer now.
     
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    You might as well name him moonbeam.

    In all seriousness, this is the name your son will have for the rest of his life. Consider it carefully. Don't name him based on one of your hobbies. Barrett? Sounds like a girls name. Would you name your kid ford, Chevy, rolls?


    My advice is to visit some of the baby naming sited on the Internet, and see what grabs you. Also look at the meanings of the names. When my second child was born my wife and I had a few named we liked the sound of, but the origin or meaning of the name didn't fit. You can also see name ranking. We didn't want our kid to have a name that was the trendy name if the year.

    Come up with a short list. Then wait till he is born. He will tell you what his name should be.
     
  13. thefish

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    Check your sig line. Two good names right there!
     
  14. stumpers

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    I once knew a girl named Beretta. There's worse names, I guess.

    Just pick a name that you think suits who you want your child to be - the name will partly define who he is due to other peoples' perceptions and associations. This is all the more true the more rare a name is.
     
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    I liked Colton, and Wesson both. Them having 'hobby' names was just a benefit I suppose...but we sincerely enjoyed them and made them options because we liked them more than because they were 'hobby' names
     
  16. 230RN
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    230RN Bless you, Amy ! Be strong.

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    This ten-most-popular baby names list from the social security administration surprises me a little.

    http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

    The have other lists categorized by various ummm... categories. Like, by state, by decades over time, etc.

    Terry
     
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    I'm one who is big into the meaning of names. We just had a boy 2 months ago and named him Ezekiel, "the strength of God". I have met people with names like Colt, Gunner, and even Remington. While those aren't horrible names, they just aren't for me. I know some parents may think it's funny or cute to name their children something like North West, but its really the kid that has to deal with it. You familiar with the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Name Sue"? Take the advice of good ol' Johnny and give your child a proper name :p.
     
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    I am with beatledog, do not burden your child with an unusual and even politically incorrect name. Have you heard the story of the deaf boy named Hunter who was told to change his name because his sign language symbol was a hand in the "gun" position?

    If you want to commemorate the AUG in your family, find out the name of the lead designer and name Junior after him. You know, like John Browning.

    Looked the design team up for you: The major design is attributed to the three men - Horst Wesp, Karl Wagner and Karl Möser, who developed most of the rifle features. From the Austrian Office of Military Technology the project was supervised by the Colonel Walter Stoll.

    I think Horst might be a little odd for the USA but there is certainly nothing wrong with Karl or Walter. Or even Karla if a girl.
     
  19. morcey2

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    So did we. Maher-shalal-hash-baz sure gets worked up when people pick on him though.

    We did have a Davidson family in our town when I was growing up that named their son Harley. Seriously. When he was old enough to figure out what they had done to him, he started going by Hal.

    Matt
     
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    Is Ezekiel a proper common name where you live?
     
  21. Quoheleth

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    You could go a different direction --- "North West."

    :neener:

    My wife is a 6th grade teacher and encounters all sorts of "special" names. Many times, the child will ask to be called by his/her middle name or a nick-name out of embarrassment of what their real, legal name is.

    (A friend of hers swears she had a student in class named "Lo-A." Know how to pronounce that? "Low-Dash-Ah.")

    My point is give the kid a name he/she can grow into and use proudly; a name that helps define who they are and what they will be.

    Q
     
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    Hanzo - "Is Ezekiel a proper common name where you live?"

    Yes it is quite proper, but not very common nowadays. It fits him perfectly also.
     
  23. JustinJ

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    We're not considering something goofy like, Glock or Bushmaster, just actual names that are also associated with a firearm. Steyr has been received positively by a number of people who aren't familiar with the manufacturer. The gun aside, I think it's a unique and cool name.
     
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    Moonunit and Dweezil are names, why not Barrett, Automag or NitroExpress J.

    I have family members named River and Terra. What ever floats your boat.
     
  25. taliv

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    one of my friends named their boy Barrett Gunner because he was conceived during a match where barrett was the main sponsor. There was an M95 in his baby pics
     
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