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Question of the Day: Would You Name Your Child After a Gun or Gunmaker?
The Truth About Guns ^ | Feb 23, 2014 | Robert Farago

Posted on 02/24/2014 6:59:35 AM PST by KeyLargo

Question of the Day: Would You Name Your Child After a Gun or Gunmaker?

By Robert Farago on February 23, 2014

“In 2002, only 194 babies were named Colt,” the dailybeast.com reports, “while in 2012 there were 955. Just 185 babies were given the name Remington in 2002, but by 2012 the number had jumped to 666.” Uh-oh. “Perhaps the most surprising of all, however, is a jump in the name Ruger’s (America’s leading firearm manufacturer) from just 23 in 2002 to 118 in 2012 . . . In 1999, Gunner ranked 739th on the list of the Official Social Security site’s 1000 most popular names for boys—by 2012 it jumped to 293rd. Remington, for both girls and boys, spiked in the last few years as well, starting at 731st place in 1999 and jumping to 421nd a decade later.

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1 posted on 02/24/2014 6:59:35 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Is Blunderbuss taken?


2 posted on 02/24/2014 7:03:25 AM PST by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 7:06:59 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: KeyLargo

Thompson would be good...call him Tommy.

John is so pedestrian....though John for Browning or Thompson, or Garand...

Gene for Stoner
Bill for Ruger
(or how bout Mike for Kalashnickov?)
Oliver for Winchester
Sam for Colt


4 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:03 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KeyLargo

“I named the first boy ‘Thirty Cal.’”


5 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:56 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: KeyLargo

I do not think I could name a kid....

Eliphalet

for Remington


6 posted on 02/24/2014 7:08:58 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Army Air Corps

How many of Obama’s sons are neamed “Colt 45”?


7 posted on 02/24/2014 7:10:28 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: Vaquero

Besdies, who wants to be named after a typewriter.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:12 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: KeyLargo

Remington is a great name, not necessarily a gun. The name Remington was associated with a sword and knife maker at one time, right?

Colt isn’t necessarily a gun either.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:00 AM PST by madison10
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To: KeyLargo

I like the name Sig ...


10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:09 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Army Air Corps

A rapper’s baby could be “Fiddy Cal”.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:24 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: mad_as_he$$

Now I have that commercial with Bill Dee Williams in my head...


12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:11 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: KeyLargo

Howitzer?


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:24 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: KeyLargo

I considered “Emsixty” but it would have been shortened to “Em” and that didn’t sound appealing...


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:16:11 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: madison10

There was a Remington who did great sculpture’s too.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:17:28 AM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

the favorite handgun, in my possession, is a Remington Rand...and of course a typewriter company manufactured this excellent bone stock weapon made in early 1944, plenty of time for D-Day.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:18:05 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KeyLargo

Better than naming them “Obama” or “Hillary”.

At least Colt has produced something other than bullsh*t and idiocy.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:20:32 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Vaquero

I’m kind of partial to ‘Bushmaster’, myself.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:20:36 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ├čudda├čudd
"I like the name Sig ..."

'Gadsen' is a great name also.

19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:18 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: mad_as_he$$

I think that’s how many of them were conceived.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:34:53 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: KeyLargo
Miss Daisy Chute..

...meet my son Bushmaster!

21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:35:04 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Vaquero

What about Tim Gunn, Shell Oil, or Scope Mouthwash? What about Target or Cracker Barrel? When will the NFL change the name of the shotgun and pistol formations? Where does it end?


22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:41:49 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: KeyLargo

I definitely wouldn’t name one Mannlicher.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:42:05 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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24 posted on 02/24/2014 7:48:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: KeyLargo

I have that book on one of my bookshelves.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 7:51:22 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: CrazyIvan
"I definitely wouldn’t name one Mannlicher."

LOL.

And not a name such as the 'Bamster'

26 posted on 02/24/2014 7:53:14 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
John Moses.

With a brother named Gaston, and a sister named Tenifer.

27 posted on 02/24/2014 7:56:04 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: pa_dweller

If I had another boy (doubtful) or my daughter had a son, I’d urge “Ruger”.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 7:56:12 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: CrazyIvan
I definitely wouldn’t name one Mannlicher.

That there is funny!

29 posted on 02/24/2014 7:57:02 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Army Air Corps

How about 45 ‘cent’ ala fitty cent?

Or maybe 40, as in fohty?


30 posted on 02/24/2014 7:57:10 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Ruger would make a GREAT dog name, but a kid...not so much.


31 posted on 02/24/2014 7:57:36 AM PST by madison10
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To: KeyLargo

Grandson named Henry.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 8:00:43 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: mad_as_he$$

What about a Chicago Typewriter?


33 posted on 02/24/2014 8:03:15 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: real saxophonist
I believe that the name 'Twista' might not be very good.

By Liam Ford Tribune reporter

10:10 p.m. CST, February 23, 2014

A man who did security work for Chicago rapper Twista was found shot to death and lit on fire in a South Side home Friday.

34 posted on 02/24/2014 8:05:44 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: jaydubya2

First name Mike, middle name Triple7


35 posted on 02/24/2014 8:11:53 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: CrazyIvan

Thread winner.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 8:13:59 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: KeyLargo

As long as it is a boy. If you get what I mean.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 8:14:43 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Second Amendment First
Grandson named Henry.

I have a five y.o grandson named Colt Wesson Smith.

38 posted on 02/24/2014 8:16:53 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: KeyLargo

There is the girl’s name “Duci”, which means “rich in war”. Its origin is Old English, and it is used mostly in Hungary.

When she grows up and has children, she will then be:

“Ma Duci”.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 8:17:07 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: KeyLargo
And of course, there's Tom Mauser, one of the most despicable people I've ever encountered.

His son Dan was killed at Columbine, and Tom has made a very good living pimping his dead kid ever since.

40 posted on 02/24/2014 8:21:14 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: txrefugee

“A rapper’s baby could be “Fiddy Cal”.”

His wife is already called “Big Bertha” so why not.


41 posted on 02/24/2014 8:21:30 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: KeyLargo

My dog is named Remington but we call him Remy.


42 posted on 02/24/2014 8:39:50 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: KeyLargo

“DPMS, put away your toys and get cleaned up for dinner!”


43 posted on 02/24/2014 9:01:53 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ilovesarah2012

My parents did with me. My initials are BAR.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 9:02:02 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: KeyLargo

I named all 4 boys Glock with model numbers for their middle names


45 posted on 02/24/2014 9:04:08 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: KeyLargo

Kalashnikov would be a cool first name, and it could cover up a multitude of sins - a kid named Percival Trockwaite Broonton III would get beat up on the playground, a kid named Kalashnikov I’llcutyourheartout Broonton, not so much.


46 posted on 02/24/2014 9:11:03 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: TurboZamboni

lol....”Tommy Remington”.


47 posted on 02/24/2014 9:11:06 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: ilovesarah2012

I have a nephew named Colt and another named Remington. They also call him “Remmy”.


48 posted on 02/24/2014 9:11:22 AM PST by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: KeyLargo

My cousins husband is a competitive shooter and gunsmith. He owns a Barrett .50 cal. They named their son Barrett. No lie.


49 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:38 AM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Who could forget the forerunner to the Winchester repeating Rifle. If he had only remembered to put a forestock on it.


50 posted on 02/24/2014 9:58:47 AM PST by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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