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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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