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Popularity of the Baby Name Ruger


Posts that Mention the Name Ruger

Another Gun-Inspired Baby Name: Citori

Baby names associated with gun brands — like Barrett, Benelli, Beretta, Browning, Colt, Kimber, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Wesson, and Winchester — are seeing higher usage in the U.S. these days.

And here’s another to add to the list: Citori. It’s a one-hit wonder from 2013 that I spotted in the data recently. “Citori” sounds almost too exotic to be linked to a gun, but here’s a photo of a Browning Citori shotgun:

So how did this shotgun get such a cute name?

It’s “a made-up name, doodled by a company executive on a notepad in a marketing meeting” decades ago. “The name is supposed to sound vaguely Japanese, befitting a gun that has been made since 1973 at the Miroku plant in Japan.”

What do you think of Citori as a baby name? Do you like it more or less than the similar-sounding Satori?

Source: Bourjaily, Phil. “Success Citori.” Field & Stream Jul. 2008: 24.

Five-Name Friday: Boy Name Like Truett, Summit

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Finally, after 20 minutes of being stuck in the airport security line, you’re nearing the end (hooray!). Just ahead of you in line is a friendly woman who happens to be pregnant, and the two of you are chatting about travel plans. Then she mentions that she and her husband can’t think of a name for their baby, and tells you the gist of what they’re looking for:

We are looking for a unique baby name for our son to go with his middle name Paul. I like Truett, Summit, and Colston and my husband likes Ruger (he is more picky).

“Do you have any suggestions?”

As a name-lover, you could potentially give her dozens of suggestions on the spot. But she just moved to the front of the line, so you only have time to give her five baby name suggestions before she’s called up.

But here’s the fun part: Instead of blurting out the first five names you come up with (which is what you’d have to do in real life) you get to press a magical “pause” button, brainstorm for a bit, and then “unpause” the scenario to offer her the best five names you can think of.

As you come up with your names, keep these things in mind:

  • Be independent. Decide on your five names before looking at anyone else’s five names.
  • Be sincere. Would you honestly suggest these particular baby names out loud to a stranger in the airport?
  • Five names only! I will replace all names beyond the first five in your comment with nonsense words.

Finally, here’s the request again:

We are looking for a unique baby name for our son to go with his middle name Paul. I like Truett, Summit, and Colston and my husband likes Ruger (he is more picky).

Which five boy names are you going to suggest?

[To send in your own 2-sentence baby name request, here are the directions, and here’s the contact form.]