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There has also been a rise in the use of gun manufacturers such as Barrett, Remington, Kimber, Ruger, Wesson, Browning, Benelli and Beretta.Other weapons are also finding favour as baby names.Titus, the Roman military commander and later Emperor, is at its highest rank ever at 285th place for boys.The names of military ranks themselves have also risen, with Major going up more than 650 places in the past three years.
But it has reached the top 10 in hunting friendly states such as Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Maine - and is number three, rendering it practically common, in West Virginia.
Most popular of all is Gunner, which was given to more than 1,500 babies in the US last year.
According to baby name site Nameberry, if Gunnar (meaning "bold warrior" in Swedish) is taken with Gunner the name hits the top 200 for boys. Also on the rise in the US - a nation which has seen significant gun violence this year - for baby boys are Trigger, Shooter, Caliber, Magnum and Pistol.
It turns out many pet owners like to give their cats and dogs a scary moniker.
Veterinary Pet Insurance recently surveyed their clientele and came up with the 15 most scary pet names, and we’ve come up with some dead ringers for the horrifying but beloved characters, with quotes, of course!