Post # 1
DH and I are NTNP and one of our best friends has just found of she is expecting.. so there is a lot of baby talk in our house at the moment.
We have been talking boys names (we have had our girls name picked since before we got Married – Adelaide Rose) and there aren’t many names we both agree on.
Last night while DH was working from home, I was browsing different search terms on google and under “Strong Boys Names” popped up Gunner.
I had never heard this name before, but I was pretty intrigued and asked DH and he LOVES it. The only other name he likes is Hunter, which I love too but is very popular now.
So what do the bee’s think? Is Gunner a really out there name? Do you like it?
EDIT: It has been established Gunner sounds like a dogs name, so that is off the list. What about Everett, Troy or Xavier?
Post # 3
It makes me think of the character on the TV show Nashville. While I’m not crazy about the name, I like the character. 😉
Post # 4
I have heard of the name but I don’t know anyone with that name. I’m not sure if it’s for me, but if you both really like that, that’s all that matters! Personally, it reminds me of a tall, strong southern boy, but I see you’re in Australia so the culture might be a lot different there.
On the other hand, I have heard of Hunter a lot in my area, but it still gives me the same vibe.
Post # 5
I’ve usually seen it spelled “Gunnar” – it’s a fairly common Scandinavian name.
Post # 6
Gunner was my dogs name growing up! Love it for a puppy, not sure for a human but I may be biased.
Post # 7
I live in Boston, so just imagining that name said with a Boston accent throws me off.
Also, my uncle (named Bobby) randomly decided a few years ago to start introducing himself to new people as Gunner. Why? No one knows..
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA
Gunner is a name of my uncles dog. lol
So everytime i hear it i think of my uncles dog. lol But i think its a cute name.
Post # 9
@dannielle89: DH loves the name Gunner. I like it, but I’m not in love with it so we went with another name but Gunner is super cute!
Post # 10
My coworker’s son is Gunner. I think it is really nice!
Post # 11
I think the name might be associated differently in America vs Australia because I think it’s a little country. If you both love it I would keep it on your list though!!
Post # 12
@dannielle89: I have never seen the name spelled Gunner – only the job. I have seen it spelled Gunar, and it’s of Swedish origin. If I were to use that name, I’d spell it the traditional way. I think it’s a nice name, but I probably wouldn’t use an ethnic name that had no connection to me. Of course, I don’t bat an eye when a Chinese kid is named Sean, or Ian. It’s not someting that would bother me if I knew someone named Gunar who wasn’t Swedish, I just don’t think I’d use it, myself.
Post # 13
I’ve only ever known that name from the Nelson twins. They were a pair of musicians in the 80’s – twin rocker guys with long blonde hair. their dad was a musician as well. I liked them a lot. And truth be told, if I listened to them again now, I’d probably still like them. It’s a cool name! I vote yes!
Post # 14
I’ve seen Gunnar as a boy’s name. The spelling Gunner makes me think of our friend’s dog. If you like it, go for it!
Post # 15
Gunner is the dog’s name on Cheaper by the Dozen!
Post # 16
@soontobebe: YES. Nelson! One of my high school boyfriends dressed as Nelson with his best friend for Halloween one year.
Oh God I’m old…
I do like the name, though, spelled with an “a”.