Every time we turn on the news, it seems like there is a new tragedy unfolding and it can be very overwhelming.
Baby names tend to follow the trends of the time (lots of people from the ’70s, named after a flower, are walking around), and so dismally some parents are deciding on violent names for their children.
There are gun-related names like Gunner, Trigger, Shooter, Caliber, Magnum and Pistol, many of which have made the top 1000 baby names this year.
If you’re not into guns, than you can simply choose another weapon: Saw, Mace, Saber (Star Wars fans, anyone?), Dagger and Blade are on the rise worldwide.
Seems a bit violent... Image: iStock.
Hunter has been in the top 10 on baby names lists for the last two decades, but now its competitors include the prey you actually hunt: Bear, Wolf, Hawk and Tiger all making the cut.
If you're not sure what kind of violence you want to relate your child to, then why not choose something more broad?
Master, Danger, Rowdy, Chaos, Arson, Raider, Rekker and Breaker are on the list, and there were 46 baby girls named Rebel last year. This could be related to the terrorism crisis, or could be related to Rebel Wilson's popularity. We'll never know.