Intimidating baby boy names

Anyone who's taken a shot at creative writing knows how laborious it is to come up with the perfect name for the protagonist.If name doesn't fit, you're starting at a disadvantage with the audience. (Though it was bound to seep in subconsciously, we tried our best to divorce the rankings from specific character traits and the quality or nostalgia factor of the movies involved.

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.

There has also been a rise in the use of gun manufacturers such as Barrett, Remington, Kimber, Ruger, Wesson, Browning, Benelli and Beretta.

The names of military ranks themselves have also risen, with Major going up more than 650 places in the past three years.

Mostly absent from the trend are baby girls being given similarly scary, intimidating or tough names.

But they're not all called Sugar and Melody - there has been a rise in name of the Hindu goddess of power and destruction, Kali, to become the 262nd most popular for girls.

Aela, a character from adventure computer game Skyrim, is also on the rise for girls, as is Rogue. So when Taylor sings "he's so tall and handsome as hell," part of you wonders if she's singing about the wrong 1D guy.Liam meets both criteria — and the deeee-licious accent doesn't hurt either. Perfect Examples: Liam Hemsworth, Liam Payne Literal Meaning: "Remembered by God" What It REALLY Means: Bro with a bod.Perfect Example: Harry Styles Literal Meaning: "Dragon" What It REALLY Means: Killer-smiled smarty pants. Part of this probably has to do with his deep knowledge of pop culture — everything from books to TV to poetry, and the latter gives him a really romantic side that most guys don't have.But while most people see him as a lonely nice guy, you know that he's just incredibly sensitive.Action movies know this well — no genre is more aware of the importance of connotation than the action genre. (In our estimation "John" and "Ellen" are a wash.)3. Otherwise John Mc Clane would win in a landslide.) Basically the rankings come down to this question: If you were given a card with two of these names on it and told you were going to have to fight one of them to the death, which would you pick?

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