Wednesday, November 04, 2009

What's in a name

Remington Steele or...




Remington Peters?


Ages ago, after we found out we were having a boy, I asked for my blog audiences help in finding a name (click here to look back at the post). A new record of 24 commenters gave suggestions. I promised Dutch Bucks to the first person to suggest the name we ended up choosing for our little guy. 2 people suggested Remington, my mom and my sister-in-law Kelly. It isn't very fair because both knew that we were partial to the name for its significance and not because of Remington Steel. Read this:

Remington Arms is a major American manufacturer of riflesshotguns, other firearmsrevolvers and ammunitionRemington was founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington II who believed he could build a better gun than he could buy. Farming communities in the region were famous for their diverse skills and self-sufficiency, and the winter seasons were used for crafts that provided goods for self-use and also for sale. Eliphalet's father was a blacksmith, and wanted to expand his business into rifle barrel production. Later, the firearms business became Remington Arms Company. During the Great Depression, Remington purchased the Peters Cartridge Company; today, many of the Remington headstamps still have R-P on them for Remington-Peters. -- From Wikipedia.org




A crafty farmer turned gun smith or a dashing private investigator, either way we think the name is strong and perfect for our son. We could have gone with Elephalet, but aren't you glad we didn't?

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6 comments:

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

How cool that?!? I love that name!

Sara said...

Yes! i like the name and I like hearing the background too.

Kellie said...

I love your son's name!

Tawny said...

Close to the beginning of knowing it was a boy, you posted a blog "kidding" about naming your boy Remington. I wasn't at all surprised when you actually picked it.

It's a cool name.

Linds and Manda said...

Very neat history. I like it and think it's a very special name. I have to laugh though in seeing that picture of Remington Steele. I used to watch reruns on A & E in high school. :)

Anonymous said...

Grammy just loves her little great grandson and so glad he's here and has a very significant name.