Levi Johnston's unborn baby

If you remember Levi Johnston is Bristol Palin's EX-husband. He fathered her little boy Tripp. Well now he has fathered another and is planning on naming it (a girl) Breeze Beretta. http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/01/of-course-levi-johnston-is-naming-his-daughter-after-a-gun/

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Beretta is a gun name and fits in with the western theme names such as Colt, Ranger, Wyatt, and all. But I wonder what his connection to it is. The Ber- part of the name is like Bernice or conversly Bernard. The -etta part is found in many feminine names.  Does it sound girly enough to you all? 

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By Guest (not verified)
May 1, 2012 11:05 PM

Breeze sounds feminine, but Beretta doesn't sound like anything to me except a gun. At least it will be the middle name and not the first.

(They never got married so he is Bristol's ex-fiance.)

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May 1, 2012 11:42 PM

I don't mind Breeze as a girls name. A bit too naturey-hippy for me (and I like that style of naming) but not too bad. It's really just the 80's-90's favourie Bree with the cool 'z' on the end!

Beretta is totally a gun to me and I know nothing about guns, so that is saying something!

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By Guest (not verified)
May 5, 2012 4:16 PM

This is exactly my take. Breeze has that feminine-but-snappy feel a lot of parents are looking for, plus a dash of whimsy. It's not for me, but it does have some appeal! Just sound-wise, Beretta could work along the lines of Bernice/Bernadette and Coretta, which I rather like for being traditional but distinctive; unfortunately, the gun association rather overwhelms all of that for me and feels very aggressive next to the gentle playfulness of Breeze. Since I am not a gun-lover, that association is a turn-off for me, but really it's hard to argue that even the most polarizing name is a "problem" when it's hidden in the middle. Altogether, it sounds like the parents are weighing a balance of creative and distinctive associations with traditional/mainstream sounds, and that's something a lot of us can relate to, even if we'd end up in different directions style-wise.

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May 2, 2012 1:51 AM

I like Breeze.  I tried to get my sister, whose married to a Mexican fellow, to put "Brisa" on her baby list, but she didn't like it.  Brisa is Spanish for "breeze."

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May 3, 2012 8:41 PM

Breeze isn't used often-but I think it's reasonably established as a girl name.  Beretta is just a gun, although I think the gun was named after the surname of it's inventor.   Maybe there is a family connection somewhere?  I can see how it would read more girl than other gun names like Colt or Wesson, but I'm not really a fan of those either. 

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By mk
May 5, 2012 10:47 PM

I don't like it at all, but yes, Breeze sounds girly.

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May 6, 2012 10:04 AM

Beretta Breeze would sound better as far as feel of syllables.  Beretta has the appropriate "a" ending for a girl so I have no issue with it for a girl, better thean smith or wesson.  I am glad that no one will be using Beretta when they call her, Breeze is MUCH more pleasant for a call name than Beretta.  Beretta makes me think of Bertha and Burt and some other old names that are not necessarily flattering.

Choosing Breeze for a first name is okay, NMS.

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May 7, 2012 7:58 PM

Sadly, as soon as I saw Beretta, I thought of trip wire and realized that he has named his children after different weapons. Not my cup of tea.

Breeze I could kind of get behind, however. I like Brisa and Breeze sounds jaunty and sporty.

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May 11, 2012 7:15 PM

Elizabeth T-I believe he on purpose is naming his kids after weapons. I think it states as much in the article or maybe another one I read. So what could some other ideas be?

Colt, Bullet, Saber, Machete? Knife Johnson has an interesting ring to it. It's sort of like Rafe.

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By hwar
May 13, 2012 1:20 AM

I agree that Breeze is kind of snappy and sweet and modern, though not my particular style.  I am really uncomfortable with naming a baby after a gun though. That being said, I know a baby Ruger and a toddler Colt (named after the firearm, not the baby horse).  Like any name, once you apply it to a person it's easier to forget its other meanings.

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By PJ
May 14, 2012 5:25 PM

Breeze is ok. It's naturey and kind of cute in a hippie way.

 

Naming a baby after a gun though? Shudder.

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May 22, 2012 1:39 PM

Late to the party, but I've been too busy with finals to keep up with name news :)

Beretta has the potential to be an awesome name, except it's a gun and I just can't get over that.  I'm about as anti-guns as they come, but some gun names work much better in non-NRA circles than others. Remington and Colt don't scream guns to me, but with Beretta and Wesson, I can't think of anything else.  What do you guys think about Uziel?  The Israeli-made Uzis were named after their inventor, Uziel Gal, so it's a legitimate first name, submachine guns aside.

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May 25, 2012 1:27 PM

To me Uziel sounds more like Uriel (the fourth archangel, according to some) than like Uzi.