Sunday, May 21, 2023

Welcome Gunner James Forsyth

After welcoming their third child four days ago, Joy and Austin Forsyth revealed his name this morning. Gunner James Forsyth was born on May 17th, 2023, weighing 8 lbs 14 oz. People Magazine has a photo of the new addition.

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  1. One of our neighbors have a dog named Gunner. lol

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  2. Congratulations

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  3. How exciting, blessing from God! Love the name!!

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  4. So happy for this sweet family. Love the name Gunner James.

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  5. In this day and age with gun control debates raging etc., I think Gunner is a poor choice for a name. Austin likes his guns though & so do most of the Duggar brothers. Regardless, congrats on the birth of a healthy baby boy.

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    1. There might be a problem if he's in a store and they call his name out for some reason. Otherwise I don't think it's a bad name.

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    2. Everyone has their own opinion. Im sure your name is offensive too.

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    3. They should have just shortened it to 'NRA'!

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    4. 2:27 You're sure? You know us all personally? Where have I heard that?

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    5. Lol. I think he will soon be called james

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    6. @4:30 omg you poor thing. Research the meaning of the name lol

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    7. Oh please. The gun is not the issue in our country, it’s the criminals and mental illness crisis. Even if you took all the guns away, people would still find a way to hurt people. Look at the Boston marathon bombing. Should we ban pressure cookers?

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    8. @7:37 Works pretty well in England.

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    9. I also think it’s a poor choice. Regardless of where you stand on gun regulations, many people will hear their sons name and have negative connotations.

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    10. I knew a Gunnar growing up; born to a Swedish family. Is Austin Swedish?

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    11. Sadly, I agree about feeling it’s a poor choice for a name. Not trying to be hurtful or judgemental, it is THEIR child. But I worry that the child will have to deal with some unpleasant things in life because of the name

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    12. 8:47 I never heard of a person name Gunner have any issues.

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    13. We had shootings for years and nobody had an issue with the name Gunner. Stop trying to make it a problem now. You are looking for a reason. People on this site ain't falling for it. You seem to be the only one. Its funny there is a person saying the exact same thing in a few obvious fake accounts on Joy's social media.

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  6. Please put bk on tv !! Every family has problems and theirs can just be left off show

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    1. 12:21, ever hear the saying about lipstick on a pig?

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  7. Gideon and Gunner. That's a nice combination. Hope all is well.

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  8. In this age of mass shootings, I would not name my child anything that sounds like a gun. What were they thinking.

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    1. You guys would be trying to find something wrong regardless of what they named their child. People have their rights. What's wrong is parents not watching their kids and don't have proper safes.

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    2. @2:29 Would you consider leaving your gun lying around in your living room or kitchen to be unsafe? What about leaving it on the ground?

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    3. Look up what Gunner means. You all are tripping lol.

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    4. What’s wrong is criminals and mental health issues and yeah, parents being stupid not locking up their guns. Take all the guns away, people will still find a way to do harm to others

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    5. 8:11 is that what you do??? You are suppose to keep it in a safe or cabinet with a lock.

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    6. @7:44 Not the solution. Kids know where keys are, and kids 18 and up can purchase whatever they want, whether the usual way or on the street (at any age).

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    7. People have rights to own guns. With the way the world is now, pepper spray is not good enough. You can cry all you want about it but nothing's gonna change. Its about the person holding the gun. Even if they ban guns, people are still going to have them. Some R States made it where you don't have to have a permit which is reckless. That's what you should be angry about. They also need mental health screenings to be able to purchase a gun.

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  9. What will they call him for short? Little Gun? I can't even with that name. Of all the names in the world they have to pick one with 'gun' in it!

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    1. I hope we see a lot more people name their child Gunner for people like you.

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    2. Mabye YOU don’t like that name, but it’s a common name actually. I think if they spelled it Gunnar instead, all of these negative comments wouldn’t be so much

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    3. These few people are only having a problem with it now because Joy-Anna is a Duggar.

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  10. I am thoroughly convinced now that pregnancy hormones cloud judgement when it comes to name picking.

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    1. I am fully convinced you are commenting multiple times lol. But i love that his name bothers you so much.

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    2. @2:30 Bless your heart

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    3. I can’t believe people are actually getting offended by the name. It’s not like they named him Adolf.

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    4. With all the weird names I've heard lately, 1:37's theory may well be correct.

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    5. Gunner is a old name meaning warrior. So I am not sure why it's such a problem, especially when it existed before guns.

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  11. These names lol

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  12. What an awful name considering all the gun violence that is happening in the United States today! They should have just named him James.

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    1. Heres another one lol.

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    2. What a coincidence. They did. That's Gunner's middle name.

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  13. Darling name. Well done Austin and joy. He’s a beauty. Wishing you health and happiness

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  14. Welcome to the world little Gunner! Congratulations to Joy and Austin

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  15. What an awful name! Shaking my head...

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    1. That name has been around for years lol.

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    2. May I suggest not naming your child that if you don't like that name.

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  16. I saw the photo. Wow! Those Forsyth genes are strong!

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  17. Gunner and Jill have the same birthday. Won't that be something seeing the "birthday buddy" photos in the future.

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  18. Congratulations Forsyth Family πŸ‘ΆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ Love the name Gunner perfect fit.

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  19. So happy their new little boy has arrived safely. He’s really cute!

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  20. She did say she would be enduced early, I guessed she would choose her sister Jill's birthday to be the day so they would share a birthday,Jessa did the same with Fern as she was enduced too,so Fern was born on grandpa's birthday, Jessa gets enduced a little early because she usually has bleeding complications if baby's too big,and Joy because of her cesarian scar I think as she had that from Gideon.

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  21. The name is from northern Europe and is spelled Gunnar. Why did they choose an incorrect spelling?

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    1. He is their child and they can spell his name any way they see fit.

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    2. Gunner is the Americanized version of the name. Its not incorrect at all.

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    3. They looked up "Gunner" in the dictionary and it's spelled correctly. lol

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    4. Gunnar and Gunner is pronounced differently in my country. My brother name is Gunnar and we call him Goon.

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  22. Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ And what a great name. Welcome baby boy, Gunner. πŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸ₯³. Born on my Granddaughter's first birthday πŸ₯³ Birth day twins so they say.

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  23. I like that name πŸ˜€

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  24. Are they going to call him Gun for short? At the park, at Wal-Mart, or in a crowd of people somewhere, will they be calling out Gun or Gunner? That will cause some heads to turn...

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    1. Good points, 9:57 AM.

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    2. I love seeing these comments. Where was they 20 years ago when we still had gun issues? I bet I could find something offensive about your name.

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    3. Oh brother...

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    4. You can roll your eyes 11:19, but you try hollering that name somewhere and see what happens.

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    5. @8:44 It would be film at 11 for that one. Public panic is never a good thing. Someone dropped a tray at the food court of our mall and the loud bang it produced caused a stampede of people running to leave. A woman I know had her leg broken in the crush.

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    6. May 27 @ 8:44...That's my son's name, too, and I can GAURANTEE that no heads have turned in public when I've called out His name!! 😁

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    7. Really, 11:13? No heads have turned at all when you say GUNNER loudly? Has society become that immune?

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    8. I'd love to see heads turn lol. Show people how crazy they look..

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    9. 2:12 because most people know what Guner means. Its a old name, older than guns but its also a very common name. I don't think you would of had such a problem with it if a Duggar didn't name their child that name. You need to step outside and get some fresh air.

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  25. Congratulations πŸ‘ I don't like the name tho...

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  26. Sounds like a good name for where he will grow up

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    1. Remarkably, the area where Gunner will likely grow up has very little gun-violence.

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  27. So cute!! I remember being in 1st grade 20+ years ago and was in a class room full of boys that was all named Gunner lol. It use to be a popular name.

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    1. So you had what, 12 or 15 Gunners in one class if they "was all named Gunner"? Very hard to believe that actually happened.

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    2. Thats funny. I am a elementary school teacher. I had two Gunners in my class a few years ago. I think it's a northern thing.

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  28. Congrats from my mom and I! He's adorable.

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  29. Gunner means Warrior for those who don't know. You guys are making me laugh. Only on this site you would see such comments. You all are reaching hard. We shouldn't use the names linked to convicts too.

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    1. Thank you! So sick of people making it out to be more than it is! The 2nd Ammendment is still in the Bill Of Rights to my knowledge still!

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    2. @11:18 So you advocate naming children after things mentioned in the Constitution? When will we hear about little Quarter, Seizure, Double Jeopardy, Due Process, or Equal Protection? There could even be twins called Cruel and Unusual. Very patriotic names, by that logic!

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    3. Please, don't give them ideas!

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  30. Congrats Joy & Austin! He is adorable! I love his name despite certain negative comments who didn't look up the meaning of it. I been in tragic situations in my life. I got scars to prove it. The name Gunner doesn't trigger me. I really do feel like they are reaching to hard this time and ended up falling low to the ground especially considering none of them brought up the fact they been in a tragedy. They are bringing up someones elses tragedy for only one purpose. You should be ashamed of yourself. Gunner does not mean Gun. Even if they use it as a nickname, its short for Gunner but I never heard anyone use Gun as a nickname for Gunner. The name is popular here where I am from so I know this to be true. They usually use the middle name for the nickname. This has went to far now. What triggers me is the negative comments who have no common sense to look up the meaning behind a name and unsuccessfully try to connect it to tragedies that has nothing to do with them just so they can attack Joy and Austin. This is absolutely disgusting.

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    1. 3:45 Would you be okay with naming a child Bomber or Killer? Just because some people like Gunner, doesn't mean everyone else has to. We know the Duggars like guns, so I guess it's appropriate for one of their kids.

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    2. @3:45 I agree with you. I love his name too. I would name my son Gunner for sure.

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    3. "Gunner does not mean gun." Have you opened a dictionary lately?

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    4. 8:52am, you clearly haven't and you haven't read much history either. The name Gunner means Warrior and its older than Guns. Nice try.

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  31. Gunner Name Meaning: battler or warrior. Gunner is a boy's name of German origin. It means "battler" or "warrior" and is a variant of Gunther. This is for those who are embarrassing themselves in the comment section right now lol. Like wow... Do you need ice for your arm from reaching to hard?

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    1. So not only they don't know what Gunner means, they still have that attitude toward Germans like their ancestors did when Germans first came to America.

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    2. Except nobody goes around carrying a baby name meaning book, looking up what they hear a parent call to a child in public. They hear what they hear said, and that word does not immediately bring up the idea of "a boy's name meaning warrior." Try announcing that name loudly over and over at a public place and see what happens, if people run in panic or if they approach you to discuss names of German origin.

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    3. 6:58 It only brings a negative meaning to you. I never heard anyone associate the name with gun until a Duggar named her child that. How odd.

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    4. For crying out loud 6:55, some of us ARE German.

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    5. Delve deeper, 3:55. It comes from the German "Gundheri," which means "the act of battling or killing by an army or commander."

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    6. Thank you for explaining to the ignorant here!

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  32. Congratulations Joy-Anna,Austin,Gideon and Evelyn. Welcome to the world Gunner James
    God Bless The Family
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  33. Let me be petty too and say the names Karen and Kevin offends me too. But it also offends me when people call each other those names. It offends me when they offend each other. I'm offended that I am offended. So now I am offended over my own name. I need to hie a lawyer to change my name but there's so many names linked to offensive people. That offends me too.

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    1. @6:45 You win the prize for the best comment. Thank you. I really appreciated it.πŸ˜„

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    2. Best comment!

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    3. Haha πŸ˜‚

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  34. Love the name! Gunner is our grandson's name. Congratulations!

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  35. What is happening right now on the comments is the reason I always say, don't argue with "those people". Surely they have to know what Gunner means and the name has been around for years. This is the first time someone tried to make it offensive. Its clear in their delusional heads that its only offensive if a Duggar does it.

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    1. The name's been around but it's usually GunnAr, not spelled to look like someone shooting a gun. It's that choice people are questioning, given what is going on in the world. It would be strange if anyone at all chose that name and spelling, not just a Duggar. Come to think of it, Joy should have remembered her maiden name was NOT "Dugger."

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    2. I agree with you!

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  36. Oh, my. I can think of two meanings for the word gunner and they aren't something I would want to be associated a child's name. I've known a few by that name, but it was spelling Gunnar, which isn't quite so bad.

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    1. It means Warrior, it doesn't mean Gun.

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    2. What Americans parents do most of the time they don't look up how you pronounce the name. Gunnar is not pronounced the same as Gunner. Its Scandinavian. It's like "Goo-nor". They have almost the same warrior meaning. They both are strong names but these days people prefer Gunner. Gunnar is considered a old man name in my country.

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    3. Oh come on! It's Scandinavian/Swedish get over it!!

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    4. Oh my.. I know who NOT to trust if I get kidnapped lol

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    5. Stop. This is unkind and not helpful.

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    6. Not a Responsible Command, 9:57.

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  37. Congrats, God bless ya'll.

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  38. I went to school with two Gunner’s and that was 15 years ago. Very much a southern inspired name. I’m not a huge fan, but to each their own.

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    1. Its not a southern name. It's a old name that has been around long before guns existed.

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  39. My 40 year old brother is named Gunner. It has never, that I know of, caused a problem in a public place. Maybe if his name was Shooter…

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  40. I didn't know she was pregnant! How precious! Congrats Austin and Joy!

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  41. The name Gunner has been around for over 100 years in various spellings. It doesn't mean gun and never has y'all. I hope there isn't someone named Hunter in here or Paul lol. I hope nobody has names from the Civil War era or Brian, especially considered what happened in Idaho. I know 100% I could connect every single one of your names to something like what you are trying to do.

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  42. And let's not forget there is people that name their kids Arrow, Axe and Mace. Mace of all things considered the police issues of RECENT. But you all got yourself in a twist over Gunner that doesn't mean gun. The brain cells in these comments.

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    1. Ok, then let's discuss what would have happened if Joy had named him any of those other names. Same reaction. Gunner doesn't mean gun? Gunner: noun
      1. a member of the armed forces who operates or specializes in guns.
      a member of an aircraft crew who operates a gun, especially (formerly) in a gun turret on a bomber.
      a naval warrant officer in charge of a ship's guns, gun crews, and ordnance stores.
      2. a person who hunts game with a gun.

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    2. Gunner means warrior since the dawn of time. You all are so mad.

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  43. Gunner meaning bold warrior - the same spelling variant - has been around longer than guns just like the surname Spears - which is funny that nobody complains about that either. Gunnar or more accurately Guner is Norse variant means Warrior of the North. People think Gunner and Gunnar is the same because the warrior meaning but they are pronounced very different. Gunnar is pronounced Gu-ner. Not gun-ner.

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  44. First off congratulations to Joy-Anna & Austin on their new blessing. Secondly one online search could had saved all this drama. But at the same time these comments which I am sure it's coming from the same person, knew the meaning behind the Gunner name. This should be a lesson that these trolls on here will try to twist everything and its best to ignore because they don't have one ounce of sense. Enjoy the blog but my advice is to don't engage and they'll probably reply to you but don't respond to them. They are looking for attention. This is clear proof of it. You can't change a meaning of someone's name to fit your narrative you are trying to paint.

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  45. How many other Duggars are due? I have lost count lol. Congrats!

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    1. @8:32pm: As of today (June 2nd,) the only Duggar who is known to be pregnant is Katey, who is Jedidiah's wife.

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  46. Congratulations! I don't always agree with how the Duggars live their faith but I do respect they have a right to their opinion and if you snark. I can't help but wonder if when you are constantly critical of people, any people, whether it takes from your own joy.

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  47. Congratulations Joy & Austin!!!!! Welcome to the world Gunner.

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  48. Good to see that she had that baby in a hospital. Congratulations!

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  49. For some reason I thought this was Joy's 2nd baby lol. Wow. Its hard to keep up with them all.

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  50. I am still surprised Joy-Anna took on wife and mother role so fast. I would had thought Jana. But Joy-Anna seemed different and sensible. Out of all the girls, I would had thought she had been the one to get a job and eventually got married but motherhood would had been much further down the road for her. That's just my opinion.

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    1. It looks like Jana and Joy didn't agree with your opinion. And yet, they are living their best lives.

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  51. So sweet! I think this one will look more like Joy and the other two look like Austin.

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  52. How many grandchildren does this make now?

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    1. According to Joy this is #30. But it's hard to say since birth announcements aren't always made public.

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    2. @10:56am: It's hard to get a complete count because Kendra & Joseph and Lauren & Josiah, have decided to keep a low profile and not make any additional pregnancies public. However, if you count up the known grandchildren, Gunner Forsyth is Michelle & Jim Bob's 27th grandchild.

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  53. Congratulations ^^

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  54. As congrats! What a cutie and I love his name.

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  55. You mean to tell me these haters don't know the meaning Gunner but also there is people out there that has been naming their child Gunnar in variation of Gunner??? Wow. Parents should had looked up the proper way to pronounce that child's name because if they grow up to travel, they are in for a huge surprise lol. My Norwegian ancestors are howling with laughter. I thought the trolls was slightly smarter than this.

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    1. My ears are now bleeding.

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    2. @9:08 I know.

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    3. Reminds me of the opening song from "My Fair Lady."

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    4. Once again the comment reply section does not disappoint.

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    5. You name your kid Gunnar, they'll never live that one down. You might as well named them Gomer. I like Gunner better.

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  56. Welcome to the world Gunner!

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  57. Joy and Austin have more education than most people in the comments. And those who name is Gunnar thinking its pronounced Gunner....Its actually Goo-nar. GOO-nar omg lol.

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    1. I doubt most people pronounce it that way. Too "gooey". lol

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    2. 10:38am, Gunnar is pronounced like that. Its not like Gunner. People think it is but its not... It must be an American thing. Gunnar is Norse. Gunner is semi German. Its not fully because it's a very old name that stems back to be.

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  58. Congratulations Forsyth Family on the birth of Gunner James! Did Katie and Jed have their little girl yet?

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  59. The name Gunner means bold warrior.

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  60. Congrats Forsyth family. Welcome to the world Gunner James! What a precious and wonderful gift from God! I pray that Mommy and baby Gunner are safe and healthy after delivery and that the family continues to thrive as they move forward in this wonderful thing known as life.

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  61. For Joy and Austin, congrats on your baby boy, and don’t listen to people’s negativity on your little boys name! People will always find a reason to bring other people down. Or people will always find a way to be offended. Your little boy looks so sweet and can’t wait for your next YouTube video! I’ve been watching the Duggars since the first episode!

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  62. Love the names of all your children. They are unique and beautiful. ❤️

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  63. Where I come from, the name Gunnar is an absolutly dock name and an old grandfather name. Reminds a lot of Gunner. It also really shows Austin's love for guns and material things has affected the choice of the baby name.

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    1. But the name has nothing to do with guns.....

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  64. I AM SOOOOOOOOO PLEASED I AM HAPPY, BEYOND HAPPY, I AM HAPPY U 2 ARE SAFE AND SOUND!!!!!!!! I LOVE U 5, U ARE A WHOLE HAND NOW!!!!! LOL!!!!

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    1. Justine, Please explain?

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    2. U GUYS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO GROW YOUR FUNNY BONE!!!!! I AM NOT, GOING TO EXPLAIN ME ANYMORE!!!!! THE 1 THING I KNOW ABOUT THE DUGGARS, ARE THEY ARE LOVERS OF HUMOUR!!!!!! OK!!!!!

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    3. I highly doubt they read comments..

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  65. I think Joy & Austin put a lot of thought into what to name their kids congratulations Joy and Austin on your new baby boy !!

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  66. I don't remember them announcing she was pregnant. Congrats you guys! :)

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    1. It was only announced about 97 months ago...

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  67. Where's all these people you are claiming thats upset?? There was only a few people in Joys comments saying the same thing as the comments here which was obvious made up accounts. Look up the meaning behind Gunner and how long the name has been around. Look up the pronunciation of Gunnar because its not the same at all lol.

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  68. Isn’t Jed and katey expecting their baby? I remember her saying her due date was the same as joy Anna’s. But their latest YouTube video is them going to
    Hawaii

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  69. Gunner is a popular name on both sides of the aisle because they actually know it doesn't mean gun. You can give up this story you are trying to run with because it ain't working lol. As you can see and in Joys comments there's only a few people that agree with you. Its amazing how the name is suddenly a issue now. You need to do your search on that name. How does a name that's been around longer than guns mean gun? I also found that people on here was right, Gunnar doesn't sound like Gunner lol. So you guys clearly didn't think this one through.

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  70. I seriously hope some of you will stop pretending that gunner isn't a valid word in the dictionary meaning a man with guns.

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    1. No it doesnt lol. Stop reaching.

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    2. Which dictionary? Other world? Gunner is older than guns lol.

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  71. Women can be warriors too. Do you think they'd name a daughter Gunner?

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    1. There are women names that mean warrior.

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    2. Look up girl names that mean warrior.

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  72. I wonder if his nickname will be Gun or Goon?

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  73. Definition of Gunner
    1.
    a member of the armed forces who operates or specializes in guns.
    2.
    a person who hunts game with a gun.

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    1. His name is Gunnar!

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    2. It doesn't say that anywhere.

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    3. At 3:40, the spelling at the top of the blog post is spelling his name Gunner. I doubt Ellie would spell the baby's name wrong.

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  74. At least it's better than Gideon. Apparently according to Joy's video Gideon wanted to name him Joel. Austin told him how woukd you feel if someone went up to you and said they didn't like the name Gideon.? I'm like really Gideon is a horrible name but I guess not as bad as Spurgeon.

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