I just acquired a new hunting rifle so it will be named as a tribute to a person place or thing. This is a personal traditon that was inspired by Davey Crockett who became famous by a flintlock musket named Sweet Betsy. The next best thing to acquiring a new gun is the fun of naming it.
In 1983 I acquired a Remington Model 4 chambered for a .308 cartridge. I eventually named it Calvin, as a tribute to John Calvin. Calvin and I have taken a number of deer and a couple of bears including Onyx Ursus. Calvin was an advocate of predestination.
In 1986 I bought a .50 caliber Thompson Center Renegade (caplock) musket. I named it Faith because I needed faith everytime I fired it. I took the Deacon Eight of Bible Grove by Faith in 1986.
In 1990 I became the owner of a Browning A-Bolt .308 that was named Bishop, as a tribute to the chess piece. Bishop has taken The Stag of Sinking Creek, The Magnum X of The Big L, and The 4 X 4 of Cobalt Ridge.
In 1992 I bougth a .50 caliber Black Knight in-line muzzle-loader that I named Zack. It would hit "zactly" where I was aiming. Zack has claimed The Firehoof of Lake Juniper in 1999 and Blackrack--The 5 x 5 of Cobalt Ridge in 2000 (election day).
The new Remington will be named but I am still contemplating. Suggestions will not be ignored.