What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 119

Hi, I was wondering about some of those weird names that you've probably encountered in L&D and PP. I remember when I had my maternity rotation a couple of weeks ago, one of the nurses said she... Read More

  1. by   tdogRN
    I'd say "Honesty Deception" is probably in my top ten of weird names...but one of our ob docs had a pt in med school who likedthe term "Meconium" and wanted to name her son that....it took the young doc a few moments to gather the courage to explain the meaning of the word.....
  2. by   DoriSoeb1
    Quote from VSRN
    I once heard of a mom who named her child Nosmoking.....said it was the last thing she saw before her c/s. I also had a teen mom who named her child Margarita......(sad). I learned from many years working with new parents how to keep a straight face.
    Margarita IS a name. it's spanish for Margaret. Thought I would clear that up since the drink was named after the woman not the other way around.
  3. by   MamaMadge
    Margarita is also the Spanish word for "Daisy" as in the flower. I actually think it's kind of a cute name for a little girl.

    We recently had a patient who named her baby girl "Flicka." When the doctor said "WHAT?!?!?! You mean Flicka, like the horse?" She smiled and said, "Oh, did you see the movie too?":spin: I love my job!!! It's never dull!!!!!!!
  4. by   KeechieSan
    When I was a student I was lucky enough to see a "Millon Dreamz"

    LOL.
  5. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from rn/writer
    This is the Welsh spelling of David. St. David is the patron of Wales. What is the astronaut's last name. That might indicate Welsh ancestry.
    That's interesting and I didn't think of that. His last name is Williams and he was flying aboard the shuttle for the Canadian Space Agency. Just an interesting sidenote here: he's also specialized in trauma emergency medicine and had many years of experience in the ED.
  6. by   rn/writer
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    That's interesting and I didn't think of that. His last name is Williams and he was flying aboard the shuttle for the Canadian Space Agency. Just an interesting sidenote here: he's also specialized in trauma emergency medicine and had many years of experience in the ED.

    Williams is the second most common surname in Wales. So, there are probably dozens of Dafydd Williamses running around those lush green hills.

    Very cool that Astronaut Williams has a medical background. If I were on a shuttle crew, I'd love having someone with trauma training and experience on board.
  7. by   rnWinn
    I have found most mothers are quite sensible these days in naming their kids...not so trendy or silly. Although it's often the teenagers who give the most interesting names. I recently had a gal name her baby Heavenly Sky. And one lady let her daughter name the new baby Cinderella...
  8. by   nurz2be
    I had friends in school who were twins...Hope and Faith...

    cousin twin boys named Red and Blue

    Balis (Pronounced Bay-liss) for a boy

    Delie (Pronounced DEELEE) for a girl

    Nanette (Pronounced Nay-net)for a girl

    Ishum (Pronounced eye-shum) for a boy

    had triplet boys in church youth group named
    aaron ---- erin ----- aron

    ALL pronounced the same way.....duhhhh
  9. by   turbohound
    My mom just retired from the Fremont Union City school district office (in the SF Bay area), and last year they received a pair of transfers (two brothers) in from Oakland. Their names were

    Orangejello (pronounced Oron-jelo) and Shithead (pronounced Shi-taid). I'm completely serious, the spellings and pronounciations are accurate.

    Also, a few years ago she processsed another transfer in, named Nosmoking (pronounced, Nosmo-king). He said at the time he was born, his mother had just come to the US, didn't yet know the language, and named him for the first thing she saw as he was born...a no-smoking sign on the wall opposite her bed in the delivery room.
  10. by   rn/writer
    Ow, ow, ow. I think I've just had my credulity strained.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from rn/writer
    Ow, ow, ow. I think I've just had my credulity strained.
    Owie . . . me too. There is no smilie available for an owie.

    Actually - truthfully - when I first moved here, 23 years ago, there was a young'un the same age as my oldest (and only, then) son whose name was "Shaddon". It sounded like .. well, you know.

    I was complaining to my mom about this in a local restaurant and the couple who were in the booth next to me leaned over and said "How do you think we feel? We're the grandparents".

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Aug 30, '07 : Reason: I think I told that story somewhere on this long thread
  12. by   mommie2bodie
    Quote from babynurselsa
    let's see there was vinita (name of the town where the state hospital was located), then there was polaris (mom saw it on a sign), the twins named sunny and hunny(note the spelling), many many heavens, heaven leighs, miracle (which is usually an oxymoron), precious angel, and lovely.
    i have formulated a set of rules i wish we could get legislated.
    #1 if the child will never be able to say or spell the name.
    #2 if the child will never be able to pronounce the name.
    #3 if it will get them beat up at school.
    #4 if it is just plain stupid.
    then we will assign you a name for your baby.

    i thought this was funny, my sister had a daughter when she was 16 and named her myracle charmyne. i tried my best to talk her out of it, i said it sounded like a really good toilet paper... i have called her mia since the day she was born, she is almost 4 now.
  13. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from turbohound
    Orangejello (pronounced Oron-jelo) and Shithead (pronounced Shi-taid). I'm completely serious, the spellings and pronounciations are accurate.
    Stop, stop stop!!!! :trout::trout:

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