What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 122

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   rph3664
    Quote from steffibee
    our new anaesthesist's name is Dr. Goodmorning, hahaha that's how I looked like, when she introduced herself:
    I'm not a nurse, in case you hadn't noticed, but the wackiest prescription I ever filled was Caverject by a urologist named Dr. Wiener.



    I worked at a mail order place at the time and you bet we all got a good laugh about that.

    At this same facility, I also once filled a prescription written by Dr. William Barry, a dermatologist from Athens, Georgia. You R.E.M. fans will know what I'm talking about. No, it's not spelled the same but it's definitely pronounced the same! For that matter, there is a lawyer in Seattle named Peter L. Buck, which is where the musician of the same name has lived for many years. (Edit: Peter's 13-year-old twin daughters are Zoe, which is a common name, and Zelda, which hasn't been for decades.)



    (I've found a few pharmacist blogs but no message boards, anywhere, that have more than 100 or so posts. So, here I am.)
    Last edit by rph3664 on Oct 13, '07
  2. by   csuf_student_nurse
    What a great thread!! I love hearing all of these names, it is amazing what people come up with. In the NICU we have a lot of Neveah's (Heaven backwards) and Miracle's. While my mom was working as a field nurse for the PHD, she had a baby who's name was Female (rhymes with tamale). The family was from Mexico and saw it on some papers, thought the hospital named the baby and just went with it I guess.
  3. by   HeatherB,CST
    Ever notice sometimes people's names just suit them to a T? I had a roommate years ago who was the cutest, sticky-sweetest, smurfette voiced, lacy pink scrunchie-wearing goody-two shoes you would ever want to meet. Her name?

    Becky I wont spell her last name for confidentiality (but it was pronounced Nice-Wonder) Just say it out loud...."Becky NiceWonder"...
  4. by   33-weeker
    Quote from NicoleERRN
    work on a postpartum unit in a large urban hospital. The trend I see (and cringe at) is the increased use of apostrophes and hyphens in names that are difficult enough to begin with. Examples; Ke'mareion, A'nillayah, De-quarius, and X'avierion.

    All i can think of is how much Kindergarten is gonna suck trying to learn to write those names! Do the name tags even come that long?? That is gonna be tough
    I'm in TX. From what I've heard, I don't think they are allowing hyphens or apostrophes on the actual birth certificates any more. They may write it any way they want at home, but on the official documents it's a no no.
    Last edit by 33-weeker on Oct 20, '07
  5. by   33-weeker
    Quote from rph3664
    Your SIL must be from Moravia, Iowa. Fonda Dicks was a high school basketball legend in the 1970s.
    Then chances are she wasn't...... Kidding
  6. by   rph3664
    Quote from 33-weeker
    I'm in TX. From what I've heard, I don't think they are allowing hyphens or apostrophes on the actual birth certificates any more. They may write it any way they want at home, but on the official documents it's a no no.
    What if the baby was named something like Rose-Marie? Or O'Fallon, which I understand is not unusual in the St. Louis area - parents hear the name of the town (there's one on each side of the river) and name their child that?
  7. by   nozyrozy40
    good friend from high school.....4 boys...matthew, mark, luke, and john.
  8. by   AR_RN
    I just spent some time on a "most kissable baby" contest website (voting for a friend's baby). I just had to come here and tell you about a few names. The one that made me start jotting them down was named Summer Berry. Just too cute. Most of the ones I noticed were just very odd/unusual spellings of usual names Aalivya for instance. There was also Genesis, Gethsemane and Galilee, Grai, Ever, Cadenc, Paislie, Self and a beautiful little girl named Luke. There were a couple of Nevaeh's and for the Grey's Anatomy fans, an Addison Shepherd.

    The other thing that caught my eye was the simplicity of picking out the common names, even with their spelling variations. There were 20 or more Addisons and Cadens with all kinds of spelling variations. Also my son's name was very popular...probably 2 dozen Ethans.

    Anyway, just interesting to me.....
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I had a class with a guy in college who told me his mother, Robin, got remarried to a man whose last name is Graves.

    When I was a kid, I had an elderly male neighbor named "Precious Dahl."

    I know of a nurse recruiter whose first name is "Honey." I can't stand calling her by her name when talking to her.

    My husband works with a man from India, named Ma Boob.
    They've tried calling him Bob, but the guy insists on being called Ma Boob.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Oct 21, '07
  10. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from danissa
    Omg, we have a baby called mercedes right now! Comes from a REALLY bad area--- gonna be the only mercedes round there !
    Mercedes is a common name where I live. I heard the car company was named after the founder's daughter.
  11. by   crissrn27
    Same here in NC, 33-weeker. No apostrophes. Don't know about hyphens, I'll have to ask.

    On another note, my husband and I are thinking of having another child. Maybe, in a few years, possibly, lol.

    Talking about names and for a boy "Malachi" came up. We already have a biblical named son, and we like the name. But when we brought it up at dinner with the extended family, we got "the look".....they say it sounds weird.
  12. by   rn/writer
    The other thing that caught my eye was the simplicity of picking out the common names, even with their spelling variations. There were 20 or more Addisons and Cadens with all kinds of spelling variations. Also my son's name was very popular...probably 2 dozen Ethans.
    Took care of four babies last noc (and their four moms, too). Out of the four, one was a girl named Addison and a boy named Ethan.

    Talking about names and for a boy "Malachi" came up. We already have a biblical named son, and we like the name. But when we brought it up at dinner with the extended family, we got "the look".....they say it sounds weird.
    Malachy--pronounced MAL-a-key--is very popular in Ireland. Frank McCourt who wrote Angela's Ashes has a brother named Malachy. I think the biblical Malachi is prounced MAL-a-kye.
  13. by   mygrils
    Okay here is one for the books. I had a father come and ask me how I would spell a name...Well I spelled it as he pronounced it! Vernquez was the name. He said Vern was for his cellmate in prison and quez came from his last name. This is definitely one that I will never forget!!!

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