What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 126

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   CEG
    Quote from FroggieLiz
    No, not S's. It had -, ', and `. I told her she couldn't name her baby that on the birth certificate. Then, I just wanted to know why she chose that kind of name, so I asked. No ethical problems, here. So long as it fits on the birth certificate, I don't care what they name the baby. I don't know what the woman ended up putting on the certificate, but I just know that a previous patient had her packet returned for "invalid" name or something and was told by another nurse that it was because of the non-letter characters.
    I'm surprised that there are restrictions on the characters that can be used. Are you sure? It would probably be worthwhile to see what the rules are rather than telling people that without knowing. I would never name my child something really off that wall but I sure would be p#$%ed off to chose a name and be told I couldn't have it.
  2. by   AR_RN
    Just a comment...I spent a long time last night trying to find some guidelines, rules, or requirements on names on birth certificates. I did find some limitations in other countries, but could find nothing for the US. Considering that we tend to put everything on the 'net somewhere, I'd venture to guess there are no actual rules. I did find several places, however, that at least suggested that all names should be pronouncable.
  3. by   tvccrn
    Quote from ARNurse2B
    Just a comment...I spent a long time last night trying to find some guidelines, rules, or requirements on names on birth certificates. I did find some limitations in other countries, but could find nothing for the US. Considering that we tend to put everything on the 'net somewhere, I'd venture to guess there are no actual rules. I did find several places, however, that at least suggested that all names should be pronouncable.
    It may not be for the US, but the state has the option of imposing stricter guidelines. The only way you would know is if you knew the state the poster was in and when the mentioned incidence occured.

    I know here in Wisconsin, you cna't name a baby with just one letter. It has to be more than that. There may be other restictions I am not aware of, but that one I know for sure was the case about 5 years ago. We had a baby in the PICU that went by Z, but the parents had to name him something else as the state wouldn't let them name him just Z.
  4. by   KaroSnowQueen
    Quote from sunrise67
    I've heard some really strange names in my years as a pediatric medical assistant. We have had Myunique Angel, Crystal Chanda Lear, Bowe Bowler and we have a certain celebrity child with the middle name Crimefighter!
    My son and his wife were going to name their daughter Analiese Rhiannon, and they heard about Penn (or was it Teller?) naming their child Moxie Crimefighter, and they were determined to name their child that!!!!!!!!

    After a lot of talk from relatives on each side, they settled on Moxy Rhiannon. Moxy, I've gotten used to, and it fits her. That Crimefighter business was just too much!!!!!!
  5. by   santhony44
    Quote from Jamesdotter
    Re: the name "Ricky" A woman I went to school with named her son "Ricky Lynn." Her mother had a fit--my friend was 5'11 and her husband was about 6'4 and her mom insisted that that name was going to be ridiculous when he was a "huge man"(her words)
    I had a cousin (male) with the middle name of Lynn, but the family knew him by a nickname. I doubt many people knew his middle name.

    Then I knew a guy in HS whose name was Lynn. His brother's name was Leslie. They were both about 6'5" and built to go with it so no teasing about the names. Oh, and their friend, about the same size, was named Lorrie.

    We did have a heckuva basketball team for a couple of years there!
  6. by   AR_RN
    We had a talk last night at work about men's names. We have a male patient on our floor right now with the first name Opal. So we got to talking about men we knew with "girl's" names....Shirley, Opal, Leslie and more. Of course if you're a man and it's your name, it's no longer just a girl's name, is it?
  7. by   MegNeoNurse
    The seemingly "normal" Braden, unless you're a nurse.
    MyKayla
    Mela-Skye
    Melena (could be "normal" unles you're a med professional and know this means "black tarry stool")
    Blaze
    Iffie
  8. by   XB9S
    I looked after a 3 year old in PICU who was called Bod, that is the strangest I have come across
  9. by   birdgardner
    My aunts were named Lelar, Essie, and Trilbie. I know a woman whose children are named Kismet, Calliope, and Atticus. Atticus is becoming popular.
  10. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from birdgardner
    My aunts were named Lelar, Essie, and Trilbie. I know a woman whose children are named Kismet, Calliope, and Atticus. Atticus is becoming popular.
    I wouldn't name my own child Atticus, but I kind of like it. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is one of my favorite books.
  11. by   Nurse Lulu
    ok here goes

    childhood:

    ardis sprung (girl)
    tygre pronounced Tiger (girl)
    friend's mom Vicki Dickie
    Crystal, Summer, Skye, Rainbow, Moon (siblings) I am in my 20's hippie-dom is long gone

    At work:
    Princess (woman in her 50's) ugh
    keely (pronounced keel-ly)
    Merry Christmas another nurse haha your parents are hilarious
    Malena-I graduated with
    Candida
    Ceola see-o-la

    Family:
    Treva pronounced tree-va thought my great grandparents made it up found it in a baby book
    Ibera pronounced eye-beer-a
    Briley (from Brian and Bailey-get it?)
    Jori- seen it 3 times 2 girls one boy

    Doctors:
    Dr. Tootla brothers in GI medicine
    Dr. Payne opthamologist

    I agree with the baby naming service
  12. by   Nurse Lulu
    oops forgot

    girl named peaches
    ex's grandma was a twin Zetta and Zella
  13. by   rph3664
    "Candida" is a common Hispanic name. Remember the Tony Orlando song with that title?

    The strangest prescription I've ever filled? http://www.caverject.com prescribed by a urologist named Dr. Wiener.:roll I was working at a mail order facility, so I could go around and show this to people without anyone getting suspicious. There was one pharmacist who was bald, and if he heard anyone say "Caverject", his head would turn red, and it was one of those things that never stopped being funny.

    The second strangest? Again, at the mail order place: Dr. William Barry, a dermatologist from Athens, GA. Yes, I know the name isn't spelled the same way as R.E.M.'s drummer emeritus, but so what?

    As for Lynn and Leslie, do you watch "Antiques Roadshow"? Those twins are Leigh and Leslie (I still can't tell them apart) and most of us who watch that show believe that their parents knew they were having twins and chose two unisex names, since back then people didn't know what they were having until the baby was born.

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