What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 141

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   psalm
    Quote from LaborNDeliverRN
    I had a pt name her new baby Frankenstein on Halloween morning
    Hope it was a boy and could be nicknamed Frank or Frankie.
  2. by   HisTreasure
    Hmmmm...my brother is having a baby in August and is naming him Seven. It has religious significance. I have a cousin named Damien. I went to school with a girl named Six when I was in elementary school. Was about the same time that show Blossom was on (her best friend's name was Six, too)...was kinda cool. I think Grace is pretty. Elizabeth Grace is a romantic name... Cultural and religious preferences often play a large role in names.
  3. by   33-weeker
    I took care of a baby recently of a cocaine mom - Isequiel

    I thought it was 'Eye-sha-keel' since mom was part african american, but no - baby was part hispanic and I was told that mom had said it was a spanish version of Ezekiel and pronounced that way. A hispanic nurse I was working with that night said she'd never heard of it.

    All I could think was that this poor child was going to have to be correcting mispronunciations and misspellings of his name for the rest of his life.
  4. by   psalm
    Just saw in the newspaper a woman named Essence.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from 33-weeker
    I took care of a baby recently of a cocaine mom - Isequiel

    I thought it was 'Eye-sha-keel' since mom was part african american, but no - baby was part hispanic and I was told that mom had said it was a spanish version of Ezekiel and pronounced that way. A hispanic nurse I was working with that night said she'd never heard of it.
    Ezequiel is the proper Spanish spelling of Ezekiel. Mom may not have known that, or may have elected her own version of it.
  6. by   nrsang97
    Quote from psalm
    Just saw in the newspaper a woman named Essence.

    I may have mentioned this before, but we have a Essence in the lab at work. In a previous hospital I worked with a Beautiful in the lab.

    Then there was Twinkles from the newspaper that called offering a subscription.
  7. by   UNC_nurseL&D
    Let's see... I have had a little girl named Genesis Rachel Anne, twins that were named Evangelica (girl) and London Rain (boy), and a little girl named Skyy, not a particularly odd name, but she was named after Skyy Vodka, because it played a large part in her conception.
  8. by   akai6
    I didnt actually know this person and she wasnt a patient, but she was a cashier at a department store. Her name was La Quinta, spelled just like the hotel chain and Im assuming also took part in the conception.
  9. by   nrsang97
    I was at the doctor's office today and the woman who took my blood was named CANDIDA. I had to look at her name tag 3 times before I believed my eyes. Why do people do this to their children??
  10. by   rph3664
    Quote from nrsang97
    I was at the doctor's office today and the woman who took my blood was named CANDIDA. I had to look at her name tag 3 times before I believed my eyes. Why do people do this to their children??
    You've never heard the Tony Orlando song of that name? Can-dee-da is a very common Hispanic name.

    Wo, wo, Candida, we can make it together....etc.

    Edit: One of my friends, who's a guy, once dated a woman named Melena. I was surprised he didn't know what that meant, because his first degree was in med tech, but in any case, he didn't tell her. They broke up, and he heard later that she was in nursing school. omg.
  11. by   S.N. Visit
    I went to school with a "Misty Butts", and a
    "Spring Piel who is now Spring Summers"
  12. by   dtrmnd2sccd
    Two women in my graduation class in college:

    Last name was "Berry", and I kid you not, her parents named her "Blue". Blue Berry. Yup!

    The other I thought was a riot--Ginger Love. Perfect for a porn star, LOL!
  13. by   Tiffany, RN, BSN
    As an extern one of my patients named her son "Semaj Nafis". She asked me if I liked it and I lied and asked her where she got it. She said she was looking at some baby name books and got Semaj because it is James spelled backwards. And she said she just liked how Nafis sounded. In our area (rural SC), we are getting a lot of ppl naming their babies words spelled backwards. I swear 10 people named their daughters Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) while I was there.

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