What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 148

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   Booty Nurse
    A friend of mine works with children in a social service agency and has come across some weird names. One family had four boys: John Jr., Jonathan, Johnny, and John-John. These were the actual names on the birth certificates. Guess what dad's name was? Guess how big dad's ego was?

    Another one: Bayarea, perhaps not so bad except that they lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, locally referred to as the Bay Area.
  2. by   BrokePHIBroke
    Samiracle (like it's a miracle)
    Secret Love (On the US, the baby's fingers were doing the sign language for "love", so the parents thought it was a secret message to them...LOL)
    Kunta Kinte (Yes, they were African Am...what a sad name...if you've ever read Roots)
    Jezzeriah (just think how many fights this boy will get into...shoulda just named him Sue!)
    Baby Girl A-Havana BabyBoy B- Memphis

    I'm sure I have more, but these are the ones that stick out!
  3. by   RavenRaving
    Scary to think my parents put 2 names in a hat and DID NOT draw 'Candida Marie' out. They pronounced in 'Con-DEE-dah'. My nickname would have been 'Candy'.

    Whew! Dodged that bullet!
  4. by   AR_RN
    Quote from RavenRaving
    Scary to think my parents put 2 names in a hat and DID NOT draw 'Candida Marie' out. They pronounced in 'Con-DEE-dah'. My nickname would have been 'Candy'.

    Whew! Dodged that bullet!
    Congratulations! First thing I thought of were twins....
    Candida Marie and Typhoid Mary! (Sorry! :chuckle)
  5. by   momsnbabes4me
    I guess there are three that stick out in my mind: #1 Eko XXIV (this was a good one with the vital statistics people who did not want to allow a roman numeral for a middle name but the parents got it through), #2 Record for a boy and #3 a teen mom's little girl Strawberry.
    Last edit by momsnbabes4me on Sep 19, '08 : Reason: oops
  6. by   cassioo
    Quote from momsnbabes4me
    I guess there are three that stick out in my mind: #1 Eko XXIV (this was a good one with the vital statistics people who did not want to allow a roman numeral for a middle name but the parents got it through), #2 Record for a boy and #3 a teen mom's little girl Strawberry.
    I guess if Gweneth Paltrow can have an Apple she can have a Strawberry...I prefer a Melon myself
  7. by   Zozo
    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 means "Daisy" in Spanish. It is a common name in Mexico.
  8. by   NurseAlwaysNForever
    Some of the funniest names I've heard are:

    Pirate Packer (1st and middle name)
    Ima Swanger (actually pronounced Swan-gur)
    Nevaeh (Heaven spelled backwards)
    Daisha pronounce Day shuh
    also had a step sister once named Silver Hill
    Last edit by NurseAlwaysNForever on Oct 3, '08
  9. by   Calzonan RN
    I was floated to nursery the other night and we were talking about this because a pt had named her child Shithed (pronounced something different than how it was spelled but come on people!!!).

    Another nurse had a pt name her twins....

    (pronunciation Li-mon-gelo), with the o having a long sound, but spelled Lemonjello
    and her twin you guessed it, Orangejello pronounced Or-an-gelo, with a long a.

    These poooooor kids.
  10. by   nrsang97
    We have a pt on our floor now named Fairy (60 y/o female) . Poor, poor woman having to go through life named that.
  11. by   rph3664
    Quote from nrsang97
    We have a pt on our floor now named Fairy (60 y/o female) . Poor, poor woman having to go through life named that.
    What about all the people in past generations (mostly, but not exclusively, women) named Gay?
  12. by   egglady
    I was in my small town clinic today, and the medical asst. just calls out the name and you go in to see the doc. anyways, she calls " Echo Rain" and a young mom with the cutest little 3 or 4 year old boy went in. Sad...... He wasnt native american or anything- at least he didnt look it. blonde hair and cute.
  13. by   UnchainedFever
    I worked in ICU 2 days ago and had an elderly gentleman with the first name of Gentle.

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