What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 152

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   ink10300
    Ok, so I posted these a long time ago, but ran into my friend the other day and she had 2 more children. Of course I had to ask...
    Her 5 children are:

    Ocean (boy)
    Rain
    Sunshine
    River (not sure if B/G)
    Willow
  2. by   Noor545
    Here we go ladies and gentlemen. At one time I worked in a tiny hospital in KY. The kitchen had been "donated" by two sisters. Their names were engraved boldly on a plaque right outside the door.
    Graciously Donated
    by
    Ima and Ura Hogg

    I'm not kidding. There were a lot of really strange names down there.
    Noor
  3. by   Jamesdotter
    Quote from Noor545
    Here we go ladies and gentlemen. At one time I worked in a tiny hospital in KY. The kitchen had been "donated" by two sisters. Their names were engraved boldly on a plaque right outside the door.
    Graciously Donated
    by
    Ima and Ura Hogg

    I'm not kidding. There were a lot of really strange names down there.
    Noor

    So there really was a "Ura Hogg"! I know the story of the sister of Ima Hogg in Texas is apocryphal.
  4. by   Noor545
    Yes, the Hogg sisters in Harrodsburg, KY were quite well known. Both spinsters. Lived in a huge white house on the main drag. They actually owned and ran the old hardware store in town after their father died. They were really old when I met them. The hardware store consisted of a long building with long wooden tables. The items were laid out on top of the tables. Things one would never think were even made any more. I loved going in there. They were really nice ladies.

    Noor:spin:
  5. by   Sonjailana
    Chameleon.
  6. by   Pepperlady
    This is not a hospital story but where I once lived there was a prominent couple who had a baby boy. They left him un-named, however they managed that, until he could choose his own name. As they had to call him something to get his attention they called him "Buddy", so when the child was 3, he decided his name was going to be "Buddy", he knew nothing else!!!

    Ink, I live on the west coast of Canada on an island, those names are the norm here.
    Last edit by Pepperlady on Dec 23, '08 : Reason: To Add
  7. by   rph3664
    Quote from Pepperlady
    This is not a hospital story but where I once lived there was a prominent couple who had a baby boy. They left him un-named, however they managed that, until he could choose his own name. As they had to call him something to get his attention they called him "Buddy", so when the child was 3, he decided his name was going to be "Buddy", he knew nothing else!!!

    Ink, I live on the west coast of Canada on an island, those names are the norm here.
    Remember the ski champion Picabo Street? Her parents were hippies who believed that she should name herself, and at age 2, they had the birth certificate amended from Baby Girl Street to this - pronounced "Peek-a-boo".

    True story.
  8. by   rph3664
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...Rk-4wD9544FE00

    EASTON, Pa. (AP)-The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, denied a birthday cake with the child's full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance. Heath Campbell and his wife, Deborah, are upset not only with the decision made by the Greenwich ShopRite, but with an outpouring of angry Internet postings in response to a local newspaper article over the weekend on their flare-up over frosting.
    The Campbells' other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April.
    I saw on another website that the whole family is on SSI; the dad has back pain, the mom has some other vague chronic condition, and all the kids are bipolar.

  9. by   StrwbryblndRN
    Peek a boo
    Isn't there a skier by that name. I would think that is the most interesting.
  10. by   MtGypsy
    I once took care of a patient with the first name "Kermit". Yep, that was his legal name.
  11. by   Jamesdotter
    I think we tend to forget that some of the names that are associated with cartoon characters, etc. were originally "regular" names. I know a guy whose name is Alvin--named long before the chipmunk was! In fact, he tells me that the song came out when he was in high school...
  12. by   AR_RN
    Quote from MtGypsy
    I once took care of a patient with the first name "Kermit". Yep, that was his legal name.
    Do you work with me? I took care of Kermit yesterday!!
  13. by   rph3664
    Quote from MtGypsy
    I once took care of a patient with the first name "Kermit". Yep, that was his legal name.
    I went to high school with a boy named Kermit. He came along a few years before "Sesame Street".

    I've also seen the names Grover and Oscar.

    My guess is that the "Sesame Street" people picked uncommon names on purpose.

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