What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 157

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   randomguy1972
    The strangest name I've seen in the CICU (peds) is "De-a." No, it's not pronounced (DAE uh) or (DEE uh). It's pronounced (dee DASH uh). Yes my friends, the dash is pronounced as part of the name. Pronouncing punctuation should only occur when sending a telegram (stop). This makes me wonder if we'll start to see children named : powel and Tom -al (Colin Powell and Tom Daschle). Who knows, it could be a trend.
  2. by   iicheninii
    LOL this thread is soo funny. The strangest name, or in fact the scariest name I've come across with is "Exodus." She was a teenage mother who name her daughter and thought that the name just SOUNDED cool! how scary is that?
  3. by   melz34
    i have never worked on maternity but the wierdiest baby name i have herd of is strawberry
  4. by   Daywalker
    Quote from randomguy1972
    The strangest name I've seen in the CICU (peds) is "De-a." No, it's not pronounced (DAE uh) or (DEE uh). It's pronounced (dee DASH uh). Yes my friends, the dash is pronounced as part of the name. Pronouncing punctuation should only occur when sending a telegram (stop). This makes me wonder if we'll start to see children named : powel and Tom -al (Colin Powell and Tom Daschle). Who knows, it could be a trend.
    *Snort!* I blame text-messaging.
  5. by   kat von b
    I had a patient once who's first name was "Thank God".....I swear, I can't make this stuff up!
  6. by   Beijos
    We had a girl come in named La-a.....but you had to say it literally as "la dash a"
  7. by   Beijos
    opps well I guess someone already menitioned the dash thing right above me!
  8. by   randomguy1972
    Quote from Beijos
    opps well I guess someone already menitioned the dash thing right above me!
    Ha ha... I guess it is a trend!
  9. by   tacs333
    My 8 yr. old grandaughter's friend is named River Brook Lakes. Strange!
  10. by   pumpkin1984
    I don't work in nursing yet but I met a girl who's name was comfort.
  11. by   33-weeker
    Quote from Beijos
    We had a girl come in named La-a.....but you had to say it literally as "la dash a"
    Here's a comment made by a school teacher I know after hearing about this...

    "That will be just wonderful for everyone that has to call her name out loud. I get some of these half/baked, 'creatively spelled' names when I have to do attendance. I also get A LOT of attitude from the child(ren) when I mispronounce it because I have read it as it is written. I hate the attitude! If they have been 'blessed' with the dumb name; they need to take it in stride or give the attitude to the ones that named them that.

    "I have finally just taken to so saying, 'No, I didn't mispronounce it, someone misspelled it.' leaving the child to wonder if it was computer error on my page - when what I really mean is your dumb butt parents did this to you, so just deal with it."

  12. by   k-t-did
    I used to be a teacher. I swear these are 100% true.

    Asspirin
    Sanquentin (that's where dad was)
    ABC (uh-bee-see)
    Chiquita
  13. by   MultipRN
    'ia (pronounced apostrophia -- no, I'm not kidding)

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