What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 165

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   meluhn
    Quote from wannabe07
    Went to school with a "Tomorrow". I asked her how she got her name...her parents were called over the telephone for the baby's name as she was discharged without a name. When the lady called, her mother said "Can we just name her tomorrow?" When they learned of the error they liked the sound of it and it stayed that way.
    I dont know if I believe it but its a great story anyway.
  2. by   Moogie
    A boy named Erin. Not Aaron, like the traditional male spelling but Erin, the traditional female spelling. This was about thirty years ago and I still wonder how much teasing and confusion that child endured.
    Last edit by Moogie on May 13, '09 : Reason: grammar
  3. by   puppytrix
    2 different cases, but both of these were words that the doctor had stated, and the mother said "that's beautiful!"

    ..... even after TONS of people explaining what the name(s) meant.

    Melena & Meconium (gack!)
  4. by   psalm
    Just read in the baby announcements in our paper that Spring and Bob had a baby boy...wonder if he was "bouncing"?
  5. by   tbell2
    Quote from meluhn
    I would have to have my name changed to dickson or something. That is terrible. I feel sorry for people with those kind of names that make people snicker even though I am guilty of snickering. It is totally juvenile but I cant help but chuckle when I hear of someone with the last name Butz or Buttigan--real names--I have heard both.

    Hey! My maiden name was Butt.
  6. by   rn/writer
    How about Sema'J, pronounced Sem-AH-jay. It's the "clever" version of James backwards.

    Or Joel, pronounced Jo-ELLE. For a boy.

    Sometimes, it's all I can do to keep my mouth shut.
  7. by   meluhn
    Quote from tbell2
    Hey! My maiden name was Butt.

    Sorry...If you ever got divorced would you take it back?
  8. by   tbell2
    Quote from meluhn
    Sorry...If you ever got divorced would you take it back?


    Nothing to be sorry about. I miss it sometimes. It was unique and as long as you have a sense of humor about it, you don't get too bothered. I dare anyone to come up with a joke I have never heard..... I don't think I would take it back cuz my kids have my married name. Also, I have no plans of divorcing

    6th grade was a little rough-- Baby Got Back came out that year. Hee-hee.

    Also... Check out my claim to fame! My grandpa's uncle was on the Titanic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Butt

    Here is the Butt Memorial bridge dedicated to him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Butt
  9. by   meluhn
    That is pretty cool. He is one accomplished Butt. I dont know any of my family hx beyond my grandparents and sketchy details about their parents. If you are from Georgia or nearby, people probably know the hx. You must have been proud to be a Butt. Unfortunately, I cant think of any good butt jokes, but I will keep looking.
  10. by   rn/writer
    Quote from tbell2
    Check out my claim to fame! My grandpa's uncle was on the Titanic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Butt

    Here is the Butt Memorial bridge dedicated to him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Butt
    I had heard of Archibald Butt in a program on the Titanic and thought of him when you mentioned your last name. To find out that he was your great-great uncle shows it really is a small world after all.
  11. by   mom2bnrs
    Fa'mae An'you

    =For me and you....No kidding
  12. by   deedee3
    Quote from dawngloves
    [color=orangered]my hubby does social security disability and he swears that he personally has seen people named lemonjello and orangejello (pronounced le-mohngello and or-ahngello). i don't know.

    urban myth dennie. i have heard that one a million times.:d

    isn't there an old story about a hispanic lady who had a baby girl and saw "female" written on her baby girl's layette.......so she thought they had named it for her?? female hernandez. pronounced "fehmallee

    yup, heard that one too.

    i also had a teen mom who named her child margarita......(sad).

    i wanted to name my oldest that, because when she was concieved i was drinking, guess what ?:imbar
    live in the deep south (middle mississippi), and while the story has been around since i was a kid (am 44 now), i have known more than one lay-mon-jalo ---- even flaynell pagy-may (spelled something like, flannel pajama)...may be urban myths, but these parents must have heard them too - he-he....don't even get me started on fa-mall-eh......lol -
    mercedes and porsche or porsha
    Last edit by deedee3 on May 21, '09 : Reason: correct grammar
  13. by   Jamesdotter
    I used to work with a woman named Mercedes--she pronounced it MER-sa-dees.. As to Porsha, well, there's a character in I-forget-which-Shakespeare-play named Portia. Maybe that's what they were trying for.

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