What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 170

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   rph3664
    Quote from DanaOBRN
    I think now a days its more the spelling... for example Brighton Michael is now Bryghtyn Mychael... its like everyone puts Ys anywhere they can.
    In my local paper, a nearby town lists the births at their hospital, and I swear the parents there must have contests to see who can come up with the most bizarre spellings for classic names.

    Extra "H"s are popular too.

    Fakers are a big problem on multiple birth websites, and are easy to spot because the pregnancies are impossibly easy, the babies are enormous (i.e. quadruplets weighing over 7 pounds each), and - this is a dead giveaway - the babies are always girls, with an occasional token boy tossed in, and they have these really cutesy names with lots of "Y"s in them.
  2. by   rph3664
    Quote from island40
    I was told by an ER RN during school that she once had a couple name their kid Kitchen Sink Smith because that is where he came into the world. That was 20 years ago and I hope he has since been able to legally change it- like Prince did!!
    At least they didn't name him Toilet!

    BTW, Prince's name really is Prince Rogers Nelson. He claimed that stupid symbol was pronounced "Christopher."
  3. by   rph3664
    Quote from shugrr22107NA
    Aquanetta

    No kidding...LOL, takes all kinds I guess
    Have you seen that Discovery Channel show about a teenage boy who was totally blind from retinoblastoma, and got around by making clicking noises? He had perfected this to the point where he could ride a bicycle by himself, and did not run into anything.

    I say "was" because his cancer came back, and he died recently at age 16.

    Anyway, his mom's name was Aquanetta. She's in her 40s so I do not know the origin of that name. Did the product Aqua Net exist back then?
  4. by   rn/writer
    How about the newly-departed Michael Jackson's children. Prince Michael Joseph Jackson. Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. And Prince Michael II Jackson, aka Blanket.

    What does it say about a parent (George Foreman also comes to mind) when they have to "brand" each and every child with their own first name?
  5. by   Felixa
    My local paper had a 'cutest baby' competition, and in among all the Rubys and Harrisons there was a kid named:

    Jed....

    I. Knight

    yup, Jedi Knight.
  6. by   Felixa
    Oops, just realised I already posted that back in November! Sorry guys. :smackingf:smackingf:smackingf
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from rn/writer
    What does it say about a parent (George Foreman also comes to mind) when they have to "brand" each and every child with their own first name?
    I can cut ol' George some slack....I will have to check it out, but I 'heard' that he named all his kids George because he was adopted and that was what he felt he could rightfully pass on to his kids as 'his'. Let me go snopes it.
  8. by   luv_a_nurse
    How about "Meconium" (even though we explained to the mother what 'meconium' was, she still felt it would be a beautiful name for her daughter-haha.)

    ..or "Essence?"

    ..or "Nos mo king?" (No smoking, get it?! I'm not even kidding!)

    Hope you all enjoyed a good laugh, I know I did
  9. by   rn/writer
    Quote from Elvish
    I can cut ol' George some slack....I will have to check it out, but I 'heard' that he named all his kids George because he was adopted and that was what he felt he could rightfully pass on to his kids as 'his'. Let me go snopes it.
    I still cringe when parents give their kids names that will cause confusion, ridicule or other problems to meet their own (the parents') needs. Too many people treat their kids like little billboards, using their child's name to promote a cause or stroke their egos or make some kind of declaration to the world. They come up with "kreativve spehlinng" that ensures years of clarification. Or they make some other choice that sets the kid up for all kinds of grief.

    I'm not saying there shouldn't be any imagination used in naming a child. Only suggesting that parents take a look at their motives when choosing something unusual or potentially problematic and examine whose needs they are really meeting.
  10. by   ShariDCST
    Quote from rph3664
    in my local paper, a nearby town lists the births at their hospital, and i swear the parents there must have contests to see who can come up with the most bizarre spellings for classic names.

    extra "h"s are popular too.

    fakers are a big problem on multiple birth websites, and are easy to spot because the pregnancies are impossibly easy, the babies are enormous (i.e. quadruplets weighing over 7 pounds each), and - this is a dead giveaway - the babies are always girls, with an occasional token boy tossed in, and they have these really cutesy names with lots of "y"s in them.
    yeah - what is it with all the y's lately?? we were just reading our local paper this evening - small midwestern town of about 12,000 or so - and there's one in there that's going to make this child's life a litany of explanations, corrections, mispronunciations and misspellings...........madylyn caryle?? (sigh - and i also substitute teach in said school system - i see some doozies there too!)
  11. by   ShariDCST
    Quote from rph3664
    anyway, his mom's name was aquanetta. she's in her 40s so i do not know the origin of that name. did the product aqua net exist back then?
    yep - aqua net has been propping up beehives, mohawks, "mall bangs" (think 80's big hair) and so on since the 50's.......i still remember purple cans of #4 unscented aqua net in my bathroom - i swear that stuff is just lacquer with some perfume in it! (it's even been recommended by miniature modelers for use on their projects to seal paint!!!)
    Last edit by ShariDCST on Jul 1, '09 : Reason: correct spelling
  12. by   jnrsmommy
    Quote from Felixa
    My local paper had a 'cutest baby' competition, and in among all the Rubys and Harrisons there was a kid named:

    Jed....

    I. Knight

    yup, Jedi Knight.

    Maybe one day he will meet my niece: Leia Elizabeth Arwen (brother is the Star Wars fan, SIL is Lord of the Rings... don't know where Elizabeth came from)
  13. by   tbell2
    Quote from sharidcst
    yeah - what is it with all the y's lately?? we were just reading our local paper this evening - small midwestern town of about 12,000 or so - and there's one in there that's going to make this child's life a litany of explanations, corrections, mispronunciations and misspellings...........madylyn caryle?? (sigh - and i also substitute teach in said school system - i see some doozies there too!)

    uh-oh. my littlest girl is jessica and we call her jessy. i like it with the "y". i think it looks better than jesse or jessie. does that make me lame? i am either way. :d

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