What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 194

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   Kiwi Ali
    Peychance, Sylence, Neveah (heaven backwards), trouble heighway (first and last), cant think of any other right now
  2. by   rn2bemle
    Well I personally haven't seen any weird names during my ob/peds rotations.......but I have heard that Matthew Macchonaughey's brother named his child Miller Lite Macchonaughey. Personally that is my beer of choice but I would NEVER NAME MY CHILD THAT!!!! And did his mother go along with it? Where was she?
  3. by   brillohead
    Quote from rn2bemle
    Well I personally haven't seen any weird names during my ob/peds rotations.......but I have heard that Matthew Macchonaughey's brother named his child Miller Lite Macchonaughey. Personally that is my beer of choice but I would NEVER NAME MY CHILD THAT!!!! And did his mother go along with it? Where was she?
    Matthew McConaughey is also well-known to, uh, enjoy chemical hobbies, as it were. I'm thinking there's probably a connection in there!
  4. by   rph3664
    This week, there was a baby on our peds ward whose given name was William Charles.



    Ten years from now, kids will be asking him, "How did you get a name like that?"

  5. by   msmoll
    I havent really heard any strange names, because I believe we can think it is strange but the parents of the NB don't think so. Since they did give their NB that name because it has a special meaning.
  6. by   littleneoRN
    Quote from msmoll
    I havent really heard any strange names, because I believe we can think it is strange but the parents of the NB don't think so. Since they did give their NB that name because it has a special meaning.
    I would like to think that people name their babies with something with special meaning, but unfortunately this is not always the case. I have had parents say they picked the name because it was funny. And often it's not benign funny. It's funny in ways that will get the poor child teased throughout childhood and make it difficult for the child to portray themselves as a professional if they ever so choose. I have respect for unique names, or names that seem strange to me simply because I am of a different ethnic background. But for those names that are simply strange and sad, I'm not just going to think it's great because the parents think it's great. These children will have to live with their names!
  7. by   msmoll
    Quote from littleneoRN
    I would like to think that people name their babies with something with special meaning, but unfortunately this is not always the case. I have had parents say they picked the name because it was funny. And often it's not benign funny. It's funny in ways that will get the poor child teased throughout childhood and make it difficult for the child to portray themselves as a professional if they ever so choose. I have respect for unique names, or names that seem strange to me simply because I am of a different ethnic background. But for those names that are simply strange and sad, I'm not just going to think it's great because the parents think it's great. These children will have to live with their names!
    wow that's awful! being teased when your younger is hard!
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from msmoll
    i havent really heard any strange names, because i believe we can think it is strange but the parents of the nb don't think so. since they did give their nb that name because it has a special meaning.
    i wish that were true -- however many parents really don't think about it or don't care if they do.
  9. by   sharpeimom
    there was a kid in elementary school with me whose name was clark (first) mack (last name.)

    remember those forms where you were told to "put your last name first and first name last?"
    he was always being told that he had done it wrong again, and couldn't convince teachers that his last name really was mack.

    he went to west point and is now a career army officer -- a colonel.

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  10. by   enitsrik
    A baby boy was given the name, Beyonce Knowles! I bet when that kid grows up, he's gonna be really mad at his mom.
  11. by   brillohead
    Quote from enitsrik
    A baby boy was given the name, Beyonce Knowles! I bet when that kid grows up, he's gonna be really mad at his mom.
    Or else VERY good in drag shows!!!
  12. by   klcrn1987
    I took care of a guy with the name of.....Beefus Boinkins (think oink)..I knew it was trouble when the ER girl that called report couldn't stop laughing! What WAS his mother thinking.....or not!!!
  13. by   Jamesdotter
    I had an uncle named "Bernice" and once dated a guy named "Vivian Carroll ---" (I think his parents were Brits)

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