What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 20
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
Oct 29, '02when i was in the navy a , a man who had changed his last name to Starcruiser named his children Venus, and uranus
Now thats just WROOOOOOOONG
Nov 6, '02We had a mother who's last name was Baer and she named her son Teddy. Teddy Baer. What are people thinking.
Nov 6, '02I usually don't interfer whena patient tells me the name of her newborn, however....I did voice my opinion when a patient told me she wanted to name her baby Meconium. She had heard the doc and the residents talking about meconium throughout her labor and thought it would be a cute name for her daughter. I had to tell her what Meconium was..and then I did have to try my bedt to convince her that she really didn't want her baby to have that name! ( it took some time for it to sink in, finally her family applied more pressure than I did)
Nov 6, '02I went to school with a guy named Chip N. Dale (his REAL name...not a nickname and his middle name was just 'N.')
Nov 11, '02The other day I had a patient name her daughter BlessingsLast edit by heyabo on Nov 11, '02
Nov 11, '02For Nurse Dennie; My daughter is also a RN and she was in NICU. She had a patient a few years ago who actually did name her twins Orange and Lemon except it was supposed to be pronounced Oh-ranzh and Lee-mohn. And, I swear their last name was Jello but it was supposed to be pronounced ZHE-loh.
Nov 20, '02Yoni. It's Sanskrit for Vagina. Apparently there are quite a few people with this actual name, although now with all the new age tantric sex stuff it's a fairly common nickname on the internet.
Nov 21, '02we had a hispanic lady that named her child "FEMALE" because she like the fact the nursery nurse named her on a crib card.
pronounced fe mal le
Dec 4, '02I saw an obit. the other day and this one name stuck out...
Epluribus Unum ... i forget his last name...but i do remember the obit. said he had a son Epluribus Unum Jr.
Dec 5, '02Maverick? How awful. There are Maverick Gas Stations all over Utah. Imagine all the teasing......
Dec 5, '02Here are some of the names I've come across....
A set of twins - GeminiLee and GeminiLynn (no, they were not born under the gemini zodiac sign)
Shirley (this was a baby boy)
Timmy (no, not Timothy, they wanted TIMMY on the birth certificate....and this was a very highly educated married couple, both scientists)
A nurse I work with is named Reesa - she told me the story behind that. Her parents wanted a boy, were going to name him Reese. Got a girl...named her Reesa.
I also take care of a large amish population...have had many babies with the mother's maiden name or a different last name in the family used as a middle name : Stoltzfus, Esh, etc, etc. Sometimes, this population will only give a middle initial for a middle name....I explain to them, that what they write on the birth certificate info sheet will be printed EXACTLY on the birth certificate.
Will be on the lookout for more unusual baby names.....
Enjoying reading all that everyone has posted so far