What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 208

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   rn/writer
    Quote from KICKASKAS
    My husband plays bluegrass music and wants to name our first daughter Amanda Lynn - after the music instrument... a mandolin. Not gonna happen
    Kind of clever, actually. It's a nice name by itself that wouldn't raise an eyebrow. Until you add in the context.

    You could do worse. He could have suggested Hammered Dulcimer.
  2. by   JudithRN24
    I knew a girl in high school and her name was Cali Phornia.
  3. by   RetRN77
    Quote from KICKASKAS
    My husband plays bluegrass music and wants to name our first daughter Amanda Lynn - after the music instrument... a mandolin. Not gonna happen

    It's a nice name. I don't think anyone will get the association because at least he doesn't insist on some goofy spelling. It could be one of your family's special memories, especially if he or another relative plays the mandolin.

    Of course, if he means to noise the meaning around to everyone - not so cool.
  4. by   RetRN77
    Quote from rn/writer
    Kind of clever, actually. It's a nice name by itself that wouldn't raise an eyebrow. Until you add in the context.

    You could do worse. He could have suggested Hammered Dulcimer.
    Now, that would raise some eyebrows and invite unwanted comments! "Are you hammered today, or merely dulcet?"

    I do love dulcimers!
    Last edit by RetRN77 on Aug 7, '10
  5. by   RetRN77
    Quote from TRR8021
    Some of these names are just unbelievable. Are these real or for fun? lol
    All mine are completely serious. With the possible exception of "Meconium" which may just be an urban legend joke perpetrated on us by an OB. I know the "TrueLove" one is real because she was not only a patient of my mother's, but there was also some sort of event in the family due to which her name appeared in the local newspaper.

    There is just no accounting for taste, or lack thereof.
  6. by   jesskidding
    Quote from Marj Griggs
    Justin Thyme

    My (chemist) bro insisted he would name his children Chlorine, Florine, Bromine and Iodine. He didn't (wife may have had something to do with that)
    I love it! Or maybe it's the chemistry lover coming out in me.
  7. by   RNin505
    I know a guy named Golden. I met a guy named Dubert. I met some kids of the same family whose names were Chucky, Buckwheat, April, May, June.
  8. by   Kay Smith
    While in a Florida nursing school during our L&D rotation, a newborn was named Profit. His new mother could not spell Prophet.
  9. by   LotsofExperience
    Come on, people!

    Some of these are Urban Legends that have been around a lloooong time! Check them out yourself on Snopes and Urban Legends websites

    Before anyone posts this one (maybe I should have read the whole thread before I say this) let me tell you that the newest "name story"

    "I heard from a friend of mine who works regeistering new patients that a lady got really mad when no one could pronounce her daughter's name. It's spelled Ja-ia. People were saying JAAYa JayIA, none of it right. The mom said "Her name be JA DASH I A...that dash don't be silent"."

    This one is both a legend AND racist so it's a double whammy.
    Last edit by LotsofExperience on Aug 11, '10 : Reason: clarification
  10. by   Kay Smith
    My story is not a legend. It is true.
  11. by   sharpeimom
    earlier i posted names from multiple generations of one local family. quick review:

    fred senior
    fred junior (my age)
    junior fred

    and now <drumroll>

    introducing this year's model
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    junior fred junior...

    aaaccckkk! oh, and they always use the entire name.
  12. by   Boonce1
    eagle bear tybo is a child in my sons class sounds silly doesn't it
  13. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from boonce1
    eagle bear tybo is a child in my sons class sounds silly doesn't it
    eeeekkkk! poor kid!

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