What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 215

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
    How about Messiah. Not much to live up to there!
  2. by   FlyingScot
    Quote from Apgar10
    so far, two weeks on the PP unit in school and not a single lemonjello or oranjello. i'm very disappointed
    But have you had a Meconium ( because it sounded pretty) or Female (because the hospital named the kid...see it's on her band). I hear they are all over the place!

    Although it's not a contest I think I might have the winner. Last name Gas, first name Fartun! Not kidding here nor is it an urban myth. I took care of the kid in the ER. She was Somalian. Her first name was pronounced "fartoon" and last name "gah" but it looks REALLY bad on paper. Really pretty baby I might add.

    And I almost forgot. Our Nigerian born housekeeper has 4 kids: Edith, Precious, Gift and Destiny. Two of them are boys. Guess which ones.
  3. by   SeeTheMoon
    I work for a certain (ahem) state agency that deals with children. I have seen 'em all. I didn't get to witness this one personally, but per my co-worker we recently had a "L-da." My co-worker said when she asked the girl how to pronounce it she said, "La-dash-uh, b/c the dash isn't silent." (yeah.WOW.) 2nd runner up? Conception. Now that one, I saw.
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from FlyingScot
    Although it's not a contest I think I might have the winner. Last name Gas, first name Fartun! Not kidding here nor is it an urban myth. I took care of the kid in the ER. She was Somalian. Her first name was pronounced "fartoon" and last name "gah" but it looks REALLY bad on paper. Really pretty baby I might add.
    Now, after hearing the explanation, this one I actually believe. In the English language, we probably have some name combos which sound like nothing out of the ordinary to us, but when translated, some are pretty funny to in a non-English language.
  5. by   rph3664
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Now, after hearing the explanation, this one I actually believe. In the English language, we probably have some name combos which sound like nothing out of the ordinary to us, but when translated, some are pretty funny to in a non-English language.
    When I was in college the first time, I took an anthropology class, and when the professor did his field work in South America, the indigenous people he studied asked him repeatedly what his name meant. He had a really hard time explaining that his name had no meaning beyond his parents liking the way it sounded, and that he had inherited his surname from his parents. They couldn't wrap their heads around that.
  6. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Now, after hearing the explanation, this one I actually believe. In the English language, we probably have some name combos which sound like nothing out of the ordinary to us, but when translated, some are pretty funny to in a non-English language.
    I read somewhere that Pinto cars didn't sell well in Brazil because there it means "small penis"....lol.
  7. by   rph3664
    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    I read somewhere that Pinto cars didn't sell well in Brazil because there it means "small penis"....lol.
    Nova cars never sold well in Spanish speaking areas because "no va" means "it doesn't go."

    Fresca has another name in Mexico because that is a derogatory term for lesbians.

    Jay Leno once displayed "Barf" laundry detergent in his "Headlines" segment. Don't remember where it was from.

    Osco pharmacies were called Sav-On in areas with a significant Chinese population because "osco" is a Chinese slang term for vomiting, along the lines of "hurl" or "blow chunks". That, BTW, is what I thought of Osco when I worked there.
  8. by   krissy29RN
    Quote from Dayray
    Few weeks ago we had a family with the last name Bastardo. Lol "Baby Bastardo". Had a good laugh at that one. have been racking my brain but wasne there a movie where "Bastardo" was shouted over and over?
    Titanic?=)
  9. by   mnbrn
    La-a (La-dash-uh) is the new Nevaeh.

    I just don't feel comfortable listing them, they are so specific. It just doesn't feel right putting them on the web.
  10. by   mnbrn
    Quote from 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.

    I've seen a few La-a's now. Pronounced La-Dash-uh. For Real!
  11. by   FoodieJ
    heard a great one today, do not know if it already made the list

    Young lady named Tueasy (pronounced too easy)
  12. by   NYnursejo
    Really old post, but this stuff never gets old...Im from NY so crazy names are the norm around here:
    Female pronounced, FEE maly mom thought the hospital named her daughter.
    Treasure Palace
    Sterling Silver
    Fardy
    Yeastrid
    Ufuk
    Funny, but very sad for these poor kids
  13. by   michiganrn1976
    I think the best I ever heard had to be.....La-a.....pronounced...La-Dash-a...because the dash isn't silent!

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