What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 245

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   DizzyLizzyNurse
    I kinda like Louisiana O'Leary.
  2. by   leodoula
    I work with the natural birth crowd and we get lots of interesting names.

    Girls: River Serenity, Pandora Celeste , Haven Jean, Precious Greene, Isis Grace , Greyson Sparkle, Heaven Jane, Angel Marie, Taffy Leigh, Nevaeh (this one's pretty popular as I've seen it 4 times), Aurora Dawn, Aria Noir, and Tiffany Blu.

    Boys: Skye Blue, Dorian Grey(after the writer), Blaze Jorden, Canyon Drake, Crowley Anton, David Hercules, Sterling Archer (yes like the TV show), Killian Blaze, and Lindsey Jacob.
  3. by   Jamesdotter
    Quote from leodoula
    I work with the natural birth crowd and we get lots of interesting names.

    Girls: River Serenity, Pandora Celeste , Haven Jean, Precious Greene, Isis Grace , Greyson Sparkle, Heaven Jane, Angel Marie, Taffy Leigh, Nevaeh (this one's pretty popular as I've seen it 4 times), Aurora Dawn, Aria Noir, and Tiffany Blu..
    I really have to wonder about naming a child "Pandora". The other names--well, some of them might look strange on the law firm door, but otherwise they're livable withable.
  4. by   rn/writer
    Pandora is a Greek name. Sounds a whole lot better than Taffy to me.
  5. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from rn/writer
    Pandora is a Greek name. Sounds a whole lot better than Taffy to me.
    Taffy is actually a traditional Welsh name, but it's usually reserved for men, and is related to the name "David."
  6. by   rn/writer
    Is it a nickname for David, or would someone just put Taffy on a boy's birth certificate? In the US, a boy named Taffy would probably get whupped at recess.

    For a girl, Taffy sounds like the name of a stripper.

    Doesn't strike me as a good legal name for either.
  7. by   Jamesdotter
    Quote from rn/writer
    Pandora is a Greek name. Sounds a whole lot better than Taffy to me.
    I agree, but I was just thinking about the legend involving Pandora opening a box and releasing all the evils of human life. I have a niece named Cassandra, another Greek name from mythology--not the prophetess who was never believed, however, but named for a relative.

    I guess I spent too much time reading as a kid.
  8. by   rn/writer
    I knew both of those references, so I guess I read too much, too.

    Pandora also let Hope out of the box.

    Cassandra got a bum deal all the way around.
  9. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I thought of Taffy as referring to hair color, but I still wouldn't name a BOY Taffy!
  10. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    In the LTC place I work at, I used to take care of a guy named "Taffe" - pronounced like "Taffy". He was ex military and I'm sure no one kicked his ass at recess.
  11. by   XB9S
    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    Taffy is actually a traditional Welsh name, but it's usually reserved for men, and is related to the name "David."
    No Taffy is a slang term for a welshman used by other countries in the UK. It's origin is the river Taff which is in south Wales and commonly used within military circles. My BIL was known as Taff Jones in his unit, David (or Dewi) would be known as Dai
  12. by   rn/writer
    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    In the LTC place I work at, I used to take care of a guy named "Taffe" - pronounced like "Taffy". He was ex military and I'm sure no one kicked his ass at recess.
    Ah, but maybe they did give him grief when he was a young lad, and it spurred him on to join the military.
  13. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from rn/writer
    Is it a nickname for David, or would someone just put Taffy on a boy's birth certificate? In the US, a boy named Taffy would probably get whupped at recess.

    For a girl, Taffy sounds like the name of a stripper.

    Doesn't strike me as a good legal name for either.
    In Welsh, David is pretty much "Dafydd." So Taffy is a nickname for David. (Sounds like Dafydd in a Welsh accent) and at some point became an acceptable given name for girls. Not sure if it was ever a given name for boys, but it's kinda like the Welsh version of "Davey."

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