What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 267

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   CP2013
    There is a family with children named Storm, Tempest, Rage. They are all in counseling for defiance, angry outbursts, etc.

    I've seen some ridiculous names in families like...Toshiba, Sony and Magna Vox. I kid you not. The children were adopted later in life and were eager to change their names.

    I'll have to think of the others.
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from CP2013
    There is a family with children named Storm, Tempest, Rage. They are all in counseling for defiance, angry outbursts, etc.
    While attending an LPN-to-RN bridge program several years ago, one of my classmates was a female named Stormy.
  3. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from TheCommuter
    While attending an LPN-to-RN bridge program several years ago, one of my classmates was a female named Stormy.
    My cousin's three youngest daughters' middle names are Storm, Rain and Breeze...the first two have the first names of Summer and Autumn.
  4. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from TheCommuter
    While attending an LPN-to-RN bridge program several years ago, one of my classmates was a female named Stormy.
    I went to school (high school) with a girl named Stormy. At first I thought it was an odd name, but then in time it sort of grew on me. My high school was full of some non-traditional names (Diamond, Stormy, etc)
  5. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I went to school with someone named Asma (pronounced almost exactly like the respiratory affliction Asthma). Of course, this person was of Middle Eastern descent, so it was a normal name in that culture.
    I went to school with an Asma too. She was from Kashmir.


    Quote from CaringGerinurse525
    My cousin named her daughter Eternity Ann Beyonne. No lie. Every time I hear her name I think of Toy Story "To Infinity and Beyond"
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 18, '13 : Reason: [/QUOTE] tags
  6. by   gemininurse71
    It is amazing to me that with the overwhelming number of people here who have seen La-a, Shithead, Lemonjello, Orangejello, Nosmoking, and Gonorrhea (and others), that I have never heard or seen anyone with these names. Admittedly, I do live in a very minority sparse population, but still......
  7. by   rn/writer
    Quote from gemininurse71
    It is amazing to me that with the overwhelming number of people here who have seen La-a, Shithead, Lemonjello, Orangejello, Nosmoking, and Gonorrhea (and others), that I have never heard or seen anyone with these names. Admittedly, I do live in a very minority sparse population, but still......
    Most often when people post about these legendary names, it's a second- or third-hand account (or more). They know someone who knew someone who had a co-worker who took care of the unfortunate child (or children, in the case of the Jello twins). Only occasionally does a member say they witnessed any of these names personally.

    At the same time, these names have been making the rounds for so long that I wouldn't be surprised if some silly person thought it would be a cool idea to saddle their baby with one of them because they didn't understand the difference between famous and infamous.

    I'm guess that at least 95% of the accounts mentioning L-a, Nosmoking, Chlamydia, and all their little pals are either outright lies or misinformed mistakes.
  8. by   roxalot
    My mom had an Lemonjello at the bank she used to work at, but as i recall he didnt have a twin or brother that she knew about. That is a first hand account, I've personally seen the L-a and the Candida and the Shithead working in pharmacy. The mother of L-a actually told us "The dash isn't silent." I didn't know dashes had a sound, but anywho my 3 names are first hand accounts. I've had some orther strange ones, but none are coming to mind at the moment. There was an Irish name that wasn't spelled anything like it sounded, but I can't recall what it was. I have it written down somewhere (the way it was spelled and phonetically). When I was working in hospital pharmacy a post partum nurse told me they had a patient on the floor wanting to name her daughter Placenta. The girls mother was trying to talk her out of it, I hope she was successful.
  9. by   aTOMicTom
    Quote from roxalot
    ... There was an Irish name that wasn't spelled anything like it sounded, but I can't recall what it was. I have it written down somewhere (the way it was spelled and phonetically)....
    siobhan ? Pronounced "shiv/awn"
  10. by   nursemeanie
    Or Aisling? Pronounced Ash-leen
  11. by   roxalot
    No it was Caoimhe pronounced Kee-vuh, I was trying to pronounce it Cam-ee. It was bugging me so I went and found where I had written it down.
  12. by   Kunzieo
    Like Niamh, pronounced Neeve. She was an activities coordinator I used to know.

    It got to be second nature to say her name correctly, but her name tripped me up for a while, especially when I looked at her name tag as I was talking to her.
  13. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from roxalot
    I personally would not choose the name Messiah for my child. Messiah is the Hebrew word meaning "anointed one" Just as I wouldn't name my child Christ as it is the Greek word meaning "anointed one." However, I do like the name Christian, Christopher, Christine, etc. So I'm not sure what the big deal is with Messiah. I do think that if Celebrities can name their kids Apple, Pilot, Rumor, North, etc. that this woman has every right to name her child Messiah. It is better than Panther, and yes Panther was a pediatric patients name in our hospital.

    I do think the judge trampled on this families rights and freedoms.
    As I understood it, the child's father did NOT want to name the child "Messiah" and that's how the case made it to court in the first place. If that is indeed true, I don't think anyone's rights were trampled upon. It's a dispute that the parents could not work out between themselves, and once you involve lawyers and judges, someone is going to lose.

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