What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 268

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   Best_Name_Ever
    Here's one for you....

    Meconium.

    They liked the way it sounds.
  2. by   roxalot
    Quote from Ruby Vee

    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.
    I wasn't aware the father didn't want the name. I live in the area where these people live and on the local news here (WSMV-4) the father (maybe step-father, I assume father because the journalist called him the father) was saying that it wasn't right the judge changed his name. I do remember them saying they were going to court to change the LAST name and the judge turned around and changed the first name.

    The news get things wrong all of the time though. I was basing my opinion on the news story I saw. I also feel that it is the mother's right to name the child. I'm not sure what the law is, BUT when I had my children I was the one to fill out AND sign the birth certificate information.
  3. by   roxalot
    Quote from 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.
    I've seen Niamh before and knew that one. I went to high school with a girl named Niamh. I actually thought of naming my own daughter this.

    I've seen some unusual spellings. Such as Xachary for Zachary.
  4. by   armywife808
    I had a classmate who named her son -- Dinette -- like the table in your kitchen.
  5. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from armywife808
    I had a classmate who named her son -- Dinette -- like the table in your kitchen.
    The name is bad enough...but her SON??? That is absolutely a girl name (not that it is a name!)
  6. by   CaringGerinurse525
    Quote from Ruby Vee

    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.
    I read in the news article that they were having a dispute over the last name but once the judge heard the first name she ordered it changed.

    I went to LPN school with a woman named Candida but everyone called her Candi. She said she was named after the song "Candida" by Tony Orlando. (Honestly don't know the song but that guy really should have done his research.)
  7. by   roxalot
    ^^^same here about the news story. In fact the father was on the local news here (Nashville area) saying it wasn't right the judge changed the boys name.
  8. by   morte
    Quote from CaringGerinurse525
    I read in the news article that they were having a dispute over the last name but once the judge heard the first name she ordered it changed.

    I went to LPN school with a woman named Candida but everyone called her Candi. She said she was named after the song "Candida" by Tony Orlando. (Honestly don't know the song but that guy really should have done his research.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candida_(given_name)
  9. by   allene24
    I have had teenage patients name their baby girl "Nacirema" - American spelled backwards. Also "Jesus Christian Zion" Those were his first and two middle names.
  10. by   sharpeimom
    A student of my husband's this semester is "JayandJay last name is Joe. My husband asked him if he were called "Jay" and the student drew himself up to his full height and replied, "No Sir, my name is JayandJay."
  11. by   walkingrock
    Quote from rn/writer

    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.
    I have personally seen twins named Lemonjello and Oranjello in my unit . Also took care of a Cluster Fluck.
  12. by   kayemmejayRN
    The ones I have seen are Sighless (spelled just like that), Sha'Dynasty (shady nasty) and Cash Monae.
  13. by   IrishErin
    Had two brothers brought in with mom and their names were Titus and Odin. Not weird by any means, but just awesome! They were both such, funny little boys too! Great characters.

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