What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 27

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   ndsweetheart
    Some of these names are crazy! When I worked at a hospital in Colorado, we actually had a young mom name her daughter Abcde,
    pronounced Ab-ca-dee. Poor little girl!
    The nurses tried to explain to her that she needed to actually put a name on the birth certificate and not just letters and the mom insisted that it was her name!
  2. by   rambisisking
    I have a cousin named Robin-Red-Best, and another named Abby Road.
  3. by   ICRN2008
    A friend of a friend is named Akene (a-kee-nae) Freechild. I'm not exactly sure about the spelling of her first name. I think the "Freechild" part came because neither of her parents wanted to give her their last name.
  4. by   joloza
    In (South) Africa it's common to name children after an event that happened around the time of their birth or that resembles something that family members talked about/thought about when the baby was born. Thus there are:
    In Zulu
    *ngoMgqibelo = Saturday
    *Themba = Hope
    *Nokuthula = the quiet one

    In Portuguese
    *Feia = ugly, I know a woman who named her 8th child like that, she said she didn't like the look of the baby when it was born, poor child

    In English
    *Truelove
    *Remember
    *Freedom
    *Lastborn

    And my favourite: first name: Lucky, second name: MyDarling
    This poor guy had 2 English names (normally it's 1 African and 1 English name) but this guy went through life called Lucky Mydarling
    He didn't like it too much
  5. by   racytayeelay
    Quote from rnlabornurse4u
    i decided, since the 2nd "strange baby names" thread was getting so long, let's start another.

    ready.....set.....go!

    twins from last night - gypsy and cinnamon. (what a great start to their porn/stripper careers)

    orion - (baby boy) - ok, this one did have a romantic, constellation engagement story behind it, so it's not so bad, but still a strange, out-there name.

    orzio - another baby boy - poor kid

    and, drumroll please..................... :hatparty:

    happy birthday to the winner of the year:

    queen messiah jesus christ

    oh yes, that was the baby's full, legal name for the birth certificate. oh how wonderful.

    give me a few more births to attend at work, and i'm sure to have more to add. i have definitely noticed a trend towards the unusual/unique names lately. some of them sound and look just like random letters thrown together, that i can't even recall them once i get home.

    the poor, poor kids........

    jen
    l&d rn
    parents should be reminded that, like a tatoo, a name is with them forever. it has to be appropriate at every age. think about the cruel school years!
  6. by   rn/writer
    This is slightly off topic, but here goes. Years ago, neighbors of ours were determined to give their daughter a name that could not possibly be corrupted into a nickname. They searched baby books and made lists and finally decided they would christen their lovely child April. True enough, this name cannot easily be changed, but they had not reckoned with the creativity of kids. When their angel started school, she was promptly retitled . . .

    . . .Apeface.

    Miranda
  7. by   DuaneM
    Depending on the circumstances at times even common names can strike you as funny.

    Years ago I was working nights while going to nursing school and the wife of a co-worker (an immigrant in his 30's) had twin boys.

    At work he proudly announced their birth - his new sons - "Tom and Jerry".

    There wasn't a dry eye in the breakroom.
  8. by   PumpkinsMami
    ]I had a patient whose name was XL. Just initials, it wasn't short for anything. That was the exact way his name was on the chart.
  9. by   chickdude1
    I knew of a similar one. His name was Richard Weed and went by Dick. In that case, I think he was asking for it (don't you?).

    Then there was Martin Martin--like his parents couldn't be more original??

    Is it Gwenyth Paltrow's daughter whose name is Apple? Odd.....

    And then Rob Morrow (of Northern Exposure) named is kid Tu (Tu Morrow--yeah, cute!).

    I went to high school with three lovely ladies named Red Sky, Aurora, and Aspen. Red Sky just went by Sky.

    But I think I take the cake for difficult names. It's Janene, but I get Jean, Jeannie, Jane, etc. It's gotten to the point where I just answer to any J word (or just go by J)

    Janene

    Quote from sddlnscp
    There's a kid who graduated high school here named Richard Sniff (first & last names), but he went by the nickname "Dick" - you can put 2 & 2 together there.
  10. by   sddlnscp
    There is a lady in town who's name is Love.
  11. by   neversatisfied
    A friend knows a guy who named his precious newborn- drum roll please-

    Assh 'ole. Pronounced "Asholey." Pretty darned funny if you ask me.
  12. by   dawnie_v_h
    Quote from rnlabornurse4u
    i decided, since the 2nd "strange baby names" thread was getting so long, let's start another.

    ready.....set.....go!

    twins from last night - gypsy and cinnamon. (what a great start to their porn/stripper careers)

    orion - (baby boy) - ok, this one did have a romantic, constellation engagement story behind it, so it's not so bad, but still a strange, out-there name.

    orzio - another baby boy - poor kid

    and, drumroll please..................... :hatparty:

    happy birthday to the winner of the year:

    queen messiah jesus christ

    oh yes, that was the baby's full, legal name for the birth certificate. oh how wonderful.

    give me a few more births to attend at work, and i'm sure to have more to add. i have definitely noticed a trend towards the unusual/unique names lately. some of them sound and look just like random letters thrown together, that i can't even recall them once i get home.

    the poor, poor kids........

    jen
    l&d rn
    hey, this is not an odd name but an odd idea that i was told about, i have heard that "george foreman" the famous boxer has 5 sons and has named them all............yep u guessed it "george".
  13. by   klondike
    I work with a nurse named "Twinkle". Lovely name, excellent nurse.

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