What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 41

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   sweetcheekers
    I went to school with a girl named Stormy Jealous. Bad relationship???
  2. by   rn/writer
    I went to school with a girl whose last name was Trampe--tramp-ee. I wouldn't have blamed her if she'd rushed into an early marriage just to get rid of it.

    On the subject of first names, I've learned never to take anything for granted. No matter how conventional sounding the name, I still ask. Michael may be the ordinary, old-fashioned spelling, but there are lots of little boys (and probably a few girls) who will be writing Mykel, Mikael, Mikeal, Myquel, you get the idea.
  3. by   daisybaby
    Quote from J-9TylerTexas
    My name is not terribly common though you do hear it, but I loved being the only "Janine" (Ja-neen) in my school/classes/whathaveyou. No one seems to ever pronounce my name right which surprises me cause it's not THAT uncommon.
    J-9
    I'm a Janine, too I've had lots of people call me Jeanie, Jamie, Janice, and so on.... My twin sister is Jennifer. When we were little, people would say "Oh Janine is such a pretty name," and when Jenn would tell them her name they would just say, "Oh." But it is nice, knowing that when I hear "Janine!" it's always for me.

    Back to the strange baby names...we did have a "Nevaeh" a few weeks ago....the parents thought they were the first ones to have come up with that clever one
  4. by   hippienurse
    Quote from futureTMA
    Insert standard Dave Barry Disclaimer(TM) = I'm not making this up

    This name was in the phonebook but I don't know about now: Harry Dawg. Currently there is a Goofy Dawg in the phonebook. Some old friends of our family named their son Ezekiel Angus, while some other friends went with Menthol Latham. My cousin just had a baby daughter that they named Flora Bell after the mother's great grandma who hated her name. I met a guy whose name was Cash and his wife's was Cary.

    I don't think these have been posted yet, but Frank Zappa named his kids Diva Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa, Dweezil Zappa and Ahmet Zappa. There's also the Phoenix family (real name here); River Phoenix (River Jude Bottom), Leaf Phoenix (Joaquin Rafael Phoenix), Summer Joy Phoenix (<-real name and had a son named Indiana August Affleck named for late brother and married to Casey Affleck, Ben's brother), Rain(bow) Phoenix (Rain Joan of Arc Phoenix had a son named Jonas Winter) and Liberty Phoenix (Libertad Mariposa Phoenix and has kids named Rio Everest Phoenix, Indigo Orion Phoenix and Scarlette Jasmine Phoenix-Asch). I'm sure that last part is as clear as mud, maybe I should make it into a flowchart
    Those are cool names. You know what I think is kinda weird? When people can't think of something original and use stuff like John, James, Jennifer, Margaret, etc. Those are odd to me!!!

    My kids are Savvanah Rayne and Sahara Blue and I am darn proud of it. There is a fine line between unusual and stupid, though...
  5. by   SheriLynnRN
    In nursing school, one of my classmates had named her girls Vidalia (as in the kind of onion) and Rosemary. There was a boy in my graduating class in high school named Jedi. His last name was Knight. His brothers were Zebulon and Zachariah. They went by Jed, Zeb and Zach.
    My husband and I are thinking about naming our first child after my FIL who is terminally ill with cancer. His name is Martin, so our boy would be James Martin, (all the boys in DH's family are J's) our girl would be Marti. Not sure of a middle name, but it would be a very feminine one. I've gotten weird reactions about naming a girl Marti.
    Oh yeah, and three sisters in elementary school, Rainy, Misti and Stormi.
    Last edit by SheriLynnRN on Nov 28, '05
  6. by   TiffyRN
    I work NICU and this name was one of my patient's mom's name;

    Trashe with an accent mark on the e (my computer doesn't do that), pronounced tru-SHAY.
  7. by   liljulz0613
    I have a girl in my lpn class whos name is Pebbles...
    geez.
    I have a friend named Corvette...like the car. Doesn't sound too bad though..guess its not that weird lol
  8. by   NytimeRN
    I once took care of Mary Christmas (her married name). What about the doubles like Thomas Thomas or William Williams...how hard is it to come up with that?
  9. by   NytimeRN
    I just remembered this: When I was growing up our neighboro's name was Spring Flowers(maiden name). Spring had a daughter named Stormy June.
    Spring's mother was named Fairy Flowers. Fairy's maiden name was Bimbo.
    Can't remember grandma Bimbo's first name....
  10. by   StuNurseUP
    No lie...in highschool my Superintendent's name was Dick Ball:hatparty:
  11. by   bam_bam
    We had a baby a couple of weeks ago named Espn. It's pronounced ES-pin. Dad is a big sports fan The local paper ran a story on it!

    Beth
  12. by   sc10sace
    No lie- 13 y/o named her baby Vagina, she saw it in her chart and thought it would be unusual!:roll It is amazing that they can even get pregnant!
  13. by   topkat
    ok, I've been an old NICU nurse for about 25 years, give or take, here's a few I haven't seen mentioned yet: Famous Jackson, Green White ..mother's last name is White...( dad decided to have name changed to his last name)..renamed...drum roll...
    Green Acres......no joke..also Rocky Rambo....(non-American couple wanted their child to have a very "manly" American name)...Scott White....(named after a hospital)...twins Lake & Sky....Rooster...also knew a lady named Ima Brown...a girl named Jennifer Crapp...and a Dr. Lawyer...HIPPA please forgive us!!! topkat

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