What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 47

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   Felixa
    Okay.
    My friend's Mum once worked in a health clinic with a young mum who had just called her daughter Bacardi Ann. Her last name? You guessed it. Coke. Bacardi Ann Coke.

    I went to school with a guy called Lorne Bowlen (lawn bowling, geddit? Sounds better with an Australian accent)

    My cousin taught a boy called Parker Hood!

    When I worked in hospital admin and was bored (okay, a lot of the time), I used to look up people who had been born in the past few days. Can't remember any of the more outlandish ones, but I felt some poor little boy had a lot to live up to when his parents named him Harrison Ford. (Ford was the last name).
  2. by   carlarn
    We have a urologist in our town named Dr. Leake and a neurologist named Dr. Dick. Dr. Leake's associate wished his last name was Dick so he could be "Dr. Dick the dick doctor". We also have an OB doctor named Dr. Wellman. An ENT named Noyes (pronounced Noise).

    My daughter goes to school with a girl named Austria, a boy named Edwardo Fahardo (don't know if that spelling is correct).

    One of my favorite couples: my sister-in-law's brother's name is Dallas and his wife's name is.....Debbie. That's right, Debbie does Dallas.
  3. by   Mermaid4
    I can't even come close....We have a Hazel or Felix scattered about. I guess we must be boring where I am...
  4. by   weezledawg
    My gay dentist is named Dr. Reams. (Bad one, I know - sorry - but it is true)
  5. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Quote from carlarn
    One of my favorite couples: my sister-in-law's brother's name is Dallas and his wife's name is.....Debbie. That's right, Debbie does Dallas.
    That is TOO funny!
  6. by   ShifraPuah
    I have known a Penny Poore and a Karma Roach.
  7. by   midwife2b
    I sent a lady to L&D today who is naming her baby girl "Surrender Kieran".

    All I could think of was the scene in the Wizard of Oz where the Wicked Witch wrote "Surrender Dorothy" with black smoke coming from her broom.

    When I asked her how she came upon this name, she said "It's Irish!"
  8. by   bethem
    Avalon and Ambrosia. Their mother's name is Candy, and their father is plain old boring John.

    Tui (Toohey, an Aussie beer) and Bailey (as in Irish cream) because that's what their parents were drinking at the time they were conceived.

    Obi Wan Kenobi (for real)

    Vivian Vivian, William Williams, Edward Edwards... those sort of ones

    My second-youngest brother would have been called Peanut if my sister had her way.

    Oh, so many people just don't think. Richard Face, a local politician. His real first name is John. I guess he's unforgettable.

    ETA:
    Rainy Webber

    Larceny

    Melina/Melena (do you have a different name for it in the US? The tarry, really offensive black poo that occurs after a GI bleed when the blood is digested?)

    Preston Beveridge III

    Ditch Brown

    Ocea (Osha, they wanted it to sound like the sea)

    Joachim (and they say it "Jo-ah-chim"

    Ulalia (Yoolaylia)

    Anakin Skywalker

    Trescinda
    Last edit by bethem on Jan 7, '06
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Coonception (actual spelling). I don't get it.
  10. by   bethem
    There is a country somewhere, I can't remember which one, which has approval over baby names. When the parents register the child, the government can force them to change the child's name if it's something ridiculous or frivolous. I think it might be Denmark. Denmark wanted to bring in a "minimum IQ to breed" program, but it was deemed to be against human rights. I am all in favour, seeing some of the 'parents' I do!
  11. by   Felixa
    I once worked in medical personnel, and saw a job application from a man called Dr Ivel.
    Apparently it's pronounced EYE-vel, but it looked like EE-vel to me!

    no, Austin Powers fans out there, he didn't want a salary of one million dollars.

    But he didn't get the job either!:icon_chee
  12. by   Cienna2000
    Quote from bethem
    There is a country somewhere, I can't remember which one, which has approval over baby names. When the parents register the child, the government can force them to change the child's name if it's something ridiculous or frivolous. I think it might be Denmark. Denmark wanted to bring in a "minimum IQ to breed" program, but it was deemed to be against human rights. I am all in favour, seeing some of the 'parents' I do!
    I've heard that France requires government approval on names. I used to think that was bad, but considering some of the awful names people give their children I am actually starting to support this idea.
  13. by   Deirdre
    we had one about 2 years ago, i can't remember the entire name, but it started: Bikiniwanahaltatopa...i think it ended in noundo. She meant it! Perhaps a drug screen would have been in order.

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