What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 60

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   BethAnnG
    Took care of a teenage girl whose first two names were Leydi Diana. Let's see what else....Rocco (family name), Shaughnessy...the funniest one I think I ever heard was T9C. What??

    Where I used to work a lot of Hispanic ladies would be trying to name their kids American names and we'd have a lot of interesting spellings. Yeimi (Jamie), Brayan (Brian) to name a couple.
  2. by   jzprple
    I saw some show on MTV the other day and the 18 y/o girl's name was Diamond Champagne.

    Quote from gauge14iv
    Aquanettia

    Diamond Champagne


    yup....fer real
  3. by   Mimi2RN
    Quote from goats'r'us
    if i'm ever lucky enough to have a son, i fully intend to call him ash.

    am i one of those weird mothers (to be)?
    Would you name him after a tree, or what is left in your fireplace?
  4. by   ljds
    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!

    It is Germany. I am totally against making a law about what names we can and can't name children--I love our made-up or altered children's names!

    My own children have unusual/made up/adapted names, and they love it. I think it is great that we can come up with anything we want. If a kid doesn't like it, when they get older they can change it. In Germany, neither of them would be allowed.

    In Germany, a govt commission has to approve your child's name. If the name isn't deemed "appropriate" then you can't use it. Spelling is also controlled. For example, an American woman married to a German wanted her child to have her last name as its middle name (as of 10 years ago, you couldn't have hyphenated last names, I don't know if that has changed or not; the child either had to have the mother's or the father's last name). But this woman's last name was "Stein" which means "stone" in German. It was denied, with the rationale, "You can't name a child after a rock." I heard an interview with the head of this department, and it was soooo stereotypical. His sentiments were "If you allow people to name their children inappropriate names, then what sort of chaos will ensue?" Germans could use a little chaos, in my opinion.

    Another rule they have is that you can't name a child an "ethnic" name unless you are from that ethnicity. The name "Jasmine" for example can't be given to your child unless you are from an ethnic group for whom that is a common name. So you couldn't name your child "Shawn" or "Sean" unless you were Irish. I dont' know how they decide if you are Irish--if a grandparent came from there, or if you yourself came from Ireland. Also, if your child had a name that was ambiguous as to the gender (for example, Shawn in our country), then the middle name MUST be gender specific.

    Our culture of names reflects our immigrant heritage, our emphasis on individuality and creativity, and our ability to have fun and not take life to seriously! When we went back to visit friends in Germany (we used to live there), they were very concerned about our kids' names. One daughter has a very Spanish name, another daughter has a name that we thought we made up, but realized later that there are no new thoughts in this world (!) and that her name is a fairly common name for boys in some parts of India and Africa. "But people might think they are different, foreign, before they ever even meet them. Just by their names! It's not good to single your child out like that; people might not like them, or might treat them badly just because they think they are foreign." That was an exact quote. From some people I consider good friends and good people. From our other experiences, it appeared that this feeling was generally shared by others.

    I am about as far from a flag waving patriot as one can get, but it did make me proud that my culture and my government recognizes the importance of individuality, and that it never crossed my mind that someone might discriminate against my children, because I gave them foreign, ethnic sounding names! I'm glad I live in a country that celebrates the interesting and unusual, not in one that tries to morph everyone into little acceptable, appropriate niches.
  5. by   ljds
    I dunno, reading through this list makes me feel bad. I totally love funky names, and I love that people are creative with names! The odder the better!

    Read gravestones from 100+ years ago--they did the same thing. In our graveyard I have seen "Wanita" "VayJean" "Imajean"

    It seems that we are making fun of ethnic names and people from lower socioeconomic groups here. Maybe not, but read through the posts again and see. I *hope * we are celebrating, but it doesn't feel that way.

    I totally love the African American style in which where they combine names or create their own. I love Native names that are significant. I love "American mutt" names; I love it all! The funkier the better! If I could have more children, we would name them completely funky names--probably a letter "Q" comes to mind--or flowers, or traditional Irish or family names. If we would have had a boy, his first name would have been McNeal (after my husband's mother's maiden name); we would have called in Mc, pronounced Mik.

    And just so you think I'm no fun......

    On our floor, we take care of an old white farmer guy on a regular basis--his first name is King, middle name Arthur. My mom is named "Reva" her sister is named Ronda, her brother is Ron. I don't understand was she wasn't Rondette, Rondie, Ronna or something, but I guess they decided to quit the "Ron" theme after the second child.

    When I worked full time at the birth center, I discovered that you cannot list "gypsy," "elf," "goddess," or "fairie" as your ethnicity/heritage, but you CAN list "norse viking" "celt" and "anglo-saxon". We had someone recently submit "Samauri" but I haven't heard yet if that was accepted by the state.
  6. by   steffibee
    Another rule they have is that you can't name a child an "ethnic" name unless you are from that ethnicity. The name "Jasmine" for example can't be given to your child unless you are from an ethnic group for whom that is a common name. So you couldn't name your child "Shawn" or "Sean" unless you were Irish.
    sadly u do have to get your childs name approved by government in Germany, but it isn't true that u can't name ur child Shawn, or Jasmine if u're not from that ethnicity group. Truth is, almost every name will be passed and they are pretty relaxed with the spelling nowadays.
    I had twins in my unit last year named Sky and Sunshine, that was accepted.
    The government doesn't approve of brand names like Coca Cola, Pepsi, etc which is only in the childs interest. I think a bit of governmental control isn't too bad after all- I feel really really sorry for those kids who are named Vagina, Placenta, Harry Dick etc. What were these parents thinking???
    I don't agree with many laws here in Germany but for these poor kids sake- thank God for this one!

    I love funky, rare and creative names and even though there are laws, doesn't mean u can't give your child an individual name.

    But does it really have to be Baby Rooster? Baby Elec Tricity? Baby Candy Cane???
  7. by   steffibee
    our new anaesthesist's name is Dr. Goodmorning, hahaha that's how I looked like, when she introduced herself:
  8. by   maskp4
    Ok, get this. I am not even officially a nurse yet but when I was looking for some names when I was pregnant I came across a mother who named her child this. It's true, I saw it myself. Her name is Unique Paradise. Ok, I like unusual names but let's not force them into a career that....well, ya know.
  9. by   work4choc
    Quote from ljds

    When I worked full time at the birth center, I discovered that you cannot list "gypsy," "elf," "goddess," or "fairie" as your ethnicity/heritage, but you CAN list "norse viking" "celt" and "anglo-saxon". We had someone recently submit "Samauri" but I haven't heard yet if that was accepted by the state.
    Aren't Celt and Anglo-Saxon heritages? I'm confused I guess. I mean, yeah, they are kind of old and not really around anymore, but there are still people that speak Scottish Gaelic as a first language. I am sitting right next to my copy of National Geographic from a few mos back that discusses Celts. I guess maybe its more of a culture than an ethnicity. Not that I'd put Celt down - the most specific I would get would be "northern european", though I am sure there are some Celts in my ancestry and dh probably has norse vikings in his - when we lived in Iceland we blended right in as long as we did not dress like Americans.

    Back to topic though, I have a friend who is a 3rd grade teacher and there was a kid in her class named Pimp Juice. She's got a whole bunch of names that are just quite different, but that's the only one I remember right now. I hope they call him PJ. yikes. :uhoh21:
  10. by   jollyjenny
    Hello--

    I'm not a nurse yet but my mom is a speech pathologist and she has had some wacky student names over the course of her career. VaGina...another poster mentioned this one also.

    Okay, this next one is really bad...Gonorrhea...pronounced "Gon-ora." How awful is that?

    :smackingf
  11. by   tinkerlpn2b
    my Grandmothers name was Liddie Lizzie Lavina L--- ..last name began with an L too... some found it strange.. i thought it quirky... like her.. 'g'



    oh... off topic... how do i get the 2b off my nic?
  12. by   Kalico
    Quote from tinkerlpn2b
    my Grandmothers name was Liddie Lizzie Lavina L--- ..last name began with an L too... some found it strange.. i thought it quirky... like her.. 'g'



    oh... off topic... how do i get the 2b off my nic?
    I think you can send a request to the mods to change your name...just make sure you include what name you want.
  13. by   GEMINI06
    Worked in PICU just last week, had a 6 mo. baby girl come in resp. distress. As I was doing admit paper work, I saw the name Areola.....I thought as in nipple? Apparently it is pronounced A-rey-la.

    Also, there is an urologist in the town I live in.....Richard Tapper....not kidding!

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