What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 79

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   NurseRoRo
    Had two babies at our facility at the same time (not related to one another) named Desani --like the water, and Desseny --pronounced like a two year old would try to pronounce the word "destiny". Guess how she was named? Yup...the parents let their 2 year old name her baby sister!

    We would call her desitin late at night.

    Also cared for a baby who's name is pronounced Nadia, but is spelled something awful that looks like "nogahide"

    go fig.
  2. by   momma2evan
    I am new here but wanted to share that just last week we had a lady name her baby Whisper Hope. I thought the Whisper was kind of odd. But have heard alot worse.
  3. by   dansmom6
    Ohhh, I have a few...

    A few years ago, I had a pre-termer who we had kept for several weeks, and I developed a great realtionship with the whole family--we would joke around and have a great time together. One day, it occured to me that I hadn't asked what they planned to name the baby, so I asked the dad. He said, very stoically, "Cletus James". I laughed, and said, "Now, come on...You really don't think I would believe you'd name that poor fetus Cletus" Well, they really WOULD! FYI... my mouth really IS big enough to fit my entire foot...I coulda died!!!!!!

    Couple others
    -Seven Pacific (for a boy)
    -Shitte for a middle name. The dad swore up and down it was for "Shitte" Muslims". I really thought is was spelled "Shiite", but he didn't believe me.
    -Vidalia (for a girl), yep, just like the onion
    -This was before my time, but the lady still lives in the area. First name Silver, middle name Ann, last name...you guessed it...Gold...UGH!
    -Meconium (I wouldn't have believed it unless I'd seen it with my own eyes).
    -One couple wanted to name their child NEMO...that's it, all caps, no middle name, no last name. Of course, he had to have a last name, poor thing!!!
    -And then there's all the endless funky spellings that these kids will be in college until they figure out how to spell them.

    GEEZ!
  4. by   dansmom6
    Quote from BROOK9960
    You've all heard the joke about Harry Butts? Well I actually know a Harry Buttz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
    We have a surgeon who specializes in colo-rectal surgery....Dr Butt! No fooling!
  5. by   luvkitties
    Quote from shay
    Have any of y'all ever seen the movie/read the book 'Where the Heart Is' ? Character in the movie/book named her kids after food....brownie, praline, cherry, and I forget the last one. Scary how close to reality that actually is.

    Baby Ruth
  6. by   nicer when smarter
    Holly Hobby...can you picture her in her Easter bonnet now

    and Country Hicks..first and last name.
  7. by   BittyBabyNurse
    We had a baby in my NICU named Hailye (looks like hell yeah) and pronounced like Haley. We also had a Tywill !
  8. by   BittyBabyNurse
    oh yeah, did forget to mention the Kater -a little boy name I nick named him kater tater
  9. by   Draken
    Pepsi, Yes the girls name was Pepsi just like the drink.
  10. by   NursePamela
    A guy I work with, his daughter, who is NOT a nurse, named her baby - KY. I would say the poor kid will have a hard time but chances are she will "slide through it" :-)
  11. by   maryloufu
    I had my baby 2 weeks ago and I named her Ruby Abigail. I know it is not commonplace- but it seemed such a sweet name and it fit her so well.
  12. by   santhony44
    Ruby Abigail may not be commonplace, but it's not strange.

    I just saw this one: Theseus.

    I know it's an ancient name but I don't remember the last time I met a Theseus. The last name isn't Greek, either.
  13. by   hemlok2
    I live out here in the Western Pacific right now, and many of the mothers and mothers-to-be out this way have an interesting tradition of naming their baby after the first object/person they see following delivery--hence I have had students with names like Placentia, Cathetera, and the like. Some folk even have names like J7 or B4 and were named after winning Bingo call outs! And no, I'm not kidding! I did know a gal back in the States whose name was Aquanet--I guess her mother really liked the hairspray.

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