What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 85

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   poetic412
    I saw it on the news but it happened in my state. On the coast someone actually named their kid ESPN! Hope that kids likes football.
  2. by   Noahm
    I know a nurse specialist named Apple. She married a guy who has the last name "Pi" pronounced pie. You should see the looks we get from patients when we tell them they are getting referred to Apple Pi.
  3. by   33-weeker
    The worst one I can remember that I can verify is a boy who's mother had a difficult pregnancy. She was going to name him 'Rocky Road' because her pragnancy was such a rocky road, but the nurses gently talked her out of it when she asked them what they thought. They said it reminded them of the ice cream. She shortened it to "Rocky"

    One recently was Oceania for a girl. of course there have been many wierd names that I can't remember.

    I've heard of several that I can't verify -

    Twina and Twinb (twin 'a' and twin 'b') by parents who thought the babies had already been named.

    Nosmoking (no smoking) by an illiterate mother who copied a sign in her room.

    Hemarcus and Shemarcus, but a dad of twins named Marcus.
    Last edit by sirI on Oct 13, '06 : Reason: edit after merged with existing thread
  4. by   KellNY
    Quote from 33-weeker
    I've heard of several that I can't verify -

    Twina and Twinb (twin 'a' and twin 'b') by parents who thought the babies had already been named.

    Nosmoking (no smoking) by an illiterate mother who copied a sign in her room.

    Hemarcus and Shemarcus, but a dad of twins named Marcus.
    You can't verify them because they (like the lemonjello and orangello and Vaginas and Shitheads that have been mentioned countlessly in this thread) DO NOT EXIST.

    So much of this thread is very culturally insensitive and insulting. Seamus? What's weird about that? Very normal Irish/Celtic name. Deshawn? Common in black culture. Mercedes?! Are you serious? Do you guys not realize that Mercedes was a name before the automobile was even invented?

    Every name sounds weird somewhere. I have patients who've never heard *my* name before (Kelly)--I'm sure some of them think it's a strange name. I have Asian patients who can't pronounce my name any more correctly than I can thiers.

    Also consider this: The very common, usual name "Jessica" was invented by Shakespeare for his "Merchant of Venice" play (thought to be derived from the Hebrew Iscah =OR=less commonly held, as a way to make the name 'Jesse' sound more Italian). I'm sure in the 1500 and 1600s, and later even, it seemed like a VERY odd name.

    Kelly
  5. by   Gompers
    Quote from KellNY
    You can't verify them because they (like the lemonjello and orangello and Vaginas and Shitheads that have been mentioned countlessly in this thread) DO NOT EXIST.

    So much of this thread is very culturally insensitive and insulting. Seamus? What's weird about that? Very normal Irish/Celtic name. Deshawn? Common in black culture. Mercedes?! Are you serious? Do you guys not realize that Mercedes was a name before the automobile was even invented?
    Shithead is an Indian name - I've seen a couple of Indian babies with this name in our NICU. I also went to high school with an Indian boy named Hardik.
  6. by   33-weeker
    race? did i say anything about race?

    this thread is just for fun. don't be a killjoy.
    Last edit by 33-weeker on Oct 24, '06
  7. by   imasharm
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]OK, how about Sugar Magnolia Sunshine. Oh, and Penn State fans who had children named Nittany and Lions. Creative!
  8. by   Nurse`Chief~Chickie
    i bought my jeep from a saleswoman named nike.
  9. by   psalm
    ...had a friend who named her daughter Misty Brooke, first and middle names.

    ...knew of a Nancy Dancy, Dancy being the last name.

    ...and when I was a student nurse, one of the docs on OB rotation was named Attila Kiss, first and last names
  10. by   Nurse`Chief~Chickie
    Quote from Fran_Nurse

    I also Worked with a man called Tracy

    ]


    That's my fiancee's name, we have a joint checking account( 2 dif last names) and if I treat a friend to lunch, we get the oooh, lesbians look.

    :roll
  11. by   nursemn
    the mom named the child marguerite-the nurse posted on the baby's incubator "welcome maguarita"
  12. by   Nur_1996
    I had a girl named "III" it was pronounced "three" in a school when I was a school nurse.
  13. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Cant say its wierd, I actually think its kinda sweet, but a lady I delivered a few years ago called her daughter TAOME, (prounounced Tayo-me) all caps. I asked her where she got that from and she said it stood for The Apple Of My Eye!! :spin:

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