What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 93

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   shoegalRN
    Quote from adrienurse
    Perhaps that's where they were conceived. Does she travel a lot? Nelly Furtado named her child Nevis after the island. Makes me think of belly buttons.
    No, she doesnt travel. Havent been outside of Kansas City, MO let alone the country in about 10 years. She just did this to try to be "different".
  2. by   rn/writer
    Quote from MamaTheNurse
    My husband's (deceased) grandmother always told the family that when naming a baby, you should first imagine what it would look like on a name plate sitting on the desk of a banker or some-such occupation and take it from there - I think if I ever went to get a loan from someone who had a name plate with "The Other" on it, I might think twice!!!!!!
    A long time ago, I read that there are a number of tests for a name to pass.

    Imagine yelling out the back door for the child to come in for supper.

    Picture a wedding invitation with the name.

    And, as you mentioned, think of how the name would look on the office door or the desk nameplate.

    Some of the names mentioned in this thread would raise eyebrows at every test.
  3. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from rn/writer
    A long time ago, I read that there are a number of tests for a name to pass.

    Imagine yelling out the back door for the child to come in for supper.

    Picture a wedding invitation with the name.

    And, as you mentioned, think of how the name would look on the office door or the desk nameplate.

    Some of the names mentioned in this thread would raise eyebrows at every test.
    This is all very good advice when it comes to naming a baby. Some names might be "cute" when the kid is little, but, kids to grow up. I wish that we could take rn/writer's suggestions and mail them out to teenage moms to be, or heck, anyone in general.

    I think that earlier in the thread, babynurselsa had some good suggestions as well, such as if you are trying to make a statement, the kid can't spell it before he's in 3rd grade, or it's the name of a local state hospital ("Vinita" was the name she mentioned), maybe you should think twice about strapping such a moniker on your kid.
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    I know that this is a sad story, it comes from the mom who threw her kids off a bridge in St. Paul, MN, but she named her twins "Supreme Knowledge Allah" and "Sincere Understanding Allah". She and one of the twins survived, and yes, she did have major depression with psychotic features.
  5. by   cjohn99
    I heard of two kids named Lemonjello (La-mon-gelo)and Orangejello (O-ron-gelo). On Jay Leno, I heard Matthew McConaughey's brother is named Rooster and he named his son Miller Lite.
  6. by   santhony44
    Quote from rn/writer
    A long time ago, I read that there are a number of tests for a name to pass.

    Imagine yelling out the back door for the child to come in for supper.

    Picture a wedding invitation with the name.

    And, as you mentioned, think of how the name would look on the office door or the desk nameplate.

    Some of the names mentioned in this thread would raise eyebrows at every test.
    When I was selecting my son's names, I put titles in front of them. Like President, Judge, Senator ,Reverend, and Doctor.

    I can't imagine any of those in front of "Cupcake." :roll

    Not that either of my sons has to have any of those titles, I did not want to use a name that wouldn't suit, just in case!!
  7. by   JeanettePNP
    Quote from cjohn99
    I heard of two kids named Lemonjello (La-mon-gelo)and Orangejello (O-ron-gelo).
    Oh did you? Let me guess--they were in your kindergarten class. Or were they the cute twins that lived down the block?
  8. by   santhony44
    Quote from ChayaN
    Oh did you? Let me guess--they were in your kindergarten class. Or were they the cute twins that lived down the block?
    I worked with a gal who swore up and down that her husband had met these "Jello" kids.

    Not wanting to embarrass her in front of a group of co-workers, I refrained from telling her that I had first heard these "names" over twenty years ago, when she was probably still in elementary school, and on the other side of the country.
  9. by   Huscarl73
    I had a friend who named their son Zachiriah Exavier ... and yes that is the correct spelling.

    Knew another guy that was kinda mental, tone deaf and wore a hearing aid (not sure what the specific medical condition is called ) but he spoke tonelessly too. Anyway, he had a cat and every night he'd go to the door and start yelling for it...."Jailbait, c'mere Jailbait..."
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Well, I have a personal story. My niece had a girl two days and she and her husband have been going around and around about the names he had picked out. They are all odd.

    He wants "Keelyn" as his first pick . . . . we are hoping he backs down.

    steph
  11. by   2008nurse2b
    Quote from cjohn99
    I heard of two kids named Lemonjello (La-mon-gelo)and Orangejello (O-ron-gelo). On Jay Leno, I heard Matthew McConaughey's brother is named Rooster and he named his son Miller Lite.

    Those were the ones I was thinking of, I heard thier name called in court one day and never forgot it.
  12. by   dawngloves
    Quote from 2008nurse2b
    Those were the ones I was thinking of, I heard thier name called in court one day and never forgot it.
    They must really get around.
  13. by   asher315
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    I read a sad news story the other day about a 2 yr old killed by a 9 yr old. The whole story was heartbreaking. The reason I'm mentioning it here was the little 2 yr girl's name: Damya. Now this could have been a feminine form of Damien, pronounced "Day-me-ah" or "Da-my-ah". I would guess she heard "Dam-ya" atleast once in her short life. I believe God has given her a new and beautiful name befitting one of His children.

    Sorry to bring a downer into the thread but I needed to tell someone.

    asher315

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