What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 127

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   chocokitten
    My daughter's bio dad had wanted our child (if it were a boy) to be named Blade.... after the movie >_> thankfully I had a girl so I avoided that whole arguement. However, his second child (by his next girlfriend after we broke up) he pushed to name Blade and the mother compromised by allowing him to use this as the child's Middle name. oy, what a mess lol.
  2. by   MegNeoNurse
    Quote from Cat84
    Dr. Tootla brothers in GI medicine
    Dr. Payne opthamologist
    OB/GYN in my city that I think has retired

    Dr. Beavers.

    Seriously. Couldn't he have been internal medicine? Too coincidental.
  3. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from Arwen_U
    I wouldn't name my own child Atticus, but I kind of like it. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is one of my favorite books.
    We have an Atticus in our unit who is just the sweetest boy. Don't think I'd name my child that though.
  4. by   Mimi2RN
    I don't know about - ' . etc. being legal, but my maiden name was O'Brien. It's a very common name, along with a lot of other O' names. Unfortunately, in my Genealogical research, I frequently find the apostrophe missing, and/or the B transcribed as b. This makes research so much harder!

    Imagine what this would do to a name with several apostrophes or whatever!
  5. by   joyflnoyz
    Quote from ARNurse2B
    We have a male patient on our floor right now with the first name Opal. So we got to talking about men we knew with "girl's" names....Shirley, Opal, Leslie and more. Of course if you're a man and it's your name, it's no longer just a girl's name, is it?

    Most of those names were "male " first..as well as Shannon, Ryan, Michael, kevin and probably dozens of others. Someone hears the name and likes it, and uses it for a daughter

    Melena is a greek name, meaning "yellow as a canary"
    Last edit by joyflnoyz on Jan 2, '08
  6. by   AR_RN
    Quote from joyflnoyz
    Melena is a greek name, meaning "yellow as a canary"

    I'm not sure this is any better than the other meaning we're aware of.
  7. by   santhony44
    I met a young adult recently whose first name is "Terrist." He doesn't go by that name, and I know that when he was born the word "terrorist" wasn't in daily use the way it is now.

    I do wonder if he's going to have difficulty flying, though.
  8. by   itsa307
    Quote from sunrise67
    In our pediatric office, we have two little girls (not related) named Minuet and Cadence.
    My daughter's name is Cadence! LOL! And yes I know it is a "different" name but I do think it is beautiful and strong. We actually got it from the movie "American Wedding." She was the bride's sister.
  9. by   Northwind48
    Dude III. Yes his Father Dude Jr and Grandfather Dude also shared the name.
  10. by   Felixa
    re: people with the same surname and last name

    I used to work in admin in a mental health team, and I used to notice that if we got someone with the same or similar first name and last name, they tended to be alcoholics.

    e.g. John Johnson or Peter Peters (note - these are not real names, but the ones I got were the same kind of thing).

    Can anyone shed any light on why this would be? I have a couple theories:
    1. their parents thought it would be funny and this lack of respect affected their development leading to reliance on alcohol
    2. it wasn't their real name but either they were so brain damaged they couldn't remember their name, or
    3. it wasn't their real name but a name they gave cops and official people "What's your name?" "John, er.... Johnson...".

    Obviously I'm sure there are people out there with the same first name as surname who don't have any problems like this, but within the mental health referrals, that's the area those kind of names came under!
  11. by   Felixa
    Quote from FroggieLiz
    Today I saw (thank God not a patient) a Clitaurus...Either the parents had a sex and astrology problem or they loved their car a little too mcuh!
    no way! Wonder if they ever had trouble trying to find him or her...
    Was it a him or a her?
  12. by   cassioo
    I met a little girl about 10 years ago named Tritt because her mom was a Travis Tritt fan (this was at a Travis Tritt fan club concert)

    From the thread a few days back I have an aunt Carol. My mom is the oldest of 5 girls and Carol is the youngest if she were a boy she was going to be Carrol then they gave up on getting a boy.
  13. by   okchug
    Lake Dallas
    Winter Wheat
    Braxton (due to lots of Braxton-hicks)
    River, London, & Marsh