What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 136

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   Designer NP
    Oh, I forgot to mention I have a weird name myself. My name is Nachole (pronounced "nicole")
  2. by   rn/writer
    Quote from rph3664
    I saw in the newspaper that a local couple named their son Jericho. I wonder what their favorite TV show is?
    Thank goodness, their favorite show isn't Ugly Betty!
  3. by   Jeepgirl48
    one child this was the first name


    I laughed for weeks!
  4. by   santhony44
    Quote from analee23
    Saw this in the ER a few days ago.... mother named her two children (one was 29mos the other was 18 mos) The older boy was Dukey... yup, Dukey.... the little girl's name was Tommygirl, spelled just like that... I was amazed, until I saw mom By the way, she referred to her daughter as "Daughter." Perhaps she wasn't in her right mind when she named them???? perhaps???? I know, I'm terrible... but I just can't help myself sometimes.
    I knew a guy in college whose first name was Duke. Don't know if anyone ever called him "Dukey" though!

    I also have an older female friend whose name is Tommie. She was not named after Hilfiger!
  5. by   running_nurse
    ONNISTY. (honesty)

    i worked peds at the county hospital, but that name is by far the most memorable.....
  6. by   KaroSnowQueen
    This thread is way long and I can't remember if I posted this or not, but here it is:
    My son in law's brother is a big Star Wars fan. He named his son "Anakin", which is Darth Vader's real name as a child. WTH????

    I don't recall the middle name, but they have an "Irish" surname.
  7. by   jhhrn68
    Quote from danissa
    Omg, we have a baby called mercedes right now! Comes from a REALLY bad area--- gonna be the only mercedes round there !
    My sister-in-law is named Mercedes (mer-CEE-des) and she was named for her grandmother. Don't forget, there are 2 actresses with that name - Mercedes McCambridge and Mercedes -ooh, I forget her last name, never mind. Anyway, I think it is a Spanish name.
  8. by   loricatus
    Just had a mother bring her twins into the ER: Peanut and Butter. Can't violate HIPAA and tell you waht their last name was; but, I haven't had such a good laugh in years. I feel so sorry for those children.
  9. by   ShariDCST
    Quote from jhhrn68
    my sister-in-law is named mercedes (mer-cee-des) and she was named for her grandmother. don't forget, there are 2 actresses with that name - mercedes mccambridge and mercedes -ooh, i forget her last name, never mind. anyway, i think it is a spanish name.
    were you thinking mercedes ruehl? :d
  10. by   Piglet68
    Mercedes is a traditional Spanish name. It was my name in Spanish class in high school.
  11. by   ShariDCST
    ok ok - now i've seen everything. i can die now and know i didn't miss a thing! reading the birth announcements in our local paper today - small town paper so they have pictures, baby's stats and the works.........this poor poor child...........i still can't get over it - ok so as not to invade anyone's privacy, i'll leave out the real name, and it went like this 'first name' 'middle name' "flounder" 'last name'. the caps are mine - but oh dear...........i looked at the picture - and the baby was not flat with both eyes on one side of his head........why do parents hate their babies???
  12. by   joyflnoyz
    , i'll leave out the real name, and it went like this 'first name' 'middle name' "flounder" 'last name'.
    .......why do parents hate their babies???[/quote]

    could very well be a family last name used as a middle name. very common, everywhere from my in laws using her maiden name as a middle name for a son (decker)
    to lyndon and ladybird johnson's family using "taylor" (ladybird's maiden name ) for 1st and middle names of granchildren (and "baines"<lyndon's middle name,> for daughter luci and "bird" for daughter lynda). if memory serves, "johnson" "taylor" and "baines" were all used for granchildren/great grandchildren (remembering from a family photo published after ladybird died last year).

    nowadays, "taylor" is not an unusual first name, but it evolved from a last name probably from something like "thomas the taylor", many of surnames began as descriptive terms "carpenter" would be another

    while i don't like a lot of the names i've seen posted and would never use them, i will defend the right of parents to name, raise, educate etc their children as they wish. i've gotten quite a few chuckles, as well as wonderings "what were they thinking?" (esp the "peanut and butter"- my mind is whirling with possible surnames. 1st one that comes to mind is "sandwich"..)

    i have a relatives names autumn, and nikko. nikko came from "nico" which i think my bil said was a steven segal character. they just liked this spelling better- looks like a greek name to me )

    people choose names for their children that are special to them, and i think that is a good thing. we are not privy to those reasons which many times are for what the word means. i've worked with a "pleasure" <who most decidedly was not), "patience","sunday", as well as plenty of "marys" "joans" etc

    anyone remember the last 70's when every other boy was named "jason" and everyother girl was "jennifer"??

    give me something unique instead any day!!

  13. by   Piglet68
    I hear you on the Jennifer thing as I am a Jennifer....I was born in 1968 and it was the number one name. I ended up graduating high school with 6 other blonde, light eyed short Jennifers.....in a class of 198 half being girls. There was no other name that was said 7 times at graduation. I am still thankfully that my dad won the naming of me though otherwise I would have been Sally had it been up to my mom.

    Names are like anything else they come in and out of vogue. Just think of all those little girls named Tiffany or like an earlier poster said Precious. Eventually they will become Grandmom Tiffany or Grandmom Precious......well alrighty then...