What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 137
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
Apr 3, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Critical care ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 807; Likes: 669Quote from joyflnoyzI have to say that my first thought was JELLY.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"..)
Apr 3, '08Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in med/surg/tele/neuro ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 1,842; Likes: 664I grew up with a very unusual first name and it was quite a burden. Till today I shorten it (use a nickname) when answering the phone at my work.
But at least it's a real name.
Apr 4, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: Med/Surg, Women's Health ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 10; Likes: 2My daughter is named Aria (yes, like the opera song) so I am no one to judge unique names, but I wanted to tell you about the two sisters from Turkey that I met years ago. Younger's name is pronounced Cheatem and the older was prononced Whorish (can't recall how they were spelled). Yep, it crossed my mind, but not my lips to call them the Cheatin' Whore sisters.
Also, I recently took care of a young couple who named their newborn daughter Astraea. I thought it was really pretty when they said "Estrella" like the Spanish word for "star", but then they spelled it for me. Poor thing will be explaining how to pronounce her name based on Greek for the rest of her life.
Apr 5, '08Occupation: LPN working on RN-ADN, Future NP! Specialty: LTC ; Joined: May '06; Posts: 27; Likes: 4OMG. There was a pregnant girl in my A&P class. :bby:At the beginning of class one day the instructor asked her if she had picked out a name yet and she said no. During class the instructor was teaching us about "steatorhhea" when she said "That would be a pretty name." She was clearly joking. This instructor is an excellent teacher with a wonderful sense of humor. The pregnant student is still one of my closest friends and brings it up from time to time for a good laugh.:roll
Apr 6, '08Occupation: FNP Specialty: FNP, peds, epilepsy, mgt., occ. med., ed ; Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 1,821; Likes: 1,563I had a Brazilian friend in college whose name was Erlete. Her nickname, which apparently was perfectly OK in Portuguese, was Letch. (The Turkish sisters reminded me of that).
Apr 6, '08Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 11,695; Likes: 14,914Took care of a new baby whose parents decided to name him Nostradamus. Had to bite my tongue to keep from saying, "I predict this will turn out badly."
Apr 10, '08Occupation: Pharmacy Technician Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 22; Likes: 15I used to be a caseworker for a local child support department some of the odd ones I've seen as:
Beyonce and Bayonce-twins
Secret and Treasure-sisters
Krystal Summer- actually very cute
Jun 15, '08Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 10; Likes: 1Mother pregnant with twins who had been on Anetpartum for several months due to PTL.
Named children Orangello and Lemonjello as she loved the Orange and Lemon jello served at the hospital.
Jun 15, '08Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 10; Likes: 1Another mother of twins who was going to name her boys Jon and Jonathan until her nurse convinced her that she shouldn't do this to her children.
My favorites are Precious and Princess and of course, Latrina.
Jun 16, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in urology, pediatrics, med-surg ; Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 83; Likes: 49I met a girl last week named Irony.
Jun 16, '08Occupation: newborn nursery Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in nursery, L and D ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 1,020; Likes: 341Don't know if I have said this one here or not, my middle son has a friend named Ebay. Really great family, obviously not good with names, lol.
Jun 16, '08Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 42; Likes: 12One that blew my mind was Vagina.... with the sound like regina. I could hardly keep a straight face!!
Jun 16, '08Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 1,813; Likes: 1,630I recently heard about some people with the surname Viox. One "X".
But I would rather have that name than Cialis. Some people with that name sued the drug company (unsuccessfully, of course) to have the name charged and that was why its launch was delayed by about a year.