What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 140

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   Florence NightinFAIL
    I don't think that ethnic names are strange or weird. Back home, Elizabeth, Emily, Mathew & John were weird & strange names to us. So I can understand why someone would think Sagal, Waris, Maryan & Abdirahman might sound weird & 'not normal'.

    However -- whatever our culture & ethnicity is we can agree that there are names that are just plain wackyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

    For me --- since I live in the west and am exposed more to western/anglo-saxon names than anything else...I find naming babies after cities, phrases, and inanimate objects just plain bad taste. I.e. Leather & Suede (above), Ma'lady Grace, etc.. COME ON!
  2. by   ElvishDNP
    Had a lady the other night who named her child Seven. He was Grandma's 7th grandbaby and was due in July, so.....

    Whatever floats your boat, people.....
  3. by   Florence NightinFAIL
    Quote from 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!
    I don't know about other cultures but --- my brother's first and last names are the same. People always question it but it's none of the 3 reasons above you mentioned.

    In our culture our last names are not passed down from generation to generation. A person's official middle name is their father's first name and their last name is their grandfather's first name. So each generations there is going to be different last names within the same family. Siblings and first cousins would only share the last names.

    My brother's first name is the same as his last name (grandfather's first name) because our father wanted to honour his dad by naming his son after him.

    Does that make sense? lol Because of the different last names I can trace back my last ten great-grandfather's my memory. lol and that's pretty short. Some people have it memorized all the back to 30-40th great-grandfather. Its our little little geneocological database.


    Great Grandfather is Eric David Johnson
    Grandfather is Robert Eric David
    Father is Micheal Robert Eric
    Son Robert Micheal Robert
    Last edit by Florence NightinFAIL on Jul 3, '08
  4. by   Iwannabeababynurse
    i was just looking at one of my local hospital's website where they have a baby section of all the births. and i see alot of weird names but one of them that sticks out is hurricane madelyn skye. what a name that poor kid. i feel sorry for her and all babies that have to have such weird odd names. why do people do that don't they realize that their kids are going to get made fun of when they get older and are in school.
  5. by   AR_RN
    Quote from iwannabeababynurse
    why do people do that don't they realize that their kids are going to get made fun of when they get older and are in school.
    you know, i originally thought that, but i've recently realized something. so many kids have strange unusual names, that it's no longer unusual or wierd. do you know what i mean? back when you had a classroom full of jasons and jennifers, hurricane might have been made fun of, but with a classroom full of nevaehs, preciouses, and whatever else we've named here, (not to mention female, abcde and orangejello and her twin lemonjello) hurricane will fit right in! :chuckle
  6. by   rph3664
    My brother has a daughter named Zoe, a name my grandmother had never heard of and thought they made up. She said, "What kind of name is that, and what are they going to do when that poor child starts school?"

    I replied, "It's Greek, and there might be 2 or 3 kids in the class with that name because it's quite popular."

    Her name was Lola, and that was one name I NEVER thought would come back, but it is. In fact, the first baby born this year at the hospital where I work was named Reghan Lola. I kind of like that.
  7. by   Iwannabeababynurse
    i have a cousin who's little girl is named lola.
  8. by   psalm
    My son was the best man at a wedding where the bride's name was Lottie. Just Lottie; I thought maybe it was a nickname for Charlotte.
  9. by   3Angels
    charmin-female baby born while mom was on the toilet.
  10. by   LaborNDeliverRN
    I had a pt name her new baby Frankenstein on Halloween morning
  11. by   MIA-RN
    I just met a brother and sister. The girls name is Jamie Michelle and the boys name is James Michael.
  12. by   Pax_Ramona
    Maybe it's aTexas thang, but there is a child at my daughter's school whose given name is Buckshot and another boy named Eerie.:spin:
  13. by   crysobrn
    We've had a buckshot too. First name Buck middle name Shot...

    I'm not sure if I mentioned it but in my sons school there is not ONE but there are TWO boys in the fifth grade named Remington... I thought that was odd. Not so much that one person came up with it but two people the same year??