What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 148
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
Sep 5, '08Occupation: GI endoscopy circulator Specialty: GI, med-surg, OB, school nursing ; Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 95; Likes: 65A friend of mine works with children in a social service agency and has come across some weird names. One family had four boys: John Jr., Jonathan, Johnny, and John-John. These were the actual names on the birth certificates. Guess what dad's name was? Guess how big dad's ego was?
Another one: Bayarea, perhaps not so bad except that they lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, locally referred to as the Bay Area.
Sep 6, '08Occupation: FNP Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in L&D, ICU, Family Medicine ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 30; Likes: 11Samiracle (like it's a miracle)
Secret Love (On the US, the baby's fingers were doing the sign language for "love", so the parents thought it was a secret message to them...LOL)
Kunta Kinte (Yes, they were African Am...what a sad name...if you've ever read Roots)
Jezzeriah (just think how many fights this boy will get into...shoulda just named him Sue!)
Baby Girl A-Havana BabyBoy B- Memphis
I'm sure I have more, but these are the ones that stick out!
Sep 15, '08Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 18Scary to think my parents put 2 names in a hat and DID NOT draw 'Candida Marie' out. They pronounced in 'Con-DEE-dah'. My nickname would have been 'Candy'.
Whew! Dodged that bullet!
Sep 15, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in urology, pediatrics, med-surg ; Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 83; Likes: 49Quote from RavenRavingCongratulations! First thing I thought of were twins....Scary to think my parents put 2 names in a hat and DID NOT draw 'Candida Marie' out. They pronounced in 'Con-DEE-dah'. My nickname would have been 'Candy'.
Whew! Dodged that bullet!
Candida Marie and Typhoid Mary! (Sorry! :chuckle)
Sep 19, '08Occupation: staff RN Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in nursery; mother/baby; level II NICU ; Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 1I guess there are three that stick out in my mind: #1 Eko XXIV (this was a good one with the vital statistics people who did not want to allow a roman numeral for a middle name but the parents got it through), #2 Record for a boy and #3 a teen mom's little girl Strawberry.Last edit by momsnbabes4me on Sep 19, '08 : Reason: oops
Sep 19, '08Occupation: L&D RN experience Home health & peds Joined: May '02; Posts: 93; Likes: 16Quote from momsnbabes4meI guess if Gweneth Paltrow can have an Apple she can have a Strawberry...I prefer a Melon myselfI guess there are three that stick out in my mind: #1 Eko XXIV (this was a good one with the vital statistics people who did not want to allow a roman numeral for a middle name but the parents got it through), #2 Record for a boy and #3 a teen mom's little girl Strawberry.
Sep 21, '08Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 13; Likes: 3Quote from VSRNI once heard of a mom who named her child Nosmoking.....said it was the last thing she saw before her c/s. I also had a teen mom who named her child Margarita......(sad). I learned from many years working with new parents how to keep a straight face.
Margarita means "Daisy" in Spanish. It is a common name in Mexico.
Oct 3, '08Occupation: Hospice Nurse Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Hospice, LTC ; Joined: Jan '08; Posts: 146; Likes: 475Some of the funniest names I've heard are:
Pirate Packer (1st and middle name)
Ima Swanger (actually pronounced Swan-gur)
Nevaeh (Heaven spelled backwards)
Daisha pronounce Day shuh
also had a step sister once named Silver HillLast edit by NurseAlwaysNForever on Oct 3, '08
Oct 6, '08Occupation: L&D nurse Joined: May '05; Posts: 516; Likes: 105I was floated to nursery the other night and we were talking about this because a pt had named her child Shithed (pronounced something different than how it was spelled but come on people!!!).
Another nurse had a pt name her twins....
(pronunciation Li-mon-gelo), with the o having a long sound, but spelled Lemonjello
and her twin you guessed it, Orangejello pronounced Or-an-gelo, with a long a.
These poooooor kids.
Oct 6, '08Occupation: Rapid response nurse Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in Neuro ICU and Med Surg ; From: MI, US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 3,222; Likes: 3,796We have a pt on our floor now named Fairy (60 y/o female) . Poor, poor woman having to go through life named that.
Oct 6, '08Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 1,813; Likes: 1,629Quote from nrsang97What about all the people in past generations (mostly, but not exclusively, women) named Gay?We have a pt on our floor now named Fairy (60 y/o female) . Poor, poor woman having to go through life named that.
Oct 6, '08Joined: May '07; Posts: 346; Likes: 796I was in my small town clinic today, and the medical asst. just calls out the name and you go in to see the doc. anyways, she calls " Echo Rain" and a young mom with the cutest little 3 or 4 year old boy went in. Sad...... He wasnt native american or anything- at least he didnt look it. blonde hair and cute.
Oct 6, '08Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 41; Likes: 8I worked in ICU 2 days ago and had an elderly gentleman with the first name of Gentle.