What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 253

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   degratrj
    Quote from Angel Baby
    Lochia--even worse than the Placenta (at least that is life sustaining, while it's around).....................

    My LD nurse when I was having my son said that there was a patient who decided to name her child Meconium.
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  3. by   TeenyTinyBabyRN
    I was walking in the unit and noticed a crib card with the begining of the alphabet on it. When I asked who wrote the alphabet on the card, I was told that was the baby's name. "Abcde," pronounced "Ab-si-dee." The 15 years old mom was oh so proud and had plans for her next baby to be "Xyza," which I don't remember how to pronouce.
  4. by   ShariDCST
    -Working where I do now (since having to retire from the ORs due to several physical limitations which seem to want to stick around permanently) I got a call the other night from an obviously middle-aged sounding woman who needed to speak promptly with her son Anthony's doctor, because of some emergency or other. We are required to ask for the caller's name and their relationship to the patient. She said her first and last name, and while the last name was easy enough, I was sure I had not heard her first name right, so I asked her to spell it for me. She said it again, and then spelled out
  5. by   TeenyTinyBabyRN
    One of the ladies I work with just had a baby boy named Rooster. Her husband's grandfather's nickname was "Gallo," which is rooster in Spanish. This lady fought and fought against it, but he and his family won out in the end.

    My sister-in-law is a teacher in IL. and she has a little girl name Shitaria, pronouced how it looks. They call her "Shy," for short.

    In the NICU, where I work, we had a Rocky Road, Silar (like the bad guy on the show Heros), Cain (like the bad brother from Cain and Abel) , ShaQuan (not sure how to spell- mom didn't either), Ja'nia (parents were offended when I asked how to say it- they should get used to that. My question is when she has to take a test on a scan tron, in school, when the fill out the little bubbles for their name... where is the apostrophe?), Cashe Counts, Lotta Monet (lota money), Dazzaly, twins Lucifer and Satan (parents were scary goths and abusive).
  6. by   jeyre1847
    For all the Abcde's, to me it not only looks funny, but sounds funny, too. I think the first part sounds like "absent", so I could imagine Abcde being very absent-minded. But that's just me.

    Awhile somebody was talking about drug names that would work for baby names. I saw a few that I wanted to add to the list: Januvia, Cialis and Premarin. although I'd probably do something like Premmaryn, Premarenne, etc. Just to make it unique, of course
  7. by   RetRN77
    Quote from espaarn
    funny you mention these names since one of my aunt name was "etheleen" and her sisters were charleene, and aileen
    my mom told me not too long ago that she almost named me earlene after my grandfather. whew, that was close! the name she wound up giving me is rather unusual, but not strange, lol.
  8. by   Fly Guy JB

    Mom was unhappy with me when I referred to her child as Lea...she retorted..."her name is Le DASH a". You can't make this stuff up...no chance that kid will have trouble with other kids in school...I can't imagine having to correct the pronunciation of my name for the rest of my life...
  9. by   richardgleaton
    Well it depends what they are...Or to which caste they belong..Everyone has its own tone of talking..There can be many name which according to us is weird but for them they are not..Like D,PP,Rady.Papu,Gajju....
  10. by   Fyreflie1980
    Canada Winter.

    Not kidding.
  11. by   33-weeker
    Quote from jeyre1847
    ...somebody was talking about drug names that would work for baby names. I saw a few that I wanted to add to the list: Januvia, Cialis and Premarin. ...
    I wonder if they'd still choose 'Premarin' if they knew it came from 'pregnant mare urine'?

  12. by   new2manage
    Septymbre (That's right, September!) And the baby was actually born in August.
  13. by   Sterren
    Is it time for someone to claim that they've seen twins named Orangejello and Lemonjello yet? Because if it is I totally took care of their mom last week. For real. I'm sure you will all find these names as shocking as I did, having never ever heard them before.