What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 259

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   brillohead
    Saw a new-to-me take on "Nevaeh" in a school this week: Navaya

  2. by   rn/writer
    How about Navita. Neveah backwards is Heaven. Navita backwards is Ativan. Which is what I find myself longing for when I hear the names some of these sweet, unsuspecting children are being saddled with.
  3. by   ChocoholicNurse
    Quote from rn/writer
    Here's an amazing choice.


    Anyone want to take a guess at what the mother was going for?
  4. by   rn/writer
    Quote from ChocoholicNurse
    Nope. Honesty. Even the mom's own relatives were having a hard time with this one. I really hope someone talked her into a less offensive spelling for the sake of the child.
  5. by   sharpeimom
    twins... roofus and riley
  6. by   mgalloLPN
    I work in a peds clinic right now. We had twin girls: Paisley and Poppy. Another mom came in the other day. She had 6 kids. Only 3 of them were with her. They were named Corey, Jacorey, and Corlie. Dad's name is Corey. SMH
  7. by   Kt_says
    The one that made me laugh the hardest: Shiton [Mom pronounced it "shuh-tawn", I pronounced it "****-ton", my coworker pronounced it "**** on"] Definitely not kidding about this! People are so crazy.

    And sorry if this ones already been done too, but we had a mom crying because the nurses already named her baby "Female" (but she pronounced it similar to tamale: "fuh-molly").
  8. by   BCgradnurse
    How long until we see a baby girl named Katniss?? Seriously though, I've heard the name Rue is now popular for girls.
  9. by   Luckyyou
    my mother (postpartum RN for almost 35 years) swears-- SWEARS! -- they once had a baby named Claudius Canap Zap Thap Thenia.
  10. by   Ixalia
    From a Latin American (Spanish speaking) country with an ongoing US military presence:

    Usnavy - Her mother saw the name on the military vessels and liked it. It's pronounced ooze - na (as in nap) - vee, with the emphasis on the middle sylable na. I've heard of others also giving this name to their daughters in this and other countries for the same reason.

    Danger - His mother frequently saw the word on military equipment. Pronounced Dan (as in Daniel) and her, the emphasis on the ger [her].

    These mothers were not bilingual and simply read and pronounced it phonetically from a Spanish perspective.
  11. by   Mandy's_Mom
    Heard this one in a Pediatrician waiting area, Snow White. Had to take my daughter to the bathroom as she would not stop laughing. She is 8...

    SueZQ. Had to ask a coworker for that one... was think of Suez (spanish) but she got me in the the right track. Sue - Z - Q!
    Lots of Nevaeh and a Bunda, which for many may not seen strange, but me being from another country, that means Butt! lol
  12. by   EmTheNewRN
    Not in OB, but seen with my own eyes:

    Demonique. "Demonic?!" went my brain. No, it's "dee-moh-NEEK." Male.




    Sheomababy (don't know pronunciation or gender, it popped up in a search for another patient)

    Mazen Grace (friends of the family had been told they couldn't have kids, so when they got pregnant it was through "amazing grace")

    Master (the logic was sweet - folks in his family history had been forced to call others "Master" so they wanted others to call their child Master)

    My personal chart-topper: :bowingpur Ischemia. Pronounced "ish-uh-ME-uh." I guess someone saw it in writing and thought, "What a pretty word!"
  13. by   PeepnBiscuitsRN
    Oh, how could I forget- there was a Hermione as well!