What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 264

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   nursefrances
    Quote from Marj Griggs
    Justin ThymeMy (chemist) bro insisted he would name his children Chlorine, Florine, Bromine and Iodine. He didn't (wife may have had something to do with that)
    I knew a girl in high school named Candi Canes. I have also heard of Rusty Pipes. Reading back on some of these posts people mentioned kids names that sounded like dog names. I have a friend who named her baby "Bella". The baby was treasured as mom went through in vitro to have her. A few months later, her next door neighbor (who got a new dog) named the dog Bella. My friend was NOT a happy camper. The best one I heard was from a friend. She was waiting in line at church to sign her kids in to class. Another mom signed her child in as "La-a". It's pronounced......Wait for it......"La-Dash-uh"

    I just read back a few pages and someone else mentioned Ladasha and la-hypen-a....wow.
    Last edit by nursefrances on Sep 19, '12
  2. by   nursefrances
    Quote from MAtoBSN
    A resident who was doing his rounds in my Ped office told me he had a patient named Shithead..(pronounced: Shih-theed`) I'll never get over that one. But we had so many names in that office that were out of control. The worst were entire families of siblings with such similar spelling names, we constantly got charts mixed up, like Shaena and Shenae..ugh!!! lol
    Worked a peds clinic years ago. There were triplets named Johnnie, John, and Jonathan. Talking about confusing.
  3. by   nursefrances
    Quote from SanDiegoCaliRN
    We just had a little boy named Anakin. Poor kidSent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    "Hi..I would like you to meet my son Anakin, and these are his brothers Chewbaca and Yoda"
  4. by   roxalot
    I've had a few patients over the years with some strange names. These are my top three: L-a (luh-dash-uh), the mom actually told us, "The dash isn't silent." Candida (enough said) and my all time favorite is Shithead. Yes Shithead, prounounced SHA-thead. The boy was 8 years old and the mom was angry when we asked her how to pronounce his name. After all I guess it was our fault she named him and chose the spelling of his name :roll:

    OK NOW that I'm looking back through the thread I see some others with same names. Go figure. I'm wondering if it's the same L-a as previously mentioned.
    Last edit by roxalot on Oct 19, '12 : Reason: clarification
  5. by   sharpeimom
    One semester my husband had the following kids in one college class he taught:

    Clayborn (his mom's maiden name)

    Not "weird" names per se, but all in one class?! :***:
  6. by   bbmtnbb
    LOL!!!! Needed a laugh and read about half--this IS a long thread--and am nearly in tears.

    I knew a gal that named her children
    Sharnay (like it is spelled-- Shar-Nay)
    Szjanay (Sag-a-ray like Sagatarius for Sag)
    Sjzaray (Sag-a-nay)
    the twins:
    Szjariah (Sag-a-rye-a)
    Szjaniah (Sag-a-neye-a)

    All affectionately called:
    Nay Nay, Ray Ray, Riah, Niah and the first one Sharnay.
    Who does that??

    Also had a Saoirse--Boy (Seer-sha)
  7. by   eCCU
    Oh my!.....the bright future they face:-)
  8. by   sharpeimom
    Those poor kids!

    I have a friend who is an Elementary School Reading Specialist, and she says kids with truly strange off-beat names (regardless of race) tend to be much much poorer readers than children with more usual names. Her theory is that it's because their parents tend to be young, undereducated, persons who are able to read (at some level) but don't read much or to their kids at all.
  9. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Bam Bam. Ugh. What is WITH people?
  10. by   Ruby Vee
    When threads get this long, people often don't bother to read the entire thing. Wish I had a dollar for every La-a, Shithead, Lemonjello, Orangejello, and Nosmoking in this thread!
  11. by   leckzieloo
    "Lyfe Bogarto"

    "Spring Meadow"

    "Rainbow Greeley"

    Absolutely ridiculous!!!!
  12. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Randomly discussing baby names with the boy...he suggests "Rain." His last name is pronounced "Cool." Yeah, I'm naming our kid Cool, Rain. Not happenin' bud.

    My friends have a "Rocky." For serious.
  13. by   AngelfireRN
    Had one come in through ER named Smokey. They were so impressed that I spelled it right...until the other nurse let it slip that my black Lab had the same name.