What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 265

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   33-weeker
    Had a baby recently by the name 'Dinky.'

    Nope. Wasn't a nickname. It was his on-the-BC given name.
    Apparently it's dad's real name, too.

    Poor kid. He'll be teased.
  2. by   losbozos
    My Grand father's name is Pearle (e is strong). It''s an old name.
  3. by   VampyrSlayer
    When I found out what my birth mother was going to name me, I was never so glad to be adopted Onyx Acadia. My name is Sarah now. But I legally changed it to that from Courtney.
  4. by   JenniferEFarrell
    "Grizzly Bear" This actually happened recently. I also had a mother give her child 7 names
  5. by   aktome
    My grandma used to do the census when it was door to door. She told me about a lady who named her daughter Female. Pronounced "Phimalay." When asked where she got that name she replied, "The doctor gave it to her when she was born."
  6. by   dariah
    Recently I had a baby named Astryx who had big brother Spyder at home.
  7. by   marienurse18
    I have seen a baby named "Cash Money" first and middle name. No joke.
  8. by   dansamy
    Cole Tide. Dad was an Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
  9. by   dansamy
    Quote from dansamy
    Cole Tide. Dad was an Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
    Lol. Too late to edit, but I'd apparently already posted this one. Sorry!
  10. by   laury411
    My favorite has been Hevencint My'Angel.
  11. by   thenursemandy
    Quote from Charisse
    One day, while at the nurse's station, a colleague of mine was wheeling her pt to her postpartum room on a stretcher. As she passed, mom was holding her baby, daddy walking alongside of the stretcher. I cooed over the baby and asked what the baby's name was going to be. Mom said, "Her name is Yoda." Maintaining barely my professionalism, I calmly asked her, "Does this name have a meaning?"--thinking that this perhaps also had a meaning in another language like Swahili (they were a black couple). Nope. Mom says,"No. I just like the sound of it." As she continued on her way, I thought "Poor, poor little girl."

    I thought I had heard it all then, but a few years later, I was laboring a couple from Mexico. The father started told me he was going to name his son "Hitler." I swallowed hard and asked him if he knew who Hitler was. He started to tell me what a great and smart man Adolf Hitler was and how proud he was to name a son after Hitler! I have a firm belief that, as a nurse, it is never my job to tell parents what they can and cannot name their children....but.....after much prayer throughout the day, I decided to talk to the parents. I asked dad if they were going to move back to Mexico after the delivery. He said they intended now to make the USA their home. I thought perhaps he might be moving back to a pro-Nazi neighborhood in Mexico. Nope. I finally had to tell him that perhaps he needed to make Hitler the child's middle name if he was insistent on it---or just use the initial H. I explained to him how despised the man Hitler was in the USA and what a hard life his son would have if his name was Hitler. He said he understood and agreed. I never found out what he did wind up naming his son. I still think about this child even today. Sigh.

    Finally, there was the mom who named her cute little girl a name that sounded like "Di Giovanni." I asked mom how she was going to spell it. She didn't know. She submitted a birth story to me (I was teaching childbirth classes at the time and had a bi-montly newsletter) and spelled it something like "Dgeefhogmdoy." It definitely didn't look like it sounded. And it was going to be heck for the little girl to learn to spell for school!


    My hubby speaks Swahili and Luo. Apparently my name in Luo means pus*y. Nice! No, not really. Its so embarrassing.
  12. by   thenursemandy
    A friend of mine named her son Stone.
    In high-school another friend named her son Court (Like, I have a court date). Gag!
    Went to school with Jack Daniels. Chug, chug, chug!
    Another friend if mine named her son Draven.
  13. by   thenursemandy
    I have a great uncle Treford (pronounced Tree Ford)

    Great aunt, Izola Melvini. (Eye zo la mel vy knee)

    Grandpa, Gaetano (pronounced Gay ton o)

    Son, Javon (Juh von).