What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 269

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   lola-mac
    Quote from bbmtnbb

    Also had a Saoirse--Boy (Seer-sha)
    Not uncommon here in the UK however it's an Irish GIRLS name!
    Ditto Siobhan (Shiv-on), Caiomhe (Kee-va), Niamh (Neev), Aisling (Ashling), Aoife (Eva).
  2. by   navywifeRN
    When caring for couplets, I always ask mom what they named the baby. This girl (age 14) that I was caring for gave birth to first son. When I asked her what she named him she said RJ. I said "Is he a junior or is that short for something?" She looked at me like I was crazy and she said "no, his name is spelled Ar'jahe". I said "and its pronounced RJ as in the letter "R" and the letter "J". She said yes. I proceeded on with my assessment and left the room completely baffled!
  3. by   RN520
    I'm a postpartum nurse. During the night, we check in the triages and escort them to L&D. While taking a young lady and her SO down to their room, I commented on her name, "Porsche," and said what a nice, unusual name it was. (Anyone remember Julius Cesar? There's a female character named 'Portia' in that play.) After my compliment, the SO says "Tell her what we're gonna name the baby, honey." So I turned to her, and she says with the sweetest smile, "Cayenne. So we'll have Porche Cayenne."

    I wonder.......if they have another baby, if they'll name that one Boxter?
  4. by   cbabynurse
    Last year, my son had a classmate (a boy, mind you) named "Cylense" - pronounced "silence."
  5. by   cbabynurse
    I just remembered a Spanish Interpreter I used to to work with... Her name was Areola. I believe she was from Columbia. But, I think it means the same in Spanish as it does in English.
  6. by   RunBabyRN
    I was at the park with my son when I heard a mom calling for her daughter, Malaria.
    I've heard Female before. "The hospital named her."
    A peds nurse friend of mine cared for a Le-A, pronounced LeDASHah.
    Used to work for a guy named Richard Key who insisted we call him Dick (the guy was 150 years old). A few of my coworkers couldn't bring themselves to do it.
  7. by   merlinsbeard
    I'm not an L&D nurse (yet!) but I work in a clinic and one of the names that made me crazy was Alexxzandria. Also, a friend of ours swears up and down that when he worked in a bank a woman came in to open an account and when she handed him her ID it said her name was Shithead. He said he busted out laughing and asked her who put her up to it. She was not amused, as it was her actual name. She got major attitude with him and informed him that her name was Shi-THEED. And she really did want a checking account.
  8. by   katierobin23
    I had a Jada'Kiss one time...like the rapper from the 90s lol
    But I think the worst ones have been ones that start with "My"... Mai Angelle (My Angel) and My King...two different families. Talk about selfish. It's not about you, parents. Ugh.
  9. by   T-Bird78
    I have seen several Precious but the ones that take the cake are a set of sisters with near-identical names. I'll alter them for privacy issues, but their names are RoytitleNormalname, example QueenAngela and QueenAndrea. Yep, one word but the appropriate letters are capitalized, and both girls have the same "royal" part of the name and the "normal" part is only 2 letters different. They're not twins, either, but are several years apart in age.
  10. by   pixiestudent2

    Why? Just why?
  11. by   iPink
    Two celebrity baby names I heard many years ago, "Inspector Gadget" and "Pilot Inspector". Those name makes other celebrity baby names like Blue Ivy and North West seem ordinary.

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  12. by   Tonyac303
    My son has a friend named "Blue" with the middle name of "Tractor". The sad thing is he's a little dude and will be pushed around for years because of it.
  13. by   sharpeimom
    When my parents named me for my dad's Grandmother they changed the spelling from the Dutch Katharine to the more usual Katherine so my future life wouldn't be one major hassle and continuous explanation.

    What were they thinking?!