What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby? - page 70

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   Jamesdotter
    Quote from NurseyTonyaLPN
    My oldest daughter is Miranda, we too wanted something that was not overly common, but not hard to pronounce/spell, and to make sure there were not five girls with the same name in her class. We named our second daughter Mikayla and now we're trying to come up with a third M name because I"m 22 weeks pregnant with my third girl. Any suggestions?
    Besides probably dozens of Marys, there's Marimae, Maude, Margery, Marjorie, Maybelle, Marcy, Marlys, Marley, Mildred, Myldred, Margene, Melinda, Marcia, Mavis, Marilyn, Marlene, Marlena, and Margaret--all people I met in school at one time or another. Some were students and some were teachers. Interesting that I could only think of one that started "Mi" like your other daughters. These names would all be from the first half of the 20th century.
  2. by   lovemyjob
    Quote from dawngloves
    my hubby does social security disability and he swears that he personally has seen people named lemonjello and orangejello (pronounced le-mohngello and or-ahngello). i don't know.

    urban myth dennie. i have heard that one a million times.:d

    not a myth. my mother in law taught elementary special ed (non educable) and she had the lemonjello and orangejello twins back about 15 years ago. the mother ate boocoos of jello while pregnant. being a special ed teacher, she has seen many very strange names!! (sure they arent too different than we see in the nicu...considering that is where many of them originate!!)
  3. by   masstudent
    I knew two girls who were named Puket and Tasmania after 2 islands. We called the first Pookey and the second Tas. The name Pookey always reminded me of the teddy bear that Garfield has in the comic strip.
  4. by   tamrnmomof4
    I work with a Dr. Vennum...he does our anes.!!!
  5. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    I heard a mom call her daughter Malaria the other day. Eek!
  6. by   MamaTheNurse
    Quote from LaNICUnurse
    Amen, give me a good old-fashioned name, with in reason. Nowadays, it won't be very common either. With all the made up names people are using.
    you are so right - my boys are named "John" (9 yrs old) and "Michael" (7 yrs old) and they have never had anyone else with those names in:
    1) their class (inlcuding pre-school and they are going into 4th and 2nd grade)
    2) their baseball teams (been playing for 3 years)
    3) their soccer teams (been playing for 3 years) or
    4) their hockey teams (been playing for 4 years)

    we are always correcting people who call our oldest "Jonathan" (like they couldn't imagine someone would possibly name their child something as old-fashioned as plain old "John"!)
  7. by   gurlnxtdoor_20
    At least people didnt name their kids Shigella or Amoebiasis lol:-)
  8. by   rn/writer
    Quote from gurlnxtdoor_20
    At least people didnt name their kids Shigella or Amoebiasis lol:-)
    Ah, geez, don't give 'em any ideas.
  9. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Quote from tnsunshine
    :angel2: I thought the weird names the babies were given only happened in my hospital. I have had 2 weird name experiences. 1) a mother named her daughter Vagina -pronouced Va Gina and 2) Areola-the Dr tried to talk the pt out of naming the poor child this, but the mother named her that anyway.
    I have actually come across the name Vagina myself, she was a really sweet Phillipino lady.
  10. by   raremoon22
    I was the only black female in my time that was named Luna. And I was teased alot (lunar,lunatic):lol_hitti
  11. by   Miss Ludie
    My boy had a kid in his class named TINEA CAPITA.
    My daughter knows a girl named "Sha-Keena" but it's spelled Chicken-A.
  12. by   loridoo
    One of my daughter's friends has a little brother named: Bullvi, they call him Bull for short.
  13. by   MamaTheNurse
    Quote from shell_rn
    Here are some I have come across, OB doc from India I think named Dr Cutshe pronounced "coochie" another OB doc named her first 3 after potatoes since she grew up on a potato farm Yukon and Magnus boys, Winter girl and last son Ruger. We recently had a Nevaeh. Also in the past Wyndam, Katana, Typhany, Acacia, Eleni, Hermione, Raija, America, Declan, Domojia, Rider, Cordell, Rico, Cienna, Alasia, Lakota, Vayda, Ryne, Bo, Jistien, Blade, Chayton, Bennett, Brylie, Taj, Armiena, Jorryn, Claydrian, Brynn, Sonny, Zephania, Junior, Briar, Contessa, Dyani, Urban, Myshia, Aiyana, Ayla, Shyla, Yasmean, Aurora, Cadense, (my son-Holten), Ryland, Stormy, Caulden, Tirzah, Linus, Bryten, Adara, Linnea and that's just the last 4 yrs worth....
    holy crow - I don't know the doc from India but I live in N Mich and know the doc who named her kids after 'taters (actually, I know her sister but my husband knew the doc in high school) - I never realized the significance of those names!! her parents' farm also grows strawberries (yummy ones at that) - I'm surprised that one of them didn't end up with that name......