I've always joked that my next dog will be named Anasarca.
My dad once knew a girl named Vagina. Her uneducated mother thought it was just a beautiful word.
I once met a little girl named 'Loya'. (it means 'nauseous' in Bahasa Malaysia). I fear for her schooldays..
Oh man... and with today's celebrity fueled oddball naming practices.... yikes.
Ooh, ooh, can I add one? Terrible name: Shithead, pronounced Shi-theed. That poor poor child.
Funky. (The last name makes it even more hilarious, but sadly that may just be in violation of a privacy law or two.)
True story:As a teacher I had a student named Tahel (pronounced TA HELL) and a student named Go. Tahel was from Isreal and Go was from Japan. I made the mistake one day of staying, "Go, Tahel please line up with the rest of your friends for lunch!" Ooops!
My husband works with a guy named Wing Man. I wonder if those Top Gun jokes have gotten old yet?
I knew someone with the first name Doghpoo.
I was listening to Goljan's board review lecture, and he said he wanted his daughter to name her daughter Malassezia.Eww.
I had a peds patient whose name was pronounced "Erwin," but spelled "Erone." His mom said that the name came to her in a vision when she went into premature labor.Her story is that while she in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, she prayed for God to tell her the name of the baby. At the moment she was being wheeled inside, she looked up toward heaven, and saw the name appear before her eyes.I never did figure out if she was joking. If not, I hope the kid never realizes he was named after the sign over Exam Room 1.
I recently heard about someone naming their kid "placenta." She heard it in the delivery room and thought it sounded "just beautiful."
I had a whole family come in once dressed in Packers gear from head to foot. When I got to the baby and looked at his chart, his name was Green Bay. I about cried right there and then. Other than that, the family SEEMED normal.
I heard a story from one of my attendings about a kid named Meconium. The mom said the docs kept saying it and she knew he had trouble with it, so it seemed fitting as a name -- plus, it sounded so great! Even after the doc explained what meconium actually was, she decided she was OK with that. I hope he went by "Mac." Also, there was a kid in the peds clinic last year named La-a. (Pronounced la dasha, of course!) We had a lot of fun coming up with other great names with punctuation in them. Let's see: La, (la comma); la/ (la slasha), and my personal favorite: Ma~ (matilda!)
I LIKE the name Aiden and would have used it had my daughter been a son!