Nurse Calls Child Services On Parents Because of New Baby’s Name
I remember meeting a young woman server in a buffet at a popular Shreveport casino, her name was Tremendous. That was her real name. Can you imagine the names doctors nurses and midwives hear?
Reddit's AskReddit page asked nurses and midwives of Reddit if they'd ever tried to talk new parents out of a baby name and if so, what was the name? Their answers are astounding.
There's something a little off about parents wanting to name their child Monster, however, don't they have the right to name their newborn child whatever they want?
Boss's friend named their kid Monster Galileo <last name>. Nurse tried to talk them out of it. Called in child services to talk them out of it. They insisted. Kid goes by Galileo. Honestly, I kind of like the sound of it for an adult or a performer's name but guh, being a kid named 'monster' has to be rough in school.-WeaselBit
What's wrong with the name Sunshine?
My boyfriend's grandmother wanted to name her daughter Sunshine. The midwife said that wasn't allowed because "it wasn't a real name" and his grandmother had no other backup baby names. So, a few minutes later when she heard someone down the hall screaming 'Tina', she named her daughter Tina because she couldn't think of anything else on the spot.-goddesswithgatos
One couple wanted to name their son Collin, spelled, Colon. Can you imagine the teasing that kid would have received growing up?
My classmate's mother was a maternity nurse and she has a couple who wanted to name their son “Collin” but wanted to give him a “unique” spelling for it. (I do not understand why parents do this. It doesn’t make a boring name more interesting all it does is set your child up for the lifelong inconvenience.) They spelled it out for her to put on the birth certificate C-O-L-O-N. They tried to name their son colon. As in, the organ attached to your anus. When my classmate's mother explained this to them they were painfully embarrassed and asked her to write it down with the normal spelling instead. I don’t think they’ll ever live it down.-skippyist
Linoleum takes the cake. Linoleum, come on now.
I once had a student named Linoleum. Some midwife dropped the ball on that one. My brother wanted to name our soon-to-be younger brother Corn Peas and our parents almost went with it because they felt bad about asking for his input and then rejecting it. Fortunately, they got over that and passed on the name.-BigOrangeBall
Before parents name their children, they should remember who has to live with that name. Parents who give their child a name trying to be cute at the moment may be setting up that child for a life of criticism, misery, and pain.