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Dear Nurse Marge,
I’m a new nurse, with a big problem. I’m assigned to L&D, which I love. Even if we’re not seeing Mom at her finest, there’s something awesome about bringing new life into the world.
But I really screwed up. We had a patient, she delivered a beautiful baby boy. I asked her what she wanted to name him, and with a proud grin, she replied, “Hardcore!”
I totally lost it. “You’ve got to be kidding!” I said. She of course got totally mad, and after I left wrote a letter to the administration talking about how disrespectful of how I was of her, her son, and her culture…I got called on the carpet and told not to ever do that again. How do I manage to keep my mouth shut?
Crushed by Crazy Baby Names
You have to be strong, Crushed. Hardcore is just the tip of the iceberg: countless ‘creative’ names await you. The first time you meet a baby named Chlaymidia will be ten times tougher — not to mention her older sisters, Syphillis, Female, and Placenta!
I used to have limitless faith in humanity’s creative ability. Now, I have limitless faith in humanity’s ability to turn a “No Smoking” sign into a moniker for their offspring.
Toughen up by talking with your fellow L&D nurses about the strangest baby names they’ve ever heard. Repeated exposure to the fact that people do name their children after vehicles, salad dressings, or the liquor they were drinking when the baby was conceived will mitigate the shock you feel the next time a patient tells you they’re naming their baby Zanzibar Hoopenheiser Extreme.
And don’t forget these names — you’ll need them as example stories when you’re ‘breaking in’ the NEXT generation of L&D nurses.