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Hospital Staff Reaction to your dcs names??!!

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curlyaqa Thu 18-Sep-08 19:17:57

A friend told the midwives during labour her choices for a boy and girl (they didn't know the sex), apparently, the midwife said "let's hope you have a girl then".
I was a bit shock at that.
I remember the midwives coming around the pn ward to ask the names and making comments, but none really negative. I also heard that they like to check something offensive isn't going to be used (that sounds like rubbish reading it back).
What kind of reactions have others had?

curlyaqa Thu 18-Sep-08 19:18:31

Oh and the names were Ruby and Troy.

cthea Thu 18-Sep-08 19:19:38

I hope she had a girl

cthea Thu 18-Sep-08 19:21:14

I told the MW that we were going to call our baby just like her! We'd obviously decided long before and the MW was a bit rubbish but that didn't put us off. It must have made her day.

curlyaqa Thu 18-Sep-08 19:21:17

she did

mazzystar Thu 18-Sep-08 19:23:42

the chaplain wasn't too keen on our choice for dd. so he proposed an alternative.

reikizen Thu 18-Sep-08 19:26:24

Regardless of how awful I think the chosen name is I say 'Oh how lovely!' Not up to me to judge is it?

cthea Thu 18-Sep-08 19:31:20

reikizen - I think this comes from too many evenings spent on mothers' forums. IRL I find people are more free with their honest opinions and instinctive remarks.

TheConfusedOne Thu 18-Sep-08 19:41:53

When Mom went to Register Twin brothers in Military Register in Singapore back in the 60's, The register said

' Oh why are you calling them that, when there are such delightful names like, Vivien and Robin'

Mom did not take the hint tho , and called them what she had already decided. BTW both twins were boys.

Just as well, as Vivien and Robin grew up to be blardy great 6ft2 and 6ft 4 built like brick Out houses!

iwantasecondone Thu 18-Sep-08 19:55:21

Yes...I got "Oh..that's...different. I thought you were English!" So my child has a slightly French name. Does it matter?

bikerunski Thu 18-Sep-08 21:15:56

I wouldn't tell the midwife until he was born! When she said "It's a boy, so have we got a name now".

dinkymum Thu 18-Sep-08 21:32:01

I named my daughter Millie and the midwife said 'Oh I suppose that would have been short for Millicent once' in a tone that was a sort of hint. So I guess shes the type that desnt completely agree with shortened names as given names lol
The staff on the ward said it suited her though as she had dainty features.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Thu 18-Sep-08 21:35:55

"oooo what a pretty name" for dd1. that is what i usually get. or "i have never heard that before" apart from a friend of mine asked "why would you call her such a thing?"

lol dinkymum dd2 is millie and i was asked if it was short for amelia. apparently there was an amelia in the ward next to ours. after that i wanted amelia but dh said no sad

misdee Thu 18-Sep-08 21:37:29

dd3 has been getting a lot of attention in hospital lately for her name.

plastic surgery doc remembers her because her 'really cool name' lol..

FabioVicePeeperPlopper Thu 18-Sep-08 21:40:22

no one should ever spill their dc's name until it is born

misdee - when they saw dd3's name and 'hand injury', who were the hospital staff expecting? grin

God forbid she ever suffers tennis elbow.

do hope dd3 and her fingers on the mend.

hatrick Thu 18-Sep-08 22:00:57

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ScottishMummy Thu 18-Sep-08 22:07:15

we told no one our baby name.they can like it or lump it.dont need affirmation of others.

hatrick Thu 18-Sep-08 22:12:32

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constancereader Thu 18-Sep-08 22:16:24

One nurse said when told the name

"No really, what have you called him?"

It isn't an unusual name either, just not that common in Wales.

ScottishMummy Thu 18-Sep-08 22:17:08

sorry!to clarify didn't tell it til birth and they all went....silent...tumbleweed...celtic name uncommon.most say oh how do you spell that

family thinks it is old fashioned

hatrick Thu 18-Sep-08 22:22:11

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popsycal Thu 18-Sep-08 22:23:27

When I had ds3 last week, several midwives, physios etc commented on how they all had lovely 'proper' names

ScottishMummy Thu 18-Sep-08 22:25:06

LOL,no didnt tell choice to avoid oh whit abaout neeps/tatties/hibbert/percy suggestions

ghosty Thu 18-Sep-08 22:30:30

I called DD Abigail. A normal simple name you would think? One of the nurses misheard me, even after several repeats and said, "Abbygirl? I've never heard that before!"

1dilemma Thu 18-Sep-08 22:32:09

here's me thinking I didn't know misdees dd3 was called venus shock
has dc4 appeared yet?

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