“I had to explain to her that she was naming her poor baby after the hole in the ground that soldiers s**t into.
“She was horrified and changed it to Katrina. Two days after the baby was born, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.”
Another said: “I worked at a registrar for a while and among the birth certificates I got some of the standouts I saw were: Killer, Syphilis and Sweet Prayer Sunrise (this one was a boy).”
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“The nurse tried to talk them out of it and called in child services. They insisted. The kid goes by Galileo.”
Another said: “My classmates’ mother was a maternity nurse and she had a couple who wanted to name their son Collin but wanted to give him a unique spelling for it.
“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.
A woman posted: “My boyfriend’s grandmother wanted to name her daughter Sunshine. The midwife said that was not allowed because it wasn’t a real name.
“His grandmother had no other back up 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.”
Another woman replied: “I am neither a nurse or midwife, but I once was paid to design birthday cards for a kid name Mileage (pronounced My Liege, like you would refer to a King).
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Unfortunately, some names have slipped through the net, with parenting site Cafemom listing what they claim to be the weirdest baby names of all time: