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Thursday, September 15, 2011

A rose by any other name....

'What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,'

 Famous last words!

Clearly, when this was penned, people used to name their children after a lot of thought and purpose. Nowadays, it's difficult to tell whether a name is a name or a fruit or a calender month or something discovered by dropping utensils (sorry to all my chinese readers but pin pong whaa is just too easy to poke fun at). Now, I'm no stranger to keeping funny pet names, gosh, I call my own son Toofan (the storm) for God's sakes, but that's a pet name, not a serious, first name / christian name or whatever you want to call it.

An advantage of being a surgeon is that you get to hear all sorts of names coming into your surgery. Not all are unusual but in my opinion most would never get discovered if it was just a medical consult. There it's usually Mr. X or Mrs. Y but no first names or pet names.

My first experience with an unusual name was in Delhi where one of the nurses was named 'Bubble'. If this wasn't enough to tickle my already funny bone, they pronounced it as Buh Buh ll.

As recently as yesterday, we operated on an appendix patient who was named 'Beauty'. Not a name that means beauty or signifies beauty but 'Beauty'!

Can you imagine the torment the poor child would go through in school, college and walking into an interview!
Good Morning Sir/Madam, my name is beauty and I am a team player. Yeah right! It's just difficult to take these names seriously. Sure I may be biased but it's just bad parenting!!


Pravin K said...

What do you call a parent names her daughter Shiney. Excellent writing.
Just one small "beauty" tip, the Dr. Mulchandani's Medical Services Logo is too big. Would be great if you could resize it a bit?

Techknowdoc said...

Thanks for the feedback. I agree. Was being lazy about it, but it changes today!
Cheers and keep reading, sharing, following, commenting etc etc

DocPriya said...

yes.. earlier parents used to think a lot before giving names to their children.. and now a days we come across very unusual and funny names.. "beauty" is one such name.. sounds funny.!!!

Techknowdoc said...

Glad you liked the post. Keep following.
I almost included Batman bin Suparman from singapore but that has been done to death. Search for it. His photo is on there too!

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