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Old 09-22-2010, 02:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone else ever had a trend with client names in your practice? I swear, it doesn't matter how unusual a name is, if I have a client with that first name, I will promptly be interviewed by another woman with that same first name (or even hired). Same with interviews, I will have like 3 "Katie"s or "Michelle"s all set up for an interview within the same 2 weeks of one another. It is just kinda funny. It gets a little confusing in my date book though!

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Yep--

Once, I had 2 Ashleys, due a couple weeks apart, and another time, 2 Christines, due one day apart. The Ashleys contacted me months apart, but the Christines called me w/in a week or so of each other and we interviewed the same week--both having 2nd baby, 2nd hb. With them, it took awhile to keep them straight in my head!
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:53 AM
 
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I currently have a Jen and a Jennie!!

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Forgot to mention...my Christines ALSO had the same due date!
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Jean, Janette, Janet, and Jessica were all due with in 40 days of each other. Plus Kristen, and Christen in one year. 3 Sara's in one year. Holly and Hollie one was a client another a good friend but were both pregnant and due at the same time. Several Emily's. In my most recent childbirth class there was supposed to be ( few had to reschedule) Denese, Devery, Deanna, Dana, and my self Dy.
And lets not even get started on baby names. Lily and Asher and Maddox several in one year.

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I just had two births this past week where the mamas had the same first name! It's so strange how that happens!

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My name is Emy. When I called my midwife (whom I birthed with four years ago and last saw two years ago) to let her know I was pregnant and wanted to schedule an appointment to get my care going she got very confused and said, "But you're already scheduled and I already know you're pregnant!" (or something along those lines) and then we realised that she had a new client who she had just taken on who had the same name! Too funny!

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Yup, 3 clients in a row this summer had the same first name... definitely can get confusing!
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I have a bunch right now that sound alike. Think Jen, Genevieve, Jennifer, and Jaqueline. It's a little confusing. Especially when two that downright RHYME are due two days apart!

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I have been having a hard time keeping all my Michelle/Megan/Melissa's straight! A few CBE classes back, I had three Jennifers among a group of 8 moms. And the series before that, three dads named Chris. Funny!
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Crashing, but some of this is just women of around the same age having popular names from the same era. I'm a Michelle (born in the late 70s) and it's fairly common in my age range, with a lot of Melissas around my age, too. There was a huge number of Jennifers (Jen/Jenn/Jennys) and Jessicas in my elementary school, too.
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Crashing, but some of this is just women of around the same age having popular names from the same era. I'm a Michelle (born in the late 70s) and it's fairly common in my age range, with a lot of Melissas around my age, too. There was a huge number of Jennifers (Jen/Jenn/Jennys) and Jessicas in my elementary school, too.
I used the name Michelle as just an example to protect client privacy. I am saying that I could have a "Penelope" and probably still have another "Penolope" contact me very shortly after and then I may go forever without ever having another Penelope contact me Even if a name is fairly common, it is a bit funny to have two women come into care at the same time while sharing that name and then to go for a few years without taking care of another woman with the same name.

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I'm a school teacher, so I have the same issue, except for the names are Kaitlyn & Ashley.

My midwife told me (after my son was born) that they had delivered another baby named the same as our son (first & last) a few months before he was born. But here's the weird part: the father's name (first & last) was the same as my husband's.
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I had a funny experience this weekend. My name is Megan and my client had the exact say name (but w each pronounced it a bit differently). The poor midwife was getting so confused! (She did not know either of us personally so it was harder).

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