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MY SISTER IN LAW, WHO IS A NURSE AT PONTIAC OSTEOPATHIC
HOSPITAL, TOLD ME THAT A NURSE WHO WORKS ON THE OBSTETRICS
FLOOR TOLD HER ABOUT THIS STORY. SHE SAID THAT A
WOMAN (SHE CALLED HER MS. BROWN BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T
REMEMBER WHAT THE WOMAN'S NAME WAS) CAME IN TO THE HOSPITAL
TO HAVE HER BABY. LATER, WHEN THE NURSE BROUGHT THE BABY
INTO THE MOTHER'S ROOM SHE ASKED MS. BROWN WHAT SHE WAS
GOING TO NAME HER LITTLE GIRL. MS. BROWN REPLIED THAT THE
BABY'S NAME WAS F-MOLLY (SAID
PHONETICALLY). THE NURSE
ASKED MS. BROWN HOW SHE SPELLED THE NAME; MS. BROWN SAID
JUST LIKE ON THE CARD IN THE CRIB, FEMALE. SHE THOUGHT THAT
THE HOSPITAL ASSIGNED NAMES TO THE BABIES. SHE KEPT THE NAME
FEMALE, PRONOUNCED F-MOLLY BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT IT SOUNDED
BEAUTIFUL.

Submitter comment: MY SISTER IN LAW SWEARS THAT THIS HAPPENED AT PONTIAC
OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL. SHE SAID THERE ARE SO MANY POOR,
ILLITERATE PEOPLE THAT COME IN FOR TREATMENT AT THE HOSPITAL
THAT THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 00001980S

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