Nurse gobsmacked as mum tells her she’s been pronouncing the name Liam ‘wrong’

A nurse has recalled the time that she was left gobsmacked after a mum told her she had been pronouncing the name Liam 'wrong'.

Taking to TikTok, Lindsey Foster, a nurse from the US, admitted that she's bad with names.

However, she didn't think she could get the name Liam so wrong after she saw it on a patient's file.

Sharing a video on the social media site, Lindsey said: "I'm a paediatric nurse and I'm from the deep, deep south, so I butcher everybody's name.

"If it's not something super simple like Ben or Sally, I'm gonna butcher it.

"So, I see a kid's name on our computer and I say 'Oh, Liam, I got this. L-I-A-M. Liam. Easy'."

She continued: "I go out, call the kid's name, nobody moves. Call him again. Nobody moves. Call him again nobody moves.

"Finally this mum stands up and says 'Do you mean 'Yum?'

"And I say 'No, Liam?' and she said 'Yeah, it's short for William'."

Lindsey finished the video by doing a mind blown gesture, adding "boom".

The clip has gone viral since Lindsey posted it online, racking up more than three million times and gaining more than 196,000 likes.

Thousands of social media users have also commented on the video, with one saying: "My son's name was Liam. His new name is Yum."

Another added: "As a mum of a Liam, I am perturbed."

Others people began to share unfortunate and amusing names they'd come across.

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One said: "Had a patient named L-A, I called for LA. Mom quickly informed me it's pronounced Ladasha and did I not see the dash?"

While another chimed in: "Had a student named Justin, last name Case. He said 'My mom thinks she has a sense of humour'."

Meanwhile, it was also revealed this week that 'old-fashioned' baby names are set to make a comeback this year.

According to the Office for National Statistics a number of old-fashioned names have been given to babies in the UK,

These include Berie, Agnes, Clara, Violet, Wilfred and Elsie.

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