Susanna’s new to my lists, sort of. I’ve toyed with her before. She’d honor me; Susanne is my second middle for my mom’s best friend.  I really dislike Susanna with the ‘H’ on the end, that ‘H’ clunks it up too much for me. But Susanna, just beautiful.  I like the potential for Sukie/Sookie and have been wondering if Daisy as a possible nickname isn’t too far-fetched. After all black-eyed susans are a type of daisy, right? So yeah, another way to get Daisy. I love Daisy. My Grandma would be thrilled!  Of course, now the house would be K, L, L, S, J & S, which rather annoys me but not so much that I still want to consider Susanna.


I have a few combos that make me happy in various ways:


Susannah Edith Plum
Susanna Iris Pearl
Susanna Ivy Jane
Susanna Jane Petronel
Susanna Margery Jane
Susanna Caroline Violet
Susanna Elspeth June
Susanna Romilly Violet
Susanna Poppy Adele
Susanna Ottilie Pearl
Susanna Lucy Pearl
Susanna Violet June
Susanna Viola Marilyn
Susanna Zoya Ruby/Alice/Jane/Frances/Maud
Susanna Sylvie June



 There are a few that really stand out to me, but I want to see if any stand out to anyone else. Would you all be so kind as to flip though these and tell me what you like or really hate? I’d really appreciate it!  I’ll state my favorites later.


As always, thanks for stopping by and also for commenting!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cat
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 11:06:16

    Susanna is lovely. I used to prefer the H spelling, but, like you, think that it’s less clunky without it. I think Susie and Sookie are adorable, but Daisy is a bit far-fetched. No more so than Daisy for Margaret, but that’s an established nickname, I guess. It could work, but I wouldn’t even guess a Daisy was actually Susanna.

    Out of the combos, I like best:
    Margery Jane
    Poppy Adele
    Lucy Pearl

    All of them are so light and lovely, though! They remind me a bit more of my own style than yours usually do. I pretty much like them all!


  2. Lola
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 13:38:07

    Well, Susie was the name of my brother’s cat, so I don’t think Susie would go over very well in our family. But Sukie, Zuzu and Zanna/Sanna would. I agree, Daisy is a bit of a stretch but not so bad it’s undoable. I think I’m keeping it an option. Heck, if Grandma could get away with calling me Lily for 30 years, I could call a Susanna of mine Daisy.

    Thanks for the votes! Susanna Poppy Adele is so cheerful to me, I really like her. 😀


  3. appellationmountain
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 16:24:18

    Ha! Did you see Susannah on Nameberry? Great minds …

    I love Susanna Edith Plum.


  4. Lola
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 16:50:19

    I did. 😀 Funny, I had this all typed up late last night and ready to go for this morning (that’s how I usually work) and then after I posted it popped over there and Viola! Serendipity!

    Susanna Edith Plum’s a beaut, indeed. He’s not so fond of her right now. He’s clamoring for Susanna Elspeth June, says “Susanna Elspeth, Elisabeth Susanne, Hah, she’s you, backwards”! and Susanna Ottilie Pearl is, to quote him “Terminally elegant” Whereas Susanna Poppy Adele floats my boat right along with Susanna Edith Plum & Susanna Romilly Violet. I think she’s definitely going on the formal list… but which one & where? Off to stew!


  5. Kim
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 19:41:02

    I toy with Susannah (sorry, with the H!) myself. My middle name was Suzanne before I moved my maiden name into its place after I got married. And my mom is Susan. So it’d be nice to pass a form of the name down. That said, I love Susannah Ivy Jane. So springlike and fresh to me!

    I love Daisy for Susannah & I think you could also justify the nickname Lily- since that’s what Susannah means, afterall.

    Great combos Lola!


  6. Lola
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 19:48:52

    S’ok, Kim! I don’t mind Susannah, but dislike writing that H so Susanna it is for us. Feel free to swipe Susannah Ivy Jane, she’s not for us, it’s definitely a tosup between Susanna Poppy Adele, Susanna Romilly Violet, Susanna Edith Plum & Susanna Elspeth June!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  7. Emmy Jo
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 00:14:06

    It’s fun to see you play with Susanna, since she’s in my top 10, too. Because of that, I’m likely to pick the favorites that feel the most “me” — not sure if I can avoid it. My favorites are:

    Susanna Caroline Violet (definitely the most “me”)
    Susanna Violet Jane (a little plain, though)
    Susanna Margery Jane (delightfully little girlish)

    Of your top four, my favorite is Susanna Elspeth June.

    Funny, we all seem to be thinking alike these last couple days. Yesterday, after I posted my “Names that are Unexpectedly Biblical” post, I went over to Nameberry and saw they had done a post on biblical names. And yesterday Abby and I both used the words “Good Book” in our intro paragraphs (and I never call it the Good Book). Very strange!


  8. Lola
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 16:50:59

    I know, it is strange. I was wondering if it’s starting because we all seem to rotate around each other, blog wise. I know I sometimes see things in a new light when someone else is discussing it’s merits. *shrug* Could be!

    Thanks for the vote For Susanna Elspeth June. I think it’s down to a battle between Susanna Elspeth June & Susanna Ottilie Pearl, which completely enchants me. I’m going to have to run those two off sometime soon.


  9. Eva
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 20:00:21

    I like Susanna Elspeth June and Ottilie Pearl a lot! Both are gorgeous in their own way. Elspeth June is more laid back and relaxed sounding. Ottilie Pearl is fancier and frillier. Hmmm…. I think I’ll vote for … Ottilie Pearl. But I’m not sure. I’m so bad at making decisions, if you haven’t noticed 🙂 This morning, my mother and I were trying to decide which color wastebasket looked better in our bathroom – blue or white, and we still haven’t come to a decision! 🙂 Anyways, I think I’m going to vote for Susanna Ottilie Pearl. (Sorry to Susanna Elspeth June! You are lovely as well!)


  10. Lola
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 20:43:15

    Thanks Eva! I just love the little frill that is Susanna Ottilie Pearl! We’re going to be fighting it out over these two tonight, most likely. Merits and faults of each. Wish me Luck! 😀


  11. Eva
    Feb 19, 2009 @ 14:24:41

    good luck! 🙂


  12. Smoky
    Feb 21, 2009 @ 22:05:29

    Wow! The following are precious;

    Susanna Iris Pearl
    Susanna Ivy
    Susanna Caroline Violet
    Susanna Elspeth June
    Susanna Romilly Violet
    Susanna Lucy Pearl
    Susanna Violet June
    Susanna Sylvie June

    Susanna Ivy June would be great too. 🙂


  13. Caitlin
    Feb 22, 2009 @ 09:47:10

    I know it’s been a little while since this was posted, but I thought I’d add my two cents anyway.

    I have to agree with you husband and Emmy Jo. Susanna Elspeth June is my favorite here! It’s biblical, but not too, and Elspeth gives her this Highland quality that’s at once feminine and hardy. June helps lighten the whole thing – keeps her lighthearted.

    Also, I think, as the mother, you can nickname your girl whatever you want. I don’t personally see Daisy for Susanna, but if that’s what you want that is certainly what you should have! I know a mother who calls her Madeline, Fiki (sp). Short for some Italian word that means some Italian thing. She has another daughter named Mary Catherine, and even though the nickname Mary Cate is obvious, her father is the only person in the world that calls her that.

    I like plain old Suse for Susanna. But, that’s just me. (Funnily enough, the family I was just talking about has another daughter named Suse – short for nothing else.)

    My second and third favorites would be Susanna Edith Plum and Poppy Adele.


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