Susan?

(77 Posts)
ccsays Thu 28-Apr-16 10:16:39

What do you think? Dated or classic?

AuldYow Thu 28-Apr-16 10:21:25

I think I prefer Suzanne, Susan sounds old fashioned & not in a good way.

Only my humble opinion.

DoItTooJulia Thu 28-Apr-16 10:28:01

I like Susannah smile

DerelictMyBalls Thu 28-Apr-16 10:31:09

I love Susannah.

MyNameIsSuz Thu 28-Apr-16 10:40:44

Sorry, but I think all three are dated. One of the above is my name, I was born in the mid-80s and it's always felt like I was 20 years too young for it.

scandichick Thu 28-Apr-16 10:42:35

I like Susan, it'll be due a comeback in twenty years so your child will be bang up to date smile

mrsschu Thu 28-Apr-16 10:49:30

Very dated and not due a come back IMO! Not too keen on Suzanne or Susannah.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 28-Apr-16 12:03:48

Well, She'd certainly stand out in the class room, as I doubt there'd be anymore, so If you're looking for something different. I'd say Yes. Although Suzanne Suzannah are much prettier, and AFAIK. There's not many Suzanne/ah running about either

Mottled Thu 28-Apr-16 13:06:15

Also like Susannah, I would say that it is timeless I know ones in their 40s and a couple of little ones. Not keen on Susan but I don't like many of the dated names that seem to be fashionable at the moment.

Sophronia Thu 28-Apr-16 13:07:54

I really like Susan. Love Susanna / Susannah though.

BlueChampagne Thu 28-Apr-16 13:08:01

Could always be Sue or Suzie if full Susan seems to formal. Seems to be a name from classic children's literature (Swallows and Amazons, Narnia). Up to you whether that's a good thing or not!

CremeEggThief Thu 28-Apr-16 13:08:07

I love Susannah. Susan is a bit too "retro" still.

Gummibaers Thu 28-Apr-16 14:03:47

I think Susan is a great choice. It's a classic, feminine, easy to spell/pronounce name with nicknames (Sue, Susie) and it isn't overused. What's not to like?

Associations change so quickly, it won't take more than one meeting of a cute little Susan to not think of the name as old fashioned imo.

Catmuffin Thu 28-Apr-16 14:06:46

I like Susan a lot. Susie is a nice shortening. A bit different from the current names ending in the same sound, Lily, Ellie etc. I don't like Sue as a shortening.

Flopsyhopsy Thu 28-Apr-16 14:12:24

Susan is a classic name. I like that it's not currently fashionable and it makes a refreshing change to all the little Evies, Ellies and Ellas. Great choice imo.

plimsolls Thu 28-Apr-16 14:17:07

As a word in itself, it got lovely sounds and a nice flow. Susie is a really really sweet nickname if you like shortenings. As a first reaction, it can feel a little old-fashioned if that's the right word) to someone of my age (30s) because most of my experience with it is of my friend's parents being named Susan. However, that won't be true of your daughter and her friends- it might seem just unusual and rare. Plus, for me, as a PP has said, it only takes one little girl called Susan to completely change the image of the name in my head.

Weetoonmum Thu 28-Apr-16 14:19:39

My daughters friend is zuzanna. She is polish. but you say it like Susanna smile

Joinourclub Thu 28-Apr-16 14:45:06

i think Susan is very middle aged and boring. Can't see it suiting a child at all. However I do know 2 Susannahs under 3, both nick named Susie which is quite cute.

Flopsyhopsy Thu 28-Apr-16 14:52:05

"i think Susan is very middle aged and boring"

That's because you probably know only middle aged women called this.

Zadocthepriest Thu 28-Apr-16 17:06:16

I like Susan and Susie. I love all those 'common' names that are never used now. Like Julie too!

Sophronia Thu 28-Apr-16 17:50:55

Susie is really sweet as a nn.

DontKillMyVibe Thu 28-Apr-16 18:16:47

Susan is dated, bland and a bit frumpy for a baby IMO. Sorry blush

weegiemum Thu 28-Apr-16 18:18:58

Its a GREAT name!

<twirls>

Obliviated Thu 28-Apr-16 18:19:49

I love Susan. It makes me think of Narnia and Susan Bones from Harry Potter.

tictocstar Thu 28-Apr-16 18:27:39

Makes me think of Susie sheep

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