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I'm a Suzanne as well, not a "Susan". When people keep calling me Susan, as one of my bosses did for years, I just start calling them anything BUT their name. If someone named Mike keeps doing it, all of a sudden he's Mark. If Steve does it, he becomes Skip. Seriously, I am afraid for this country (USA), we keep defunding education and this is what happens.

I agree that pronouncing "Suzanne" as if it were spelled differently is an indication to me that someone is not very bright, cannot read, and won't be working for me. It's not hard. Suz. Anne. Suzanne. Susan may stem from my classic name, but it is rude to not make an effort to pronounce someone's name correctly. If unsure of how to pronounce someone's name, ask them how to pronounce it! You just might learn something. Which I know frightens many people.
Smorss2011  4/30/2019
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There's a city in Canada called Sault Ste. Marie, and that city name's pronunciation sounds so similar to the first and middle name of somebody from Three's Company fame, especially noting since I used to go there every Summer.

But one thing that baffles me, is that I never see any lily pads on the St. Mary's River, the river that goes through that city, if you think about the ancient meaning of Sue-based names.
SupremoZanne  3/25/2019
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My name is Suzanne and I always get called Susan! It annoys me to no end! As a kid I went by Sue it was just easier but when I got my first professional job I just kept it as Suzanne and I get compliments from people that can tell the difference between a Z and an S! Only my immediate family calls me Suzy or Doozer- who knows where that came from. My husband calls me Sue but I have known him since 3rd grade so when he sometimes calls me Suzanne it sounds crazy.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2019
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After reading other comments about how other people named Suzanne hate being called 'Susan', it perplexes me. Besides, I regard Susan and Suzanne as the same name, even with pronunciation and spelling differences both applying. Also, if you ask me, comparing the names Susan and Suzanne is like comparing a ZIP file to uncompressed data. In a way, if people named Suzanne hate being called Susan, I guess that's similar to if you were to say: that people who want to copy data to their computer hard drive hate the confusion of having to use a special program to read data if it's compressed (e.g. using WinZip to read it if it ends in. ZIP).

This might sound like a nutty analogy, but I can explain more if others don't understand it.
SupremoZanne  2/4/2019
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I am a Suzanne who HATES to be called Susan.
I am not Susan nor Shoshanna nor Zuzanna nor Lily. Suzanne is my name. If someone calls me Susan I think a) they can't read, b) they can't spell, and c) they don't care enough to learn my actual name. In short, I think they're not very bright.

And yes, it is a nutty analogy.
I am not a robot.
Sostiver  2/26/2019
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I chose the username SupremoZanne on some websites as a nod to singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, since this singer/songwriter of Tom's Diner and Luka fame would also be touted as 'mother of the MP3', since I'm also an advocate for the MP3 file format.

A few weird experiences I had in life kinda had some references to the name Suzanne, and its cognates, such as Susan, and they feel important to me. When I watched the movie What About Bob, it felt like therapy to me, and I found it so intriguing to see some characters named "The Gutmans" portrayed by an actor named Tom, and an actress named Susan, and it gave me the impression that the names Tom and Susan/Suzanne might go hand-in-hand instead of just being two independently common names of male and female genres respectively.

As a vacationer who used to go to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, sometimes the sound of that location name kinda programmed my psyche to point to the name Suzanne, whether directly or indirectly.

Another thing I found rather intriguing, is that I knew somebody named Suzanne who drove a Lincoln Continental model of car, and after a while, I realized, that the make and model name of that car is both an homage to Leonard Cohen's initials (since he had a song titled Suzanne), as well as an homage to Suzanne Vega's birthdate (July 11), since Lincoln is 7 letters long, and Continental is 11 letters long.

Since my username is just an homage to a singer/songwriter historical figure, I shall not disclose my real name, and I don't even want to disclose my IRL gender either, but I am just intrigued to have discovered this website while my mind has a weird obsession on this name.
SupremoZanne  2/3/2019
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In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Suzanne who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 269th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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I like this spelling, it adds spunk to Susanne.
kayisforkeen  9/29/2018
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My given name is Suzanne but my mother nicknamed me Zanny. My mother is Susan and the name Suzanne is a family name. When I was a little girl, I hated my name. Now that I am an adult, I have embraced my name and I get complimented on it daily!
Zannys  9/17/2018
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I was named Suzanne and love my name, however, here in the United States I am continually called "Susan" which isn't my name! Is anyone else experiencing this? From 2002-2010, I visited very close friends in Germany. There I was called "Susanna", which I prefer to Susan... Let's see how the Scots pronounce my name when I travel this month to Scotland.
omorfiyinaika  7/3/2018
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I love this so much, and I am planning to name my baby Suzanne in the next 4 months to come. Can't wait to name her.
Loveth  6/16/2018
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Suzanne Whang is an American television host, actress, comedian, radio host, published author, minister, writer, producer, and political activist. She is best known as the former host of the HGTV series House Hunters for eight years, and for her recurring role as manicurist Polly Chae on Las Vegas for four seasons. Suzanne is currently starring as Divina the maid / wannabe actress in the Here TV sitcom From Here on OUT.
lilolaf  6/30/2017
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Suzanne is very lovely, elegant, and sophisticated. However, I am willing to admit that my perception may be biased, as it was my paternal grandmother's name. Funnily enough, her maiden name was Summers (but not Somers. That really would be something!). No one ever seems to believe me when I tell them Suzanne Summers is my grandma. ;-)
Ruta Graveolens  4/18/2017
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Suzanne Stokes is an American glamour model and actress. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for February 2000.
cutenose  2/11/2017
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Suzanne "Cissie" King-Jones aka Arrowette of DC Comics and adaptions. She is the daughter of Bonnie King (the first Arrowette) and journalist Bernell "Bowstring" Jones. She has been a member of the Young Justice team of teen superheros.
Feorsteorra  12/4/2016
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This is my name, I was born in the UK in 1964. I love my name and like the other Suzanne's posting here, can not bear to be wrongly called Susan! It is a totally different name, and nowhere near as nice.
Illustrated mum  9/26/2016
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The name Suzanne was given to 77 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
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Suzanne Collins wrote the Hunger Games trilogy.
KittenMeow  4/9/2016
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Suzanne is my middle name. I believe it's a great name and it very much compliments my first name Christina. I was named after Suzanne Somers from Three's Company, which is my father's favorite show from his childhood. My nickname 'Chrissy', short for Christina, also comes from this show as the name is the name of the character Suzanne Somers plays. I don't hear the name often anymore but it would be a great middle name or name to choose if you are looking for something classy and mature. ♡♡♡♥♥♥.
ChristinaTheWriter  12/3/2015
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Pronounced suy-ZAHN-nə or suy-ZAHN in Dutch. My name is pronounced as suy-ZAHN-nə. I know a lot of other people with my name, pronounced as either of the pronunciations I named (all living in Holland).
Suzijn1994  3/5/2014
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Suzanne was very popular in the early 1900's in France, but has since become less common. It's most popular year was 1920, when it was given to over 9, 000 baby girls.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
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The name Suzanne was given to 86 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
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The name of a very talented singer, Suzanne Vega.
verden  7/7/2013
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Suzanne means lily.
Suzannewin  1/3/2013
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The name is French from the Hebrew name and means Lily. This is my name and I love it. I was named by my father after a Suzanne who went by the nickname Zanne. He wanted me to have a sophisticated name and I agree that it is sophisticated. While I love my name, I positively detest being called Susan. It is not my name and is not an acceptable pronunciation of the name. Anyone who knows English should know that two consonants together change the pronunciation of the vowel that precedes it. We learn that by second grade. I can't believe the number of people since the 1990's who can't pronounce such a simple name. I doubt very highly they would pronounce Anne as "un."
Zanne Marie  12/15/2012
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Journey has a song called Suzanne.
Aloicious  1/13/2012
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My mother's name. It really is a lovely and underrated name, strange in that it's both a decidedly French and quintessentially American name. Easily one of my all-time favorite names.
Clytemnestra  2/27/2011
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I like it much more than Susan. It has a bit more spunk.
Black_X  2/23/2011
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Took a while to grow on me, I like it now. I don't like any of the nicknames though.
Chrila96  11/2/2010
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My name is Suzanne but I have never come across anyone my age named this. Today still in France, Suzanne is more often used than in England. I feel my name is kind of plain but WAY better than Susan! When I heard the manager of 'The Jackson 5' was called Suzanne De Passe, I felt so proud sharing my name with the person who managed the greatest and my most favourite band ever!
― Anonymous User  1/28/2010
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Suzanne De Passe was the manager of the extremely successful band 'The Jackson Five'.
starz26  1/24/2010
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A famous bearer is American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega (born July 11, 1959). Her noted songs include "Luka" and "Tom's Diner".
AndrewJKD  7/9/2009
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Suzanne Farrell was a famous ballerina for the New York City Ballet, and went on to found her own ballet company, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2009
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The band Weezer has a song called "Suzanne."
English26  11/5/2008
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'Sorry Suzanne' is a popular song by The Hollies.
polyglot7  9/4/2008
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Sounds smart and busy, with strong emotional views. Slightly abandoned from the rest of the 'Susan' family, as if it was forced to develop its own life.
GarbageGuy  5/16/2008
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French pronunciation is "See-zahn" (shortly).
Karcoolka  3/8/2008
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This is my middle name. Although I'm supposed to be named after my aunt, Susan. But wow. I always thought it was kinda plain, but then as I got older, I started to love it and I wanted people to call me by this name. But I guess there isn't enough room in my family for two "Susie's". Lol
Lady Silver-kun  10/9/2007
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Suzanne is my name. As an elementary schooler, I was called Suzanne. Through middle and high schools, I was called Sue. Now as a (quasi)adult, I prefer Suzanne again. I HATE being called "Susan"; it's not my name, never has been, never will be. I like my name!
old glory  6/16/2007
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Suzanne Fisher Staples is an author.
bibi66  6/9/2007
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This is my name and I like it. The only bad thing about it is the nicknames. I can't stand Sue, Suzie, or Susan. The only nickname associated that I don't mind is Suze.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2007
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One of my closest friends is called Suzanne, I generally call her Suzi but I know 2 Suzis so it gets a bit confusing and I find myself shortening both their names and then the other. I have yet to find a codename that fits. Anyways, Suzanne as a name is okay. I probably wouldn't choose it for my own child. Well I don't believe you should name a child before it's born but after so you can see if the name fits. But on another this name is good, with all of the nicknames you get from it.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2007
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This is the name of a beautiful song by Leonard Cohen.
the_andorran  12/23/2006
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Suzanne Valadon (September 23, 1865 – April 7, 1938) was a French painter who worked first as an artist's model, before becoming a noted painter herself.

Born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France, the daughter of an unmarried laundress, Suzanne Valadon became a circus acrobat at the age of 15; at 16 a fall from a trapeze ended her career. In the Montmartre quarter of Paris she pursued her interest in art.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
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She was the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo.
Kosta  9/21/2007
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There is an author named Suzanne Brockman.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
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This is my mother's name, and I've always thought it was beautiful. She recently died, and when asked a few weeks before what flowers she would like at her service, she said "lily of the valley." It was only afterwards that I found a card at a religious bookstore with the name "Suzanne" and "Lily of the Valley" as its meaning. She will have a bouquet of these lovely flowers at her memorial service. She also went by Suzy, Suzie, Sue.
jenniel  11/27/2006
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Suzanne is a very good name, because although it's not overly popular, people will still recognize it and not mispronounce it or misspell it. It's also fits both young girls, as Suzy, and adults, as Suzanne. And it sounds smart, pretty, and sophisticated.
Alphlyka  10/21/2006
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Suzanne is my name, I'm almost 20 and I love my name. So many nicknames can be derived from it. Susie, Sue, Susie Q, Mustang Susie. The best part about it is that I don't personally know anyone else with my name.
Mustang Susie  9/27/2006
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Suzanne appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1960's and 1970's where it ranked 884 and 812 respectively.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
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Suzanne Somers was an actress on the TV show "Three's Company."
Brenna  7/25/2006
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Very pretty name.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
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I do not like this name. It sounds childish for an adult to have, especially by the nickname Suzy.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2006
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Suzanne Sugarbaker was the ditzy pageant-loving sister of Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women. For all her flaws, she had a soft side as well.
blackapple  5/29/2006
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Author Suzanne Collins is a famous bearer.
CoBy  4/30/2006
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Vivien Leigh had a daughter named Suzanne. It's a very pretty name.
AndrewJKD  10/31/2005

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