Imaginary baby name sighting: Sudio/Sussudio

In my dream last night, I met a young girl name Sudio. I asked the girl’s father where the name came from, and he told me, “You know, that Phil Collins song.”

Turns out that the song is actually Sussudio. (I’d never known that, so it figures that the guy in my dream got it wrong. :)

During a 1997 episode of VH1 Storytellers, Collins explained that Sussudio was a made-up word:

I thought OK, let’s give it a meaning, what is it? The lyrics are based on this schoolboy crush on this girl at school. It’s happening with my daughter now, she’s 8 years old and she loves this boy, but she won’t tell him, like in the lyrics this boy loves her but they don’t talk about it. […] So that’s what the song is about, so “sussudio” became a name for this person, and since it’s become a name for a horse. My older daughter’s got a horse called Sussudio, and I’m sure there are children all over the world with the name Sussudio, so I apologize for that.”

Now I’m wondering two things. First, are there kids named Sussudio out there? And, second, is it weird that I’m now dreaming about names? Hm.

2 thoughts on “Imaginary baby name sighting: Sudio/Sussudio

  1. HI! Nancy…First off Yes, there are kids out there with that name…My daughter middle name is Sussudio. My husband is a very big Phil Collins fan and we heard that name in his song and we liked it alot so we decided to put it in one of my daugthers middle name…it might be a make up name from the greatest singer out there..But, it’s a catching one. :)

  2. Wow, thanks for the comment, Priscilla. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Sussudio used as a name. Talk about unique.

    Anyone else out there seen or heard about Sussudio used as a baby name?

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