Babies named for song: Raina, Susie, Liza

Here are a few music-inspired baby names I’ve come across recently.

First is Raina, a baby girl born in Canada in June of 2008. Her name was inspired by the Peter Himmelman song “Raina,” which you can listen to at Himmelman’s website.

Second is Susie, one of the first babies born in the Denver metro area in 2008. “Susie got her name because her [4-year-old] brother liked to sing Wake Up Little Susie to his sister when she was in the womb.”

Last but not least is Liza Minelli (b. 1946), daughter of Judy Garland. I didn’t realize until a few days ago that she was named for the Gershwin song “Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)” from the musical Show Girl (1929). Here’s a live version of “Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)” [vid] sung by Judy herself.

Sources: A stream of love, honour ancestry for baby Raina, New Year’s Baby Named After Song

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