(en proper noun
* 1731 , Strephon and Chloe :
- For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe , that there are contentions among you.
* 1981 , A Good Man in Africa , H.Hamilton , ISBN 0241105161, page 24:
- Of Chloe all the town has rung; / By ev'ry Size of Poets sung. / So beautiful a Nymph appears / But once in Twenty Thousand Years.
- Before he had met this one, Morgan had assumed that people called Chloe were either the neurotic brilliant daughters of Oxbridge dons or else silly screaming debutantes.
* drunk as Chloe
(en proper noun
* ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : Act I, Scene III:
* 1855 , North and South , Bernhard Tauchnitz 1855, page 382:
- Susan' and she - God rest all Christian souls! - / Were of an age. Well, ' Susan is with God; / She was too good for me.
* 1932 , Words and Names , J.Murray 1932, page 84:
- "With all my heart, though I have not an idea who little Susan' may be. But I have a kindness for all '''Susans''', for simple ' Susan' s sake.
* 2006 , Digging to America , Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 0307263940, pages 10, 62:
- My own 'reaction' to the name Susan' is a vision of a sturdy young woman garbed in 'print' and armed with a mop or other domestic implement, a picture compounded of a succession of domestic '''Susans''' passing before the eyes of early childhood. - - - It is symptomatic of the game of general post now being played by the classes and the masses that ' Susan is taking refuge, with Betty, Peggy, Jane and Ann, among the aristocracy, while Gladys and Muriel reign below stairs,
- Susan', they called her. They chose a name that resembled the name she had come with, Sooki, and also it was a comfortable sound for Iranians to pronounce. "' Su-san !" Maryam would sing when she went in to get her from her nap. "Su-Su-Su!"
- - - - Even on issues pertaining to their daughter, the Yazdans took a very different approach. Imagine changing that charming name, Sooki, part of her native heritage, to plain old Susan !
* In continuous use since the Middle Ages, with the latest popularity peak in the mid-twentieth century.
* variants: Susanna, Susannah, Susanne, Suzanne
* pet forms: Sue, Susie, Susy, Suzi, Suzie, Suzy