In French, sosie means double – as in on dit que tout le monde a un sosie. (They say everyone has a twin.)
But Sosie Ruth Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, is all-but-one-of-a-kind. Born in 1992, Sosie’s starbaby status failed to launch the name into general use – Sosie has never appeared in the US Top 1000.
I’ve found a few references to a French Saint Sosie from the 300s, a victim of the Diocletian persecutions. She also sounds like a logical diminutive for Shoshannah, the Hebrew forerunner of Susannah.
With Sophie and Sadie so popular – and Sedgwick and Bacon so steadily in the public eye – I can’t help but wonder: Sosie, yea or nay?