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What do you think of Saffron?

(20 Posts)
SprogletCooking Fri 19-Aug-11 07:15:43

I really like it but DH just not sure...


TillyIpswitch Fri 19-Aug-11 07:44:42

Not to my taste, but I don't think it's bad.

Put it this way - i would veto it if DH suggested it, but would probably say 'lovely name' if a friend chose it.

CurwySwide Fri 19-Aug-11 08:35:56

I feel the same way as TillyIpswitch - I wouldn't choose it for a daughter of my own as it is not to my taste, but I do think it's very pretty

onlylivinggirl Fri 19-Aug-11 08:40:16

I really don't like it

A very good friend of mine has a daughter called Saffron and it still hasn't grown on me. I hate the abbreviation Saffy as well

Its probably too far in the past now but she always got asked if she liked Ab.Fab.

talkingnonsense Fri 19-Aug-11 08:40:59

I really like it.

scarlettlips Fri 19-Aug-11 10:28:42

Tilly imo hit the nail on the head!

I think for me it comes into the same bracket as Clementine etc...nice enough but quite faddy. Also don't really like the nn.

Sorry x

YouDoTheMath Fri 19-Aug-11 13:09:46

Not keen. Reminds me of rice and the town Saffron Walden.

I do however like Saffy.

wearenotamused Fri 19-Aug-11 13:11:22

Could become dated very quickly.
Same as others - not my thing, (but acceptable) but being 60 and being Saffron just seems odd. Sorry

MamaLazarou Fri 19-Aug-11 13:15:18

It's beautiful.

BikeRunSki Fri 19-Aug-11 13:20:43

It's nice in those Cornish cakes, but not really to my taste as a name.

MamaLazarou Fri 19-Aug-11 13:29:01

I'm just mad about it.

culturemulcher Fri 19-Aug-11 13:32:09

Like it. Met Saffron Burrows once (actress) and thought what a gorgous woman / what a lovely name.

culturemulcher Fri 19-Aug-11 13:32:38

Bike oooh Saffron cake smile

MsChanandlerBong Fri 19-Aug-11 13:46:10

I like it. And I like Saff/Saffy as nicknames.
Even though it is relatively popular, I think it is still a bit unconventional, so maybe that is why your DH isn't keen. Is he more of a traditionalist?

NoHunIntended Fri 19-Aug-11 16:36:10

LOL at MamaLazarou - and thanks - now have that song in my head.
I love the song, and I like the name a lot.

Ephiny Fri 19-Aug-11 18:38:54

I quite like it actually. Not one I'd have thought to use, but it's nice. Is it a popular name now? I don't think I've ever met one in real life...

HattieBistro Fri 19-Aug-11 19:12:50

I like it and the nn Saffy as well.

I can't understand the 'faddy' comments. In 2008 142 babies were named Saffron. The following year this fell to 109 babies being given the name and then it rose slightly to 123 babies in 2010. So actually the name is being used less often than it was 3 years ago.

It's certainly not as 'faddy' imo as Arabella which has risen 97 places between 2008 and 2010. 138 babies were named Arabella in 2008 compared to 218 in 2010. Similarly India rose 81 places between 2009 and 2010 with 58 more babies being given the name than the previous year.

Granted Clementine did rise 107 places last year, however in reality this only amounted to 22 more babies being given the name - hardly a 'fad' imho.

AberdeenAngusina Fri 19-Aug-11 21:50:51

I know a Saffron (nn Saffy) and she's lovely. So, because of her, I like it.

duckdodgers Fri 19-Aug-11 23:14:52

Er not, not for me.

SaffronCake Sat 20-Aug-11 01:35:54

Saffron, faddy? Donovan kicked the name into the public conciousness 45 years ago didn't he?

"I'm just mad about Saffron, Saffron's mad about me"

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