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Fisharefriendsnotfood Fri 14-Oct-11 20:21:31

Awful? Or fab?

scaevola Fri 14-Oct-11 20:31:41

I've never come across this name, but don't take to it (sorry). I prefer Sappho or Sophia.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Fri 14-Oct-11 20:32:08

Is that pronounced like Sapphire?

It looks like a mispelt Sofia to me sorry.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Fri 14-Oct-11 20:32:45

Ha - Sophia obv blush

CoteDAzur Fri 14-Oct-11 20:33:19

You will set her up for a lifetime of "No, not Sophia. Saphia, with an 'a'. Yes, it's a name! Yes, I'm pretty sure!"

CoteDAzur Fri 14-Oct-11 20:34:55

Actually, Sofia is just as correct a spelling.

lockets Fri 14-Oct-11 20:35:42

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cosmologist Fri 14-Oct-11 20:36:54

sapphic as in lesbians???

I googled "sapphic" just to check I was right. shock Didn't need to click on any of the results.

You may think again grin

Fixture Fri 14-Oct-11 20:51:46

Sophia is nice.

tammytoby Fri 14-Oct-11 21:13:22

There is a Safia in dd's class and it helps her stand out from the two Sophias and one other Sophie in the same year.

MelinaM Fri 14-Oct-11 21:23:50

I thought it sounded awfully like Sapphic too cosmogrin that's a no then!

Fisharefriendsnotfood Fri 14-Oct-11 21:25:02

It's a friend of our has called their dd this.. I kept waiting for a follow on text to say he had mis-spelled the name but none came grin

comedaygoday Fri 14-Oct-11 22:07:22

I too thought of sapphic. Surely too much potential for teasing.

IndieNile Fri 14-Oct-11 22:11:13

It`s an Arabic version of Sophia, usually spelt Safia.

MrsOzz Fri 14-Oct-11 22:35:59

I like the name. Prefer and know the spelling Safiya though.

Rollon2012 Fri 14-Oct-11 22:41:36

I like it

PelvicFlAAAAARGHOfSteel Fri 14-Oct-11 22:43:48

I know a Safiya, it's a lovely name and it suits her.

CoteDAzur Fri 14-Oct-11 22:48:43

Saphia is not Safiyya, and that is not the Arabic version of Sophia.

Safiyya is the female version of Safi, meaning "pure".

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 14-Oct-11 22:49:26

I think it sounds like some sort of STI, sorry.

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Sat 15-Oct-11 03:01:38

Sapphic for me as well. Immediately thought of Sappho and the Greek island Lesbos.

BeeMyBaby Sat 15-Oct-11 07:13:01

I wasn't initially that keen on it, but its MILs name (Safia) so we will be calling our DC that in about 7 weeks if its a girl - people that I have divulged the name to in RL have all said its lovely etc (they have not been so generous with all our other name choices) so I think fab!

winkle2 Sun 16-Oct-11 12:47:25

When I saw the thread name I thought 'beautiful name like Sophia spelt wrong!'

But the more I say it and think about it I actually like it!

I think I would go for the spelling Safia though.

HengshanRoad Mon 17-Oct-11 06:10:31

Why are you obliged to call your DC after your MIL?

BeeMyBaby Mon 17-Oct-11 13:56:45

HengshanRoad I'm not obliged, MIL is just one of the nicest people I've ever met and I'd like to name a daughter after her, DD1 is named after my own mother (I just love her name).

Nermalkins Mon 17-Oct-11 17:12:33

I know a Saphia, she is lovely, She is called Saffie for short

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