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opinions on Sapphire

(57 Posts)
PaigeyK Tue 19-Jan-16 22:43:37

is it only okay for an autumn baby or middle name?

SakuraSakura Tue 19-Jan-16 22:45:14

I love it. Needs the right surname for it, which I don't have!

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Tue 19-Jan-16 22:45:32

I'm not keen on gemstones as names so couldn't really comment on whether it's appropriate.

squoosh Tue 19-Jan-16 22:48:03

It's quite.....................jazzy. And a bit Danielle Steele.

I like Saffy for short though.

Pigeonpost Tue 19-Jan-16 22:55:04

Why is it only ok for an autumn baby? I'm not being goady, I just can't make the link and it's bothering me! For some reason which I can't explain I would put it in the Crystal category rather than the Ruby category (if we were categorising that way). It just seems more 'princessy' than say Ruby. I can't think of any more gemstone names...

CocktailQueen Tue 19-Jan-16 22:56:44

Jacqueline Wilson book! Also the title of my 10yo dd's book... So not a name I would take seriously. Sorry. A bit chavvy?

PaigeyK Tue 19-Jan-16 22:57:15

It's the birthstone of september... so i guess a september baby

AddToBasket Tue 19-Jan-16 22:58:19

Lap dancer. (There's a Sapphire 'nightclub' near me)

calzone Tue 19-Jan-16 22:58:25

I know a Topaz with a sister called Jade.


Not keen to be honest.

IoraRua Tue 19-Jan-16 23:00:28

As a pp said, a lap dancer.
Or Bombay Blue Sapphire.

Neither are good.

iciclewinter Tue 19-Jan-16 23:01:33

I like it.

Saffron is a nice alternative too.

LittleBearPad Tue 19-Jan-16 23:02:12

Bond girl or, yes, Danielle Steel. Sorry I don't like it.

CocktailQueen Tue 19-Jan-16 23:02:30

It is a really pretty word. I'm just not sure about its associations. Maybe as a middle name?

BrennieGirl Tue 19-Jan-16 23:03:46

No. Too Jilly Cooper.

LadyMaryofDownt0n Tue 19-Jan-16 23:05:39

I like it. It's certainly unusual but my own name falls under that category so I find unusual names (with in reason) a blessing I suppose.

If you like it go for it.

Oh & by the way I know a lap dancer called Olivia (that's her stage name) so I think that's uncalled for.

BeautyIsTruth Tue 19-Jan-16 23:08:59

It's the name of one of Katie Price's novels so I think it does have a certain 'glamour girl' connotation. It is pretty though but better as a middle name I think.

fruitpastille Tue 19-Jan-16 23:11:59

It definitely makes a statement - OK for an extrovert? Or if you are quite posh maybe? It could easily be chavvy though. I would never chose it but sort of like it although I guess many won't.

Qwebec Tue 19-Jan-16 23:13:34

Agree with COCKTAILQUEEN, the word is v beautiful, love the sound and the syllables. Its a shame that as a names it does not work as well.

StitchesInTime Tue 19-Jan-16 23:14:29

I'm not keen on gemstones as names, but I don't think Sapphire is seasonal in any way - it would be equally suitable for a winter / spring / summer baby as for an autumn baby IMO.

Qwebec Tue 19-Jan-16 23:14:35

Oh how about Safira?

PaigeyK Tue 19-Jan-16 23:16:44

sorry, i didnt mean seasonal, i meant a september baby... would probably use it as a middle name...

Tweetypie100 Tue 19-Jan-16 23:18:18

Sorry no. It makes me think of a name I'll see on Jeremy Kyle!!

WongTobyWong Tue 19-Jan-16 23:20:19

Utterly dreadful. Sorry.

Pigeonpost Tue 19-Jan-16 23:20:37

Ah, birthstones! And I forgot about Jade and Pearl. I think Jade is quite 90's but Pearl is old lady chic like Elsie and Betty. Saffron is much nicer. Safira is pretty but isn't there a car called a Zafira?

PurpleDaisies Tue 19-Jan-16 23:21:01

It's a stripper name to me sorry. If you and your partner love it, go for it.

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