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Jovi, Thaissa or Saffy?

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Andsoandsoandsowhat Wed 23-Nov-16 19:19:31

These are currently our three favourites for Dd2, what are your thoughts?

Pluto30 Wed 23-Nov-16 19:20:50

Hmm... none.

Jovi = Bon Jovi.

Thaissa I don't know how to pronounce... Thay-sah?

Saffy is the name of my dog. She was named for Ab Fab. It doesn't strike me as a proper name. Isn't it typically a shortening for Saffron? A type of rice?

VanessaBet Wed 23-Nov-16 19:21:29

Jovi? Tres bon!

Sorry, was a big fan back in the day.

Is Saffy a full name, not short for Saffron etc? Never heard of Thaissa

ByeByeLilSebastian Wed 23-Nov-16 19:21:31

See I like Saffy, but I also know a really cute dog called Saffy so that puts me off.
How do you pronounce the middle one?

VanessaBet Wed 23-Nov-16 19:22:25

Cross post with Pluto30!

Ethelswith Wed 23-Nov-16 19:24:53

People will assume that the parents of a Jovi are huge fans of stadium rock.

Saffy is OK - better as a nn for Saffron (

Thaissa (tie-ees-sa) is a lovely name (I have come across one Thais in RL, but this expanded version only on a contestant on this week's Only Connect)

BertrandRussell Wed 23-Nov-16 19:26:03

None of the above!

Andsoandsoandsowhat Wed 23-Nov-16 19:38:09

Sorry Thaissa is pronounced tie-ee-ssa, it's Brazilian.

I like Saffy but not keen on Saffron as a full name, is it short for anything else??

Pluto30 Wed 23-Nov-16 19:43:43

You could probably have a Seraphina or Serafina with the nickname Saffy.

Yawninghippo Wed 23-Nov-16 19:49:52

Saffy could be short for Sapphire or Safyra.

leccybill Wed 23-Nov-16 20:00:12

'Jovi, as in Bon' - would totally become her first name

Thaissa is a mouthful
Saffy is a bit 1996

AuntieStella Wed 23-Nov-16 20:03:20

I thought it was a variant of the Greek name Thais. She was a kind of consort of Alexander the Great, and the name is often used in early dramas for prostitutes and courtesans. St Thais was a reformed prostitute.

Ontopofthesunset Wed 23-Nov-16 20:07:09

I know a Taissa (pronounced Tie-ee-sa) but she is Ukrainian, not Brazilian. Might be easier without the 'h' in terms of lessening confusion.

Neither Jovi nor Saffy seem to me to be proper names. Jovi of course makes me think of Bon Jovi but also sounds like some odd abbreviation of 'jovial' which isn't a bad adjective but makes me think of Dickensian rubicund portly old men. Saffy is the Ab Fab daughter, a shortening of Saffron. Could be, as someone else said, short for Sapphire. Safiya is a Moslem form of Sophia so could also be short for that.

KlingybunFistelvase Wed 23-Nov-16 20:39:00

I love Sapphire with nn Saffy. Not keen on others sorry.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 23-Nov-16 21:09:49

I love Thaissa, what a beautiful name OP.
Please name your baby this. ❤️

Notthecarwashagain Wed 23-Nov-16 21:13:18

I have a chicken called Saffy, short for Sapphire (also have Pearl and Ruby, should anyone care wink)

I name all my pets names that I'd give a child, so I like the name a lot!

Wafflenose Wed 23-Nov-16 22:10:08


Saffy is usually short for Saffron, but how about Safiya/ Safia, Sapphire, or at a push Persephone?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 23-Nov-16 22:46:55

Or Sapphina.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 23-Nov-16 22:47:29

Saphina even !

Sophronia Thu 24-Nov-16 14:27:33

I like Thaissa, and Saffy short for Sapphira/Sapphira or Saffia/Safiyah

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