(32 Posts)
Katlow Wed 09-Sep-20 13:22:04

I'm looking for one syllable names (Thanks for everyones help on my last post!) and I've come across the name Saffron to be shortened to Saff.
I kinda (really) like it but my husband things its, to quote him "chavvy".
Does it sound daft? What would you think if you came across someone called Saffron?

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DaisyChainsForever Wed 09-Sep-20 13:28:50

I love it, it would be on my shortlist but we sadly already know one. I like the nickname Saffy, but know you said you want a one syllable name.

Lebkuchenlovers Wed 09-Sep-20 13:42:48

I was going to comment how lovely Saffron was.

But Saff? Really awful imo. Is Saffron really too long or difficult to pronounce?

greenteafiend Wed 09-Sep-20 13:49:20

I really like it, but why would you choose it if you are set on a one-syllable name? NNs have a life of their own, so she may end up preferring Saffron or Saffie, or other people may just end up calling her one of those because it suits her better.

Sexnotgender Wed 09-Sep-20 13:50:14

Saffron is lovely, I used to work with one.

Saff is horrible.

TheChristmasPrincess Wed 09-Sep-20 14:07:34

Saffron and Saffy are lovely (although it does give me Ab Fab vibes, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as she’s the sensible one!)

Saff is just...strange.

Debradoyourecall Wed 09-Sep-20 14:38:20

I used to work with a Saf (short for something else) and it didn’t seem strange, she was just Saf and we all accepted it as her name.


TomBradysLeftKneecap Wed 09-Sep-20 14:56:34

The only Saffron, Saff for short, I know is impossibly posh and really lovely.

janetmendoza Wed 09-Sep-20 14:58:41

Saffron is lovely. Saff sounds like a nn for sapphire which I don't like at all.

overwork Wed 09-Sep-20 15:03:55

Ron?! (Saffron is lovely)

user1493494961 Wed 09-Sep-20 15:09:05

I agree with your DH, what about Tess.

MikeUniformMike Wed 09-Sep-20 15:36:28

Not keen on Saffron, and it will be Saff.
What do you like about it?

PP suggested Tess, which I think is lovely.

SalvatoreMaroni Wed 09-Sep-20 15:37:56

I agree with your DH, sorry!

Lebkuchenlovers Wed 09-Sep-20 17:51:37

Saffron is ok. I know a lovely one (who never shortens it).

But Saff shock?

chunkyrun Wed 09-Sep-20 17:52:59

I think saff is just fine

lowlandLucky Wed 09-Sep-20 19:31:32

Dee is short and sweet

SeanCailleach Wed 09-Sep-20 19:48:14

Saffron is middle class.
Sappho even more so.
Saffiya / Sophia etc is more widely used

I love all of them.

SummerSummerSummertime Wed 09-Sep-20 19:54:19

OMG I LOVE Saffron!

Saf sounds a bit like "Saaaaf London" to my ear.

Saffy is fine though.

SummerSummerSummertime Wed 09-Sep-20 19:54:58


Thisismytimetoshine Wed 09-Sep-20 19:56:16

Saff? Really?!

Topseyt Wed 09-Sep-20 19:56:39

Ditch the one syllable idea. It won't work.

Saffron is nice. Not so keen on Staff. Saffy is nice enough and that is what it is more likely to get shortened to. Or maybe Sappho, though I think that is more of a diminutive of Sapphire.

Thisismytimetoshine Wed 09-Sep-20 19:57:33


Saffron is middle class.
Sappho even more so.
Saffiya / Sophia etc is more widely used

I love all of them.

Saffron is middle class... Who on earth told you that? Very bizarre assertion to make.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Wed 09-Sep-20 20:00:29

One syllable, I'd use Bea. Or Dot. Or Kate. But I'd certainly use the longer version of the name (Beatrice, Dorothy, Katherine) on the BC in case your child fancies having an adult name as, you know, an adult...

Standrewsschool Wed 09-Sep-20 20:01:45

I really like it.

Surprised no-one has mentioned Saffron from Ab Fab.

OneRingToRuleThemAll Wed 09-Sep-20 20:04:47

DD is Saffron. I call her Saff or Saffron. Her friends call her Saffie. She won't allow me to call her Saffie because I'm her mum not her friend.

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