Is Violet too tame for your tastes? Want something a bit more daring than Scarlett?
Thanks to Laura for suggesting one that might just be perfect. Our Name of the Day is Saffron.
It is almost hard to believe that Saffron hasn’t already caught on. After all, Saffron Monsoon is a beloved character among followers of Britcom Absolutely Fabulous, the long-running television show following the lives of Eddy and Patsy, BFFs chasing all things trendy and addictive in London. Saffy is Eddy’s daughter – the practical foil to her immature mother.
The golden-yellow color of the spice means that Saffron would fit right in with Indigo and Poppy, too. The color has implications in Buddhism and Hinduism. They lend a spiritual, even political edge to an otherwise light nature name.
Other than the fictional Saffron Monsoon, there are few notable bearers of the name. She’s never charted in the US Top 1000. Actress Saffron Burrows is one exception, most recently seen in 2008’s The Bank Job.
Saffron is a rarity, but she’d fit right in. Consider her similiarity to:
Frills-free modern classics like Allison and Lauren;
Nature names like Willow and Brooke;
Flower power monikers from the classic Rose to the trendy Violet to daring picks like Azalea and Tulip;
Colorful appellations like Grayson, Ruby or Esmerelda.
Overall, she’s a daring name that wouldn’t be terribly difficult to wear. But beware – an American remake of AbFab is in the works. There’s no confirmation on whether the daughter’s character will have the same name. If Saffron hits the small screen stateside, this time she just might be the next big thing.