Sapphire: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sapphire
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My name is Sapphire.. i love my name NOW , however as a child i was brutilized emotionally because of it... from the "pp" thing to the crossfire thing (game popular when i was younger) But now i love it.. its unique
The name Sapphire is loaded with racist overtones, which is why the author Romona Lofton uses Sapphire as her pseudonym. The cultural association of Sapphire with the image of a "belligerent black woman", goes back to the 1920s-1950s radio/television series Amos 'n' Andy. In it's time, Amos 'n' Andy was extremely popular and unfortunately it popularized racial caricatures of blacks. The character of Sapphire was a "domineering, aggressive, and emasculating shrew" and that characterization became popularly associated with the name Sapphire. I'd think very hard before naming a child with such a loaded name.
My name is Sapphire, and every one of my teachers spell or pronounce it wrong. My family is Ukrainian/English but I have a Hebrew name. Most people tease me about it. But I love my name and one day I hope to be an actor. What a name!
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My baby niece's name is Sapphire. She is a beautiful and happy 22 month old who lights up the lives of everyone she encounters. Her name was originally suggested when my big sister Ruby was pregnant, before we even knew she was a girl. It was sort of a joke because her mother's name is Ruby and we have a cousin named Emerald. When they found out her gender, my sister kept calling her Sapphire and the name just stuck and there was no further pondering of names. Everybody we tell laughs and thinks we must be joking, but if they saw her beautiful blue/grey eyes, they'd realize how perfect it is for her. We call her Sapphy a lot and she still hasn't quite figured out how to say her name, she says it "Fasire." It is too cute!
My good friend is named Sapphire and she doesn't really like her name. When she was little she was teased because of the double p which kids turned into pee-pee and also taunted her with "Liar liar pants on 'phire'". Which seems like a minimal concern, but its really stuck with her..
My daughter is called Sapphire Saffie for short and she loves her name her middle name is Louise and she likes to be called Saffie Lou. She's never been teased about her name and is often complimented on her name
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Sapphire is a semi-precious gemstone that comes in a variety of colors.
It is also the birthstone for those born in the month of September, Virgo born between August 23rd and September 23rd.
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Sapphire (born Ramona Lofton), American author and poet, best known for her novel "Push", upon which the Oscar-nominated film "Precious" was based.
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In the house of night series there is a character (one of the healers or "school nurses") named sapphire, all of the characters (vampires) also happen to have sapphire colored crescent moons on their for heads and adults have sapphire colored tattoos