Monday 10 May 2010

0470 HKSAR Name of the Day

Sapphire Lo Pui Yiu, surveyor (Since 1996), Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare; Nature-based


  1. aimlesswanderer12 May 2010 at 19:38

    My por por was called Ruby, and one of her friends of similar age was called Pearl, so back in the 1910s it must have been all the rage.

    Is Sapphire a she?

  2. Perhaps such names were in fashion back in the 1910s, although we would have to see more examples of names from your por por’s era to be sure. Jade appears to be a favourite; Amber seems quite common in the US. Not sure about Diamond or Emerald although I may have spotted a Quartz and a Marble somewhere!

    Most, if not all, gemstone or nature-based names take the feminine form. The Rock, doesn’t though!

  3. aimlesswanderer14 May 2010 at 21:44

    Well, sadly she has passed away, so I can't ask her, and there are very few people from around then left. Jade and Amber seem to have survived the years, and they are nice names.

    Good to hear, I'd hate to think that there is a guy called Sapphire wandering the wilds of HK. Though, as your blog shows us, there are guys with equally odd names out there.