Origin of Saad

Variant of Sa’ad: Felicity, Good fortune, Good Luck…


  • Expression number 7: People with this name are excellent in analysing, understanding, and learning.
  • They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers.
  • Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quite and introspective, and are usually introverts.
  • When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.

Saad was a student at Kirklees College, in Huddersfield, studying for a National Diploma in Animal Management & Environmental Studies.

He was working towards securing a place at Leeds University to read Zoology.

In 2010 he was looking forward to travelling to Africa as part of his college course to work with big cats on a lion reserve.

Saad was a dedicated volunteer at Ponderosa Therapeutic Farm. He has accumulated over two thousand voluntary hours in his two years there.

He predominantly worked in the reptile house with Paul – who was his mentor and friend.
He also enjoyed flying the birds of prey with Darren. Saad told many stories about the animals at Ponderosa. 

He always looked forward to working there and learnt a great deal about the care and management of many animals

In tribute to him the staff at Ponderosa dedicated a bench in his memory which is situated outside the reptile house.

Saad’s long term aim was to work in Africa with the many endangered species in particular big cats.

Saad’s favourite author was Bernard Cornwall, he collected all his books but his favourite was the ‘Sharpe’ series which he read and re read over and over again.

Shortly before his death he was intending to read Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’

He loved watching ‘Friends’ and ‘The Simpsons’ and classic comedies such as ‘Porridge’ ‘Open all Hours’, and ‘ Only Fools and Horses’ – to mention just a few.

He enjoyed going to the cinema and one of his favourite films was Gladiator – the theme tune of which he enjoyed immensely.