Sacha (full name Alexander)

(37 Posts)
ArtigeneAuberchoke Thu 03-Jan-13 22:50:21

What do people think of Sacha for a boy? Both our DDs have English name popular in Eastern Europe so I like how this fits.

ggirl Thu 03-Jan-13 22:51:14

love it

ArtigeneAuberchoke Fri 04-Jan-13 08:45:38

Bump. Any more views?

CitizenOscar Fri 04-Jan-13 08:54:01

I love it. DH wouldn't be keen though.

mellowcat Fri 04-Jan-13 08:55:34

Unusual but very nice

PickledInAPearTree Fri 04-Jan-13 08:57:45

I quite like it, if you go for Alexander then you've loads of options and you don't have to stick with Sacha.

I'm thinking of Alexander for ds2 as well.

scaevola Fri 04-Jan-13 09:03:43

Lovely.

persephoneplum Fri 04-Jan-13 09:54:54

Love it!

elah11 Fri 04-Jan-13 19:26:23

My friends ds is Alex and they call him Sasha, they are Russian and its a common nickname there for Alex. My only reservation is that quite a few people (esp other children) say 'but thats a girls name' when they meet him.

StellaNova Fri 04-Jan-13 20:05:15

I have an Alexander. I like Sacha (I love Russian names) but wasn't brave enough to go with it,so he is Alex.

I think in the UK we are more familiar with Sasha as a girl's name, but Alex can be boy or girl as well.

ArtigeneAuberchoke Fri 04-Jan-13 20:58:28

I know in America Sasha is seen as a female name (after all it is Obama's daughter) but I am surprised that is the perception here. In Europe it is more commonly used for boys and the one famous UK Sasha who I can think of is Sasha Baron Cohen. But it is really useful to know others see it as feminine.

elah11 Fri 04-Jan-13 21:10:36

I am in Ireland and it would most definitely be a girls name here except for people with Russian connections. I like it though for a boy!

BubaMarra Sat 05-Jan-13 16:10:31

In Russia and Eastern Europe Sasha is short for Alexander. Short for Alexandra (female) would be some variant of Sasha, depending on the country. Sashka, for example. Although it wouldn't be strange to call a girl Sasha. Not usual, but not strange either.

StellaNova Sat 05-Jan-13 19:38:40

I probably see it as feminine because I had a next door neighbour who was a Sasha, short for Alexandra.

littleacceb Sat 05-Jan-13 19:47:19

Love it. It's DH's cousin's name (I think his mum was Czech), and funnily enough, also his wife's name! Also, I think with more Eastern European families settling in the UK, it'll become much more recognised as a boy name.

It's one of my favourite names. I love both spellings (Sacha, Sasha) but see Sacha for a boy and Sasha for a girl.

citronella Wed 09-Jan-13 17:25:54

Love it - my DS1 is Sacha

citronella Wed 09-Jan-13 17:26:52

Spellings deffo Sacha = boy, Sasha = girl

cosykins Wed 09-Jan-13 21:14:17

I adore Sacha!

ZooAnimals Wed 09-Jan-13 21:18:36

It's quite nice, but I definitely see it as a girls name, even though I know a boy Sasha.

ShowOfHands Wed 09-Jan-13 21:29:14

It is a boys' name and I find using on a girl like calling a girl Roger.

The spelling thing is nothing to do with gender and more to do with where the name is from. Sacha is French, Sascha is German etc. I know it's used for girls now too but I still can't fathom it as a girls' name. I will though over time as more people use it for girls. I have a Russian friend who could not believe we use it for girls here.

I love it though. Would have been my choice for ds if it was my sole choice to make.

sonnieboo Wed 09-Jan-13 22:22:57

"Spellings deffo Sacha = boy, Sasha = girl "

NO! Sacha is the French version (as the french pronounce ch as in chat as we do sh). The German version is Sascha.

In the UK I'd use Sasha. Great name and lovely nickname for Alexander!

sonnieboo Wed 09-Jan-13 22:24:58

Sasha is a unisex given name. It originated in countries of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe as a diminutive of Aleksander and Aleksandra. It is also found as a surname, although this is very rare. Alternative spellings include: Саша (Russian, Serbian), Сашо (Bulgarian), Саше (Macedonian), Saša (Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian), Sasza (Polish), Сашко (Ukrainian), Sascha (German), Sasja (Dutch and Swedish), and Sacha (French).

This name is especially common in Europe where it is used primarily by males as a diminutive of Alexander.

In Germany, the civil registry offices allow the inscription of Sascha in birth certificates as a formal name but only for boys

mrlazysfishwife Wed 09-Jan-13 22:27:24

I love it. Only reason it wasn't on my list is that it would sound awful with my surname. But, the only Sasha I've met in RL was AlexandRA, sorry!

ALittleScatterOfRain Thu 10-Jan-13 01:02:02

I like it. I know both male and female Sasha/Sacha's.

I'd personally use Sacha for a boy, undecided which I'd use for a girl!

The only Eastern European Alexandra I know doesn't go to any variation of Sasha though- she's an Ola.

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