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nancydrewrocked Mon 30-Aug-10 12:33:38

I was in the car with DD and we were listening to Sarah Cox being introduced on Radio one. Conversation goes like this:

DD: What is her name?

me: Sarah

DD: That is a funny name.

me: Why? Don't you know any Sarah's?

DD: It's funny - I don't know anyone called that.

There were 4 Sarah's in my class at school, DD's school is full of Daisy's and Maisie's, Amelie's and Amelia's, Pheobe's and Georgie's.

Made me smile that for her "sarah" is really unique smile

franke Mon 30-Aug-10 12:35:42

How funny, I had a similar conversation with dd just recently. There were 6 in my class in the 70s.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Mon 30-Aug-10 12:38:30

I have a baby Sarah who will be 1 tomorrow - smile We get a lot of comments on how pretty a name it is as what was a very usual name is know quite unusual. Everyone always asked if she is Sarah-Jane though - I didn't realise the two names are meant to go together like that. blush

tummytickler Mon 30-Aug-10 12:39:35

That is quite odd - we know a few little Sarah's. Doesn't seem to have gone out of fashion so much here.
Bless your dd though! grin
My dd thinks Shirley is glamorous and exotic though! grin

superpenguin Tue 31-Aug-10 13:32:17

this is a great example of how names go up and down in popularity. In the late 70s and early 80s Sarah was in the top 10 names (possibly no.1??) and there were 10 Sarahs in my year at school.
But I don't know any children called Sarah now.

fedupofnamechanging Tue 31-Aug-10 13:54:14

I am a Sarah. Back in the 7Os there were about 4 in my year group and we were all either Sarah Louises or Sarah Jaynes. I really liked my name but often didn't 'hear' the prettiness of it because it was so common. Glad to hear it is now unusual

jellybeans Tue 31-Aug-10 14:16:35

I like the name and find it is quite rare now. BUT it doesn't seem dated as much as Jane, Michelle, Tina etc, more classic like Elizabeth etc.

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Tue 31-Aug-10 14:38:41

Sarah is one of those brilliant names which has been very popular, yet has acquired no negative connotations. I mean, some of my best friends are called Sarah...

horatia Tue 31-Aug-10 18:17:18

It's a lovely classic name, and quite unusual at the moment.

PaulineCampbellJones Tue 31-Aug-10 20:41:17

My best friend is a Sarah. Think it's due a revival as it's a great name.

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 31-Aug-10 20:43:49

hangingbelly - It's probably just because of The Sarah-Jane mysteries on CBBC

Sarah is lovely, on its own

A1980 Tue 31-Aug-10 22:40:00

I love the name Sarah. Very pretty and it means princess (I think)!

Rockbird Wed 01-Sep-10 01:12:45

I'm a Sarah (officially Sarah-Jane), one of 17 million in my class at school and there are three of us in my office. Don't know any little ones though. DH and I are both agreed that if it wasn't my name it'd be top of our list. I really like it but didn't always. Agree that it's hard to be objective about your own name.

And yes it means princess

MelinaM Thu 25-Nov-10 21:14:41

Sarah Elizabeth's also a lovely combination!

ShoppingDays Thu 25-Nov-10 21:20:30

It's a lovely name, due a revival

Bue Thu 25-Nov-10 21:33:50

One year there were 4 Sarahs in my class. It is a beautiful name though, and actually more popular than I'd thought. I just looked it up and it was 75 in the "name charts" last year - higher than Martha, Amelie and Florence, which are names I hear EVERYWHERE. I only know one baby Sarah though.

thesecondcoming Thu 25-Nov-10 21:39:34

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onimolap Thu 25-Nov-10 21:44:00

I know a couple of little girls called Sara (both Muslim), but the youngest Sarah I know is 18, and apart from her the rest are my age (and there are lots). I like the name.

piscesmoon Thu 25-Nov-10 21:46:05

It's a lovely classic name-my favourite.

Icoulddoitbetter Thu 25-Nov-10 21:49:20

I grew up around loads of Sarahs, and it was in our top three for girls names (we've got a DS). Don't know any little Sarahs at the moment, but then I know very few baby girls!

Acanthus Thu 25-Nov-10 21:50:37

I think Sarah is nice. On its own though, no need for any Sarah-Jane malarkey. (Have people been watching too much telly d'you think?)

MelinaM Thu 25-Nov-10 22:55:24

^I agree! I don't know any 'children' Sarah's!

muminthemiddle Thu 25-Nov-10 22:57:43

I know 2 young Sarahs and loads of adult Sarahs.

CrispyTheCrisp Thu 25-Nov-10 22:58:05

Oooh thankyou ladies. I am a Sarah Elizabeth (early 70's) and have always thought my name common as muck. So lovely to hear think people think it is pretty smile

nooka Fri 26-Nov-10 03:27:22

The 70s batch of Sarah Janes must be Dr Who related surely? She was a great character, I can see why there might be a few Sarah Janes both then and when those fans grew up too.

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