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Sacha (full name Alexander)

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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.

anonymosity Thu 10-Jan-13 02:11:37

I have always loved this name (ever since having a Sasha doll in the 1970s) but was veto'd for giving it to any of my DCs. I think its elegant, for either gender.

tammytoby Thu 10-Jan-13 11:38:52

I think of Sasha as a boys' name. Love it, actually.

Agree that the French spell it Sacha.

Interesting that it is only a boys' name in Germany (spellt Sascha).

tammytoby Thu 10-Jan-13 11:40:10

I wouldn't spell it Sacha unless you were French. Sasha is easier to read/pronounce (as some might read ch as in cheese, in English grin).

ArtigeneAuberchoke Fri 11-Jan-13 10:25:22

I have just seen all the recent replies. I am so pleased by all the positive reactions. I clearly need to consider the spelling of Sasha/Sacha further though.

shoobidoo Fri 11-Jan-13 10:29:09

Sasha is lovely and a great nickname for Alexander.

Agree about the 'ch' spelling being french and in english speaking countries 'sh' is more intuitive. Everyone will know how to pronounce Sasha.

shoobidoo Fri 11-Jan-13 10:30:08

In fact Sacha reminds Sacher Torte, an Austrian cake!

mumoftoomany Fri 11-Jan-13 11:12:40

Lovely name. I know a German Sascha - think that's his name (i.e. not short for anything).

ladymia Fri 11-Jan-13 11:15:23

I think it's a bit feminine but probably because I know 2 female Sashas. I prefer Xander or Alex as a nn for Alexander.

evamummy Fri 11-Jan-13 11:36:10

I like it and still associate it more with a boys name, although it seems to be increasingly used for girls. I'd spell it Sasha for either gender in UK.

chaya5738 Fri 11-Jan-13 13:11:18

I LOVE it.

Was on our list.

PandaWatch Fri 11-Jan-13 17:01:34

I love it! I would personally go with Sacha though. I think it looks more like a boy's name - not sure why!

gazzalw Fri 11-Jan-13 17:05:51

Love it too and it relates to the Alexander vs Arthur baby name thread....Yes, wish we'd used it as a diminutive for our DS!

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