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What do you think of Sara

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Justcallmemeg Sat 21-Nov-20 12:47:59

I really love the name pronounced Saara (a bit like Zara)not Sarah. I used to work with a lovely lady called this. I think it's very pretty and not used much. What do others think?

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Yennefer19 Sat 21-Nov-20 13:05:38

I really like the name, however if not told I would presume with this spelling, it was pronounced Sarah.

Blueuggboots Sat 21-Nov-20 13:12:05

I have a friend who spells her name Sara but it's pronounced Sarah.....
I think you would forever have the Sarah/Sara/Zara debate.....

ZoyaTheDestroyer Sat 21-Nov-20 13:17:10

It is pretty but at least 50% of the time it will be pronounced Sarah, like Sara Cox. What about Zara?

Nell96 Sat 21-Nov-20 13:59:38

I like it - has a bit of a Welsh feel to me. I actually know a Sara - she's Portuguese and lovely. I think I prefer Zara though, bit more unusual, less uncertainty around pronunciation.

Chilldonaldchill Sat 21-Nov-20 14:09:15

I always pronounce Sara like you say and I think that's normal.
However I know one who spells it like that but pronounces it like Sarah so I think there are differences.
I prefer it to Sarah personally.

TotalBitch Sat 21-Nov-20 14:29:52

I'd just go with Zara. Sara will probably get Sarah quite lot. There is also Syrah, which I like.

AdaColeman Sat 21-Nov-20 14:35:34

I think you would be more likely to get the pronunciation that you prefer if you used Zara, as there is less likelihood of people adding their own interpretation of the name.

doctorhamster Sat 21-Nov-20 14:39:07

I think it's lovely. It's a different name to Sarah so I'm surprised anyone would pronounce Sara as Sarah tbh (although maybe I only know that because I'm welsh!)

longwigglylines Sat 21-Nov-20 14:40:06

I love it, and I'd assume Sara rhymes with Zara.

ZoyaTheDestroyer Sat 21-Nov-20 14:50:30


I think it's lovely. It's a different name to Sarah so I'm surprised anyone would pronounce Sara as Sarah tbh (although maybe I only know that because I'm welsh!)

I can't comment on the Welsh Sara but certainly Sara and Sarah are both forms of the same name - Sarah comes through the Hebrew and Sara via Greek from Sarai, wife of Abraham.

Sara Pascoe, Sara Cox, Sara Bareilles and both the Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac songs all use the 'sarah' pronunciation.

Izzy24 Sat 21-Nov-20 14:53:34

I would say Sara with a short ‘a’ not a long one as in Zara or an ‘air’ sound as in Sarah...

I’ll get my coat.

BestIsWest Sat 21-Nov-20 14:56:01

I like it a lot and know a few. I’m not keen on Zara.

alexdgr8 Sat 21-Nov-20 14:58:44

it will cause endless confusion, mistakes, poss embarrassment,
as people pronounce it different ways, she will be asked how to etc...
pick something else.
something straightforward,
but not mickey/minnie-mouse-ish.

Roseg990 Sat 21-Nov-20 15:28:34

one of my close friends is called this. At school everyone would call her Sarah/Zara/Sahara so i am not keen on it. Prefer Sahara, Zara smile

Pipandmum Sat 21-Nov-20 15:32:43

I know someone who pronounces it like that. I bet 90% of the time she gets called Sara pronounced the more common way, and how annoying is that?

Trinpy Sat 21-Nov-20 15:50:03

I have a friend called Sara whose parents chose it wanting it to rhyme with Zara. Absolutely everyone pronounced it Sarah though so in the end her parents gave up and she's been known as Sara pronouned Sarah her whole life!

MyPersona Sat 21-Nov-20 15:56:00

I would assume Sara is pronounced as in Zara not Sarah.

OllysArmy Sat 21-Nov-20 16:08:09

Whenever I meet a Sara for the first time (or as now on Zoom/telephone) I would always say it to rhyme with Zara, this is how all the girls pronounced it when I was at school back in the 70/80s.
However now it is just as likely to be pronounced to thyme with Sarah so I have to remember, it isn't hard.
Now that there are many names with different pronunciations and spellings I don't think it is an issue and if you like Sara I say go for it.
I have the most boring 70's name, only 1 way to say it but 3 ways to spell it. I have managed.

DramaAlpaca Sat 21-Nov-20 16:52:20

I love it.

As far as I'm aware Sara rhymes with Zara.

Justcallmemeg Sat 21-Nov-20 16:57:25

Thanks everyone. I love it and think we are going to go with it. I think it's pretty and like I said reminds me of a lovely lady I knew. She was very pretty as well.

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JemimaTiggywinkle Sat 21-Nov-20 17:00:39

I think it’s lovely

AllTheDogsIveLovedBefore Sat 21-Nov-20 17:00:58

This is my mum's name and also my daughter's (named after mum) and I can't even put into words how much I love it. Most people call mum Sarah except for my late dad who always called her Sar-a and said it with such love. Such a special name I think.

Firebird83 Sat 21-Nov-20 22:59:56

Beautiful name. I’d pronounce it the way you want it.

merlotormalbec Sun 22-Nov-20 09:35:41

In Wales you wouldn't have a problem with this. I now live in England and call every Sara I meet Sara (zara with a s) only to be told it's Sarah. Spell it Sarah then theyre completely different names!! So just depends on where you live. It's a shame

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