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What do you think of Sara
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Justcallmemeg · 21/11/2020 12:47

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 · 21/11/2020 13:05

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

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Blueuggboots · 21/11/2020 13:12

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.....

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ZoyaTheDestroyer · 21/11/2020 13:17

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

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Nell96 · 21/11/2020 13:59

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.

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Chilldonaldchill · 21/11/2020 14:09

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.

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TotalBitch · 21/11/2020 14:29

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

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AdaColeman · 21/11/2020 14:35

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.

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doctorhamster · 21/11/2020 14:39

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!)

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longwigglylines · 21/11/2020 14:40

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

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ZoyaTheDestroyer · 21/11/2020 14:50

@doctorhamster

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.
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Izzy24 · 21/11/2020 14:53

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.

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BestIsWest · 21/11/2020 14:56

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

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alexdgr8 · 21/11/2020 14:58

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.

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Roseg990 · 21/11/2020 15:28

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 :)

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Pipandmum · 21/11/2020 15:32

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?

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Trinpy · 21/11/2020 15:50

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!

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MyPersona · 21/11/2020 15:56

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

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OllysArmy · 21/11/2020 16:08

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.

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DramaAlpaca · 21/11/2020 16:52

I love it.

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

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Justcallmemeg · 21/11/2020 16:57

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 · 21/11/2020 17:00

I think it’s lovely

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AllTheDogsIveLovedBefore · 21/11/2020 17:00

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.

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Firebird83 · 21/11/2020 22:59

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

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merlotormalbec · 22/11/2020 09:35

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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AuntLucy · 22/11/2020 11:07

It would never occur to me to pronounce Sara the same as Sarah. To me, it self-evidently rhymes with Zara and is not at all confusing or ambiguous. Very nice name, more modern than Sarah, less outlandish than Zara. Connotations with The Little Princess.

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