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amother




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Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 8:52 am
I’m going to put it either Sarah or Sara. Regardless of pronunciation. Which is better?
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amother




Magenta
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 9:34 am
It's like "Anne with an e" it comes down to personal preference. It won't make a difference with pronunciation.
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amother




Fuchsia
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 9:35 am
My daughter is called sara'le , whereas for plain Sarah I definitely would spell ending with an H. Love the name though. Without thinking I gave her first name for her legal name.( she has two names) I wish I can still change that.
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Crookshanks




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 9:55 am
Sara without an H. With an H is old fashioned.
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cutestbaby




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 9:57 am
Crookshanks wrote:
Sara without an H. With an H is old fashioned.

Huh? I know plenty of Saras and Sarahs all around my age (early 20s) I never realized a difference
Where did you hear that?
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amother




Brunette
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 10:09 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
I’m going to put it either Sarah or Sara. Regardless of pronunciation. Which is better?

It's a preference. There is no better or worse. It makes no difference.
I have spent 40+ years saying "Sara with no H". Your DD will either have to say that or "Sarah with an H".
There is no escaping it.
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amother




Brunette
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 10:10 am
Crookshanks wrote:
Sara without an H. With an H is old fashioned.

totally not.
I know Sara's and Sarah's of all ages.
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Crookshanks




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 11:21 am
cutestbaby wrote:
Huh? I know plenty of Saras and Sarahs all around my age (early 20s) I never realized a difference
Where did you hear that?

Personal preference. I don't know any Sarah's my age. I feel like they're 60+. I know a billion Sara's who are my age though.
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amother




Magenta
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 12:29 pm
Crookshanks wrote:
Sara without an H. With an H is old fashioned.

No, it's actually probably the other way around.
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amother




Seashell
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 12:37 pm
My name is Sarah. I love the H at the end - I feel that it completes and beautifies the name. (I’m in my 20’s btw, in case it matters.)

As another poster mentioned, she’ll always have to say “with an H” or “without an H”, so either way, she’ll have to clarify (although it usually doesn’t matter).
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amother




Azure
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 12:39 pm
My name is Sarah with an H. I feel that it's the Jewish way - Biblical Sarah is spelled with an H.

Sarah Shapiro writes that when she was growing up she would imagine she was Sara Crew (from A Little Princess) but knew she could never be her, because she was Sara without an H (not Jewish), while Sarah was Sarah with an H (ie Jewish).

Pronounced Sarah - how else?

I really don't like Sora/Sorah. It looks like it should be pronounce Soerah. And I don't know anyone ever who would write Surah. It's just not done.
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mfb




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 12:52 pm
I spelled it Sara for my baby.
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amother




Coffee
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 1:21 pm
My mom spelled it Sora legally for me. As a kid I loved that it was spelled differently- I felt unique. But am always called in to appointments etc as Saw-ra. Now I spell it Sara for anything not requiring legal spelling.
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Crookshanks




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 1:34 pm
amother [ Azure ] wrote:
My name is Sarah with an H. I feel that it's the Jewish way - Biblical Sarah is spelled with an H.

Sarah Shapiro writes that when she was growing up she would imagine she was Sara Crew (from A Little Princess) but knew she could never be her, because she was Sara without an H (not Jewish), while Sarah was Sarah with an H (ie Jewish).

Pronounced Sarah - how else?

I really don't like Sora/Sorah. It looks like it should be pronounce Soerah. And I don't know anyone ever who would write Surah. It's just not done.

Lol I was thinking about this. All Saras I know don't spell with an H though-and they're all yeshivish and very Jewish Smile
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amother




Azure
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 2:35 pm
Crookshanks wrote:
Lol I was thinking about this. All Saras I know don't spell with an H though-and they're all yeshivish and very Jewish Smile


It's because they're very yeshivish and unaware.
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Crookshanks




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 2:45 pm
amother [ Azure ] wrote:
It's because they're very yeshivish and unaware.

Huh
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amother




Babypink
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 2:46 pm
Crookshanks wrote:
Sara without an H. With an H is old fashioned.


im 25 and I spell it Sarah Smile
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Crookshanks




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 2:48 pm
amother [ Babypink ] wrote:
im 25 and I spell it Sarah Smile

Hi Sarah! No personal offense meant:)
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amother




Maroon
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 4:34 pm
amother [ Azure ] wrote:
It's because they're very yeshivish and unaware.


It is also spelled Sara in Hungarian btw
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amother




Magenta
 

Post Mon, Mar 01 2021, 4:42 pm
amother [ Azure ] wrote:
My name is Sarah with an H. I feel that it's the Jewish way - Biblical Sarah is spelled with an H.

Sarah Shapiro writes that when she was growing up she would imagine she was Sara Crew (from A Little Princess) but knew she could never be her, because she was Sara without an H (not Jewish), while Sarah was Sarah with an H (ie Jewish).
.

Sure, but I also recall reading that she was born in 1948, because she noted it was the year Israel gained independence. When she grew up, that likely was true.
It's really not the case anymore. I have met many, many non Jewish Sarah's in their 30s and below. All spelled with an h at the end. Frum people in that age range use mostly Sara, in my observations.

Personally, I don't care for the spelling Sora because I knew someone who used that spelling when she was a kid and everyone pronounced it "sore- uh", including frum people which was weird. Eventually as a teenager she changed the spelling to Sara.
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