Katie said "I usually work on Sarah=s-air-a and Sara=sahra, as that fits _most_ of the people I come across, but I now know a Sara who pronounces her name S-air-a, and I'm sure I knew another in the 1970's at junior school. So I don't think it's a hard and fast rule, though in the UK it does seem to be a tendency (or is it just that way where I've lived?)"
I have taught girls with both spellings but all have been pronounced as S-air-ra. I used to think "Sara" would rhyme with 'Clara' but here in Australia I have nevercome across anyone who says it that way. Mind you, a couple of years ago on Big Brother there was a "Sahra" who pronounced it "S-air-ra" but she admitted she changed the spelling of her name just to be different. We're planning to call our baby "Tara" if it is a girl, and God help anyone who prnounces it "Tarra" (like in Gone With the Wind). I know I am going to have enough trouble stopping people calling my Isabella "Izzy" (shudders). Are there any great characters named Tara in GO? -- ________________________________________ Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and access to archives see http://home.it.net.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/girlsown For FAQs see http://www.club-web.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/girlsown/faq-0.htm