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Thread: Zara or Zahra?
February 12th, 2014 10:38 AM #1
Zara or Zahra?
Hello Berries, I was discussing girls names with my SO and I found that he loves the name Zara. It has since grown on me, however I prefer the Zahra spelling so it isn't so short and also because it is less common. I saw a movie with a little girl named Zahra and fell in love with the name even more and it didn't seem a big deal that it was set in Iran. Since then I have seen the name spelt that way at least twice more, and they were all from the Middle East. Does that matter? People use French names in America often so I don't think it is that big a deal, but will there be issues with spelling for her later on? At least the pronunciation will be clear lol.
What do you think? Simple Zara or more unique Zahra?
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February 12th, 2014 10:44 AM #3Senior Member
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I think that there are enough similarities between Zara and Sara that it makes it more approachable for cultural crossover -- which ultimately most of our names are!
I like the Zahra spelling better. I also like that this way provides a little more emphasis on that first syllable, making the name sound a little longer too.
February 12th, 2014 10:50 AM #5
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February 12th, 2014 11:52 AM #9
I would choose the Zahra spelling only if I had Arab ancestry. Personally, I would feel strange using this spelling because I don't have any ties. That's just my comfort level talking.
I would choose the Zara spelling if I was English speaking. This is the most familiar spelling for me and I would be more comfortable using it.All the best,