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RoddyThlayli Says:


Yeah, SAH-ra would be difficult to write phonetically. Sawra, Sahra, Saura, Saara . . . . They all look awkward.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I originally heard CLAHR-uh. I think that is the traditional UK pronunciation, and I'm English, but I hear the other pronunciation so much because I guess I'm influenced by TV and You Tube. Some phonetic spellings definitely work better than others. The thing that bugs me is that Sara isn't actually pronounced the same as Sarah in the UK, but I think it will be, over time. It is SAH-ra, to me. I don't name characters Sara any more. If I want to call them Sarah, that's how I spell it - but people are generally going to say Sarah, either way. I haven't seen a spelling of SAH-ra, other than Sara, that I like.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I've always pronounced Clara as CLAHR-uh (first time I heard it was on Doctor Who, so is that maybe the British pronunciation?) and I don't find CLAYR-uh as appealing. I think Claira is definitely the best phonetic spelling of CLAY-ruh, as Clayra or Claera look awkward.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I agree. I say zay-vee-uh anyway, but regardless, those "phonetic" spellings of Xavier are unattractive. This is pretty, and clears up confusion, since there are two ways to pronounce Clara - and, unusually, both are lovely, but I prefer the more popular pronunciation, reflected in this spelling. It seems more like Clare/Claire. The other way rhymes with Cara, Tara, Zara, etc.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I think this is a nice way to make the pronunciation obvious-- and it doesn't look awful like Xzavier.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Nice alternative spelling of Clara, that reflects the way I prefer to pronounce the name, really like it