|Subject:||Re: Post war use of SARAH in the (Jewish) world|
|Author:||Anneza (Authenticated as Anneza)|
|Date:||August 18, 2006 at 5:52:12 AM|
|Reply to:||Post war use of SARAH in the (Jewish) world by Andy ;—)|
It's been massively popular right across the English-speaking world for the past 30+ years ... long enough for memories of the war to have faded, perhaps?
It's oldfashioned and very seldom used among Afrikaans-speaking South Africans, but black South Africans are very traditional in their naming habits and usually prefer missionary names, so in addition to young English-speaking whites, you can meet black Sarahs of any age. I've actually never met a Jewish Sarah! Mara, yes ... born just after the war.
Some member of the Brit royal family, possibly Princess Margaret, named her daughter Sarah a long time ago - more than 40 years - and my mother was amused at comments from people on buses, shop assistants etc that Sarah was a name for servants and therefore not suitable for royalty. She could have silenced them with a well-aimed history lesson, but chose not to!
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