The other day I was reading a book that involved a baby princess who would fulfill a prophecy. The characters reached a point where it was necessary to name the baby. And they named her...Sara.
Then I was reading a book set in the 1800s. The main character was, of course, named Sara. Granted, this is more understandable because in that day and time, 50% of girls were named Sara. But still...this is fiction. You can do what you want.
Or this sci-fi book I picked up with a tall, blue-skinned alien named...Sara.
Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Whether with an h or not, Sara has got to be the most overused name out there. And I'm sitting here rolling my eyes and thinking, "Why on earth would anyone name a main character Sara?"
And then it dawns on me. Hits me right out of the blue and I have to laugh.
One of the main characters in Perilous is named Sara.
So. :::shrug::: Maybe names are popular and used a lot for a reason.