Originally Posted by fandesacs2003
In Russia Sacha is the diminutif of Alexandre. It is a normal name, for adult persons, neither for kids nor for pets.
Famous out of Russia was the french author Sacha Guitry, and the musician Sacha Distel, whose full name was Alexandre for both.
Many thanks, fandesacs. I didn't know that.
Sorry, when I said "pet name" I didn't mean it as a name for pets / animals.
My family often use that expression when referring to a special family name, a term of endearment, etc.
Sorry for going off thread. !