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(33 Posts)
ConfusedandBemused Thu 22-Nov-12 21:40:29

What do you think for a boy, it's biblical and means healer which I like!

MontBlanc Thu 22-Nov-12 21:42:10

I know a vicar's son called Asa. Beautiful name.

StopEatingThatMud Thu 22-Nov-12 21:50:26

I misread your thread title as Asda at first glance, sorry! blush

tammytoby Thu 22-Nov-12 22:19:48

It is a VERY popular girls name in Sweden.

ConfusedandBemused Thu 22-Nov-12 22:42:50

Just googled it and its not in the top 100 girls names in Sweden, so not that popular, plus its pronounced Orsa anyway so that's not really a concern.

TheWave Thu 22-Nov-12 22:50:51

I know a few Jewish boys called this.

badtime Thu 22-Nov-12 22:55:28

I thought of the Swedish girls' name too.

Um, just because it isn't currently popular for babies, doesn't mean it's not a common name.

janx Thu 22-Nov-12 22:58:35

My daughter went to nursery with a boy called asa - he was a very handsome popular boy - I think it's a lovely strong name - only ever heard of it as a boys name

ThickCut Thu 22-Nov-12 23:00:07

I used to have a colleague named Asa (male) I always thought it was a fab name

ConfusedandBemused Thu 22-Nov-12 23:01:43

I think it's got more weight as a boys name....400 BC, and I'm not living in Sweden so I'm not worried about that aspect, but thanks for that info. smile it's important to take into consideration so many things when picking a name!

goralka Thu 22-Nov-12 23:04:56

I really like it and it sounds like Acer right?
Excellent name.

ConfusedandBemused Thu 22-Nov-12 23:06:03

It's pronounced Ay sah grin

BooBooChicken Thu 22-Nov-12 23:06:15

Love the name, i associate it with asa briggs, the historian

i have no idea what he was like but asa always sounds a good strong trustworthy name to me smile

Posterofapombear Thu 22-Nov-12 23:06:23

Oooooh! Lovely!

PuffPants Thu 22-Nov-12 23:06:42

I know an Irish one!

ConfusedandBemused Thu 22-Nov-12 23:09:00

Oooh PuffPants I'm from Ireland........please tell, what kind of reactions do the Irish have to Asa are they confused or smile ???

PuffPants Thu 22-Nov-12 23:47:52

Ooh I don't know, I met him over here, friend of a friend sort of thing. I do know he has a brother called Mark. Which struck me as surprising hmm

It's ok on a child but not sure about a grown-up tbh.

honeytea Fri 23-Nov-12 00:04:36

The Swedish name is not Asa it is Åsa, very different. It is popular but mostly for middle aged/older women.

I think it sounds like a lovely boy's name smile

ThePathanKhansWitch Fri 23-Nov-12 00:17:11

Love it.

ConfusedandBemused Fri 23-Nov-12 12:05:30

Oh some nice comments so far. smile

DottieRose Sat 24-Nov-12 22:19:12

Love Asa, one I had considered myself!

Flutterbutterby Sat 24-Nov-12 22:38:26

Ooh, I like it a lot.

<scurries off to add it to list for potential DC3>

shufflebum Sat 24-Nov-12 22:45:54

It was on our list for Ds2 but we didn't get a very favourable response from friends and family. Also Dh works in IT and couldn't quite get his head around calling his son a laptop ( albeit spelt differently)
I still love it!

LittlePandaBear Sat 24-Nov-12 22:47:05

Sorry but it makes me think of ASA which is Adveritsing Standards Authority, maybe 'cos it's within my line of work though!

hellymelly Sat 24-Nov-12 22:47:37

I know an Acer (like the tree). Lovely.

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