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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!

bigbluebump Tue 27-Nov-12 21:28:07

And because I have a Swedish female friend called this.

bigbluebump Tue 27-Nov-12 21:27:24

It looks and sounds feminine to me, probably because it ends in an 'a'. I prefer more solid boys names.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 27-Nov-12 21:17:51

I don't like it, personally. It makes me think of highly religious aged farm hands.

JemimaLovesJelly Tue 27-Nov-12 15:20:27

Love it, really love it.

goralka Sun 25-Nov-12 17:33:48

where I come from there's no difference....

DottieRose Sat 24-Nov-12 22:49:07

It's pronounced Ay sa not Ay Cer

baskingseals Sat 24-Nov-12 22:48:40

absolutely love it. i thought it was pronunced Asha though. but i love it either way.

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 24-Nov-12 22:48:31

I love it - I think there was one on my Grandmother's side of the family.

And Asa Hartford - was he a famous football player?

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

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

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!

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!

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

Ooh, I like it a lot.

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

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

Love Asa, one I had considered myself!

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

Oh some nice comments so far. smile

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

Love it.

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

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.

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 23:06:42

I know an Irish one!

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

Oooooh! Lovely!

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

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

It's pronounced Ay sah grin

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 23:01:43

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!

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

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