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Asa or Arlo?

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DitzyDonkey Tue 05-Aug-14 17:52:11

Thought I had decided, but I'm second guessing myself again hmm

To go with ds Eli.

I know that Asa is used as a girls name in Sweden (well think its Sweden blush ) This does NOT BOTHER us at all, as far as we are concerned its an Old Testament biblical boys name grin

I know some people think Arlo is of the moment this does NOT BOTHER us either, we are in Ireland and its unheard of here really.

So please don't let either of these things sway you either way wink

Girls name is sorted, she will be Jemima.

LynetteScavo Tue 05-Aug-14 17:53:06


ChristianGreysSkiddyGruts Tue 05-Aug-14 17:55:58

If you don't mind the popularity, I'd go with Arlo. Asa is really cool too though.

LynetteScavo Tue 05-Aug-14 17:58:09

I don't know of any Arlos...just how popular is it?

beccajoh Tue 05-Aug-14 17:59:10

How are you pronouncing Asa? I though Ass-A or Ay-sa. Arse-A? Too many similarities with Ass or Arse for my liking.

Arlo is nice.

DitzyDonkey Tue 05-Aug-14 18:01:21

Asa is pronounced Ace ah! I'm going to look up popularity of both just to know! Back in a min unless ipad dies!

DitzyDonkey Tue 05-Aug-14 18:03:32

Arlo 247th

Asa 682th

DitzyDonkey Tue 05-Aug-14 18:03:49


Sophronia Tue 05-Aug-14 18:06:43

Asa. Eli and Asa go very well together.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 05-Aug-14 18:07:38

I'd go with Asa.

Arlo is an anagram of oral and that would bother me, given how unkind teenagers can be. It is a nice name though.

Incapinka Tue 05-Aug-14 18:26:44


doziedoozie Tue 05-Aug-14 18:32:38

Why not Aysa, makes pronunciation clearer

ChristianGreysSkiddyGruts Tue 05-Aug-14 18:59:25

Choosing (or not choosing) a name because of the way its letters can be rearranged is (quite frankly) bonkers!

Squirm Tue 05-Aug-14 19:01:28

I know of 3 Arlos born in the last year. It is going to be huge I think.

If popularity bothers you, go for Asa.

DitzyDonkey Tue 05-Aug-14 19:07:41

Hmm it will be interesting to see the stats for Arlo when they cone out later this month! I know it's having a bit of a revival in America also.

Though at 247th it isn't in any way overused, however if there is a huge leap again this year it may make me rethink!

Idontseeanyicegiants Tue 05-Aug-14 19:10:30

Isn't Lee Mack's lad called Arlo? It's a cool name smile
There are too many ways to pronounce Asa, it's nice though.

FamiliesShareGerms Tue 05-Aug-14 19:13:39


Alisvolatpropiis Tue 05-Aug-14 19:14:09

I have been known to overthink things Christian blush

FamiliesShareGerms Tue 05-Aug-14 19:14:11

Though my phone did try to autocorrect Asa to Ass...

DoItTooJulia Tue 05-Aug-14 19:15:10

Well I've got both, so I couldn't choose! Great taste wink

DitzyDonkey Tue 05-Aug-14 19:15:49

There is only one proper way to pronounce Asa....but I know what you mean re people butchering it with incorrect pronunciations!

I don't know who Lee Mack to google!

SputnikSausage Tue 05-Aug-14 19:17:57

Alisvolatpropiis grin

My SIL's name is Lana ... I must ask her if anyone ever teased her at school!

DitzyDonkey Tue 05-Aug-14 19:18:52

Oooh DoItTooJulia you have FANTASTIC taste!!! Do you get nice reactions to the names? Also do you get the pronounciation issues with Asa?

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Tue 05-Aug-14 19:23:28

You again?
Still not Arlo. Eli and Arlo still sound terrible together.

DoItTooJulia Tue 05-Aug-14 19:28:46

Oh everyone is lovely to my face .....

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