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Asher as a boy's name?

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fionadal Wed 29-Oct-14 13:28:46

Hi, I have recently met 2 baby Ashers! Never heard the name before, but it really appeals to me. Looked it up and it's a Biblical name, one of Joseph's brothers.

What are people's reactions to it? Different but too different?

TooManyButtons Wed 29-Oct-14 13:31:59

It was the only boy's name I liked when pregnant with DD 17 years ago. I still like it, I've never met a real Asher though.

BreeVDKamp Wed 29-Oct-14 13:32:30

Love it!

CiderwithBuda Wed 29-Oct-14 13:34:00

I like it. Have a friend who called her DS Asher. He would be about 10 now.

halfdrunkcoffee Wed 29-Oct-14 13:34:44

I know a 36-year-old Asher (male). (The son of an old friend of my mum). He's the only one I've met. I like the name.

carlsonrichards Wed 29-Oct-14 13:35:39

Love it!

BlueChampagne Wed 29-Oct-14 15:40:56

Sounds like a winner.

Mouthfulofquiz Wed 29-Oct-14 15:53:43

Love it.

FavaBeanPyramidScheme Wed 29-Oct-14 16:09:56

I thought it was an Indian name... I must be going mad. I like it but don't like "Ash" as a nickname so wouldn't choose it myself.

I absolutely love it. Would have been dd2's middle name, had she been ds.

spamanderson Wed 29-Oct-14 16:47:19

I love it, it's one of my fave boys names smile

Howlingowl Wed 29-Oct-14 16:48:36

Ditto love it!!

bexibean Wed 29-Oct-14 19:01:18

It's great. Would be v high on my list but we have close friends with a four year old Asher. Use it for me!

Yika Wed 29-Oct-14 19:03:08

Love it, love it, love it.

Bartlebee Wed 29-Oct-14 19:05:31

Love it.

Snapespotions Wed 29-Oct-14 20:56:35

A former colleague had a ds called Asher. I quite liked it.

The Indian name Asha is for girls, I think.

Ash is quite a nice nickname.

Kantha Wed 29-Oct-14 21:12:35

I once worked with an Asher. He was a bit of a hedonistic womaniser. Quite glamorous though and I have always liked the name probably because of that.

rastamam Wed 29-Oct-14 21:16:28

I really like it, also it means Happy which is super lovely

Devora Wed 29-Oct-14 21:16:32

I've always liked Asher.

ItsNotEasyBeingGreenAndWarty Wed 29-Oct-14 21:18:31

I know an Asha, she's a girl. Asher is a nice name but seems quite feminine to me.

BarryGoosey Wed 29-Oct-14 22:02:32

I have a little Asher smile Had a 100% positive reaction. It also means blessing in Hebrew. Lots of positivity about Asher in the Torah. We wanted a Hebrew name and loved the fact that it's not common but is also very accessible.

BarbaraManatee Wed 29-Oct-14 22:14:18

We have an Asher. So far we've had a couple of confused looks when we've pointed out that he's a boy... Including one at a church who protested that it was a girl's name & looked positively offended when we said it was biblical. Mostly the reaction has been positive though.

I love it. We struggled to find names we both liked, given that I liked the more 'patriarchal' biblical names like Abraham, Moses, etc. & DH prefers the more common Matthew/David types. It was a good compromise for us. Unusual, easy to pronounce & spell & none of the 'old man' connotations that DH objected to with most of my suggestions! smile

SwedishEdith Wed 29-Oct-14 22:22:58

Oh, I really like it but I'd hate it getting shortened to Ash (which I think would happen) My fictional sons are Asher and Jesse (but we also live in New York)

SwedishEdith Wed 29-Oct-14 22:25:47

And I would never think of it as a girl's name if I heard it said out loud

dorasee Wed 29-Oct-14 22:28:55

Great name from the Old Testament. My friend named her son Asher. Lovely name.

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