What do you think of Ashlynn as a name?

(39 Posts)
AnotherOddSock Tue 02-Aug-16 10:11:21

Any thoughts or opinions? I don't know anyone with this name.

Cassimin Tue 02-Aug-16 10:14:23

I have heard of it. Think it is Irish and spelt differently.
It's lovely.

Alohamora Tue 02-Aug-16 10:15:29

The Irish name is Aisling and is really lovely.

AnotherOddSock Tue 02-Aug-16 10:15:38

That's Aisling, pronounced Ash-leen. I didn't want to give her an Irish name with an Irish spelling

dotdotdotmustdash Tue 02-Aug-16 10:17:06

It's a pleasant name that nobody will have trouble pronouncing.

ayeokthen Tue 02-Aug-16 10:17:50

I have a friend who's daughter is called Ashlynn, spelled how you spell it. I think it's lovely.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 02-Aug-16 10:19:24

It keen. Prefer Ashley to the 'Lynne' bit.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Tue 02-Aug-16 10:21:51

...with Alohamora here, I think people will imagine you meant Aisling, but wanted to go with a novelty spelling/pronunciation.

Theydontknowweknowtheyknow Tue 02-Aug-16 10:22:45

I love Aisling/Ashlynn but prefer the Irish spelling. Just because it was one of the first characters I loved: Aisling from Maeve Binchy's "Light a Penny Candle"

123therearenomoreusernames Tue 02-Aug-16 10:31:54

It's lovely but probably will be seen as Irish. There are two Irish versions Aisling - pronounced Ashleen and Aislinn - pronounced Ashlynn

Pigeonpost Tue 02-Aug-16 10:36:35

Ashlynn sounds like a made up name. Or a name chosen by someone who didn't like the spelling of Aisling. So not, not for me personally.

Sophronia Tue 02-Aug-16 10:50:52

It looks/sounds very American

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Tue 02-Aug-16 10:52:01

Aisling isn't pronounced the same as Ashlynn.

Ashlynn sounds like a failed country singer turned truck stop hooker.

babyblabber Tue 02-Aug-16 11:11:54

Aisling isn't pronounced ash-leen, it's ash-ling so would be much more like ash-lynne in sound. There would be confusion but if that doesn't bother you it's a nice name. Aisling prettier I think and is means dream which is lovely.

LarrytheCucumber Tue 02-Aug-16 11:14:13

The only Ashlyn I know is Australian, so I had no idea it was connected to Aisling.blush

Showgirl109 Tue 02-Aug-16 11:17:49

It's Aislinn, close friends name. Beautiful and unusual. Often misspelled.... It's an Irish name. Is your spelling American? I think they would be pronounced the same way?

ElspethFlashman Tue 02-Aug-16 11:19:25

Sounds like an American cheerleader from the Deep South to me.

1weekdown5togo Tue 02-Aug-16 11:20:32

Sounds American to me. Saw an Our Generation doll in the toy shop yesterday called Ashlynn.

1weekdown5togo Tue 02-Aug-16 11:20:44

I prefer Ashleigh.

christinawilliams Tue 02-Aug-16 11:22:22

I like Ashlynn. Although it sounds a little American to me, i find it sweet. If I have to imagine a girl named Ashley, I imagine a sweet, innocent cutie pie. smile

christinawilliams Tue 02-Aug-16 11:23:17

Ashlynn* sry my DD I testing my nerves right now and i didnt even see what i was typing grin

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 02-Aug-16 11:55:17

I don't like it.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 02-Aug-16 11:56:40

There are two Irish versions Aisling - pronounced Ashleen and Aislinn - pronounced Ashlynn

Aisling and Aislinn are both pronounced ash-ling.

Dontrocktheboat Tue 02-Aug-16 12:01:21

Aisling pronounced Ashling is nice.

Ashlynn is a bit eighties trailer trash.

CordeliaFrost Tue 02-Aug-16 12:26:41

As has already been posted, Ashlynn is no relation to Aisling or Aislinn, both are pronounced as ash-ling (the g at the end is quite soft). You can hear it pronounced here.

Ashlin is an old English surname, but the first name Ashlyn(n) is modern English usage, and probably a smush of Ashley + Lyn(n).

I have an Ash- name myself (not Ashley), so I'm generally a fan of Ash- names. However, and I'm not sure why, but I've never warmed to Ashlynn.

I don't hate it, and there are worse names out there, but I prefer Ashley and my own name.

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