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mumofthreetobe Fri 18-Sep-09 11:49:46

What's the first thing that springs to mind when you hear Asa? is it 'different but nice' or 'chav'. Straw poll please, thanks.

NoBiggy Fri 18-Sep-09 11:51:04

Amateur Swimming Association.

MrsBadger Fri 18-Sep-09 11:53:05

made up

sweetnitanitro Fri 18-Sep-09 11:53:20

It does sound like an acronym for something, sorry.

mumofthreetobe Fri 18-Sep-09 11:58:51

It's biblical. Hebrew for healer and means morning in Japanese apparently. Did wonder if it was too far out, but don't want DS having a name the same as 4 other boys in his class. sad

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 18-Sep-09 12:00:08

Hebrew, and also Spanish for handle. No me gusta.

Sunbeammama Fri 18-Sep-09 12:01:17

Bit nondescipt for me, so not keen sorry. I don't think Chav though. But if you like it go for it.

mumofthreetobe Fri 18-Sep-09 12:02:05

No me gusta??

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 18-Sep-09 12:03:29

I mean, I don't like it. It doesn't please me. lit.

sorry, but question was, what is the first thing you think of, and the first thing I think of is


Tortington Fri 18-Sep-09 12:04:45

i think it sounds like a GCSe examining board

mumofthreetobe Fri 18-Sep-09 12:05:29

Oh okay, fair enough - sorry, I don't speak spanish but I see your point. smile

telsa Fri 18-Sep-09 12:09:54

Asa Briggs, venerable historian of the Victorians and of the media.

ShowOfHands Fri 18-Sep-09 12:11:49

I really like it. Ignore the naysayers. Is a great name.

Chunkamatic Fri 18-Sep-09 12:13:21

Is there another, legitimate, way to spell it? I really like it but having seen some of the comments about acronyms I can see that now.

It was on the long list for my DS.

GrungeBlobPrimpants Fri 18-Sep-09 12:17:13

Oh yes I recall reading Asa Briggs's books (fab)

Was under the impression it was a girls name until years later blush

MamaLazarou Fri 18-Sep-09 13:51:24

It doesn't seem like a real name to me.

I am sure it is, though: it just doesn't sound it.

It definitely sounds like a girls' name.

janx Fri 18-Sep-09 14:12:15

my daughter went to nursery with a gorgeous, clever boy called Asa....I like it

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 18-Sep-09 14:21:30

Its different yes but perhaps a step too far really. Don't saddle him with such a name.

Asa - Advertising Standards Authority.

mathanxiety Fri 18-Sep-09 14:36:00

Great name. I love it. I think it's biblical?

LilRedWG Fri 18-Sep-09 14:38:20

I know an adult Asa. He is a lovely, intelligent man.

millenniumfalcon Fri 18-Sep-09 14:42:06

i know it as a swedish (girl's) name.

LouMacca Fri 18-Sep-09 15:48:02

Are you a Manchester City fan?

anamaria22 Fri 18-Sep-09 17:10:29

I have a very good Swedish friend called Asa - I think its lovely!

lockets Fri 18-Sep-09 18:45:28

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dazzlemewithdiamonds Fri 18-Sep-09 19:12:07

1 week to go and can't decide on boy's name. We already have a Lily and a Toby, and my top 2 choices at the mo are Oliver or Samuel. Any thoughts??

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