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CheerfulYank Fri 06-Nov-09 15:58:18

Weird in a weird way, or weird in a cool way? Thoughts?

claraquack Fri 06-Nov-09 15:59:07

I have never heard of it. It looks a bit to oclose to Asda for my liking. Sorry!

Effjay Fri 06-Nov-09 16:01:33

Heard of one child with this name. He had a little brother called Zed. Both too odd for my liking ...

CheerfulYank Fri 06-Nov-09 16:02:48

It's an actual name, I mean I didn't make it up or anything! It's from the Bible and I really like it, but just not sure what people's reactions to it would be.

HinnyPet Fri 06-Nov-09 16:06:43

Depends on how you pronounce it?
If it's arse-a then nope but if it's ayza then that's quite cool!

mazzystartled Fri 06-Nov-09 16:09:14

I'd pronounce it Orsa. I know a Swedish woman named Asa, and have heard it called across Stoke Newington's playgrounds (when I have been there visiting), and I quite like it.

mathanxiety Fri 06-Nov-09 16:54:13

Very cool biblical name. I would pronounce it AI-sa. I love it.

systemsaddict Fri 06-Nov-09 16:57:58

My mum's name is Aase, pronounced Orsa. She gets called Arse a lot.

MrsWoolf Fri 06-Nov-09 17:00:15

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theslightlypeckishcaterpillar Fri 06-Nov-09 17:00:18

Not keen. I know an Asa, not my kind of name though.

sweetnitanitro Fri 06-Nov-09 17:01:26

We've had this thread before. I still think it looks like an acronym for something.

Kawaiiko Fri 06-Nov-09 17:57:47

It means "morning" in Japanese.

Is it for a boy?

CheerfulYank Fri 06-Nov-09 18:15:33

Oh, I like the "morning" meaning Yes, it's for a boy and I was pronouncing it
Ay-sa with a strong "s" sound. I think Asa was a biblical king? Or something. I dunno. (I can practically hear my old religion teacher groaning)

Anyway I'm not pregnant but DH takes forever to make a decision so I like to subtly mention names I like for when the time comes.

Also I think Ace is kind of a cute nn. Is that trashy? blush

UnrequitedSkink Fri 06-Nov-09 18:27:59

I know an Asa (pronounced Ay-sa) - he's very cool. I like it, and because it's biblical it's not as though people can accuse you of making up names, or being a wannabe - it's actually very old and traditional.

lockets Fri 06-Nov-09 19:27:15

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thisisyesterday Fri 06-Nov-09 21:45:57

it's cool in a cool way IMO

though, i am slightly biased wink

Thissideofchannel Sat 07-Nov-09 09:53:53

I know a Swedish Asa - she is now in her early 50s.

seeker Sat 07-Nov-09 09:56:03

The problem is that it's one of those boy's names which sounds like a girl's.

thisisyesterday Sat 07-Nov-09 13:44:26

does it? hmm

suwoo Sat 07-Nov-09 13:51:27

I love it and it was very nearly DS2's middle name- Felix Asa, but I changed my mind and went for the boring Felix Oscar instead.

My own personal opinion is that it could be perceived on first hearing as chavvy, if it was assumed to be spelled Acer. Obviously written down, you wouldn't have this problem.

Big yes from me.

deepdarkwood Sat 07-Nov-09 14:01:22

I know a cool one smile
They pronounce it Ass-ur (ass as in donkey, ur as in Urdu, but with stress on ass) - family has links to Thailand, so I always assumed that was it;s derivation blush

Vivia Sat 07-Nov-09 15:33:38

It's pronounced Ace-ah and it's great

kawaiiko Sat 07-Nov-09 18:03:55

Japanese would be pronounced Ass-uh, with equal emphasis on each syllable.

I like it!

MunchMummy Sat 07-Nov-09 18:10:32

I misread it as Asda, and now can't get that out of my head.

CheerfulYank Sat 07-Nov-09 18:53:30

I was pronouncing it Ace-uh, due to the blush long-running character Asa Buchanan on the soap opera One Life to Live [blush. We don't say "arse" here so that wouldn't be an issue and someone saying Ace-er wouldn't happen either, so that won't be a problem.

DH says he doesn't like it, but in a non-commital way so it's possible. However, I also like the name Jack, and I don't think I'd want to have a Jack and Ace someday...

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