Post # 1
I always knew we were going to have a problem with boy names and really wanted a girl but as fate would have it , it’s another boy. I thought it was almost too good to be true when my hubby suggested Abel or Lucas. He’s clearly in love with Abel and I prefer Lucas. Suddenly now he hates Lucas 🙄🙄. I don’t like the connotation of Abel( murdered by his brother bla bla) as we have a Christian/Jewish background that’s what everyone suddenly remembers. Anyway he’s turned down EVERY single name I ve suggested do I’m not going to bother listing them . He’s now said his top two names are Abel and Asa(Ay-Sah/Ay-Suh). I’m not bothered about mispronunciation as my other son had literally the easiest name on the planet and still gets mispronounced. Being in the U.K.. I know Asa is uncommon. What do you all think. Any preferences in both names or any suggestions? Bonus points for Christian / Hebrew names.
My real question is Whatcha think about Asa? is this a common name outside the UK? I am honestly not sold. Would take Lucas/Luca/Luke anyday but I am not keen on Abel either.
We had a girl name picked centuries ago arghhhhhhhhhhhh
Post # 2
I haven’t heard the name Asa before, but if I did I would probably assume it were a girl’s name. I love Lucas! Abel would be my second choice but I don’t love it either.
Post # 3
I am in the US and I’ve known one person in my life named Asa, a guy I had a few classes with in college. I don’t think it’s a super weird name but I don’t love it.
Here are some similar names that maybe you’d like more and that your husband might go for:
Post # 4
I haven’t met an Asa but I wouldn’t think it’s a weird name.
Post # 5
aquamarine15 : I can see how you’d think it’s a girls name. Ah maybe I should tell him it’s a girls name. That usually kills it for him lol
Post # 6
lindsayE : Cheers. We have an Asher in our close circle. He loves Amos actually suggested it but the meaning (Burden bearer) that’s me again lol. He loves Jude but thats his nephew’s name and he says he though it was too close in the family. I love Ansel! Thank you! I’ll look it up and suggest to him.
Post # 7
When I see the name Asa i think of the woman named that on Shahs of Sunset on Bravo.
Post # 8
chocolateplease : Just googled that lol. Never heard of the program or the lady.
Post # 9
I like Asa. There was a man in my university class called that and I liked it then too.
I also like Gideon, Asher and Jesse.
Personally I’m not a fan of Lucas (because it rhymes with mucus – but I know I’m in the minority and lots of people like it!). I do like Luke and Luca though.
How about Aslan?! I actually know a Turkish guy called this, I think it was a name there before Narnia as it’s a Turkish word.
Post # 10
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I already suggested Gideon and Jesse,both shot down. If I say Aslan, I can already see the size of teh gun he will use to shoot it down. i suggested Joel and he likes it but he thinks it woul dbe a mouthful with our last name which starts with Jo also. I said How about Yoel. He says it’s a bit pretentious to use the Spanish version of Joel……meanwhile Joel and Yoel are Hebrew spellings/pronunciation. I am hoping we wont be one of those people who leave the hospital with the baby’s name as “baby Lastname” because they couldnt agree on a name.
Post # 11
I think Asa is fine. It isn’t very popular and in real life I rarely hear it except in more traditional/conservative Jewish communities. My only other association with the name was the big business patriarch character on a long-running soap opera.
Post # 12
I like the name Asa. The only association with it I have is the young British actor by that name, Asa Butterfield. I agree with you, Abel has not great connotations.
What about Ari? It means “lion.” I like the name Asher a lot, too. There’s also Axel, which means “divine reward” in Hebrew, but it could get a lot of Axl Rose comments.
Post # 13
I can understand the concern with the name Abel. Maybe Asher? It’s got much more positive biblical connotations and is a Hebrew name! I’d avoid Asa since I believe moset people will assume it is a boy’s name. Lucas would be nice too but doesn’t necessarily have the Hebrew connection.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
Abel makes me think of Cain and Abel.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
I have heard the name Asa before, but honestly all I think about when I hear/see it is a pain reliever medication.