It's Jewish. And AWESOME.
I have a cousin named Asher and he's *wicked* smart. I have good associations. His middle name is Deva - also Jewish.
Also, there's My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, which is a *very* good story.
I love it! It is traditional but not over used, love the way it sounds.
I LOVE that name Asher! It's a biblical name (one of Jacob's 12 sons) but it isn't super common like some others (Daniel, Jacob, Adam, etc.)
In case you are curious, there are some other interesting names from Jacob's 12 sons (which became the 12 tribes of Israel): Reuben, Simeon/Simon, Levi, Dan, Naphtali/Naftali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin.
It's funny how some of these are such common names (Joseph, Benjamin) when others are so out there (I can't imagine naming a kid Zebulun!)
LMS is so helpful w/ "It doesn't sound like a name".
uhh-- It's one of the earliest names in the Bible. It's definitely a name.
I LOVE IT!
Rogue Lily:LMS is so helpful w/ "It doesn't sound like a name". uhh-- It's one of the earliest names in the Bible. It's definitely a name.I LOVE IT! ?
What is your problem?? ?She asked for thoughts and I told her what I thought. I've never met anyone named Asher so it doesn't sound like a name to me.?
i LOVE this name and it will likely be the name of my future son (assuming i ever have a son, LOL)!
i like it b/c it's biblical, has a great meaning and is different/uncommon without being weird or sounding made up.
I come on this board because people are nice and don't make fun of another person for their responses. We offer advice, not criticism. If you are going to be rude, just leave.
I like the name Asher. It's nice! ??
I like it...I had it on my list a little while ago.
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AllThatGlitters101:I like Asher. He was the best friend of Jonas (or was it Jonah? I'm having a memory lapse) in the book The Giver.
Yes, Jonas's best friend. He was such a sweet guy in the book. I love the name Asher although it took time to grow on me.
EmmieB:Also, there's My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, which is a *very* good story.
That's exactly what I thought of when I saw Asher. It's one of my favorite books. I like Asher.