Asher for a girl?

Recently, I’ve started warming up to the name [name_m]Asher[/name_m]. I like that it’s biblical and I love that it means “fortunate, blessed, happy one.” However, I was reading a couple’s blog and they have a daughter named [name_m]Asher[/name_m], and now I keep seeing it as a girls name. I feel like it makes sense as a girls name, but I don’t think it goes well with my style (my current favorites are [name_f]Ramona[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], and [name_u]Jude[/name_u]).

What do you think of [name_m]Asher[/name_m] as a girls name and do you think it goes with my name style?

I prefer the spelling [name_f]Asha[/name_f] for a girl.

To me [name_m]Asher[/name_m] is all boy. [name_f]Asha[/name_f] is nice for a girl though, or [name_u]Ash[/name_u].

I think [name_m]Asher[/name_m] could work. After all, there are a few names out there beginning with “[name_u]Ash[/name_u]” that are typically feminine like [name_u]Ashley[/name_u], [name_f]Ashlyn[/name_f], etc. But I think a concern would be with people assuming her gender.

Absolutely not. I find it incredibly tacky and does no justice for a little girl. There are so many more biblical names that are tremendously better than [name_m]Asher[/name_m]. I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m just tired of seeing little girls hate their names because they’re boys names. Your style isn’t really my style, but they’re very sound with each other as a sibset and I don’t find [name_m]Asher[/name_m] to be a good match.

I think it would be like naming a girl [name_u]Jude[/name_u]. They rank about the same in popularity. They are both growing popular for boys. Yes, it could work (I actually have a cousin whose wife is named [name_u]Jude[/name_u]). But people would assume that [name_u]Jude[/name_u] is a boy. And it just seems a bit off giving your daughter a masculine name. So, yes, I guess [name_m]Asher[/name_m] could be a girl, but I think it would be in better taste and better suited for [name_m]Asher[/name_m] to be given to a boy instead of a girl.
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] I think goes well with your naming style, if used for a boy. I especially love [name_m]Asher[/name_m], [name_u]Jude[/name_u], and [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] together. But a feminine [name_m]Asher[/name_m] would not fit with [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], and [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] for example. I’d expect feminine [name_m]Asher[/name_m] to have sisters named [name_u]Eliot[/name_u] and [name_u]Addison[/name_u].

No, [name_m]Asher[/name_m] is a boy name and I see no point in bestowing it on a girl, especially when there are so many girls names that begin with [name_u]Ash[/name_u]- ([name_u]Ashley[/name_u], [name_f]Ashlyn[/name_f], [name_f]Asha[/name_f], etc.).

I love [name_m]Asher[/name_m] on a girl. [name_m]Way[/name_m] better than the played-out [name_f]Ashely[/name_f] or [name_f]Ashlynn[/name_f]. She can go by [name_u]Ash[/name_u].
[name_m]Just[/name_m] as a side note, if you like the name but want to go a little more feminine, try [name_u]Ashby[/name_u] - you still get the [name_u]Ash[/name_u] nickname - heck, you could even call her “[name_m]Asher[/name_m]” with [name_u]Ashby[/name_u] as a first.

Also - why are people so negative about gender roles in naming? Names have a lot of things behind them - meaning, tradition, nature, religion, family - it means so many things to so many different people - but last I checked names themselves don’t have a gender. I think as long as the parents feel a special something with the name then there are no rules - just opinions. :wink:

Anyway, just my two cents. :slight_smile:

I agree with this completely. I love [name_m]Asher[/name_m]. I would assume it is a boy, but I could easily see it used on a girl if that’s what you wanted. People may get it wrong at first, but eventually they’ll either accept it or get over it. I think [name_u]Ash[/name_u] is great nn option too!

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[name_m]Asher[/name_m] Keddie is an actress in Australia, I know far to many [name_u]Ashley[/name_u]'s whole are male and female that I feel most [name_u]Ash[/name_u] names can be worn well by either gender, though I do prefer [name_u]Ashton[/name_u] on a boy. I quite like [name_m]Asher[/name_m] for a girl

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I absolutely agree with textlikekisses. Quite frankly, I’m really tired of people having such negative knee-jerk reactions to masculine names on girls. This idea that girls should be inherently feminine and guys should be masculine is sexist to me. A person’s name does not determine how they are going to dress or act or what kind of personality they’re going to have.

If YOU like the name and want to name your baby girl [name_m]Asher[/name_m], go for it. I think it works. It’s more unique than [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] or [name_f]Ashlyn[/name_f] and a lot less boring, and there’s always the nickname [name_u]Ash[/name_u] she can go by. [name_u]Ashby[/name_u] is also a nice alternative. Yes, people are going to assume she’s a boy (like in rollcall in class or something), but trust me, people will get over it quickly. My best friend knew plenty of girls with boy names and to my knowledge, people didn’t give them much of a hard time because of it.

It doesn’t exactly fit your naming style, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it. You shouldn’t refrain from using certain names just because they don’t fit your style.

Like I said, go for it if you like it. It’s a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning and if people don’t like it or judge you for naming your kid that, forget about them.

It is hard b/c I don’t even like it for a boy. It does not seem to me to go with your name tastes, but diversity can be good.

Ummmh NO, sorry. [name_m]Asher[/name_m] is a masculine name and we cannot do what we want with names, words or languages… We have rules. I don’t understand why people call their daughters [name_m]Asher[/name_m] or [name_u]Elliott[/name_u] (for example). I just think it’s ridiculous, sorry.

Names have meanings, origins, stories and therefore genders (even objects and animals have genders in a lot of countries).

For example, Eli is a man in the Bible. It has a strong masculine story and origin since a very long time. Elliott, Elias or Elijah come from the name Eli. They are all masculine variations and these names appeared masculine everywhere in the world. They are wrong and weird on girls.
Another example. Dresses became popular for women, women wear dresses. What about a man wearing a dress! Is that weird? Yes it is.

I don’t understand parents. It’s not funny to justify her sexual identity every day, it’s pointless and disrespectful for the names’ origin and tradition.

Our society, etymologists, linguists and other persons put rules and defined genders. We have rules for everything because it’s important.

[name_f]Asha[/name_f] is a lot better.

I don’t hate it; I just think it’s unnecessary. I much prefer [name_f]Ashah[/name_f].

I really like [name_m]Asher[/name_m] for a girl. It’s much better than [name_u]Ashley[/name_u], and not annoying like [name_u]Ashton[/name_u]. As for your style, what does that matter? If you love it, you love it, style or no. But since you like [name_m]Silas[/name_m] and [name_u]Jude[/name_u] - both biblical - then yes, it fits that part of your style.

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I think it works. There isn’t technically anything masculine about the name. The prefix “[name_u]Ash[/name_u]” feels pretty androgynous to me. Go with your gut :wink:

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