The Asher Obsession

Am I the only one who hates the name [name]Asher[/name]? I’ve been looking around the site and have noticed that a lot of people like it or suggest it. To me it sounds preppy and stuck up and just awful.

If you do like [name]Asher[/name], why? I’m curious.


I really like preppy and stuck-up, hoity-toity names, haha.
I like [name]Asher[/name]. I don’t love it, I’m not sure if I’d consider it myself, but I like it.

I saw [name]Marius[/name] in your signature and I am absolutely in [name]LOVE[/name] with that name! I’m pregnant with twins and want to name them [name]Hugo[/name] and [name]Marius[/name]. (if I can convince my husband!) I was thinking [name]Victor[/name] [name]Hugo[/name] and [name]Marius[/name] Pontmercy. :slight_smile:

Hahah, yeah, [name]Marius[/name] has been near the top of my list since grade 10 when I read a play called [name]Fanny[/name], by [name]Marcel[/name] Pagnol. I think it’s pretty amazing :slight_smile:

I am not a fan of [name]Asher[/name]. 1. It doesn’t sound masculine enough for me. 2. Along with [name]Ashton[/name], it seems to trendy. 3. I don’t care for many biblical names.

[name]Asher[/name] was actually the name of one of the tribes of [name]Israel[/name] so it’s a very old name that really should be on the same level as [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Joshua[/name], [name]Reuben[/name], [name]Levi[/name], [name]Simeon[/name], etc. I’m glad of its recent rise in popularity, linking on to the -er trend. I hope it holds on.

It’s not one of my favorites, but I do like it. For me, I just like the sound. I like [name]Ash[/name]- names, but I won’t use it because it sounds weird with my future surname.

I’m not a fan at all. I don’t get it either. Luckily, our different tastes keep baby naming interesting!

I don’t care for [name]Asher[/name] - it just doesn’t sound pleasant to me, for some reason.

I like in theory because of its history but its sort of lost its appeal since its so popular now…but that is just me. [name]Asher[/name]'s “wow” factor expired for me about 3-4 years ago. Sort of like [name]Noah[/name] about a decade ago.

I don’t care for it at all

[name]Asher[/name] has been a favorite name of mine for years and years, but lately I’m liking it less because it seems to be getting so popular. Not that popular names are bad or anything, it’s just that my daughter’s name is so uncommon, I don’t really want to name my next kid a really common name. Anyways, I’m not sure WHY I like it, just do.

I absolutely adore the name [name]Asher[/name], and I do think it’s now my second favourite boy’s name especially seeing as how popular [name]Jude[/name] is right now. [name]Asher[/name] has been on my boy’s list for nearly 2 years now and it’s still pretty unheard of in the UK. It is the 436th most popular boy’s name, only given to 89 boy’s so it’s pretty fresh here still.

I hope it stays relatively unknown too, although with it’s rise in the US, I bet people pick up on it here too. Although, it went from 364th (112 babies) to 436th so who knows what will happen to the name [name]Asher[/name].

Anyway, I love it because of it’s biblical roots and my taste in boy’s names is very biblical. It has one of the best meanings a name could have “blessed, fortunate, happy.” [name]Asher[/name] would be perfectly with my favourite boy’s name [name]Isaac[/name], especially when that has the meaning “he will laugh.”

[name]Asher[/name] is soft in sound, and has the common nickname of [name]Ash[/name] which I think most lads would like. It fits with the modern trends but has so much more history and meaning to it than most names. I think it’s pretty much perfect.

I can see why it’s so popular, even though it isn’t one of my personal favourites. It ticks many of the right boxes - nice meaning, nice sound, cute nickname… it even has the popular -er ending.

I’m not one for [name]Ash[/name]- names, and [name]Asher[/name] just sounds like it has too much teasing potential. I don’t hate it, but definitely makes me think of an “[name]Ivy[/name] League” type. And I don’t mean that to be flattering.

I like [name]Asher[/name]. I don’t understand why people will begin to dislike a perfectly good name just because it’s “popular”. Can someone explain that to me?

I’m not a fan of [name]Asher[/name] either.

I actually liked [name]Asher[/name] I felt it was a fresh version of the [name]Ash[/name] names but I was just in NYC this weekend and meet four [name]Asher[/name]'s under the age of 5. Which is making me strongly reconsider how much I like it.