Thoughts on Anshel?

It means happy, and is less common than [name_u]Asher[/name_u]. Is it too hard for most to pronounce? (beginning with “OHN” not “AN”) Thanks :slight_smile:

Ooh never heard this one before. I like it - earthy and cheerful

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Well, I think it sounds as if the parent couldn’t decide on [name_m]Anselm[/name_m] or [name_m]Herschel[/name_m] and therefore decided on a smoosh name. It can be a decent alternative to [name_u]Asher[/name_u] but I also think that the name beginning with the O sound could cause pronounciation issues ineeded.

Other alternative to [name_u]Asher[/name_u]:
[name_m]Thatcher[/name_m]
[name_u]Ashton[/name_u]
[name_u]Archer[/name_u]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_m]Abel[/name_m]
[name_u]Hunter[/name_u]
[name_u]Thayer[/name_u]

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It sounds more like a brand name to me than a name for a person.

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It’s handsome, but I definitely like [name_m]Ansel[/name_m] more! The “sh” sound in [name_m]Anshel[/name_m] is a little awkward to say.

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It must be a real name, but it sounds misspelled. I prefer [name_m]Ansel[/name_m], don’t like sh.

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Thanks for the replies. Wanted to add that [name_m]Anshel[/name_m] is Yiddish, hence the connection the Hebrew [name_u]Asher[/name_u].