Now he likes Asher...

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Now he likes Asher...
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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 6:37am

My husband all of a sudden is loving names he vetoed months ago. Now he likes Asher. What do you guys think?

Siblings are Connor Thomas, Kadyn May, and Avery Claire.

Could I get away with Levi for a middle name? It would be pronounced LEH-vee. I know that would make it super close to Chaim Potok's character, but I don't know how many folks are familiar with his books anyway. Levi was my great grandfather's given name. It was changed to Lewis when he came to the States from Norway. He was a really neat guy - played soccer for Norway and is in the International Football Hall of Fame, always so nice to my sisters and me, had fun stories about Norway - and I'd love to use his name but I don't know if I could get away with it here. Tom wrinkled his nose, but I'm thinking if I let it sit a bit he may come around after all... I don't want to use Lewis because my third sister's son's middle name is Louis after her husband and my fourth sister wants to use Louis for a first name for a boy if she has one, and honestly, I really don't love the name Lewis anyway but I adore Levi.

So...

Asher Levi - my maternal grandfather's father's given name
Asher Robert - my dad's and my paternal grandfather's middle name
Asher Kristian - Levi's father's name
Asher John - Tom's mom's maiden name is Jensen plus Tom's first name is Ian

Thoughts?

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Registered: 06-25-2010
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 12:07pm

Hi Kara! Asher Levi is fab!! I only like Levi as LEH-vee. I love the history behind it for your family, too.


I hope you are feeling well these days :)

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 12:58pm
I like Asher Levi, but I think it would be hard to swing the pronunciation you want since Levi is so familiar as lee-vie in this country. I know several Jewish people who pronounce Levy the way you want--but it really does feel too "My Name Is..." for me. I'd probably lean more towards Asher Robert with your kids.
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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 2:09pm
Thanks, Elle!

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 2:13pm

I would guess that everyone would assume the pronunciation is LEE-vie, too, but I figured that since we're using it in a middle name spot it wouldn't matter that much. I mean, how often does someone else besides your mother use your middle name except maybe at high school graduation, you know? All of the family knows the pronunciation.

I actually tried for Levi as a first name but Tom wasn't on board. We probably would have just caved and pronounced it LEE-vie then because I'd say most everyone would have pronounced it that way anyhow.

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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 11:15am
My youngest is Levi (pronounced Lee-vie).


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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 3:06pm
That's so funny! Seems we have similar naming styles!

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Registered: 05-18-2005
Mon, 07-12-2010 - 4:25pm

Hah!

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Mon, 07-12-2010 - 10:12pm

I love Asher Levi! Since Levi's the middle name, I doubt it would be a big deal for him to have to explain the pronunciation--most of the time, he or a family member would be the one saying it.

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Tue, 07-13-2010 - 8:51am
Thanks, Gwen! Sorry you couldn't use Asher or Levi. :( That stinks when names that you love clash with your last name.

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Tue, 07-13-2010 - 8:52am
Thanks for your input!

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