Asher Grey?

i loved the boys name Asher Grey until i realized that both ash and grey are colors. Is th combination Asher Grey too much? I dont like Asher Greyson.


January 5, 2015 1:55 AM

Personally I would avoid this combination. 

January 5, 2015 11:55 AM

I think it might be a little too much. I've always liked the name Grey/Gray, but I can't forget when Gray Davis was being recalled as governor of California some commentator saying "never has a politician so personified his name" or something to that effect, meaning that the guy was just completely forgettable and blah. I wouldn't want to reinforce the more negative connotations of either name with such a similar counterpart.

By mk
January 5, 2015 2:21 PM

I think it's fine.

January 5, 2015 3:20 PM

It's NMS, but I don't see anything particularly wrong with Asher Grey.  I didn't even notice the color thing until you pointed it out (and that is the type of thing I usually notice).

I would avoid Grey Asher as that makes Grey sound like a descriptor.  I also don't see the point of changing it to Asher Greyson.  The color is still in the name, all you've done is made it longer.

Which name do you love more?  If the double color thing really bothers you, perhaps we could help you find something similar to replace one of the names?  For example, Asa Grey or Asher Brady instead.

January 5, 2015 3:37 PM

I agree that Asher Grey is better than Grey Asher, but I think Ash is a pretty natural nn for Asher, and Ash Grey is just not good. I know it's uncommon to use a nn with a mn, but if he is known as Ash and then his middle name is discovered, I think it would occasion raised eyebrows, at the very least.

January 6, 2015 12:39 AM

Ash Grey also reminds me of the Ash Trey on the "great names that are unfortunate together" thread!

January 6, 2015 12:33 AM

To start, it's worth noting that I realized the issue before I even clicked on the post title. Sometimes an issue needs pointing out and is only thereafter hard to unsee, but this is not one of those cases, for me at least.

Is this name being discussed because it's being considered for a caboose child, i.e. you're expecting that this will be your final child and last opportunity to use the names you love? If not, I would use EITHER Asher or Grey, and save the other for a future child. Grey has the advantage of being unisex, so you could save it for a subsequent sibling regardless of sex, and you'd also have the advantage of giving 50 Shades Of a few more years to simmer down (the movie is being released this Valentine's Day).

If it IS a caboose child that this name is being considered for, my recommendation would be Asher Graham -- where I say the latter pretty much as GRAY-um. (I know that many people say GRAM, like the unit of measure, but you can pick your pronunciation, because with a middle name it really doesn't matter because you're going to be the only one saying it.) Graeme is another option.

HOwever, if you do go for it, I think it's not terrible either -- no one really knows or uses middle names much after the birth announcements have been sent out, so most of the time your child would be navigating the world as Asher G. Surname, so it's not exactly something that would come up that often. You could also really own the heck out of it and use ash grey as the nursery color.

January 7, 2015 11:49 PM

We actually just painted our living room "Montpelier Ashlar Gray" by Valspar last week. So it definitely came to my mind whenever I read the title of the post although it was Ashlar instead of Asher. I think both names are nice though - maybe not used together if the color thing bothers you.