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My great grandpa was a very monumental person in my family, and my memories of him are very special to me. His name was Ashley Curtis. We’d love to name our coming son after him, but we hate the name (Curtis). Unfortunately, we feel a little odd about using Ashley for our son since it is almost exclusively used as a girl name now. If we used it as a middle name (for example, we’re considering Brandon Ashley), do you think it’d be okay? What are your thoughts?

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Kurt Ashley
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:05:39 | report
Middle name is better than first. Or go with plain Lee as a name...or Ash... Or Kurt. Or save Ashley for a girl.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:05:53 | report
I would never under any condition would name a boy Ashley but maybe try Asher instead?
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:07:13 | report
We don’t like Kurt either.

This is our 4th and last child. Not planning on any more after him.
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:08:10 | report
Hmm. Asher is an idea. Thanks for that suggestion. We’ll definitely consider it.
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:08:59 | report
You don’t understand naming a boy Ashley but you’d have no problem naming your daughter Blue Sapphire? THAT’S what I don’t get.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:09:27 | report
My vote is for Asher. Or first name Ash, middle name Lee
posted by guest: Natalie :: 2013-10-14 16:11:23 | report
Excuse me? What has "Blue Sapphire" got to do with our son’s name?
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:11:45 | report
Oh - I just had a thought. What about Asher Leland or Leland Asher? I like both!
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:12:33 | report
Asher Lee would be perfect.
posted by guest: Sara :: 2013-10-14 16:12:45 | report
No I could never name a boy Ashley but I wouldn’t even have a problem naming a girl A[removed]ercedes
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:13:17 | report
I actually have a real soft spot for Ashley on males. On the other hand, I find it really boring for girls. I’d consider it as a first name for a boy and I’d certainly use it as a middle name for a boy in a heartbeat.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:16:01 | report
My husbands name is Ashley :) he’s 30.. He mostly gets called Ash (which as a nn suits male better than female don’t you think?) but Ashton or Asher are great too.
posted by guest: Me :: 2013-10-14 16:18:04 | report
Hmmm. Okay, so now my "maybe list" has grown to...

Brandon Ashley
Asher Leland
Leland Asher
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:18:07 | report
Oh, hey! I like Ashton too!
Brandon Ashley
Asher Leland
Leland Ashley
Ashton Lee
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:19:04 | report
Ashley on a boy? Are you crazy?
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:19:18 | report
I already said we felt odd about using it as a first name. So stop worrying about it. It won’t be a first name!
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:21:56 | report
I like Asher Leland or Ashton Lee best of your choices. I think I like Ashton better than Asher.
posted by guest: Sara :: 2013-10-14 16:23:03 | report
Lol Blue Sapphire... I dont get it either. I think Ashley isnt great for a boy. If its the middle name ok but not the best. I dont care for Curtis either. Asher is a nice alternative, maybe Ashton.

Ashley means ash meadow... so other names that mean ash or meadow are...

Blakely (Blake)

Now Curtis means polite and courteous... but theres no good alternative.

Could his last name work?

Or maybe take the letters from his name to give you a brand new name created from his name.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:23:13 | report
I like Bradley and Wesley out of your suggestions. Thanks. His last name was Minden, so no, I don’t think that would work out.
posted by guest: Poller :: 2013-10-14 16:26:16 | report
Bradley and Wesley were the only ones on my list I like too but I didnt know if you were into more unique names so I went with the ones I didnt think were horrible.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-14 16:32:27 | report

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