ASKI reminds me of the ash tree.
BIL - I don't know about the Norse name and have no books. Förstemann (Altdeutsches Namenbuch, Personennamen) lists a stem BILI used mainly by the Saxons. They had names like BILI, BILO or BILIFRID etc. As a meaning he gives either lenitas (mildness), placititas (calmness) or he refers to Grimm's Deutsches Wörterbuch (II, 26):
BILL, aequitas (equality), ius (right), lex (law), a very old word, not found in Old High German any more exept in names like Pilidrut or Pilihelm.
There is more about this (and a reference to Old Nordic "bil" meaning "distance, interspace", as you say) and a goddess "Bil" in Grimms Deutsche Mythologie, so if you are intereseted, I could find out more.
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