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This is where the name Ashley comes from.
FairyGirl  6/29/2006
Not precisely. The 'Ash' part of Ashley comes from this Anglo-Saxon origin, but the 'ley' comes from a totally different word ('lea' or 'legh' I think are older forms but I'm not sure of the original) combined with the 'ash' part to make a grove of ash trees. But yes, this is an early form of 'Ash.'
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Pronounced ash, short a as in hat.
thalin  9/3/2006
In the Celtic Tree Calendar, the Ash is the tree designated for the time between February 18 - March 17 and symbolizes Prosperity, Protection, and Healing.
Splintered Light  6/3/2007
If you pronounce it in Norwegian (or Norse) the Æ will be pronounced like the "a" sound in man. This will not make a very pretty name, as the Æ sound in the Norwegian alphabet is concidered kind of ugly. Here in Norway, the alternative "Ask" (AH-sk) is used as a name.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2008

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