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Aspen trees have always seemed very mysterious and enchanting to me and that's what I think of when I hear this name.
-- luv_my_princesses  6/6/2005
When I named my daughter Aspen in 1997, I had never heard it used as a name. I used to hike in the mountains with my dad, and I loved the shimmery-leaved, graceful Aspen trees, so I thought it would make a perfect name for my beautiful baby girl!
-- HijaiMamaBabyPajama  10/15/2005
Aspen, Colorado, is a popular winter destination.
-- breakofday  1/7/2006
I hate this name. It's so bad. It reminds me of Alpine skiing!
-- Anonymous User  3/1/2006
It just sounds pretentious. Maybe it's okay if you live in stereotypical suburbia, but otherwise, I'd refrain.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2006
Aspen is a pretty, original name for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2006
I think the name Aspen is very pretty.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2006
I ADORE this name for a girl! It is very versatile and different, and I like the sound; it sounds very peaceful and gracious, in my opinion.
-- Pheadirean  7/9/2006
I always thought this could work for a boy's name too.
-- dramaelf  7/12/2006
What comes to mind for me when I hear Aspen is Aspen, Colorado.
-- Missy  10/29/2006
I like this better for a boy.
-- acresofhope  3/14/2007
This is a beautiful name for a girl! A wonderful epithet to grow up with, as well. If I ever rename myself, I'll definitely consider this option.
-- Georgia_kh  4/19/2007
I think this name would be much more suitable for guys. It kind of reminds me of Asperger's Syndrome, but that's probably because I've been diagnosed with it. I don't think the association will be made by many people, and this isn't that bad a name.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
This name can also be used for boys, seeing as it's a word name, and not the name of a flower. As a side note, I very strongly dislike this name. It's like it's trying to be different but while following all the trendy naming styles.
-- Akua Topaz  5/4/2008
The leaves of aspens are sometimes referred to as Old Wives' Tongues, because of the sound they make as the leaves are rustled by the wind.
-- Scion  8/17/2008
Very pretty - but I can't get over the "ass" sound in the beginning. Middle name, perhaps?
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2008
My first name is Aspen. People often think it's a odd name for a girl, but I really like it, I would change it for the world. Say it out loud, it's a nice name.
-- Cross-My-Heart  2/21/2009
Aspen sounds completely vulgar and inappropriate, considering the syllables in the name. Plus, it doesn't sound feminine.
-- bananarama  7/9/2009
I first heard the name when I was reading the first book of the Mistmantle Chronicles "Urchin of the Riding Stars". It was the name of one of the nemesis but nevertheless I found the name pleasing.
-- Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
Any guy named this name would be ridiculed to no end. This is SUCH a feminine sounding name. I had a dog named Aspen once. Very pretty name and ages well.
-- slyboots  11/15/2009
I love Aspen trees, but I think for a name it's very ugly. "Asp" isn't an appealing sound to my ear and makes me think of the asp which is a type of snake.
-- Anonymous User  1/25/2011
I love this name. To me it's feminine, but in no way girly. Reminds me of misty Aspen groves in the Rockies. I also once had the pleasure of meeting a lovely wolf named Aspen :)
-- CedarDream  4/10/2011
Hippie-Central. Disgusting.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2011
I think it's a very cool name, though I find it masculine. I don't think I'd use it on a kid though, because of the "as-" part.
-- Black_X  7/28/2011
The name Aspen holds something special that no one knows about until they get to know the individual. Aspen is a strong name and with it the bearer has the ability to fight through everything they face in their life. Aspen also has the ability to make everyone love her without knowing that she is doing it.
-- mchivers  1/23/2013
My first name is Aspen. My parents gave me the name in 1981... maybe I'm the original? Lol! I'm amazed to see other aspens on here! I have never met another Aspen... pretty cool, I'm not alone, lol. I love my name! Yes, there was some teasing as a kid... Aspen give me an aspirin, asspain, etc. But, it didn't bother me at all. The comments that say pretentious are absurd. I was raised in a trailer & grew up in a horse barn. I can't afford to ski in Aspen, or anywhere for that matter, lol. But, I would if I could! People too often say something's pretentious just because they can't afford it. Mchivers posted that Aspen can make it through anything life throws... absolutely true! Actually, everything in that comment is eerily true! :-)
-- ostascolorado  11/12/2014
This is a very beautiful name! Aspen. It just sounds nice!
-- Gio123  3/2/2013
I named my daughter Aspen in 1986 when it was not a popular name to others. She was named after the beautiful Aspen trees in my favorite place Aspen, Colorado. She has grown to be as beautiful as both and when people meet her they love her name as well as her! She has had teachers and friends name their children after her. It's a beautiful name!
-- ccrn09  3/22/2013
A great middle name for Bristol.
Bristol Aspen.
-- jazzycritique  5/18/2013
I love this name, it sounds so very pretty to me. Its very unique and feminine sounding. One of my favorite names.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2013
It sounds like (butt)-pin.
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2013
Reminds me of asperger...
No offence.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/5/2014
I named my daughter Aspen in 2001. I have never heard of or met another person with that name. I am excited to read there are several others that named their daughter the same. It means "shining mountains" due to the heart shaped Aspen leaves shimmering when the wind blows. I feel Aspen is a beautiful name. My daughter constantly gets compliments every time her name is heard for the first time.
-- RoseM  9/28/2014
I like how it's a nature name which does make it seem quite beautiful. The downfall, however, is that Aspen sounds very similar to Aspirin...
-- Anonymous User  10/5/2014
This name reminds me WAY too much of "Aspergers" for my comfort. Also "Asthma" It also sounds like "has been\ass been"
The name is just rather harsh and sounds more of an insult than anything.
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2014
I'm on the fence with this name. My husband is from Colorado and suggested it and my first impression was, "Cute!" But no, I don't think I could saddle a kid with this name forever. Maybe a middle name?
-- Meredith02  12/18/2014
I was named Aspen by my father in '91 before it started gaining popularity because we lived in CO and he was enamored by the trees and thought they were so stunning, so when I was born it was a no-brainer.

While I was in elementary school, of COURSE people tried to make fun of it, but they were all so lame they didn't even have an effect on lil 6, 7, 8, 9 year old me, and actually some of my best friends in high school, got a kick out of all the nicknames they could come up with "Aspanda, Asskittle, Asponder," and they filled out 3 pages back to back and I thought it was so cute and funny, because they didn't do it to be malicious, they did it because, yes, Aspen can be made into a bunch of different words.

And the ol' "Hey Aspen, how's your ass been" was literally used by one person who was also a good friend who just thought it was comical, and I laughed then too!

Instead of worrying about what your kid is going to get made fun of for, teach them to laugh at themselves and get a sense of humor...

Now that I'm an adult EVERY TIME I tell someone my name (98%, I'm not kidding) they always always say "Wow, what a beautiful name!" Ever since I left MIDDLE school, no one has ever insulted me for my name.

And regarding Aspirin, only one person says that and he's my uncle, so he gets free reign.

When I was younger I wanted to change my name to something "normal" like Melissa or Jessica because I had my own self-esteem issues, but now that I'm older I would NEVER even dream of doing that. My full name is so unique people ask me if it's a stage name, and I think that's pretty dang cool.

So as a fellow Aspen-er, go ahead and name your child that! It's a great name! And every kid is going to get made fun of no matter what. In 3rd grade this girl thought she was insulting me by calling me Leafy Dog (because my last name is kinda canine related) and that was probably... the worst thing any one has called me, which is saying a lot considering that's like nothing (a literal 3rd grade level insult))
-- Aspennicole  8/23/2015
I hope it doesn't seem queer for me to comment on my own name, but I do so since I have a right to my own name. My example of an impression for this name is my own life. I loved my name before I even knew what it meant, still I love it to this day. As my friends said to me, my name gives me a kind of glow and a skip in my step, my own journey with this name has been an exciting one and I love every second of it. I hope those in the future find pleasure in my name as well.
-- Aspen Ash  10/31/2015
I love place names and nature names and I think Aspen reminds me of a wintry day outside having fun. I like it for a boy or girl and I think the negative sound effects are overblown. Maybe spell it Azpen, so you avoid the sound issues.
-- Kidwins9  11/26/2015
A name only becomes ugly when a person leaves an ugly opinion.

Aspen, personally, sounds unisex to me. I love the connotation associated with it. It's unique and modern and very youthful sounding!
-- solavibus  12/23/2015
This name is just awful; I don't even know where to begin! The fact that it's high within the top 1000 names (#397) is just mind boggling. There are just too many reasons why this name is a horrible choice.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2016
My daughters name is Aspen she is 7 months old but I chose this name 12 years ago. Almost everyone tells me how beautiful it is. The only con to this name is people assume Aspen is a boy's name. I have no idea why because it's super feminine.
-- gatormom73  2/2/2016
I'm surprised so many people think this is a feminine name. I read the name somewhere without context and assumed it was a boy's name. It could certainly be unisex but it just doesn't sound feminine to me at all. I don't know anyone with the name but I have a story with a character named Aspen. It's such a nice name!
-- Anonymous User  2/5/2016
My name is Aspen, I just had to look up this name because I would get bullied all the time because of my name. This helped me know more about my name and that I should just shake it off.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2016
I assumed Aspen was a masculine name, but I guess not. I think it sounds more appropriate for a boy, although it is beautiful either way.
-- lilpimpteller  2/9/2016
I really love Aspen for a boy. Very masculine, earthy, and natural. And maybe even "Penn" for a nickname? (Like Penn Badgely?) I just loooove the name entirely.
-- Anonymous User  2/11/2016
I named my daughter Aspen in 2000. We live in beautiful central Utah, and the Aspens, also called Quakies, are as plentiful as they are gorgeous. It fits my daughter, and she has always been complimented on her name. Her nick names range from Aspey to Asp-a-doodle. She's even been called "Quakie" in good fun.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2016

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