By Abby Sandel
Back in 2007, Thirty Rock’s Cerie told Liz Lemon that she already had baby names picked out. “If it’s a girl, Bookcase, or Sandstorm, or maybe Hat, but that’s more of a boy’s name.”
While Hat and Bookcase remain – thankfully – unused, parents continue to embrace the idea of word names – nouns, adjectives, and even a few verbs – for our children’s names.
This week’s celebrity birth announcements highlight the range of possibilities.
Of all the colors on the artist’s palette, I can’t think of one that holds more captivating baby name possibilities than the royal color purple. From the soft lavender and lilac hues to the vivid magenta and fuchsia, baby namers are suddenly showing a real passion for the various shades of purple. By Linda Rosenkrantz
A green name would offer some glorious gifts to a child, especially appropriate for one born in the Spring
is the most prevalent color in nature, signifying growth, renewal and the environment–while on the crasser side, green also represents money and prosperity. To choose a green name, you could consider names with green in their meaning, such as Chloe
(“green shoot”), but here’s a more direct route: pick the name of an actual shade of green, of which there are lots of good name possibilities.
by Angel Thomas, aka Dantea
We’re all familiar with color names like Scarlett, Ebony, Gray (recently popular), and Cole (as in black) but what if you want a color name no one’s used before, or at least you’ve never heard. What if you want Blue but Beyonce ruined it for you? Maybe you could try Cerulean or Cyan? In this post, I hope to bring to your attention some stunning colors that I think would make fabulous names.
Aero — It’s a pale blue, and sounds like Arrow. I’ve seen Arrow around, so there’s no reason this one couldn’t work. It’s soft but stream lined.
Cordovan — It’s a purply-red wine color . It’s got the nickname Van or Cord and it’s reminiscent of Sullivan and other Irish sounding names.
Malachite — This is a gem and a bright, minty green color. It has the same sounds as Malachi with the cool KITE sound at the end. Kite, incidentally, would make a cool nickname.
Russet — It’s a deep brown. It’s very similar to Russell and other names of the sort, and has the same nickname of Russ, but it’s a color name I’ve never seen used.