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.
Color names come complete with their own imagery, everything that’s emblematic of the color they represent. The best of the color names make vivid choices for any child. Here, our eight favorite .
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If Scarlett and Ruby are too pop culture for you, you might want to opt for the showier Crimson.