Color Names for Babies

Using color names for babies started with Amber, then Rose drove the point home. Now color names have exploded beyond these once cool favorites to include hues from the obvious -- Violet and Scarlett -- to the most exotic, from Azure to Zinc. The full spectrum:
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  • Burgundy

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    Ron Burgundy was Will Ferrell's fictional helmet-haired newsman, but this color name is much more suited to a girl.  Read More 

  • Cerise

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    Infinitely preferable to the tease-inspiring English version of the word.  Read More 

  • Cerulean

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    Cerulean is just beginning to be heard as a name. Though Cerulean works as a name for both genders; the fact that it's a majestic light blue makes it particularly appropriate for a boy.  Read More 

  • Chamois

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    Pronounced sham-me, this color and word name is soft and appealing. Read More 

  • Cherry

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    Why give your future teenager even more reason to hate you.  Read More 

  • Citron

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    A Gallic twist on a word or nature name, which has a nice lemony feel.  Read More 

  • Claret

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    Rich purplish red color choice that may gain favor along with Claire, though the wine connection can't be ignored.  Read More 

  • Cocoa

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    Do everyone a favor and spell it Coco, an up-and-coming choice. Read More 

  • Cordovan

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    Leathery, masculine image, complete with user-friendly short form.  Read More 

  • Crimson

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    Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett's success, though it's lacking that Gone With the Wind charm. Read More 

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