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Thread: Name imagery
July 3rd, 2013 05:26 PM #21Artemis Willow ☀ Cordelia Avalon ☀ Isabeau Forest ☀ Isadora Nightingale ☀ Lorelei Ondine ☀ Lyra Snow ☀ Pandora Everild ☀ Tabitha Eilonwy ☀ Thisbe Wildrose ☀ Thora Silmarien
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July 3rd, 2013 05:40 PM #23
Absolutely! I feel as if I am seeing a beautiful town or a magical/mystical place when I hear certain names, like the person with that name in a fairy tale like environment. Something ethereal and unusual, like nature children or fairies, since I love fairies . I love names that conjure up Imagery of strong, spiritual girls who are stunning with eye catching hair and who are brave, independent, mysterious, and filled with passion. They have adventures on the countryside and have countless lovers who worship them. It's not really synesthesia, though I wish I had it. Even the most banal things in life would seem interesting!XOXO WHILLEMINAFavesKirrly, Rosalind, Tamsin, Josephine
July 3rd, 2013 06:40 PM #25
Do the weights have anything to do with syllable count or are they just random feelings you get from each one?
I have synesthesia as well, it manifests as colors in names and certain words (it's an instant feeling that I get, so for instance words that I use frequently don't tend to register anymore, but if I read/hear a new word or name I can still pick up on it's inherent color). I know this is definitely the reason that I was such an avid reader and name nerd as a kid. As someone else mentioned, my favorite names tend to be cooler colors, which is also true of my favorite colors in real life as well. Blues, teals, and especially greens (Dominic is a deep, lush, forest green to me) are the ones I prefer, probably because they tend to remind me of nature. Though of course certain associations can trump/surpass the color of the name by giving it a more appealing reference in my mind.
I also sometimes have mental images of children running through fields of golden grass, collecting seashells at dawn, sledding down glittering hills, or painting by the riverside but I think these views are more just a product of my imagination as they don't happen for every name, just the ones I think about most often. I suppose I start attributing them to certain imaginary children, but the colors are the only things I can't control. On a related note, my best friend cannot see colors but certain words, accents, and sounds (which often applies to names, such fun!) affect her audibly and make her ears sort of "tingle" which I think must be really exciting as well. Sorry if I didn't explain that well, it's her synesthesia, not mine, haha.
@betty- Freya is a pale jade green for me, and March is a soft frosty blue. =]Dominic James~ (Felicity : Julia : Rowena : Gabriel : Jude)
July 4th, 2013 01:56 AM #27Catalina Rosalie "Tali" - 16 - Runner - Volleyball Player
Girls: Reverie, Bryony, Paige, Celestia, Delphine, Caroline, Ivy, Acadia, Alexandra, Isabella, Magnolia, Olympia, Columbia
Boys: Adrian, Everett, Nathaniel, Elliott, Levi, Sawyer, Miles, Preston, Paxton, Jackson, Theodore, Graham, Augustus
GIRLS: Calla, Aurelia, Claire, Aria & Annabel
BOYS: Cooper, Edmund, Donovan, Sebastian & Malcolm
July 4th, 2013 01:44 PM #29
This is so captivating - I am absolutely fascinated to hear about the imagery/colours conjured up by different names, as I have never had such a response myself, or known anyone to have it. Sometimes, if I really concentrate on reading every letter of the name and speak it aloud, I can begin to piece together what kind of picture it gives me, but it is only very vague and takes a while to do... So if names are contrasting colours, or colours that don't 'go' together, could you not have them as sibling names, or as a first and a middle? Sorry to be so nosey and inquisitive, I am just finding this incredibly interesting!