Actually, it IS easy being green, as in names Hunter, Kelly and Moss

A green name would offer some glorious gifts to a child, especially appropriate for one born in the Spring. Green 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.


Apple is one starbaby name—as in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Apple Blythe Allison Martin--that hasn’t caught on, while other fruit names like Clementine and Plum have been perceived as fresh and wholesome and baby-ready. But has Apple gotten a bad rap that will find some latter day redemption?

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11 Responses to “Actually, it IS easy being green, as in names Hunter, Kelly and Moss”

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LavenderBelle Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 5:12 am

Love some of these names!
My favorites
Kelly-I will always want to use this as it honors my last name. I think I like it for a boy but no one around me could get use to that.
Jada-really don’t like J names so I wouldn’t use it
Olive-my sister loves this

aunt_ning Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 9:03 am

Beryl, I do like it but it always makes me think of a Big Chain of Car Dealers here in the Pittsburgh area, in fact its who I bought my car off of.

Kelly I have always loved for a boy but can’t see myself using it

Olive I love, it was my great aunts name.

Giada I love, but I love the way she named her daughter Jade, a way of her daughter having the honor of being named for her, but yet sounding like a completely different name

peach25 Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 9:24 am

Sorry, but Myrtle and Olive are so NMS, along with others from that era such as Gladys, Bertha and Eunice. They sound like great-aunts to me, which Eunice was!

Jeanne6629 Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 9:38 am

As someone with the last name Gre-n, all of these names are not usable. However, we did name our German Shepherd Hunter for fun! I also find it unfortunate that we cannot really use other color and/or nature names as they end up sounding like a Crayola box or an environmentally friendly company (e.g. Ruby Gre-n, Pearl Gre-n, Willow Gre-n, Lily Gre-n, River Gre-n).

mill1020 Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I like Jade, Kelly, Emerald, and Hunter. This list also made me think of baby Leafy from Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Giinkies Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I had no idea Kelly was a shade of green.

Giinkies Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

… but oddly enough, I did know Kelly was the name of a component in an oil rig

Pansy Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Good list overall but I’m a bit disappointed that Midori wasn’t mentioned. That’s my favorite “green” name.

ruolan Says:

June 6th, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Pansy, mine too!! I think Kermit should have been here too (: I really like quite a few green names: Kelley (b), Olive, Jade, Esmerelda, Irving, and Moss.

Rin Says:

June 7th, 2014 at 1:19 am

Moss is my favourite for a boy, however, I’ll never be able to use it because it rhymes with our last name!

Fern is my #1 girls’ name, that’s pretty green!

thiswastheirworld Says:

June 13th, 2014 at 8:16 am

I love Kelly for a boy!

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