Sunday, November 18, 2012

True Blue

While things are cooling down in the northern hemisphere, things are warming up down here in Australia. Today we've had a beautiful blue sky, so I've been inspired to write a follow up to my previous post about the colour purple with one about blue names.

Blue is one of my favourite colours, and shot to stardom as  a baby name option when Beyonce and Jay-Z bestowed in on their little girl earlier this year. It caused some controversy, and I have to admit I was one of those people that thought the media had gotten the name wrong - surely it was Ivy Blue, not Blue Ivy right? But when you think about it, Blue is quite an attractive option for a name. It has many positive meanings and associations.

Blue symbolises youth, spirituality,inspiration, sincerity and peace
Dark blue is the colour of truth and moderation
Turquoise blue provides protection, health, confidence and strength
Blue has a soothing, calming effect and encourages feeling of communication and peace
Blue represents heaven, and is the colour of the Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven

So many things are associated with blue that a list of them all could be incredibly long, so like I did with purple I've again just listed "official" shades. Enjoy, and feel free to add your suggestions for blue names in the comments!

Amparo                                          Cyan                                     Nile
Alice                                              Danube                                  Oxford
Azure                                             Delphinium                             Patriot
Bluebell                                          Denim                                    Periwinkle
Blueberry                                        Dodger                                  Phthalo
Bluebird                                          Duke                                     Royal
Bluejay                                           Dusk                                      Sapphire
Bondi                                             Eton                                       Saxony
Brandeis                                         French                                   Sky
Cambridge                                      Ink                                         Steel
Carolina                                          Iris                                         Teal
Celeste                                           Klein                                     Tiffany
Cendre                                            Lake                                     True
Cerulean                                         Majorelle                               Turquoise
Clematis                                         Maya                                     Ultramarine
Cobalt                                            Mazarine                               Vallarta
Columbia                                        Midnight                                Xenon
Cornflower                                      Monaco                                Yale
Corydalis                                        Navy                                      Zaffre

1 comment:

  1. I love this list! Thank you for putting it together.