domingo, 12 de setembro de 2010

Name In Spotlight: Azure

The name Azure is actually a color, a type of "blue". It has yet to enter the boys popularity chart, but it is a name that I've heard more and more often recently. With the name Blue rising in popularity, albeit not commonly used, I don't see why names associated with this color can't increase in popularity too.

Azure is the perfect alternative if you don't want your son's name to be directly associated with a color, since it is rarely mentioned or heard anywhere. It's actually not my favorite shade of "blue", but it has a pleasant sound, pronounced "ay-zhoor", and it just sticks in your head like a breeze of the sea that stimulates your senses. Hopefully soon, there'll be a baby boy named Azure by a big celebrity, and it'll explode in popularity. I'm definitely on board with it.

Since the name is literally a type of "blue", there are endless choices if you want to name him after this color, simply by going international. Here is how "blue" is spelt in different languages: Azul, Bleu, Blauwe, Azzurro, Blu, Modra, Mavi, Xanh, Azrak, Sininen. Interesting names right? Some are quite different from the spelling and sound of the name Azure, but if you like exotic sounding names, these are great choices too.

If you're not too fond of the name Azure, here are some other shades of "blue" you could use as a name: Cyan, Turquoise, Navy, Aqua, Indigo, Sapphire. If they sound too weird for your tastes, you can always go with normal names that remind you of the color, for example: Sky, Skye, Ocean, River. Yes, of course I'm gonna advertise my own name, hehe.

What is your opinion on Azure? Do you think it could catch on? Or do you prefer some of my other suggestions?

1 comentário:

  1. Hi!
    Since you love "o" ending names, i would suggest Ciano - it's Cyan in portuguese.