We are on vacation and typing posts on my phone is both stressful (I’ve had many a draft “disappear”) and I hate the flow (it just doesn’t appear the same way on my phone as it does on the computer).  But, I want to stay on track with the clues so I’ll go ahead and give the second one today.  I just don’t have a very good story to go along with it.

Clue #2: her third name will be a color name 

I’m sure you will recall, if you’ve been around for my other girls’ given names, that we like to use a color name as a placeholder in the third position.  We do this because we like creative names but we don’t have the gumption to use them as first names; plus the use of color names is a nod to my artistic background as well as N’s art appreciation.  We like that all of our children will have this trait in common too.

I can count on my hand the number of times I actually have to write the girls’ second middle name on a document or form so they are incredibly underused, and perhaps a bit indulgent on our part, but we enjoy the common, colored thread running through our vein of names.

The bonus hint I will give you this time is that we searched high and low to find a name that isn’t in the same color family as the other two.  MG has Veridian (which is a blue-green but considered in the green family) and Bea has Aubergine which is an eggplant purple.

I wanted this baby to have a color that wasn’t either a green or purple. The problem being that so many of the names I loved fall into these two camps: Ivy, Iris, Wisteria, Violet, Chartreuse, etc.  BUT, I did finally find one that fit the above categories and that we both love the sound of with our other two names.

Stay tuned to find out next week more info about the format of her name ☺️


Clue #3

2 Comments on Baby Name Game Clue #2: a rose by any other name 

  1. Kristin
    March 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m going to guess that the color name is in the red/pink family since the clue’s title is “A rose by any other name…” Maybe Ruby? Scarlett? Coral? Peach? Garnet? Amaranth?Poppy?

    As a name aficionado myself, I love how much thought you put into your daughters’ names.

    • kate.j.miley@gmail.com
      March 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm (2 years ago)

      Those are some very good guesses! I love quite a few of those ☺️


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