Pantone — the final authority in all things color and design — announced that we’re all moving on from Tangerine (the 2012 color of the year) to Emerald. That’s right, folks; The 2013 color of the year is Emerald green.
For design lovers out there, perhaps choosing an Emerald-inspired name will best personify your child’s 2013 birth year.
Hunter – A “Top 100” name that conjures up the color Hunter Green — a dark, emerald-like color.
Forest/Forrest – A nature name that’s all about greenery.
Cale – A cute Top 1,000 name that sounds like the dark green vegetable.
Sage – An herbal name that works for boys or girls.
Spruce – A greener version of Bruce.
Pine – A unique nature name for your little boy — possibly as a middle name?
Elm – Another middle-name-worthy tree name.
Green – Color names are getting more popular (i.e. Blue Ivy), and Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke used Green as their son’s middle name.
Esmeralda – Literally means “emerald” — and hey, it’s a Disney name!
Esme – A gorgeous name that you might be hearing more of (thanks to Twilight??), Esme actually translates to EMERALD!
Emerald – Or why not name just your little girl Emerald, the 2013 color of the year?
Jade – This green jewel name has been on the rise.
Fern – A beautiful nature name that has nothing but green imagery.
Olive- An up-and-coming name (now popular in Hollywood with celebs like Isla Fisher and Drew Barrymore — and let’s not forget Olive as the star of Little Miss Sunshine) with green roots.
Ivy – An earthy green name that’s getting a lot of attention thanks to Beyonce and Jay Z’s baby, Blue Ivy.
Hazel – An old-fashioned name that has brownish-green imagery.
Verde – Literally translates to green.
Kelly – Although it might be a little too “90s” for you, it could also represent Kelly Green.
Willow – A nature name that’s quickly climbing the charts.
Juniper – An evergreen tree name.
Cypress – Another tree name, similar to Willow and Juniper.
Peridot – Although it’s not nearly as dark as the color emerald, Peridot — the green gemstone for “August” — is an unusual baby name choice.