Does anybody want to write this post for me? I’m sure that, in the right hands, it will be both witty and charming.
Opening Anecdote: In Through the Looking-Glass, Alice joins a giant chess-game, starting as a pawn and progressing until she becomes a queen. The Red Queen invites her to play saying, "You can be the White Queen’s Pawn, if you like, as Lily’s too young to play."
Basic Concept: Colour names. If Lily is the White Queen’s pawn, what are Red Queen’s pawns called? Rose, Ruby, Coral, Scarlett, [insert two more red-themed girls’ names here], and their brothers Rusty and Garnet? Who are their friends when they go out to play? Saffron, Sage (and her brother Hunter), Bianca and Pearl (two more of the white pawns), Violet, and Skye?
Possible Avenues of Development
- Random Seinfeld-esque Ruminations: Why are there so many red names, yet not a single name based on orange? How can we best promote the use of the name Saffron, which is really lovely and not nearly as popular as it deserves to be? What are the colour-words that ought to be names but aren’t? Aquamarine?
- New Trends in Family-Themed Names: It’s so 1978, that trend of giving all your children names starting with the same letter (Duggar family take note). Imagine how much simpler it would be if, instead of naming your daughters Jenna, Julia, Josephine, and Jemima, parents could name them after paint chips? Sienna, Umber, Sandy, and Cinnamon, let’s say.
- New Trends in Blogging Names: Antique (White) Mommy and Cinnamon Gurl, you guys are the vanguard. Maybe this is the solution to my blog-handle dilemma. Instead of B&P, the Queen, or Glenda (thanks Gwen for such great suggestions!) I could name myself after my blog template! What do you think – should I call myself Saffron, Bronwyn, or Pumpkin Spice?
Okay, maybe it wasn’t such a great post idea after all. Never mind.