Color names for boys

My sister is currently pregnant with twins and she is trying to go with a color theme. Her first baby is a girl named Scarlet, and one of the twin names is likely to be Greyson. The second baby she would like to have a "grey" name if possible. Thanks for any help!


July 31, 2015 9:32 PM

So, she's having two boys? 

I think Sterling is an excellent suggestion.

I'm not a twin, and I know there is a whole range of opinion on this subject, but most of the twin moms I know stress the importance of treating them as individuals. Thus, I like the idea of a name like Sterling which goes with the theme, but in a subtle way. It's also a great name that works well with Scarlet and Greyson.

Clay might be a possibility...but it's a little rhyme-y.

Lloyd means grey. 



August 1, 2015 3:13 AM

She's not sure on one of the babies, but she has already chosen Violet if the baby is a girl.

July 31, 2015 9:47 PM

It seems i was beaten to it! Sterling is a fantastic suggestion - one of my absolute favourite names, but one that sounds silly with my surname, so I love to see others use it.

Lloyd is another great suggestion from JnH'sMom.

Food for thought: if you give them different colour names, it will be easier to colour code and differentiate all their stuff.

July 31, 2015 10:12 PM

This very day I heard a reference to a man named Steel, so I'll throw that in the pot.

August 1, 2015 2:19 AM

I was thinking about Asher or Ashton and then using Ash as a nickname (as in Ash gray)... Because Grey will also be a nick name.

August 1, 2015 3:17 AM

She really loves Sterling (that was the name her and I had chosen previously with much satisfaction,) but her DH shot it down surprisingly fast. Thank you for the suggestions so far, I'll let her know. I really like the Steel and Ashton suggestions!

By Fly
August 1, 2015 7:44 AM

Blaine (yellow)

Russell (little red one)

Irving (green water)

Indigo (blue-purple dye)

Blake (black or pale)

Auburn (reddish)

Slate (grey mineral)

Jett (black)

Raven (black)

Viridian (blue)

Roan (reddish)


Or or just Ash, on its own.

August 1, 2015 11:53 AM

Viridian is one of those blue-green colors, more green than blue, I would call it teal-ish, less green perhaps than jade.  A very pretty color....

By Fly
August 3, 2015 9:05 AM

The colour of ocean water, as long as the sun shines in a shallow spot.. :)

August 4, 2015 2:25 AM

Rory, Azure, Amber, Ivory, Hazel, Tanner, Rusty, Goldie, Saffron, Indigo, Ruby, Emerald, Bianca, Blanche, Heather, Sage.  I also know a little boy named Stone (which was his mother's maiden name).  Stones are also grey.  How about Clara or Clarence?  Does "clear" count as a color?

I've gotta say, I'm not actually liking most of these names!  Would a name evocative of a color count? I'm thinking Sylvan (or Silvia). But my faves would be Sage (unisex) and Bianca.  Both color names, but the link is subtle.

Despite my general opposition to matchy-matchy names, Scarlet, Indigo, and Violet is quite a colorful combo. 


August 5, 2015 1:32 PM

Well, if the baby is a girl, she is definite on Violet as the name. She likes the -let ending with both names. I've told her the suggestions (thank you everyone,) but they're not completely feeling any of them. I mentioned Wyatt in the sense it kind of sounds like white. It's just a battle for them at this point to find a name, but they still have time.