When we think about what name to give our baby, the most we pay attention to is its meaning. There are families who think the sound is beautiful and don’t care about the meaning. However, others go one step further and opt for a type of family inheritance that leaves little room for maneuver.
What few of us can imagine when choosing a name for the baby is that every name has a different color. And the letters that make up it cannot help determine the personality of the future child either. Or that the name irretrievably influences his personality (excuse the redundancy).
In fact, each name has a specific color and the vowels that compose it tell us what it is. It is not based on the principles of synesthesia (the ability to combine two senses simultaneously, such as sight and hearing in the case of colors and names). It is based on the result of a scientific study carried out a few years ago by researchers at Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen (in the Netherlands).
Every name has a color
The authors interviewed more than 1,000 people and asked them to assign a color to each of the five vowels that make up our alphabet. During subsequent analysis, they found that the color assigned to each vowel was repeated across many of the people surveyed. This is quite interesting considering that very few of the people surveyed had the synesthetic ability mentioned above.
What color is your name?
These were the colors associated with each vowel:
- The A has been associated with the colors red, pink and orange
- The I with green and yellow
“Our results showed that we associate light colors with vowels that come from the front of the mouth and dark colors with vowels that are produced in the back of the mouth,” Mark Dingemanse, one of the study’s authors, said in a press release . .
This allows people to associate the color of their name with the vowels that make it up. For example, in the case of Ana, her name would (always according to this research) be associated with the colors red, pink and orange, while Iris would be associated with green or yellow.
Guess what color your name is
In addition to the study mentioned above, the results of which can help us imagine what color our name is, there is a free tool that allows us to see it visually. A tool developed by the artist Bernadette Sheridan, based on the principles of synesthesia explained above, which returns the colors associated with each name as soon as we write it in an activated field. There is also the option to download the image for free.