cool names/warm names

I have heard of people relating colors to names but does anyone find that certain names feel icy while others feel warmer? If so what is your preferences

I remember doing this as a child more than I do it now, maybe I just noticed it more then? I’m wondering how closely it relates to colors, whether “warm” colors I see as warm and “cool” colors I see as cool…but I don’t think that’s the case because [name]Alice[/name] and [name]Allison[/name] are yellow, but theyre cool.
These are mainly names of people I knew as a kid because theyre more heavily temperatured for some reason…
Cold: [name]Alice[/name], [name]Allison[/name], [name]Patricia[/name], [name]Jessica[/name], [name]Emma[/name], [name]Tess[/name], [name]Whitney[/name], [name]Cara[/name], [name]Esther[/name]
Warm: [name]Chelsea[/name], [name]Kate[/name], [name]Emily[/name], [name]Amy[/name], [name]Laura[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Paige[/name], [name]Rachel[/name], [name]Christine[/name]

Weird [name]Emily[/name] is definitely warm, but [name]Emma[/name] is cool. The ee sound definitely “warms” a name while an ah/uh cools it, but it’s not a fast rule.

I think I prefer names with a balance! [name]Just[/name] thinking of my two favorite girls names: [name]Amelie[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name]…the first 2 syllables are both cool and the last syllable is warm. My own name ([name]Caroline[/name]) has a cool and a warm syllable for me.

Interesting idea!

To me, some names feel “cool”, but some feel more so, to the point of being “cold” or “icy”. Same goes for warm versus hot. Here are some names and what I find them temperature wise:









Funny @lineska I would say just the opposite. I think of the ee sound as cool, but the ah/uh sound as warm. It’s interesting how different people can see the same names.

No but I see each name in colour.

Yeah I get that feeling, I think of cold names being like:

and warm names being:

This is a really cool topic! I definitely find certain names warm, and most others are just neutral to me, there aren’t many that feel cold.

Warm Names

The only name I can see as warm is [name]Eloise[/name]. To me, [name]Eloise[/name] is warm and rich and if it were a food, it’d be like milk chocolate, lol. I know that probably sounds weird!

I love the idea of what food would a name be! My daughter’s name is [name]Leonie[/name] & to me it’s s’mores! A lot of names have a marshmallow quality to me & [name]Leonie[/name] is one of them, but it’s also warm & I think s’mores represent it perfectly!

I was just talking about this very idea. My friend is pregnant with a boy she’s been planning to name [name]Orson[/name] in [name]January[/name]. She said the name made her think of bears, rolly-polly yet dignified. Now she’s worried that [name]Orson[/name] is too cold. She thinks a winter baby needs a warm name. I must admit I’m stumped trying to think of warm boy names that will suit her taste. Also, [name]Orson[/name] seems warm to me, like being warm in a heavy coat during a snow storm! It’s so subjective. I think my own taste is warmer for girl names (sentimental, playful, yet luxurious names) and for boy names, coolly simple and crisp. It’s nice to consider the balance. In using a name as warm as say, [name]Annabelle[/name], one might consider giving it a cooler edge with a sharper, more formal middle name… Whereas an icy name like [name]Pia[/name] or [name]Xanthe[/name] might be balanced by a rounder, frillier middle. Hm.