Once again, things have sort of ground to a halt in the combo-making process for my last moodboard, so I needed something to get the creative juices flowing again. Ergo, it’s time for another LavenderWitch aesthetic!
I was having a really difficult time with my name lists in the wake of naming my first child, until I was inspired by a rash of aesthetic posts and moodboard threads to think about my names in a new way. I have a touch of synesthesia, so there are always colors and imagery associated with my favorite names. I switched from trying to organize my existing lists to gathering new lists of names, grouped together by the overall aesthetic I was looking for. This approach totally worked, and for the first time ever, I actually finished a top ten list!
[name_f]My[/name_f] original goal was to do ten masc and ten femme moodboards to collect names and create a final combo for each aesthetic. I finished all the masc boards - though I ended up with a total of eleven combos - and this will be my fifth femme moodboard. So far, femme names have proven to be MUCH more difficult for me to make decisions around, and I’m winding up with several aesthetics that have more than one combo. But that’s much better than having zero combos for zero aesthetics!
I’m calling this one Dreamy Water Maiden. Names in this category are daydreamers and sensitive souls, escapists and runaways, river dancers and water sprites, wandering spirits with wandering thoughts. Colors and textures include green, green, green - emerald and glass, lichen and moss, with sprinkles of blossom pink; impressionist paintings of willows and waterlilies; bare toes dipped in burbling brooks; cherry blossoms drifting in swirling eddies; the wavering view of trees from beneath the surface; empty rowboats meandering through clusters of lily pads; branches of weeping willow reflected in slow-moving streams; billowing white dresses of ivory lace and creamy chiffon, weighed down by water and dripping with algae; delicate hopes and pools of melancholy and the undertow of longing for something more.
So! What would you name a Dreamy Water Maiden? I have some ideas in mind, but I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! And as always, I’ll add my favorite suggestions to a public list as we go along.