Good Housekeeping recently released the most popular 100 baby boy names and trends to watch for in 2020. Coincidentally, I just released a Synesthesia project that answers the question, “What color is your name?”
Wait, what is synesthesia?
Here is the simplest way i know to describe synesthesia: People with synesthesia have two senses happening at the same time. People with grapheme-color synesthesia associate (or “see”) letters and numbers with specific colors. It’s as if you put red parentheses around the letter a. Here’s an example of the name Heather:
I’ve launched the Synesthesia.me project to document this phenomenon, and to share with you how I see your name. You can check it out here.
Now, let’s get to the most handsome baby boy names:
And there you have it! The top 20 most handsome names for baby boys, based on how I “see” names with my Synesthesia.
So, what color is your name?
The Synesthesia.me site also includes an interactive tool for seeing what your name, or any name, looks like. Simply type in any name, and as you type, the “synesthesia” view of your name appears dynamically on the screen. Visitors can then save their name as an image for use as an avatar, or for sharing on Instagram.
There’s even an Etsy shop if you’d like to have a print of your unique name portrait. Aside from individual name prints, the shop includes several ideas for gifts, including portraits for couples (think engagement or anniversary gifts) or clever modern decor for children’s playrooms or a nursery. There’s even a mini desk calendar for 2020 called a Synesthesia calendar.
Head over to the site to see how your name looks, or to see the gallery of featured names, at www.synesthesia.me.