In fact, yellow can be a common and dominant colour, especially if you live in the nearby town of Ashton as you can see from my photo on the left. It shows the great slab of yellow that is the Ikea store in the centre of town which can be seen for miles around.
Unlike other Ikea stores, this one isn’t out-of-town and it is multi-storey rather than being on the level so it does tend to dominate the skyline.
But the big question about yellow is why isn’t it a surname when other colours are? White, black, green, brown, grey and even pink and orange all feature as second names, so why not yellow?
Well it was, at least once upon a time. The place was Yorkshire and at least one person claims Lancelot Yellow (1723-1797) as an ancestor.
The name is of Irish and Scottish origin and is derived from the Gaelic nickname buidhe, meaning yellow or fair-haired which Jim Bowie most definitely wasn’t as you can see from the image I’ve lifted from Wikipedia.
But I can’t leave my yellow subject without including Yellow by Coldplay — click the image link below to watch the video.