Melissa

(30 Posts)

I like it but is "Mel" an inevitability I just have to accept? I don't really like it.

Can anyone think of any similar names like Melissa that I may be overlooking?

NickNacks Tue 19-Nov-13 16:39:07

Alyssa?

ZombieMonkeyButler Tue 19-Nov-13 16:40:54

I know a few Melissa's and only one is a Mel (and she's in her 30's).

Most just say the whole name "Melissa" and one is a Lissy (but she's only a toddler.

Nice name & not too overused.

Marissa?

Fifibluebell Tue 19-Nov-13 17:02:56

I know 2 both are always Melissa

NadiaWadia Tue 19-Nov-13 17:06:49

Nerissa

Clarissa?

sandfrog Tue 19-Nov-13 17:23:39

Jessica
Vanessa
Larissa
Rebecca
Miranda
Tess
Louisa
Alicia

dontblameme Tue 19-Nov-13 17:40:31

I love Melissa! Don't think Mel is a given - you'd probably come up with your own nickname.

JumpingJackSprat Tue 19-Nov-13 18:01:54

I like Melissa. What about Issa? I knew one once. I also like Lissy.

evertonmint Tue 19-Nov-13 18:03:04

The Melissas I know are always Melissa. However, Melanies are always Mel.

carben Tue 19-Nov-13 18:43:30

I always liked Lissa as a nickname.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 19-Nov-13 20:18:27

I knew one who was indeed always Mel to friends.

Think her family call her Lissa though. As well as Melissa.

HoneyandRum Tue 19-Nov-13 21:56:23

I knew a Melly

I like it.

However, dombe prepared for Mel, just in case. DD1 has a nickname, a shortened version of her name, which I hate. I thought I would be able to influence it by insisting on another NN shortened version but no. No no no no. Think Lizzie vs Beth for Elizabeth, that sort of thing.

Astarael Wed 20-Nov-13 03:16:25

I know three - two are always Melissa and one is Mel [helpful]

AngryBeaver Wed 20-Nov-13 03:19:44

I know a little Melissa. Her family call her Missa, or Missy.

Spaghettinetti Wed 20-Nov-13 11:36:54

Melissa is a lovely name with a variety of attached nicknames (Meli, Lissa, Lissy etc). My name has an obvious nickname which my mother and I both hate and to be honest people have very rarely attempted to call me by that name, I can probably count the occasions on one hand and I'm 30 now. However, the last person to use it was my midwife in a text, so I'd better set her straight...I don't want to be in labour thinking 'stop calling me x, it's not my blo**y name!'

I don't particularly like it I'm afraid. But I LOVE the name Lissy

My SIL is called Malissa, with an A not an E.

Very pretty.

plum14ble Wed 20-Nov-13 11:50:21

What about Larissa - similar but different and not as likely to get shortened.

UriGeller Wed 20-Nov-13 12:05:55

I'm with Northumberlandlass.

Felix90 Fri 22-Nov-13 00:03:33

My oldest sister is called Melise. I've never come across any one else with her name! It does get shortened to Mel sometimes but not that often.

sleepingbeautiful Fri 22-Nov-13 01:48:33

I know 3 of varying ages, and 2 are always Melissa, and the other has a surname based nn. None are ever Mel.

Other names not mentioned: Melisande; Liss; Lisanne; Eliana; Elodie; Juliana; Merrie; Meredith; Merryn

OrangeFizz99 Sun 24-Nov-13 18:01:34

The one i know is Lissa. I love it but as she's dh's ex might be weird. Lovely IMO

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