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?

I really like Melissa. Mel might well happen, as might Mellie.

TwoStepsBeyond Sun 24-Nov-13 23:09:10

I've never heard Melissa shortened, I'd assume Mel was short for Melanie.

Lissa would be cute.

jellybeans Sun 24-Nov-13 23:01:57

All the ones I know are Mel. I like it but would probably go for variant instead like Elissa or Alyssa, Melodie or Eloise.

Confuseddd Sun 24-Nov-13 22:30:26

Melissa is a very pretty name. I knew a Melissa who was known as Bliss.

BlackberryandNettle Sun 24-Nov-13 22:24:53

i like Melissa - Lissie is a cute nickname for a little girl too

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

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

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.

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

I'm with Northumberlandlass.

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

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

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

Very pretty.

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

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!'

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

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

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

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

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.

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

I knew a Melly

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.

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

I always liked Lissa as a nickname.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Jessica
Vanessa
Larissa
Rebecca
Miranda
Tess
Louisa
Alicia

Clarissa?

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

Nerissa

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