Melody for a girl?

(48 Posts)
ccsays Sun 27-Jan-13 16:04:57

What say you? I do love hippy-ish names and I think it's the most hippy-ish name dp would let me get away with (Summer was vetoed). It's not a mame I've heard elsewhere yet plus I quite like the Dr Who reference blush

Harrysmummysarah1 Sun 27-Jan-13 16:11:05

I think it's pretty.
Wouldn't use it my self but would like it on someone else's child.
Go for it if you both like it!
Do you have a middle name in mind?

I liked it when pregnant with dd1 but dp hated it. In retrospect, I think he was right.

ccsays Sun 27-Jan-13 17:00:55

Haven't given much thought to a middle name yet, but the surname will be a 'Mac', so it would be alliterative. I do like it, just worried in case it was a bit too much of a hippy name.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Jan-13 19:08:58

It's a no from me. It makes me think American trailer park.

IslaValargeone Sun 27-Jan-13 19:15:56

No, it's fine for something in the production line of a Mattel factory, but not for a real person.

DessieLou Sun 27-Jan-13 19:19:37

I agree with Harrysmummy. I wouldn't use it myself bit would admire it if introduced to a little melody. I went to school with a harmony, always thought that was pretty.

Stanislav Sun 27-Jan-13 19:19:45

Lovely name. Would you be happy for her to be called Mel though? Coz that's what will prob happen.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 27-Jan-13 19:24:48

i love it. your child will be who she is and she will grow to suit her name so never mind if someone else thinks its a trailer park name whatever that means. i have an alliterative name and love that it is so dont be put off by that.

ItsIcyOutsideIThinkINeedThorin Sun 27-Jan-13 19:55:05

I think it's a GORGEOUS name! Though I'm not sure whether it would pass the Bank Of England test... (can you imagine someone with this name on the board of governors at the BoE?) It's adorable though. Would you consider Elodie? Sounds the same but suits all ages perhaps more than Melody does.

ccsays Sun 27-Jan-13 21:14:49

Well 5 out of 8 isn't too bad (and thanks jumpingjacksprat smile) Elodie is lovely too Icy, but I'm not sure it would go so well with the Scottish surname. I like the idea of Melody Mac*** it's sounds more...well musical.

(Also, am I the only one who (geekily) thinks of Melody Pond/River Song?)

HoneyandRum Sun 27-Jan-13 21:50:33

I went to school with a Melody, unfortunately she was very shy and forgettable so it's sounds very passive to me.

TheWave Sun 27-Jan-13 22:05:07

I think it seems to suit you and she can use Mel later if she wants.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 27-Jan-13 22:07:21

We have a cat called Melody. She was named after Melody Nelson and became Melody Kitten. hmm DH is a huge Serge Gainsbourg fan.

I like it, and, yes, it would make me think of Doctor Who. In a good way- Melody/River is a great character.

(BTW, I'm expecting DC3 any day now. If it's a boy it'll be called Rory, after the Doctor Who character)

FirstTimeForEverything Mon 28-Jan-13 09:33:16

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MolotovCocktail Mon 28-Jan-13 09:43:13

Melody is very sweet, though I can't imagine it on a woman of 30+ years, unless she's an arty or hippy type.

IMHO, Elodie is a really nice alternative; one that will age better.

I also think Elodie goes better with your 'Mac' surname, as Melody MacDonald, Melody Mackenzie is too alliterative to my ears.

But that's me - you must call your baby what YOU want to smile

blindworm Mon 28-Jan-13 09:43:32

Love it. Makes me think of Doctor Who. Like AnathemaDevice said, she's a really cool character, so either people will make that link and love it or not make the link and just like the name.

ccsays Mon 28-Jan-13 10:40:11

Thanks for all the lovely comments/input smile Think we probably will go with Melody for a girl; I'm a big hippy and DP's a big Doctor Who fan, so it's works out well.

(Plus, just found someone on etsy who makes 'Hello Sweetie' onesies grin)

badtemperedaldbitch Mon 28-Jan-13 10:44:13

she might even get it shortened to Dee....

i know a melody who is 9 and she gets the full melody. thats because her mum is a PITA about it.

Not sure it'll stick once she is away from mamma though

BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 11:23:55

I think it's a very pretty name. Didn't make me think hippy, but I did immediately think dr who! I disagree that it won't age well or that it will necessarily get abbreviated. As for the Bank of England test, seriously, when competing against all the Alfies and Poppys of this generation, melody will look positive conservative!

mama2bebe Mon 28-Jan-13 14:35:53

Love it smile

AllDirections Mon 28-Jan-13 20:59:48

I really like it and I've only ever known one other child called Melody. Not so keen on Mel though.

DD3 was very nearly Harmony (Hari)

Viviennemary Mon 28-Jan-13 21:02:35

It's quite a nice name in theory but don't think I would use it myself.

Dominodonkey Wed 30-Jan-13 23:28:04

It's pretty. And the fact that she can shorten it to Mel if she turns out to be a bit straight laced is also a massive bonus.

MusicalEndorphins Thu 31-Jan-13 06:50:30

Have 3 girls and name them Melody, Lyric and Harmony. grin

Locketjuice Thu 31-Jan-13 07:08:50

Don't like it hmm

Sorry, sounds old lady ish to me hmm

Starfishkiss Thu 31-Jan-13 07:15:15

I quite like it. I know a Melody and she is 'Melly' for short which always seemed to suit her

perplexedpirate Thu 31-Jan-13 07:19:12

Definitely Dr Who, and therefore very cool. smile

MakingAnotherList Thu 31-Jan-13 07:27:55

I have a Melody, her friends call her Melly or Melody, nobody ever calls her Mel.
She is a teenager and has never been teased about it. I have only ever received lovely compliments on her name.
Her siblings have very traditional names but hers doesn't seem out of place.
She loves to hear her name in a song, which happens quite often, and there is a Sanrio character called 'My Melody' which she loves too.
I obviously think it is a lovely name and we are in no way "trailer park" material.

I like it - although not the style of name I would use myself (any theoretical girls here would have names like Anne or Jane)

I was just thinking if you would prefer a more hippyish style name (as you said this was the most you could get away with) you could use 'River' as a family nickname using the Dr Who connection....

MidnightMasquerader Fri 01-Feb-13 08:51:58

Love it.

Dee is a great nickname.

amazingmumof6 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:12:58

lovely, go for it. hope she'll be musical!grin

ghoulelocks Fri 01-Feb-13 12:41:51

I was put off it after teaching twins called Melody and Harmony...

ccsays Sun 21-Jul-13 18:57:08

Giving this a wee bump because since making this thread a) I've got up the duff and b) it's a girl! grin Sometimes find myself swithering a wee bit on it, but DP seems to really like it.

holidaysarenice Sun 21-Jul-13 19:11:48

I have a family member in her thirties who's a melody! We love it.

Sometimes she gets mel, but lots of people misspronounce melody for melanie. Drives her batty!

8thplace Mon 22-Jul-13 15:47:49

I went to school with a Melody in the 70's.
Lovely name. Pretty and unusual. I have never met another.

She was blonde, petite, sporty and popular.

Congrats for your safe arrival.

Eskino Mon 22-Jul-13 15:51:54

Too close to 'Melanie' IMO.

If you like hippyish and dr Who why not go for River?

VelmaDaceDinkley Mon 22-Jul-13 15:58:14

I like it, but I don't like Mel - which it will inevitably be shortened to.

Choccyhobnob Mon 22-Jul-13 16:02:15

Really like it!

SoullessButSunny Mon 22-Jul-13 16:09:16

I love it!

Longdistance Mon 22-Jul-13 16:18:47

My dd1's bf is Melody.

I was a bit confused about the name at first, but I really like it now.

FetaCheeny Mon 22-Jul-13 18:28:27

I think it's lovely. I've known two adult Melody's, one I went to school with and it never occurred to me as hippyish. The other I met travelling and she was a wonderful free spirited hippy type. She went by 'Melo' which I think is a really cool nn.

lottieandmia Mon 22-Jul-13 18:30:19

Melody reminds me of The Queen's Nose - but it's fine imo. If you like it, use it.

NowPlayingZone Mon 22-Jul-13 21:51:21

It's really pretty, but I still think it would be fine on an adult.
Definitely go for it.

MrsShrek3 Mon 22-Jul-13 22:06:37

I love it.

ccsays Tue 23-Jul-13 00:06:07

Thanks everyone, nice to get a general thumbs up consensus smile

I think we're pretty much decided, seen as we've already got the don't judge nickname of Melly Bean going on blush

Sanjifair Tue 23-Jul-13 07:26:23

I work with a Melodie, she gets called her full name. I like it. Good choice.

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