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What do you think of Marissa?

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smilingserenely Fri 19-Nov-10 21:44:34

What do you think of Marissa as a girl's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

onimolap Fri 19-Nov-10 21:48:26

I prefer the usual spelling, Marisa (the doubling of the "s" makes me think of harissa paste).

MuffinMouse Fri 19-Nov-10 22:18:58

Prefer Melissa

Rhubarbgarden Fri 19-Nov-10 22:42:34

Love it.

But I also prefer it with a single s.

MelinaM Fri 19-Nov-10 23:47:52

Lovely name! x

Violet5 Sat 20-Nov-10 13:56:51

I think it's pretty and a bit unusual without being to unusual, i had it on my list smile

ValiumSingleton Sat 20-Nov-10 16:50:07

Marissa cooper.

It's ok, bit 80s. Not keen. Prefer Marianne or Maribel. But I guess as they are more contemporary, then that would make Marissa more unusual (if you care).

CountessVonKnackerstein Sat 20-Nov-10 16:57:24

MelinaM - Melina is on my baby name list for possible DC3

BlueChampagne Mon 22-Nov-10 12:59:33

At school with one in 70s (same spelling) - I like it.

darleneconnor Mon 22-Nov-10 13:03:45

I like it. I like all the -issa names.

Nerissa is an alternative.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 22-Nov-10 13:07:34

I also instantly thought of harissa paste.

Neither love nor hate it really.

MadreInglese Mon 22-Nov-10 13:08:49

I like it

reminds me of Marisa Tomei (what happened to her?)

giantpurplepeopleeater Tue 23-Nov-10 13:58:22

Love it!

piratecat Tue 23-Nov-10 13:59:15

i like it lots.

JaxTellersOldLady Tue 23-Nov-10 14:00:26

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TigerseyeMum Tue 23-Nov-10 15:37:07

I like it. Melissa is on my short list but I admit I also like Marisa.

coatgate Tue 23-Nov-10 15:39:08

Like it - Isn't there one in Frasier?

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