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What do you think of Clarissa?

(27 Posts)
smilingserenely Fri 19-Nov-10 21:49:53

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

cuppatino Fri 19-Nov-10 21:50:46

Prefer Clara

MrsvWoolf Fri 19-Nov-10 23:50:00

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onimolap Sat 20-Nov-10 00:08:59

I like it - though it does remind me of a Fat Lady.

It's a lovely classic old-fashioned name.

MelinaM Sat 20-Nov-10 00:52:31

Clarissa explains it all! Lol, it's a little American sounding for me I'm afraidhmm
I agree, Clara's just lovely! x

AphraBen Sat 20-Nov-10 01:22:38

Its a very very very long book, CLARISSA. Believe its British not American.

saffy85 Sat 20-Nov-10 08:42:29

I automatically thought of "Clarissa explains it all". Not a bad thing, was great a series imo. Even if some of Clarissa's outfits were a bit hmm was the early 90's though...

serin Sat 20-Nov-10 21:38:04


MrsColumbo Sat 20-Nov-10 21:50:01

Nice name, but she'll have to have long blonde hair and wear floaty white dresses and run through poppy fields.

Rach109 Sat 20-Nov-10 23:15:53

Not keen
but Clara is lovely

MerryMarigold Sat 20-Nov-10 23:20:34

Clarissa Bean?

Don't really like it...but my dd's name ends in 'issa' so I should!

snowmummy Sun 21-Nov-10 20:17:00

I really like it

pointydog Sun 21-Nov-10 20:19:26

Too fussy.

Much much prefer Clara.

taffetacat Sun 21-Nov-10 20:23:50

Its Clarice Bean, and Clarice is Amerian, Clarissa is actually Latin/Greek, but to me, quite quintessentailly English.

Its a lovely name, one of the ones I wanted for DD that DH vetoed.

typsical Sun 21-Nov-10 20:33:30

'Clarissa explains it all' for me too! hmm

Dolittlest Sun 21-Nov-10 20:34:01

Bit fussy.

Clara is lovely.

MerryMarigold Sun 21-Nov-10 20:40:12

Oh Clarice! Generally don't prefer American things, but I do prefer Clarice to Clarissa.

taffetacat Sun 21-Nov-10 22:01:50

Clarice - I always think of Silence of the Lambs, "Oh, Clariiiiice...."


DanceInTheDark Sun 21-Nov-10 22:04:23

Is the name finder not a joke thing? I always thought it was.

ANyway i thought of Clarissa explains it all too.

WestYorkshirePudding Sun 21-Nov-10 22:33:34


Kiki84 Mon 22-Nov-10 10:53:40

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darleneconnor Mon 22-Nov-10 13:06:52

I like Clarissa and Clara.

LilyBolero Mon 22-Nov-10 13:12:55

Prefer Clara. I always think of Clarissa from Malory Towers.

SausageMonster Tue 23-Nov-10 20:24:05

Clarissa - very nice

diddl Wed 24-Nov-10 09:04:49

Like it.

Also like Larissa.

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