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Clarissa

(19 Posts)
whyohwine Fri 10-Jun-11 22:33:44

this is my dd's current fave. What do you think?

swash Fri 10-Jun-11 23:01:09

I've suggested it to a few posters. Classy name.

missymoola Fri 10-Jun-11 23:24:49

I think it's a lovely name. But whenever I hear it I hear 'na na nana naa!' from Clarissa explains it all theme tune.

Awomancalledhorse Sat 11-Jun-11 01:15:23

missymoola I used to fancy Clarissa's brother blush.

Love the name Clarissa!

thumbwitch Sat 11-Jun-11 01:16:45

coloured for me by someone I knew at school - so no, I don't like it.

Objectively, it's a nice name though - it just makes me shudder.

Popbiscuit Sat 11-Jun-11 01:27:25

Makes me think of Clarissa from Malory Towers who goes from ugly ducking to glossy auburn-haired goddess. I love it, personally, but then I'm partial to anything Enid Blyton.

Popbiscuit Sat 11-Jun-11 01:27:50

duckling

JenniferClarissa Sat 11-Jun-11 01:36:09

I think it's a lovely name, even though the first thing that comes to mind is one of the two fat ladies.

manchurian Sat 11-Jun-11 01:37:31

Like it.

Prefer Clara, but Clarissa is nice too.

PatriciatheStripper Sat 11-Jun-11 11:48:06

One of my gt-gdmothers was named Clarissa, but usually called Clara, so you can have best of both worlds.

oohlaalaa Sat 11-Jun-11 17:45:18

It is my all time favourite girls name. Sadly DH does not like it. I like Clarrie for short.

Bandwitch Sat 11-Jun-11 17:47:58

awful but i hate any name that ends in issa or essa.

Clara is lovely. Clara is beautiful actually. Clarissa could be clara for short so it has that going for it. So for that reason it's not a totally bad choice.

deste Sat 11-Jun-11 23:08:06

My friends sister was a Clarissa and hated it, she did get called Chloe. she must have been one of the first To be named Chloe.

SloganLogan Sat 11-Jun-11 23:09:52

It's OK but a bit frilly for me - prefer Claire, Cara, Clara.

cumbria81 Sun 12-Jun-11 07:11:42

Very twee. Not my bag.

Greythorne Sun 12-Jun-11 07:13:23

Hate it. Had to read bloody Clarissa in 6th form and it was a nightmare. The man just wanted to write the longest book in English....but he succeeded in writing the most boring book in English. Ever. Fact.

muminthemiddle Sun 12-Jun-11 13:56:02

I love it. wanted it for my dd2 but dh vetoed it full stop. Must be a man thing oohlalaa.

darleneoconnor Sun 12-Jun-11 14:08:52

I love it. But I like all the -issa names eg Nerissa, Melissa, Marissa, Elissa, Alissa.

pilates Mon 13-Jun-11 16:36:22

Like Clara or Clarice but not Clarissa.

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