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VoteyMcVoteFace Mon 28-Nov-16 15:36:12


Bearing in mind the differences in regional accent/dialect, the two options I would offer are

1. Marissa (i as in hip and long s as in miss)
2. Mareesa (emphasis on the i as in pizza)


TyrionLannistersShadow Mon 28-Nov-16 15:43:40

Initially I was going to say option 1 Mar-issa, but looking at it again I think the fact that there's only 1 s would make me think it's a Spanish or Italian name possibly so might be Mar-eesa instead.

CockneyViv Mon 28-Nov-16 15:48:14

One 's' i would say Mareesa

AutumnalLeaves38 Mon 28-Nov-16 16:17:18


Tarttlet Mon 28-Nov-16 16:32:06

2. Mareesa

squoosh Mon 28-Nov-16 16:34:06

I know two women called Marisa. One of them pronounces it as mar-issa and the other as mar-eesa. So I'd just ask.

lalalandxx Mon 28-Nov-16 16:35:24

Ma- rissa

NapQueen Mon 28-Nov-16 16:35:35

1. M'rissa
2. Ma-ree-sa

TheRavensFeather Mon 28-Nov-16 16:35:57

Like Clarissa. mar- Ris-a

Mondegreens Mon 28-Nov-16 16:38:45

The first one rhymes with 'harissa' or 'Clarissa', the second Mar-EE-sa?

Though the actress Marisa Tomei I think pronounces her name to rhyme with Clarissa...

Eolian Mon 28-Nov-16 16:40:53

I would assume it was an alternative spelling or misspelling of Marissa and pronounce it that way, although I'd ask first if poss.

VoteyMcVoteFace Mon 28-Nov-16 16:46:14

Interesting. thanks all.
Mondegreens Yes, exactly those two possibilities.

VoteyMcVoteFace Mon 28-Nov-16 16:47:15

Eolian it's not a misspelling. 'Tis a real name, honest!

DramaAlpaca Mon 28-Nov-16 16:57:23

I'd instinctively want to pronounce it Mareesa.

However, the only Marisa I've known had Italian parents and pronounced it Marissa, to rhyme with Clarissa.

It's a lovely name, however it's pronounced.

Sophronia Mon 28-Nov-16 17:28:33


AtiaoftheJulii Mon 28-Nov-16 17:33:03

Option 1

123beanie Mon 28-Nov-16 17:41:01


Eolian Mon 28-Nov-16 17:49:50

I'm sorry - I wasn't trying to tell you it was a misspelling! It's just that I'm a supply teacher. I take loads of registers, often for classes I've never met. I always ask the child if I'm unsure if the pronunciation of the name, but I always guess in my head dirst. And I see sooo many variations on spellings of the same names! I'd never heard of a name pronounced Mareesa. Will look out for it!

TwentyCups Mon 28-Nov-16 17:50:54

Mareeca I think. Pretty name!

groovygreenwichgirl Mon 28-Nov-16 18:33:46


Joinourclub Mon 28-Nov-16 18:34:20

Option 1.

Hulababy Mon 28-Nov-16 18:37:38


Pluto30 Mon 28-Nov-16 20:18:55

The same as Marissa. Because I knew a girl who had the Marisa spelling who still pronounced it Marissa.

Gruffalosfriend Tue 29-Nov-16 14:54:29

Marissa = Mar-issa
Mareesa and Marisa = Mar-eesa

Loyly Tue 29-Nov-16 14:55:42

The same as Marissa, 1.

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