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Thoughts on Melissa?

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RightGuard17 Thu 12-Jan-17 14:11:54

Is it better than Melody? Thanks.

Sophronia Thu 12-Jan-17 14:22:19

I like Melissa and prefer it to Melody

pinkieandperkie Thu 12-Jan-17 14:24:28

I like Melissa. Not sure about Melody.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 12-Jan-17 14:28:31

Melissa is very pretty, I like it more than Melody.

MiniMaxi Thu 12-Jan-17 14:33:44

I prefer it to Melody

Other Mel names:
Melinda (nn Mindy)
Melania grin

HelenDenver Thu 12-Jan-17 14:34:33

I like it

ExcellentWorkThereMary Thu 12-Jan-17 14:35:08

I really like Melissa

SueGeneris Thu 12-Jan-17 14:39:24

I like Melissa. it makes me think of blossom on a tree.

Stonewash Thu 12-Jan-17 14:56:51

I like both smile Nice meanings too.

caffelatte100 Thu 12-Jan-17 14:57:44

Melissa is lovely, melody less so....

Loyly Thu 12-Jan-17 15:00:29

I love Melissa

Freedom2017 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:04:26

Yes quite nice. I only know one in her 30s.

PaintingOwls Thu 12-Jan-17 15:29:34

Retro! I like it smile

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 12-Jan-17 15:31:17

My very best friend is a Melissa, so I'm biased, but I think it's a beautiful name due a comeback.

I prefer it to Melody. I only think of My Little Pony when I hear Melody.

LittleIda Thu 12-Jan-17 15:33:00

I like Melissa but not keen on Melody. I'm not keen on the Mel shortening

MarmiteDoesYouGood Thu 12-Jan-17 15:34:46

I like Melody but not keen on Melissa.

TheNaze73 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:35:22

Melissa is a beautiful name. Not keen on Melody

MiddlingMum Thu 12-Jan-17 16:34:44

Freedom perhaps you know the Melissa I know smile She's lovely, and it's a lovely name.

Not keen on Melody though.

ElornaElephant Thu 12-Jan-17 16:44:19

Ooh I like it! I don't know any myself, especially no under 5s but it's definitely due a comeback. Prefer it to Melody, think it's much more timeless.

ClaryIsTheBest Thu 12-Jan-17 16:48:15

I prefer it to Melody.

However, DD is Clarissa which is kind of a similar style name (imo) so I'm probably a bit biased. I just like names like that ;)

Oblomova Thu 12-Jan-17 16:51:16

Melissa for me is horrifically dated - in the sense that it's not been gone long enough to seem fresh again. I was born in the early 70s and was at school with several, along with the inevitable Carols, Karens, Gemmas etc.

Violetcharlotte Thu 12-Jan-17 16:56:36

Lovely x

LimpidPools Thu 12-Jan-17 16:59:38

I love Melissa. Shortening Lissie.

Achangeisadgoodasarest Thu 12-Jan-17 17:22:18

Outing myself here. I have a Melissa, mid teens. We call her Millie for short, as I'm not keen on Mel and she won't answer to Missy grin

She's not the only one at her secondary school either. So it's not completely unheard of.

EllaHen Thu 12-Jan-17 17:24:25

I've always liked Melissa.

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