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Marissa? Girl names

(30 Posts)
Almondbiscotti Sun 05-Mar-17 19:50:57

My DH really wants a name starting with M for our DD to be. The only one we both like the sound of it Marissa.

What connotations/thoughts/feelings to you get with this name?

Also do you reckon we can avoid this name being nicknamed?


SuperBeagle Sun 05-Mar-17 19:58:23

I quite like it. smile

No connotations for me, as I've never known one personally.

Nicknames... Missy?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 05-Mar-17 20:18:48

It's very nice.

allegretto Sun 05-Mar-17 20:19:20

I like it. I know two Marissas and they are both lovely.

Rolypolybabies Sun 05-Mar-17 20:24:25

Makes me think of the o.c. Character. Hides head at owning the Box set....

Yika Sun 05-Mar-17 20:25:18

Pretty, unusual without being weird or uber trendy.

Rockaby Sun 05-Mar-17 20:26:10

It's nice! smile

Redpramlady Sun 05-Mar-17 20:39:19

I know of one and her bb is rissey

Redpramlady Sun 05-Mar-17 20:39:43

Nickname rissey!

ScarlettFreestone Sun 05-Mar-17 20:40:46

I went to school with a lovely Marissa so all my associations are great!

RuthB4 Sun 05-Mar-17 21:47:01

I think it's lovely. I knew a Marissa at school. I don't think you can avoid people giving her nicknames, especially school friends. But at least the possible nicknames are nice and you can always stick to her full name in the family!

ToastVacuum Sun 05-Mar-17 22:06:36

I like it. You may get some people who mis-hear it as Melissa though (also a nice name IMO).

Testiclay Sun 05-Mar-17 22:19:36

It's my sisters name but she always goes by Milly instead.

Proudmummytodc2 Sun 05-Mar-17 22:21:48

This is my name, my mum and sister always call me missi but everyone else calls me marissa it doesn't bother me but it can get a nickname quiet easily

Joeybee Sun 05-Mar-17 22:31:46

I've never met a Marissa. It's not my style, and that's probably because it sounds like Melissa, which, for personal reasons, is a name i dislike.

I can't think of any connotations with this name. I think it is a summery sounding name, I think it WOULD get nn'd to Marie. Rissy or something like that.

If it's a name you like, go for it. It is good in that it is not too popular, but not unheard of, people would know how to say and spell it, and it doesn't, I think, cause any assumptions to be made of the person with that name.

crapfatbanana Sun 05-Mar-17 23:22:43

I think of big exotic pink flowers. It sounds like a cheerful name to me.

PenelopeFlintstone Sun 05-Mar-17 23:33:37

I know one. Nn Rissa.

Nyx Sun 05-Mar-17 23:39:42

I know a Marisa. Lovely name, can't think of any down sides smile

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 06-Mar-17 00:50:55

Love it. Had it on list for DD. Our only concern was that we didn't want it shortened to Missy.

LelouchviBritanniacommandsyou Mon 06-Mar-17 04:05:26

One of my friends has a Marissa and she's gorgeous so I have good associations smile

KoalaDownUnder Mon 06-Mar-17 04:14:10

It's quite pretty. I still prefer Melissa tbh.

I know one adult Marissa, and it never gets shortened.

NavyandWhite Tue 07-Mar-17 12:50:41

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Wheresthattomoibabber Tue 07-Mar-17 12:52:37

Marilla? Nickname Rill.

meettherussians Tue 07-Mar-17 13:03:26

I think its utterly beautiful, better with one s though. Amazed its not more popular.

MadisonAvenue Tue 07-Mar-17 13:05:52

Really lovely name and quite unusual. I know of one and it sometimes gets shortened to Rissa.

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