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What about Mellow?

(96 Posts)
wellthisisasurprise Tue 26-Sep-17 05:53:19

She’d be Mellie a lot too... is Mellow too hippy?! Second name begins with M so love the flow...

Roystonv Tue 26-Sep-17 05:57:25

If it's yellow let it mellow! Just no. Sorry.

CryptoFascist Tue 26-Sep-17 05:58:49

They'd call her Mellow Yellow

blueskyinmarch Tue 26-Sep-17 05:59:57

Surely that isn't a name? I think it is awful. It's a feeling rather than a name.

DiscoDiva70 Tue 26-Sep-17 06:00:39

She'd be called Marsh Mellow

WhittlingIhopMonkey Tue 26-Sep-17 06:00:47


Orangebird69 Tue 26-Sep-17 06:01:09

Mellow Birds coffee. Nope.

And what if the baby isn't mellow of nature? Would seem a bit ironic then. Again, no.

EssentialHummus Tue 26-Sep-17 06:02:45

No from me. Melissa, Melanie, Jamelia - all could use Mellow as a NN if that's important to you.

OliviaStabler Tue 26-Sep-17 06:04:25

Nope. Can you imagine the teasing when she got upset / angry!

ThaliaLuxurySpa Tue 26-Sep-17 06:06:23

Melody is far nicer.

(And perhaps wise to steer well clear of "Melania", given the instant association with You Know Who...).

wellthisisasurprise Tue 26-Sep-17 06:19:42

I want something different, unique. Obviously if baby comes it may not look like what you plan... there’s no part of me that wants a John or Nicole. Fine names but not me or my partner, we’re young, quirky, individual.
Any ‘M’ names that come to mind that are a little different?
I’m a school teacher and see that children are a whole lot kinder and more accepting than adults when it comes to diversity so worry less about the nicknames or ‘teasing’.

Hmmalittlefishy Tue 26-Sep-17 06:20:59

What about Meadow?

wellthisisasurprise Tue 26-Sep-17 06:27:36

Not taken on Meadow...
I like Mellie, Millie, Molly (but there’s too many of those) I like Georgie but partner doesn’t...

poddige Tue 26-Sep-17 06:28:57

But, @Orangebird69 Mellow Birds can make you smile..

LynetteScavo Tue 26-Sep-17 06:30:26

They'd call her a Mellow Yellow......quite right.

Or Birds.

How about Melody shortened to Melly.

Bananmanfan Tue 26-Sep-17 06:32:48

Merryn? Not Mellow, it's not a name and she won't thank you.

wellthisisasurprise Tue 26-Sep-17 06:33:23

It’s a sweet song!! I don’t enjoy Melody, very American or something...

wellthisisasurprise Tue 26-Sep-17 06:35:20

I think this ‘it’s not a name’ stuff is hilarious.... who decides if ‘it’s a name’ or not?! Popularity?! Aim is to not have a popular name...

Reppin Tue 26-Sep-17 06:36:45

The kind of people who describe themselves as Young, quirky and individual usually aren't.

TroysMammy Tue 26-Sep-17 06:37:09

Smelly Mellie.

ProseccoPoppy Tue 26-Sep-17 06:37:52

What age kids do you teach OP? Because honestly I am surprised you don't think kids would tease - I really would be concerned about that, particularly from late primary through the first three years or so of secondary. Mine aren't at that stage yet but I remember anyone with a "different" name getting massively laid into by others when I was at school and my friends' kids seem to have the same experience now so I am not convinced that has changed at all. Melody is still a bit alternative but imo much prettier.

nooka Tue 26-Sep-17 06:38:10

There are many many names that are neither as traditional as John or as dated as Nicole (although I bet a 2017 Nicole would be pretty unusual) or as odd as 'mellow'. Mellow doesn't sound hippy at all to me, I just don't recognise it as a name at all. Or were you thinking hippy = druggy perhaps - ie mellow stoners?

If you want unusual (I have a very unusual name myself which I love, but it is recognisably a name) and like Mellie then how about Carmella, Melinda, Melody or Melisande? I expect most people will assume a Mellie is Melanie though.

Ropsleybunny Tue 26-Sep-17 06:38:14


donajimena Tue 26-Sep-17 06:38:16

Oh no! Is this a joke? Mellow Yellow or Mellow birds

NerrSnerr Tue 26-Sep-17 06:39:03

I think it'd end awful if they weren't Mellow by nature. Lots of teasing.

How about using a more popular name (it doesn't have to be John or Nicole- just something recognisable as a name) with a unique nickname, then if they make the choice not to be 'quirky and individual' they're not stuck with a name that doesn't fit or suit them.

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