(60 Posts)
AfternoonSwoon Wed 17-Feb-21 15:11:19

I believe it means Honeybee.
What are your thoughts about Melissa..?

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Bluesername Wed 17-Feb-21 18:55:12

It's a lovely underused name and I like the meaning too.

RoSEbuds6 Wed 17-Feb-21 18:56:08

A charming name OP - I really like it.

emmathedilemma Wed 17-Feb-21 18:59:12

I like it but can you live with the inevitable Mel as a nn?

BallsToYouSue Wed 17-Feb-21 19:08:13

I'm not keen. Find it very 80s, along with Melanie.

Not names I think will come back any time soon.

Now I've said that, of course they will skyrocket 😂

Aquamarine1029 Wed 17-Feb-21 19:09:33

Awful, sorry.

Focalpoint Wed 17-Feb-21 19:12:14

Love it!

AlwaysLatte Wed 17-Feb-21 19:19:10

I love it, Melissa or Lissa, but I hate Mel. With our two boys we made sure we liked every obvious abbreviation.

AlwaysLatte Wed 17-Feb-21 19:20:00

I hate Melanie - it sounds like melancholy to me so has that vibe.

BabloHoney Wed 17-Feb-21 19:22:14

I think Melissa is beautiful and due a comeback! And Lissa is a lovely nickname

RuledbyASD Wed 17-Feb-21 19:25:11

Love it!!!!

IamnotwhouthinkIam Wed 17-Feb-21 19:26:09

I prefer the similar Nerissa (Shakespearean with a lovely meaning) or Larissa (has the nice nn Lara).

But Melissa is pretty and the meaning is cute. I don't find it as dated/80's as Melanie, but it will likely get the same nn (Mel) so I wouldn't use it unless you don't mind that.

sadpapercourtesan Wed 17-Feb-21 19:26:34

It's a bit fussy. And dated. And Mel is bloody awful.

Lissie is OK for a little girl, but it will end up as Mel.

DragonPoop Wed 17-Feb-21 19:31:56

I like Melissa, love the nickname Lissa or Lissy, but I hate (with a burning passion) the nickname Mel. No idea why

scrivette Wed 17-Feb-21 19:32:53

Melissa is a very pretty name.

PuffItsGone Wed 17-Feb-21 19:33:29

What about Larissa or Clarissa to avoid Mel?

cptartapp Wed 17-Feb-21 19:36:36

Very pretty in its entirety. Lissy sounds a bit wet as a nn though.
Like Alissa and Alicia too.

pilates Wed 17-Feb-21 19:36:41

Not keen, 80’s feel

MotherHaryy Wed 17-Feb-21 19:37:29

I like it - could be missy of lissy for short

GlennRheeismyfavourite Wed 17-Feb-21 19:38:50

Love it!

mum2jakie Wed 17-Feb-21 19:40:05

A lovely name but very common in the 90s. Just bear in mind that it may seem out of vogue in 10/20 years time when other Melissa's will be in their forties.

MsTSwift Wed 17-Feb-21 19:41:08

Lovely. Much more interesting than all the Amelias Eves and Olivias will be the only one in the class

Mopani Wed 17-Feb-21 19:45:23

I think it's lovely.

Ijustlikedthename Wed 17-Feb-21 20:08:35

Melissa is lovely. Dislike Mel but really like Lissa or issa as a nickname

TheYearOfSmallThings Wed 17-Feb-21 20:18:45

It's my middle name and I've always been grateful my DF for vetoing it as my first name.

It's pretty, but it's tacky.

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