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custardyellow Wed 20-Aug-08 12:31:42

Not on my main list but I'd love honest opinions.

ForeverOptimistic Wed 20-Aug-08 12:33:01

No it was too popular in the 1970's. Not due a revival for another 20 years. Very American too.

piratecat Wed 20-Aug-08 12:33:16

i like it, but i prefer the name Marissa, i think it's prettier.

CompletelyDotty Wed 20-Aug-08 12:41:23

i prefer melissa, i think it's a lovely name

Eddas Wed 20-Aug-08 12:43:13

I love it.

One of my best friends has that name and I've always loved it.

I don't know any others

hana Wed 20-Aug-08 12:49:05

Have always though it was quite Australian - I know 3 Melissa's from Oz

jellybeans Wed 20-Aug-08 13:04:00

It's quite nice.

wellbalanced Wed 20-Aug-08 22:31:47

I think its ok but it doesnt grab me...

sleepycat Wed 20-Aug-08 22:36:44

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WendyWeber Wed 20-Aug-08 22:38:13

It's a really pretty name - not common either, I know one aged 20 & one who is about 50 grin (but her mother is American)

janeite Wed 20-Aug-08 22:39:30

Gorgeous. Yes, it means honey bee. I went to school with a Melissa who was lovely; mad - but lovely!

mrswoolf Wed 20-Aug-08 23:56:53

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nappyaddict Thu 21-Aug-08 02:33:51

i like lissie as a shortening.

sandcastles Thu 21-Aug-08 05:02:10

Dd 5 is a Melissa.

Love the name, had it chosen before she was even conceived!

We liked it because it isn't a common name at the moment!

sandcastles Thu 21-Aug-08 05:03:48

nappy, dd is Lissy to my sister. Doesn't suit my dd tho, I don't think!

nappyaddict Thu 21-Aug-08 09:18:48

ah that's a shame i think lissa/lissy is very pretty. melissa is still lovely in it's own right though.

mrswoolf Thu 21-Aug-08 13:45:14

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redrobin Thu 21-Aug-08 13:48:08

melissa is a lovely name - heroine of a book by Lawrence Durrell, a fragile beauty. I love it!

melissa72 Fri 22-Aug-08 15:24:09

well as a true Melissa what can I say you have great taste!!! I loved being called Melissa when at school and still like it now, hate the shortened Mel I get (off male work mates mainly) my real mates shorten to melis and hubby calls me Lissa.

It means Honey Bee and I'm a Scorpio so it suits me..... x

CuckooClockWorkShy Fri 22-Aug-08 20:32:30

HOrrible. Very hissy. I like Melanie though.

Helsbels4 Fri 22-Aug-08 20:36:30

My neice is a Melissa and she's 21. We usually call her Mels or Mel but my DS used to call her Lissa. I didn't like it when she was born but it has grown on me over the years! I used to like Melody!

mamalovesmojitos Fri 22-Aug-08 21:20:54

love it. gorgeous.

helsbels4 i nearly called dd melody but my cousin's dog has the same name so put me off!

Izzybel Fri 22-Aug-08 21:37:13

Used to know a Melissa at college. She was known as Milly.
Think it's nice. you don't hear of many babies called Melissa. Lissy or Lissa is really cute!

MannyMoeAndJack Fri 22-Aug-08 22:28:11

Really like this name - although I understand that it was used as a boys' name in the US between 1968 and 1985:

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