AfternoonSwoon · 17/02/2021 15:11
I believe it means Honeybee.
What are your thoughts about Melissa..?
Bluesername · 17/02/2021 18:55
It's a lovely underused name and I like the meaning too.
RoSEbuds6 · 17/02/2021 18:56
A charming name OP - I really like it.
emmathedilemma · 17/02/2021 18:59
I like it but can you live with the inevitable Mel as a nn?
BallsToYouSue · 17/02/2021 19:08
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 · 17/02/2021 19:09
Focalpoint · 17/02/2021 19:12
AlwaysLatte · 17/02/2021 19:19
I love it, Melissa or Lissa, but I hate Mel. With our two boys we made sure we liked every obvious abbreviation.
AlwaysLatte · 17/02/2021 19:20
I hate Melanie - it sounds like melancholy to me so has that vibe.
BabloHoney · 17/02/2021 19:22
I think Melissa is beautiful and due a comeback! And Lissa is a lovely nickname
RuledbyASD · 17/02/2021 19:25
IamnotwhouthinkIam · 17/02/2021 19:26
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 · 17/02/2021 19:26
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 · 17/02/2021 19:31
I like Melissa, love the nickname Lissa or Lissy, but I hate (with a burning passion) the nickname Mel. No idea why
scrivette · 17/02/2021 19:32
Melissa is a very pretty name.
PuffItsGone · 17/02/2021 19:33
What about Larissa or Clarissa to avoid Mel?
cptartapp · 17/02/2021 19:36
Very pretty in its entirety. Lissy sounds a bit wet as a nn though.
Like Alissa and Alicia too.
pilates · 17/02/2021 19:36
Not keen, 80’s feel
MotherHaryy · 17/02/2021 19:37
I like it - could be missy of lissy for short
GlennRheeismyfavourite · 17/02/2021 19:38
mum2jakie · 17/02/2021 19:40
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 · 17/02/2021 19:41
Lovely. Much more interesting than all the Amelias Eves and Olivias will be the only one in the class
Mopani · 17/02/2021 19:45
I think it's lovely.
Ijustlikedthename · 17/02/2021 20:08
Melissa is lovely. Dislike Mel but really like Lissa or issa as a nickname
TheYearOfSmallThings · 17/02/2021 20:18
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.
SeanChailleach · 17/02/2021 20:41
It's a lovely name.
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