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Melissa
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AfternoonSwoon · 17/02/2021 15:11

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

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Bluesername · 17/02/2021 18:55

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

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RoSEbuds6 · 17/02/2021 18:56

A charming name OP - I really like it.

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emmathedilemma · 17/02/2021 18:59

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

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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 😂

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Aquamarine1029 · 17/02/2021 19:09

Awful, sorry.

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Focalpoint · 17/02/2021 19:12

Love it!

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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.

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AlwaysLatte · 17/02/2021 19:20

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

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BabloHoney · 17/02/2021 19:22

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

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RuledbyASD · 17/02/2021 19:25

Love it!!!!

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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.

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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.

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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

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scrivette · 17/02/2021 19:32

Melissa is a very pretty name.

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PuffItsGone · 17/02/2021 19:33

What about Larissa or Clarissa to avoid Mel?

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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.

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pilates · 17/02/2021 19:36

Not keen, 80’s feel

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MotherHaryy · 17/02/2021 19:37

I like it - could be missy of lissy for short

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GlennRheeismyfavourite · 17/02/2021 19:38

Love it!

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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.

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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

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Mopani · 17/02/2021 19:45

I think it's lovely.

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Ijustlikedthename · 17/02/2021 20:08

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

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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.

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SeanChailleach · 17/02/2021 20:41

It's a lovely name.

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