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thoughts on vs. Messalina

While in college I had to read work by French man called Baudelaire. In one of his writings, he mentions the name Messalina. As soon as I read it, I loved it. Now that my husband and I are having a little girl we were considering this name. What do you all think of it? It’s pronounced Mess-a-lee-na. Thanks, Carl, Gaby and baby girl!

The Top Baby Name is...

Messalina

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Thoughts On

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Poll created: May 05, 2009
Total Votes: 1

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love it!
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
Its interesting....has the nn possibility of Messi that might not be very nice though.
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
I think it’s pretty, but bound to be shortened to Mess or Messy.

What about Selena?
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
what about Malisiana prn MA~LISS~I~ANNA
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
Not really a fan, sorry! But I think the nn Leena would be beautiful!
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report
I agree that the nn’s would be cruel. Plus, you should Google the name &/or look up on Wiki and you may decide against the name. Granted, not everyone will know this info off hand, but if she someday has to look up her name that’s what she’ll find.
Maybe try sound alike names (Alyssa Lena, Melissa Lena, Alena, etc) that will remind you of the name you love. Good luck!
posted by a literate guest :: 8 years ago | report
what about Melissa? i also love the suggestion of Selena!
posted by guest :: 8 years ago | report

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