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Melissa vs. yes vs. no

Ive been searching and searching for new baby names for my baby girl but I just cant find any that I like as much as Melissa! The middle name has to be Lynn which makes it harder on me... Should I keep looking or just use Melissa????

The Top Baby Name is...

Yes

67%

No

33%

Melissa

0%

Poll created: Jun 30, 2014
Total Votes: 6

Comments

keep looking......maybe Marissa
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 04:30 PM | report
You keep asking this and getting the same answer, keep looking. It is the name you use. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t your given name. You still use it. So keep looking!
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 04:49 PM | report
What’s the problem?

If it’s what she likes, she should go with it.
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 04:51 PM | report
I don’t like it b/c it is her name. Not a fan of jrs. male or female.
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 04:55 PM | report
Oh I didn’t realise that. I don’t think using your own name for your child is appropriate. Maybe give her your name as a middle name as well as the one you already picked out and find a short sweet first name.
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 05:00 PM | report
What about something that sounds like your name but isn’t? Like...Melody? Larissa? Alyssa?
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 05:02 PM | report
I don’t think it’s a problem to use Melissa Lynn, especially if you used a different nickname (Mel, Mellie, Lissie, Lissa...). My son and husband (and father-in-law and grandfather-in-law) are all James, and it works just fine. They go by Jamie, Jim, Matt (middle), and Jim, respectively.
posted by cc :: Jun 30, 2014 05:37 PM | report
I don’t think of it as conceited to pass on a name. I’ve chosen family names for my children because I want them to remember where they came from, so that they can take the love of their family with them wherever they go, and so that we can remember and love their namesakes.
posted by cc :: Jun 30, 2014 05:41 PM | report
thanks everyone! :)
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 05:44 PM | report
I think it’s a great name. And it doesn’t matter if you’re naming a child after you, as long as you love the name. And you do.
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 06:45 PM | report
If you really like Melissa, use it. I personally find Melissa Lynn to be terribly dated and unoriginal.
posted by guest :: Jun 30, 2014 10:48 PM | report

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