Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sweet Melissa?

Last week Caroline said that she wished her name was something different. Something prettier. Something other than boring Caroline.

We asked her what she would want her name to be.

"Melissa. It's such a pretty name."

Jason and I exchanged amused looks - we have an interesting history with people named Melissa. Plus, I have no idea where she even heard the name since we don't have any Melissas in our current circles.

Although it is funny that there's a song "Melissa" where they say "Sweet Melissa" in it - much like "Sweet Caroline." Maybe she just likes "sweet" names.

Waiting for her to outgrow this name interest - Melissa is sooooo 20 years ago. Although I remember wishing my name was something different around her age too. I even remember asking my mom what I had to do to change my name. Although now, I can't recall exactly what I would have changed it too.

6 comments:

Viv said...

I wanted to be Samantha - I hated Vivian growing up - no one else had that name except old ladies. Now I wish I had realized that.... no one else had that name so that was cool.

BJ said...

I never had to complain about a boring name :). My sisters tried to call me BJ and I wanted nothing to do with it.

Katie said...

La Plata Hall.

Erika said...

Laplata Melissa didn't help the name at all for me, but there were a few previous people who did the name worse.

Heather said...

I know one...

Erika said...

Hadn't even thought of that one until you brought it up, H. But totally, ha ha ha!