Thoughts on Melrose?

Today, I was browsing names and stumbled upon [name_f]Melrose[/name_f]. I think it sounds really sweet, but I don’t know if it is too unique? Kind of like [name_u]Luxury[/name_u], [name_f]Nevaeh[/name_f] and other names that spark debates.

Has anyone came across a [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] in their life? A person that had it as a first name because I know it’s also a surname.

Thank you!

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I love [name_f]Melrose[/name_f], it was my invented name of the day a few days ago, I’ve never came across a [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] but I would love to meet one.

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Showing my advancing age but my immediate thought was the TV show, [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] Place. I don’t like the nickname [name_u]Mel[/name_u] so I wouldn’t choose it or any [name_u]Mel[/name_u] name. I prefer [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] or [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f] (or [name_u]Penrose[/name_u] for a boy) or other [name_f]Rose[/name_f] names but I do like the tailored quality of [name_f]Melrose[/name_f].

Yeah, I’m not too fond of that either. Perhaps Rose or Rosie could also be a nickname, though I’m sure the first thing people will think of is “Mel.”

[name_f]Melrose[/name_f] is charming - like a blend of Melanie/Melody/Melina and [name_f]Rose[/name_f]! I feel like it’s distinctive but familiar, with nicknames that ground it

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I like [name_f]Melrose[/name_f], it’s surnamey but in a sort of antique, [name_f]Victoriana[/name_f] way rather than some of the more popular surname-names like [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

[name_f]My[/name_f] first thought, like @EloiseT was [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] Place.

I think [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] is really nice! Especially with the nn [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_f]Rosie[/name_f]

I’m in favor of [name_f]Melrose[/name_f].

It’s the name of a character in a children’s book, [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] and Croc, [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] is a dog and Croc a crocodile. Very cute book. That’s all the name makes me think of.

I haven’t personally come across a [name_f]Melrose[/name_f], but I think it’s nice! I don’t really associate it with modern trendy names like those examples because I think they’re different stylistically.

[name_f]Melrose[/name_f], with the “Mel” sound (similar to Nell) and the “rose” ending, make it seem like more of an overlooked classic name to me. It feels more grounded, and I enjoy it!

I like it, it’s a cool style and very unique. I don’t think I’ve ever met one before. I guess my only concerns would be with it being mistaken for a surname or boy’s name (even with the -rose ending it does feel just slightly masculine to me). Otherwise I can’t see there being any issue. It doesn’t read as trying too hard to be unique or anything like that.

It’s strange, but I feel like I have known that name since forever. I remember that many years ago my sister was choosing a name for her baby doll and I have a feeling she was choosing between [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] and [name_f]Meribel[/name_f]. I thik [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] is very sweet and not at all more odd than [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] honestly. :sun_with_face:

[name_f]My[/name_f] first thought was the ANTM contestant named [name_f]Melrose[/name_f] (her name was actually a contraction of [name_f]Melissa[/name_f] Rose). I think it has an elegant, vintage flair to it and is familiar without being common.