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November 7th, 2008, 05:20 AM
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MELANIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, German, Dutch
Pronounced: MEL-ə-nee (English), ME-lah-nee (German)

From the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name.
The name was common in France during the Middle Ages, and was it introduced from there to England, though it eventually became rare. Interest in it was revived by the character Melanie Wilkes from the novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939).

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November 7th, 2008, 06:08 AM
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I don't like it.
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November 7th, 2008, 06:11 AM
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I don't like it, too 80s for me.
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November 7th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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i used to love this name when i was younger, now its just 'ok' for me
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November 7th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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nms... too dated.
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November 7th, 2008, 09:25 AM
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dated.
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November 7th, 2008, 09:36 AM
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A very pretty name with an innocent feel. I like it a lot.
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November 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM
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It's a nice name but too dated for my taste.. 80s
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November 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
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I like it!
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November 7th, 2008, 06:30 PM
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I like it well enough. Melania or Melisande might sound less dated.
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November 7th, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Well, I'm feeling the love. As a Melanie, it's okay. I agree it's dated, but moreso to me because of the folk singer Melanie from the '60s-'70s.
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November 7th, 2008, 10:57 PM
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November 9th, 2008, 12:00 AM
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I don't think it's dated at all. It's not my favorite, but it's not bad.

It used to be my absolute favorite name.
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