Thoughts on the name Melody

Hi guys I wondered what you think of the name Melody. I have loved the sound of this name for years. It is one of my favourite names of all time but whether or not it is good enough name to name a child this I am not so sure. This is where you guys come in.

So what do you think of the name Melody?

Do you think the name will suit a child and adult?

First name or middle name only?

Will someone with the first name Melody have trouble in the work place?

Thanks guys for any help.

 

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December 24, 2013 4:24 PM

Melody is a nice name, not my style, but it's not bad at all. I did know a lady in her twenties named Melody, but never a child. I think it could fit a baby, though. I prefer it as a middle name, just because it doesn't come off as completely "young" to me. No problems with Melody as far as I could see. :)

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December 24, 2013 6:21 PM

I think it's a very pretty name.

I also like Melanie.

My only issue with either is that I know women in their 40s called Melody/Melanie, so it does have a bit of that middle aged feel for me.

I do think it's a "Sweet," name, but I don't think it's over so, and I don't see any reason a Melody couldn't be a confident grown woman in the workplace.

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December 24, 2013 7:01 PM

I like the name, Melody.  My favorite aunt, Melody, unfortunately can't carry a tune which she is often teased about(good natured).

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December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I have met 3 Melodys. All are in their 20s. I don't know what the other two are doing, but the one I'm close to is in medical school, so I don't think it held her back.

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December 25, 2013 12:15 AM

There's nothing wrong with the name Melody. It has a sweet meaning and comes off as a sweet name. I love the nickname Mellie, so that's a plus. It's not my personal style, but there's honestly nothing negative I can say about the name. 

I think that it suits both a child and an adult; I've known both so I can see it on both. I think it can work as either a first OR a middle name, it really depends on what you're going for. I can't think of a reason that anyone in the work place would have an issue.  

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December 25, 2013 1:35 PM

Ugh. Im sorry but please don't use the nickname Mellie .... Smelly Mellie.

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December 25, 2013 10:31 PM

I know a girl who just named her daughter Melody and calls her Mel. It's a pretty name but I know of a lot of Melanie's and Melody's born in the 70's and 80's so it seems a little dated to me. I don't think the name is a hindrance in the workplace or would not be taken seriously, however. 

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By mk
December 26, 2013 10:07 PM

Melody is a pretty name, suits any age, and no will not effect someone negatively at work.

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April 17, 2017 4:15 AM

Actually, my name is Melody Sheree and I think it is a very pretty name combination.  I am almost 50 but have never had any issues with my name as a child or an adult.  I almost married a guy with the last name Mills which is an interesting combination but it did not work out.  I am often called Mel (never Mellie) but don't mind.  I do get Melanie or Melony on a rare occasion but that has never really bothered me either.  I think if you like the sound if it, it is a good solid name with very few replications of it in society.  It has been nice to be unique.  

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April 18, 2017 8:12 AM

I think Melody is absolutely gorgeous.  It's unusual, but familiar -- and of course has that lovely musical vibe to it.  With an upsurge in music names like Aria, Cadence, etc I think it fits in beautifully with current trends, without being trendy per se because it's also been around for awhile.  Well done!

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April 19, 2017 2:45 PM

Melody is not really my style, but I can see the appeal.  I like the music reference, and I also like both Mel and Mellie for nicknames.  Bonus that Mel is gender-neutral if she wants a less girly nickname.  I know some other posters aren't fans, but I once knew a Mellie (short for Melpomene, in her case) and I always thought it was a very appealing nickname, with similar feel and spunkiness to Callie.  

My one question would be whether if you/your partner are very musical, and your daughter doesn't turn out to be, whether she would feel awkward about it as a girl named Melody.  I am a singer, and one of the names I considered for my daughter was Shira, which means song or tune in Hebrew.   The name felt meaningful to me because singing is so important to me, and honestly, I did hope it was something I could share with my children.  But then I thought, what I name her that, and she isn't musical at all?  Might she feel pressure to be something she's not, or like she's a disapointment to me, or not living up to some image I had of what she would be?  That wasn't the only reason I didn't use the name, but I just couldn't shake the feeling that the name would be somehow limiting for her, or too much about ME rather than leaving her freedom to grow in any direction she wanted.  I still don't know if that was reasonable to be concerned about or not . . . but as it happens my daughter can't carry a tune, so I do think I'm glad I didn't go with the name for her.