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My real name is Missy, and I never was called prissy. Personally I like the name.
Missy2411  10/1/2018
Missy sounds prissy.
Luvbug86  9/18/2018
This isn't even a name. More like a form of address, like "Hey, Missy!" or "Come back here, little Missy!" Naming a girl Missy is like naming a boy Sir or Guy.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
I like Missy Elliott but Missy really only works for her because it sounds like a stage name. As a real name, it’s not too good. It works okay as a nickname for Melissa, but it’s not even a good nickname. I prefer Lissa, but it looks like a misspelling of Lisa, will probably be pronounced like Lisa and it’s a bit too close to Lissa from Fire Emblem Awakening, good game but I wouldn’t necessarily name my kid after a game (Well, maybe except for Zelda).
DanielRivera  7/8/2018
Reminds me of the name, "Mysie" or "Maisie," a Scottish diminutive of Margaret (somehow).
Opie S. Teller  11/15/2017
I used this for the nickname of the character from my story, Michelle Silva Carvalho. She has a really good humor, it's so satisfying to write my story with her!
Danynh  9/24/2017
As a direct name, it means "little girl" or "young lady." [noted -ed]
Sabertooth  7/15/2016
Missy Giove is a former downhill mountain biker. She was noted for wearing a dead piranha around her neck.
Buneary  1/9/2016
In Doctor Who, Missy (short for Mistress) is one of the main recurring characters. Actress Michelle Gomez plays the first feminine version of the Master, and brings a touch of suspense to the show.
callie_dove  10/26/2015
My nickname is Missy, and all my friends think it's really cool! I've never been wound up about it before! I think the name is epic! And it is also quite unique!
missybrazier0802  4/13/2015
I myself go as Missy, I've never once been made fun of or looked at as stuck up or trashy. Maybe it's because I grew up in a small town that no body thinks twice about it or asks me a million questions about it. To me it has always had a, yes "childish" charm, but I love my name & people do have respect for me.
pandorastorm  8/5/2014
Damon Albarn's daughter with Suzi Winstanley is Missy Albarn, named after Missy Elliott.
moonbaby9307  5/30/2014
Missy is what you call a girl who is being cheeky. Not much of a name to me.
Hushpuppy  3/9/2014
Missy Robertson, wife of Jason "Jase" Robertson on Duck Dynasty.
Daenerys  5/1/2013
My cousin's name is Missy, and throughout her entire childhood to her adulthood (she's 25) she has NEVER been picked on because of her name. The name ages well.
I love strange names  8/31/2012
Melissa "Missy" Franklin (born 1995 in Pasadena, California) is an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2012
Constantly I get asked what Missy is short for and it gets old after a while having to explain that it's my name not some nickname. I've had people say that they are called Missy but their names are Melissa, Michelle and Marissa.

There are times when I wish my parents had given me another name but I'll survive. If I get too tired I can always tell people to call me MissyLynne or even Lynne.
Missy  6/3/2011
In the novel, The Shack, Mack has a daughter named Melissa, but he calls her Missy.
Ryry1996  5/30/2011
This was the nickname of Mathilde de Morny (1863–1944), an eccentric French aristocrat who had a lesbian affair with the writer Colette.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2011
Missy Margera short for Melissa.
Missy125  3/12/2011
Sounds more like a horse's name.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2010
Trashy, low-class stripper name. Goes along with other stripper names like "Bambi" and "Candy". I do like the name Melissa, but there are much better nicknames for it, like Mel or Lissa. I'm not even sure where people get Missy out of Melissa. I really hate this name. If you use it people might think your daughter is a bimbo.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2010
My puppy is named Missy. She is a yellow lab. I don't think it's common. I can see it as a cute nickname. But as a name I do not think a lady would be respected with a name like that. Puppy, sure. Person, uh, no.
missylovesme  3/13/2010
I just can't imagine calling someone Missy as their full name - it sounds like an exotic dancer's stage name, and there was actually a porn star called Missy.

This is a name which severely lacks class.
SandSea  2/1/2010
I think Missy is more of a cute little nickname and not a mature name.
Katelynn_96  12/9/2009
It isn't a very good name, in the long run. Any self respecting forty year old woman would try to ditch this name right of the bat. );
PsuedoSalem  7/10/2009
I think if you want to name your daughter Missy, you should name her Melissa or Marissa so that way they don't get stuck with what seems, as someone else put it, juvenile the rest of her life if she doesn't want to.

If it's a nickname, then at any point she can just stop going by Missy and go by her full name. It works both ways.
DorktasticKelly  12/18/2008
No way. It's so cutesy and juvenile. This is also a word that adults use to yell at their daughters: "Just WHERE do you think you're going, Missy?" It's not a real name. It's more of a nickname.
bananarama  10/9/2008
Princess Marie of Edinburgh, later Queen of Romania, had the nickname "Missy."
Kate  6/13/2008
It sounds very cutesy and infantile, and it makes me think of spoiled little girls, like the character in the movie Welcome to the Dollhouse. In that movie, Missy was the little spoiled ballerina sister of the ugly and unpopular Dawn. This is an epithet used by older people when they talk to a young girl to scold her. All in all, not a good name, or even a good nickname. Besides, I hated Missy Elliot's music!
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Missy Park is an entrepreneur and is included in the new book in Their Shoes by Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
There is no wow-factor to this name.
Surreal  8/2/2007
Missy is a snotty girl's name and it is just flat out terrible. If you name your daughter Missy I gaurantee you that she won't make it through school with all the kids making fun of her name. Parents use that when their daughter is getting into trouble as well.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2007
Being a girl, there is just something so lovely about people calling you Missy.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2007
Famous bearer - Missy Higgins Australian country music signer. I'm sorry but this name makes me think of a dog. :(
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Child actress Missy Gold is from the early 80s television series "Benson".
Missy  2/22/2007
Well, my name is Michelle and one of my million nicknames is this one Missy.
michi_vane  1/13/2007
Don't name your child Missy! She will be made fun of and be called PRISSY MISSY!
Taydbug112  12/7/2006
My name is Missy and never has anyone made fun of my name or called me "Prissy Missy". Perhaps if the Missy bearing the name has a prissy attitude she might earn that nickname but not every Missy will be called that. I for one am anything but prissy.
Missy  1/2/2007
A famous bearer is Missy Eliott.
ClaireCFC  9/9/2006
Also can be used as an independent name such as in my case. Missy can be taken to be Old English and mean "young girl".
Missy  10/29/2005
Also short for Marissa/Marisa.
― Anonymous User  5/14/2005

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