On Tue, 13 May 1997 23:55:31 -0300 Neil Alasdair McEwan
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>On Tue, 13 May 1997, Melissa Hill wrote:
>> I was wondering, does anyone know if Melissa has a Celtic
>> am curious, and fear that it does not, in which case I must rail at
>> parents for their unimaginativeness. *grin*
> It doesn't have a traditional counterpart that I know of, but
>"Melissa" (Greek for "honey") is related to the Gaelic word "milis"
>(pronounced "mi-lish") meaning "sweet", you could probably play around
>with "milis" in some way if you wanted to; the Gaelic for "honey"
>also related but pretty flat -- "mil".
It occurs to me that the dimunitives of the above might also
work...milisi/n (mi-lish-een) or mili/n (mil-een)...Little Sweet or