What do you think of the name darcey?

(46 Posts)
BusyBee86 Sun 06-Jan-13 19:02:59

I have decided I love the name darcey for a girl....but how would you spell it? Darcey, Darcie or darcy?

MysteryCat Mon 07-Jan-13 08:53:50

I love the name and had it on my list but DH vetoed it on the grounds that it 'sounded like a boy's name'. I think it's getting much more popular for girls though. Personally I would spell it Darcey for a girl.

peanutMD Mon 07-Jan-13 06:51:23

I know a 3yo male Darcy and a 6yo female Darcey.

It is not a name I like but nor do I dislike.

There is no right way to spell one name.

SomersetONeil Mon 07-Jan-13 06:46:04

I mean, it's like me coming on and saying, 'my name is Isobel. Take it from me - I should know - this is the ONLY spelling. Anyone who spells it differently is deluded and incorrect'.

Arrogant in the extreme...

SomersetONeil Mon 07-Jan-13 06:44:18

D'Arcy as a male, family-originated name is one thing. To give it to a girl/woman is, I'd have thought, another matter altogether... hmm

Darcy/Darcey/Darcie, while not my taste at all, are all perfectly legitimate female name spellings.

Darcey Bussell, f'instance......

popsicle1984 Mon 07-Jan-13 06:00:40

Darcy, Darcey and Darcie are all near the top 100 so added together very, very popular!

Mu1berryBush Mon 07-Jan-13 01:38:06

Beyond horrible.

Much prefer Dulcie

sleepywombat Mon 07-Jan-13 01:36:42

I think its ok for a boy. Think its horrible for a girl - so many pretty names to choose from, why use an ugly surname?

My friend called her son Darcy because she loved Pride & Prejudice!

OkayHazel Mon 07-Jan-13 01:27:47

Hate it with the e.

Hate it on a girl.

LOVE it on a boy.

Happymum22 Mon 07-Jan-13 01:03:27

Darcey and
Love it!

Oranges, there are several variants of 'Darcy' - 'D'Arcy / Darsey / Darcey / Darsy'. And 'Darcie' is specifically a girls name and is French, unlike the former which are gaelic. there is no 'right spelling', there are several options, that is all.

No what? It may be your dad's first name, but as you say it's actually from an original surname. Interesting stuff about spellings here.

KittyBreadfan Sun 06-Jan-13 20:40:33

Darcy or Darcie for a girl I would say. Its pretty I like it.

TheKindnessOfStrangers Sun 06-Jan-13 20:39:49

Have just read that Darcy is Irish Gaelic and means "dark", and D'Arcy is derived from a Norman place name meaning "from Arcy". So there you go, both 'proper' names, but I still prefer Darcy.

Kendodd Sun 06-Jan-13 20:36:01

Oh dear, I have a Darcy, (age 8) she's the only one in the school, and the only one we know. I hope it doesn't become popular.

VBisme Sun 06-Jan-13 20:35:44

Oranges, why is your dad named after your mums family?

Do you live in a small rural community? grin

TheKindnessOfStrangers Sun 06-Jan-13 20:34:38

I think it was different for your dad's generation Oranges. Names start out posh and elite then get appropriated by the masses.

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Sun 06-Jan-13 20:34:03

I like Austin but it makes me think of an old wrestler

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 06-Jan-13 20:32:27

Um, no Remus. It's my Dad's first name but is traced back to a maternal surname.
I love the idea that my Dad is chavvy, Kindness, I will have to pass that on to him.

Well I love it, but then again DD2 (6) is called Darcy grin

Please don't let it get as popular as Isabelle/Emma/Maya/Anya, one of the things I love about it is that it is a bit out-of-the-ordinary!

Onezerozero Sun 06-Jan-13 20:27:59

Where I live, Darcy/Darcey is dead common very popular but I do think it is a quirk. I don't really hear it much elsewhere.

TheKindnessOfStrangers Sun 06-Jan-13 20:26:13

Is it your dad's surname or his first name, Oranges?

D'Arcy is a surname and probably dates back to pre the Norman invasion, I'd guess. However, that was also a time when names were pretty randomly spelled anyway, so there wouldn't necessarily BE a right or wrong way. To claim that 'your' way is the 'right' way because it can be traced back is therefore being a bit simplistic. And to use a surname to insist on how somebody spelling a first name should spell it, is also being a bit daft imho.

Hate Austin.

TheKindnessOfStrangers Sun 06-Jan-13 20:24:36

D'Arcy is ok for a surname, for a first name it looks chavvy faintly ridiculous. I prefer the Darcy spelling. And though it has been increasing in popularity over the last few years it has a way to go before it's as popular as Isabelle - it was no. 110 in the baby name charts (for England and Wales) in 2011, Isabelle was no. 17.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 06-Jan-13 20:23:09

Chipping, as I mentioned it wasn't just my Dad. It is a family name I can trace back to the Battle of Hastings. Sometimes there just IS a right way of doing things and a wrong way. Trayzee's parent is spelling her name incorrectly (for effect possibly or because of the way it looks when written) but at least she probably does it while knowing it is wrong.

I was simply pointing out to the OP that there is a right way of spelling this whether she chooses to take heed or not.

MrsSpencerReid Sun 06-Jan-13 20:22:31

I love Austin too, but OH doesn't hmm

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