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?

MrsSpencerReid Sun 06-Jan-13 19:03:56

Love it spelt darcy, I would have used buy baby was a boy and my close friend has a darcy smile

Kelerina Sun 06-Jan-13 19:05:29

I really like it, it was on our short list but we're having a boy. I think Darcey is the spelling for a girl?

MrsSpencerReid Sun 06-Jan-13 19:05:30


mija1 Sun 06-Jan-13 19:05:49

My dad has a elderly male friend named Mr. Darcey

I like it with the Darcy spelling.

balia Sun 06-Jan-13 19:08:33

I predict it is going to be very popular - I know two new-born Darcy's.

MalibuStac Sun 06-Jan-13 19:12:37

I know a Darcy she's gorgeous, lovely name.

I love it. Darcy

BusyBee86 Sun 06-Jan-13 19:20:28

Ah thanks ladies, I'm glad I asked on here seems the majority think its darcy. I will def go for darcysmile just hope I have a girl now. If its a bout I'm thinking....Austin! Any thoughts on Austin?

My DN is Darcey.

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 19:25:40

I thought it was D'arcy.??

I like Austin, very underused.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 06-Jan-13 20:01:55

Darcy is the better spelling.

I think Austin is a great name!

usualsuspect Sun 06-Jan-13 20:04:27

I love it, I would spell it Darcy.

Blatherskite Sun 06-Jan-13 20:04:48

It's the new Isabelle. Every other baby born in the past 6 months seems to be a Darcey at the moment

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 06-Jan-13 20:05:30

PLEASE spell it right if you do, it's D'Arcy. It's my Dad's name (and a family name) so I should know.

I had great fun at uni persuading idiots med students that my Dad was the original Mr D'Arcy!

Well you've just stole my two top names, Darcy for a girl and Austin for a boy.

You obviously have great taste! grin

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 06-Jan-13 20:11:05

How ridiculous to say that you know it's spelt D'Arcy because your Dad's name is spelt like that!! There will be grown Trayzee's claiming that's the correct spelling because that's how their Mum's name was spelt.

VBisme Sun 06-Jan-13 20:14:25

Darcy is lovely, but if you're worried that it might be too popular have you thought of Blythe?

(The only reason I link the two names is that I know a Blythe who I think of as a Darcy - but I think both names are truely beautiful).

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 06-Jan-13 20:17:00

I like it but I like it spelt Darcie, dp hates it though.

I know a 5yo girl Darcy who is lovely. Definitely that spelling.

Austin? as in Powers? Less keen.

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

I love Austin too, but OH doesn't hmm

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.

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.

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 20:26:13

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Darcey and
Love it!

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

Hate it with the e.

Hate it on a girl.

LOVE it on a boy.

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!

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

Beyond horrible.

Much prefer Dulcie

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

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

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......

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...

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.

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.

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