Sorry if this has been done - but - Darcey ...

(44 Posts)
fluffyraggies Sat 20-Jul-13 12:58:26

... for a girl.
I like it.
DH is unsure at the mo.

What are your opinions on Darcey please?

He likes Francessca.
I think hmmmm.

I also like Tabitha.

We've chosen Leo for a boy.

Up until 2 years ago i worked in a primary school and was very in touch with which names were being chosen allot/which names were unusual. Now i'm all out of touch! Help.

We've still got 6 months - but just cannot seem agree on a girls name confused

absentmindeddooooodles Sat 20-Jul-13 13:01:17

I love Tabitha. My dsis is a francesca and has always liked her name.

Darcey is top of my list if I ever have a girl. I'm in the sou h west and have never met one. Thing is, there was another thread where people repeatley said it was " common" I absoloutley love it, beautiful name, and like I said, never met one and my ds is at nursery.

SoftSheen Sat 20-Jul-13 13:02:10

Francesca, Tabitha and Leo are all great.

Darcey is just awful...

fluffyraggies Sat 20-Jul-13 13:10:59

Lol grin

ok ... see, i remember a thread on MN months ago on AIBU where the spelling of Darcey was being thrashed out debated, and i think it was being described as ''common'' by some MNers sad

I was surprised because if anything i'd have thought it would be considered 'ponsy'. Ballet connections - Darcy Bussel, etc.

absentminded - i think it's lovely too, and have also never met one single child or adult named Darcey ......

fluffyraggies Sat 20-Jul-13 13:12:02

More thoughts please ... smile

absentmindeddooooodles Sat 20-Jul-13 13:13:46

Fluffy my thoughts exactly....I was under the illusion it may be a bit poncey if anything! Strange. Quite interested to see how this thread turns out.....

TallulahBetty Sat 20-Jul-13 14:25:56

I like it. I know a two year old Darcey.

Wereonourway Sat 20-Jul-13 14:30:48

I love it. Only every known one and she was beautiful.

Personally I'd drop the 'e' though and just go for Darcy

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 20-Jul-13 14:37:12

Go for Francesca beautiful name and nn frankie so cute

fluffyraggies Sat 20-Jul-13 14:40:29

tallulah - Tallulah is one of my favorites smile DH wont have it though sad hmm

were - interesting. Without wishing to resurrect the above mentioned thread, isn't that the boy's spelling? Without the 'e' i mean.

toni1bump Sat 20-Jul-13 14:42:28

i have a rabbit called tallulah .. kinda puts me off!
darcey is beautiful x

Suzieismyname Sat 20-Jul-13 14:42:59

For me Darcey is the current equivalent of Shafon and Tracey from the 70s...
Francesca is beautiful and very adaptable.

Suzieismyname Sat 20-Jul-13 14:43:21

I meant Sharon...

fluffyraggies Sat 20-Jul-13 14:43:53

I am warming to Francesca. I'm just not keen on Fran. Franny?! I don't want a name with a battle attached. ''noooooo - not Fran, Fran chescaar!'' all the time grin

Frankie is cute.

miffybun73 Sat 20-Jul-13 14:47:10

Francesca, Tabitha and Leo are all lovely.

I really don't like the name Darcey at all.

Wereonourway Sat 20-Jul-13 14:50:32

Missed the post re the other thread but the girl I knew was without the e and I've honestly never known a man called Darcey.

Darcy, Melody, and honour are my fave girls names and were all contenders when pregnant but I had a ds

Wereonourway Sat 20-Jul-13 14:51:06

And I like Leo as ds's name rhymes with it

EatYourCrusts Sat 20-Jul-13 15:24:46

There seemed to be a Darcy or a Darcey in every class DD attended as a toddler. Sometimes two. So it is very common where we are.
I don't like the name particularly. I do think it is a bit faddy, it will date.

I don't really like Francesca or Fran or Frankie either.

Maybe we just have very different tastes!

Leo is nice and Tabitha.

chickydoo Sat 20-Jul-13 15:31:16

So many Darceys around at the moment with various spellings.
A bit Meh I think. The Sharon & Tracy of today ( apologies to Sharon's & Tracy,s... My best friend is Sharon)

Abra1d Sat 20-Jul-13 15:40:12

Darcy is a bit ubiquitous and not very classy. I like Francesca.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 20-Jul-13 15:43:41

I'm another one who really doesn't like Darcey at all.

The other names you suggest are all OK although I don't like Fran as an abbreviation of Francesca.

Wbdn28 Sat 20-Jul-13 16:13:46

Your boys name choice of Leo is very nice.

I like Darcey/Darcy and Francesca (or Frances), but dislike Tabitha.

ShowOfHands Sat 20-Jul-13 16:20:50

I don't like it really but more because I don't like unisex, surname type names. I think round here it tends to be associated with a certain socioeconomic status. There are a few I know of and their siblings are Tyler (a girl), Harvey and Jayden. It's a name of a certain ilk where I live and it's the opposite of poncey.

Of course it doesn't matter a jot and dismissing a name through straightforward or inverse snobbery is ridiculous but I know it's something people consider when choosing a name.

Tabitha and Francesca are lovely.

If you like Leo, would you consider Leonie for a girl?

TheCountessOlenska Sat 20-Jul-13 16:21:44

Darcey is very popular round my way - I like it but I think Francesca or Tabitha would wear better. I LOVE Tabitha but DH wouldn't have it

JambalayaCodfishPie Sat 20-Jul-13 16:27:00

I work in a PRU - a unit for excluded students. We have a Darcey and a Darcie. grin

EatYourCrusts Sat 20-Jul-13 20:06:28

I love Leonie.

invicta Sat 20-Jul-13 20:14:36

All nice names. I considered Leo got my eldest

itsnothingoriginal Sat 20-Jul-13 20:29:09

I love Francesca - I know one whose name has never been shortened to Fran. Tabitha also very nice.

Darcey isn't for me - sorry - I do know a sweet little girl with this name but just don't like it for a girl (Mr Darcy now you're talking!!)

Leo really nice for a boy!

caz05 Sat 20-Jul-13 20:33:42

I know one darcey and she spells it darcie. I love it

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 20-Jul-13 21:09:14

I really liked Darcy for a girl and it would have been DS's mn if he was a girl, but then I saw Darcey Bussel on Strictly and she annoyed me so much with her "yah" that I had to scratch it.

Love Francesca (prefer Frankie to Frank) really don't like Tabitha as it will always be a cats name to me. I really like Leo for a boy, great choice.

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 20-Jul-13 21:10:17

Meant to say prefer Frankie to Fran!

Serenity6 Sat 20-Jul-13 21:28:55

I love Darcy for a boy as in Mr. Darcy but not on a girl, sorry.

I don't know if you or your husband are Italian but I think of Francessca as a name for an Italian girl. It's very classy and beautiful in my opinion.

I like Tabitha also.

Leo is a lovely boys name.

kipplin Sat 20-Jul-13 21:56:13

I can only hear the 'arse' in Darcey. Not helpful at all, but honest :/

Like your other choices though.

Love Leo.

usualsuspect Sat 20-Jul-13 22:01:23

I like Darcie. Nothing wrong with the names Sharon and Tracy either.

And as for dismissing it for being of a certain ilk. How bloody snobby is that.

usualsuspect Sat 20-Jul-13 22:03:38

I'm glad I don't live where it would be classed as of a certain ilk.

ShowOfHands Sat 20-Jul-13 22:37:07

Like I said usual, it IS ridiculous but these sorts of associations are why people ask questions on baby names in the first place. It shouldn't matter and if you like a name, you should always use it.

I have overhead people call my ds's name 'posh' more than once. In fact, my own aunt said it was 'pretentious' and I overheard the neighbours mutter and sneer about his name being 'stuck up' when they first heard it. It doesn't matter a jot to me but I'm not naïve enough to believe that people don't hear all sorts of things attached to names.

And everybody lives in a place where people make sweeping generalisations. Not all people will have the same associations but we're all just humans and we tend to make connections. It's actually a very healthy thing to do. It only tips over into unhealthy if you blindly follow the unbidden associations. Of course people will hear the sibset 'Lucinda, Cressida and Ptolemy' and make certain leaps. Same as people will with 'Bluebell, Peace and Rainbow'. Or 'Jaiden, Kaycee and Chardonnay'. I couldn't tell you a single thing about any of those fictional children in reality, but I can tell you things about what the groupings suggest, no more, no less.

usualsuspect Sat 20-Jul-13 22:43:09

People don't tend to look down on 'posh ' names though.

So maybe it's not such a bad thing to be considered posh.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 23:20:41

I don't like Darcey at all. Never have.

Tabitha or Francesca are nice though.

I like darcey

filee777 Sun 21-Jul-13 04:47:20

I think it's horrid, common and a boys name.

It's in the same ranks of Toni and Tayla for little girls

Not a fan sorry.

sleepingbeautiful Sun 21-Jul-13 05:47:52

The obstetrician for my twins was called Darcie, and she certainly wasn't a chav.
I actually find Francesca a but of a chav name because some of my family live in Liverpool, and it is a very popular name amongst those that find gyspy wedding a source of fashion inspiration.

fluffyraggies Sun 21-Jul-13 08:55:20

This is brilliant - exactly what i need, thank you smile Do carry on in fact!

Isn't it interesting how it seems to be so common (as in popular) in some areas and unheard of in others. I'm in rural midlands and i've never met any Darcy's as children or adults - yet .....

.... showofhands and usual i agree with both of you. There is judgment about names, and there shouldn't be. It has to be thought about though, to some extent. Maybe? grin

The thing is if i was utterly devoted to a name then i wouldn't care a jot about what people thought about the name. My youngest DD is Daisy. I have 2 older DDs who's names i love, but all along i wanted 'Daisy'. You hear the name more now, but not so much back then (she's 15). It was considered unusual and a bit ponsy. I was quite young when i had my first 3 and didn't pluck up the courage to push for my favorite name till that no.3! smile I did get a few snidey comments, but i never cared. Like you showofhands. I'm so glad now that i went for it. DD has had lots of lovely comments on her name. And she suits it.

I'm not dead set on Darcy. I really don't know. Francesca - oh i just cant picture me standing there saying it ....... to family, and then school, etc, y'know? arrgghh.

I think we better hope it's a boy! The only general consensus of opinion from MN, me and DH is that Leo is nice, lol.

Leoni is ok, but it doesn't grab me.

Had to laugh at bluestars: then I saw Darcey Bussel on Strictly and she annoyed me so much with her "yah" that I had to scratch it. i know! Her dancing is fabulous, but there is something about her that makes my teeth itch smile

I think i might talk to DH about Tabitha again. But if i remember rightly it was quite a strong no to that one from him.

<head spins>
<sorry for ramble>

EatYourCrusts Sun 21-Jul-13 16:11:45

Well, I think Daisy and Darcey are a bit too similar anyway.

justhayley Sun 21-Jul-13 19:54:57

I think it's lovely, there's one at my sons baby group, she's so pretty & it really suits her. Her twin sister is Heidi.
Think Tabitha is lovely from your list

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