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What do you think of the name darcey?

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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.

PorkusEnormous Sun 06-Jan-13 19:14:51

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?

SauvignonBlanche Sun 06-Jan-13 19:22:44

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!

overmydeadbody Sun 06-Jan-13 20:06:01

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.

HoratiaWinwood Sun 06-Jan-13 20:20:00

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.

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