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

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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

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