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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

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.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 21-Jul-13 03:32:24

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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