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Name to give nn Dulcie

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ReinholdMessner Fri 14-Nov-14 14:19:39

I know that Dulcie is a name in its own right, but it sounds quite nicknamey to my mind. There is an established longer name, Dulcibella, but I can't do that to the child.

Any thoughts on a longer name which could give Dulcie as a nn?

FelixTitling Fri 14-Nov-14 14:22:39


mymummademelistentoshitmusic Fri 14-Nov-14 14:26:34

Ridiculous to try to fit a name to a nickname. Nicknames evolve. Just pick a name you actually like.

tywysogesgymraeg Fri 14-Nov-14 14:27:32

Dulcie is a name. Just call DD Dulcie.

CaptainAnkles Fri 14-Nov-14 14:29:30


BringYourOwnSnowman Fri 14-Nov-14 14:30:34

As an established name it sounds no more nicknamey than Sophie or Amelie etc

Just go with dulcie. Anything else will sound like a pet name of dulcie (like dulciebella!!

trevortrevorslattery Fri 14-Nov-14 14:44:00


Floggingmolly Fri 14-Nov-14 14:45:39

Dulcibella is bloody awful. I know a Dulcie, it's fine by itself.

trevortrevorslattery Fri 14-Nov-14 14:48:19

Sorry OP for my assholish post above!

Dulcie is a lovely name and sounds nice on its own. I wouldn't worry about it being nicknamey.

burgatroyd Fri 14-Nov-14 14:52:25

It does sound dull.

How about similar names like Delphine or Damaris or Delores?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 14-Nov-14 14:56:22

How do you pronounce it?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 14-Nov-14 14:56:40


ReinholdMessner Fri 14-Nov-14 15:03:27

Interesting thoughts, thank you. Delphine is pretty.

Linguaphile Sat 15-Nov-14 00:03:04

I think Delphine nn Dulcie is really sweet! smile <jots down for potential future use>

VainVulva Sat 15-Nov-14 02:30:06


Castlemilk Sat 15-Nov-14 12:06:22

You'd be best off just giving a D name you liked (because she may well just choose to use that, or a different NN) and call her Dulcie.

It would work best if the name was quite long I think:


my fave - Demelza.

snufflebum Sat 15-Nov-14 12:19:24

Dulcie is a lovely name in it's own right, but being the owner of one myself, I feel I must warn you that pretty much everyone will insist on calling her Darcy. The people that don't tend to be pretty quick to point out the similarity.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 15-Nov-14 13:57:30

So how do you pronounce it?!

calzone Sat 15-Nov-14 14:00:06


I love Dulcie. ��

Castlemilk Sat 15-Nov-14 14:06:14

LOL at Dulificent.



LondonMummy2013 Sat 15-Nov-14 18:53:40


ChickenMe Sat 15-Nov-14 21:27:43

I think it's a name. If you really like it use it. In Catalan they have Dulça which is a name. Meaning sweet I would think. Perhaps there is a foreign equivalent you could use and shorten if unsure.

I liked Posy and struggled with Josephine. I eventually accepted Posy in its own right but OH vetoed it sad

snufflebum Sat 15-Nov-14 21:59:14

Sorry DrinkFeck, I think my last post gave the impression that Dulcie is my name. It actually belongs to my daughter. We pronounce it Dulsee, but the London accent murders it, saying Dowsy (as in 'oww' my ears hurt when you call my girl Dowsy/Darcy grin) We are changing it.

Hamsolo Sat 15-Nov-14 22:01:53

Dulcima. Though, I got it from a book.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sun 16-Nov-14 22:09:38

Thanks snufflebum. Love name grin

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