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Fallingovercliffs Fri 19-Dec-14 11:23:22

Heard a lovely, chubby, smiley toddler being addressed as this in a shop yesterday.
Does anyone know of any other little Dorcases around. I thought that name had died a death.

SunnyBaudelaire Fri 19-Dec-14 11:25:09

its dreadful and sounds like a pincushion.
I did know one years ago but she would be over 50 now.

BreeVDKamp Fri 19-Dec-14 11:28:52

My mum suggested Dorcas for pending DC1......... I remember being about 11 and meeting a HORRIBLE girl called Dorcas, and being shock about her name. I also thought the reason she was horrible must be because she had been bullied about being called DORCAS.

"Sounds like a pincushion"???!! Haha I have never heard that before. What does that mean?

SunnyBaudelaire Fri 19-Dec-14 11:32:32

i dont know, wasn't 'dorcas' a make of pins years ago when mothers still sewed?

BananaToast Fri 19-Dec-14 11:40:27

Never met one, it reminds me a of a cross between dork and orca (whale). Not good associations!

Footlight Fri 19-Dec-14 11:42:11


Just no.

123rd Fri 19-Dec-14 11:43:13

Yeah-was just going to add"dork!!!"

marmaladegranny Fri 19-Dec-14 12:03:17

Out of kilter with you all! I love the name Dorcas - it's Biblical and apparently the Greek version of Tabitha...

Fallingovercliffs Fri 19-Dec-14 12:16:23

Tabitha is a lovely name.

TheNewStatesman Fri 19-Dec-14 12:26:25

You know what "dork" means, right?

Dork. Ass. Hmmmm....

Please, please, don't saddle your daughter with this name!

OneFlewOverTheMumsNest Fri 19-Dec-14 12:53:26

I love this name and campaigned for it for DD. DH was firmly against sadly.

usefully Fri 19-Dec-14 12:56:57

I like it!

I once knew a horse called Dorcas smile

TheMuppetsSingChristmas Fri 19-Dec-14 13:03:54

Appalling, sorry. The term 'dork' as a mild insult is just too prevalaent for Dorca to be acceptable now I think.

123Jump Fri 19-Dec-14 13:04:48

There is a Dorcas in one of my favourite films, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
She was one of the Brides.
Only time Ive ever heard of it, and not sure Im mad on it,tbh.

Allstoppedup Fri 19-Dec-14 13:05:58

I'm so sorry, it looks nice but said aloud I just hear Dork and Ass...

Yorkshirelassreturns Fri 19-Dec-14 15:53:51

Oh please no. I had a horrid ancient and mean piano teacher called Dorcas when I was a child and she near enough killed my love of music. Ruins the name for me but it's horrid and clunky anyway. Sorry but you asked! X

I worked with one recently. Im in Ireland though. And its a harsh sounding name. She want a fan of it herself

HollyBdenum Fri 19-Dec-14 15:57:16

I've always really liked it.

RoseyRuby Fri 19-Dec-14 15:57:17

I thought of 7 Brides as well! Only time I've ever heard it as well and wasn't sure I was hearing it right.

UterusUterusGhali Fri 19-Dec-14 16:55:11

I always thought it was an old New Forest name but may be very mistaken on that.

florascotia Fri 19-Dec-14 17:54:43

As marmalade says above, it's Greek. It means 'gazelle' - very graceful.

colleysmill Fri 19-Dec-14 18:24:07

The only Dorcas I've ever known was in Larkrise to CandleFord!

Devora Fri 19-Dec-14 18:38:39

I wanted to call dd1 Dorcas, but my entire extended family rose as one in rebellion (not to mention dp). I know they were right, but I still love it as a name. When I was at school we used to have an annual 'Dorcas Day' when we did stuff for charity. We used to knit patchwork blankets and send them to the elderly (lucky elderly).

Heels99 Fri 19-Dec-14 18:45:03

She is the fat cook in an Enid blytn book, max be a Cornish name

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 19-Dec-14 19:12:48

A truly ugly name.

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