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Ava or Darcy for a girl?

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Daffodilliesanddaisies Sun 16-Aug-15 22:08:22

Please help, we are going around in circles for our choice of names. I think we have narrowed it down to these two. What do people think? Are there any bad connotations I haven't thought of?

RiverTam Sun 16-Aug-15 22:10:01

I would spell Darcey with an 'e' before the 'y'. I like both, Ava perhaps a bit more.

Daffodilliesanddaisies Sun 16-Aug-15 22:15:15

Oops I did mean to add the e.

SaulGood Sun 16-Aug-15 22:20:42

Ava is v popular and quite similar to the very popular Eve, Eva and Evies you cannot avoid atm. This may not bother you though.

Darcy/Darcey/Darcie is not my cup of tea at all but I don't like surname type names. I don't think there's anything wrong with it though, just a personal preference thing. It's fairly well used and I definitely know more girls than boys who are named Darcy.

Lambbone Sun 16-Aug-15 22:26:16

They are both nice, but very common (frequently used, not common as muck common).

What about Tracey? You'd be ahead of the curve there, and it is a similar name to Darcey.

Or Angela? Again, not too common, and has an A beginning and end, like Ava.

Sophronia Sun 16-Aug-15 22:50:25

Ava is prettier, IMO. The only Darcy I know is a boy.

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ladybird69 Mon 17-Aug-15 00:19:38

Both are nice. Just wait and see if she looks like an Ava or a Darcy. I always had a couple of names to choose from and then decided on what they looked like.

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Daffodilliesanddaisies Mon 17-Aug-15 14:54:46

Thanks looks like Ava is winning.

SamBlackCrow Mon 17-Aug-15 14:56:12

Those are my nieces! Lovely names.

ashesandfire Mon 17-Aug-15 15:42:45

Apparently Ava is very popular but I don't know any myself.
Darcey is not my cup of tea at all, Ava is much prettier IMO.

Diggum Mon 17-Aug-15 15:51:31

I love Darcey.

Ava and variants are pretty ubiquitous around these parts in recent years so she'd be quite likely to have another few in her class I'd say.

SmugairleRoin Mon 17-Aug-15 15:52:43

Lacey is similar to Darcey if you like that. Or Ada instead of Ava.

Ava is too popular imo, I'd go with Darcey.

GoodbyeToAllOfThat Mon 17-Aug-15 16:00:26

I don't like either of them, to be honest. I think they're both way too trendy.

DurhamDurham Mon 17-Aug-15 16:00:54

I always wanted a Darcy but husband wasn't keen and as I vetoed his that I didn't like I had to return the favour. I keep suggesting it to my girls as a possibility for future grandchildren but no takers so far.

BittersweetSymphony Mon 17-Aug-15 16:09:14

I like both smile grin but Ava is definitely my favourite

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