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Darcy - for a girl?

(30 Posts)
laptopbag Mon 19-Dec-16 18:25:51

Can I use this spelling? It's my favourite way, but will people assume boy?

DoddleDeer Mon 19-Dec-16 18:26:58

I like it - I don't assume either gender with that name

Manumission Mon 19-Dec-16 18:27:17

It's quite a recently coined name isn't it? There must be flexibility in the spelling of a non-established name.

laptopbag Mon 19-Dec-16 18:29:30

I don't think so? It used to be used for boys - as Darcy (the original spelling) but people tend to use Darcey for girls, but I still prefer Darcy. It's Irish, I think? Meaning dark?

YouMeanYouForgotCranberriesToo Mon 19-Dec-16 18:31:02

I've only met girl Darcy's, but wouldn't think it odd for either. I like it

Manumission Mon 19-Dec-16 18:32:56

Oh. I thought it used to be a boys only name.

Whichever way, you're only ignoring gender barriers if you spell it that way; It's not like you're inventing a 'younique' spelling.

1horatio Mon 19-Dec-16 18:39:50

I really like it.

I think I've met a little girl called Darcy before. But I'm not 100% certain, tbh.

toffeeboffin Mon 19-Dec-16 18:41:55

Thought it was a girls name anyway?

Love it.

cushioncovers Mon 19-Dec-16 18:42:43

I love it and would assume it was a girls name.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Mon 19-Dec-16 18:44:17

I've only met little girls with it. I'd assume girl until told otherwise, whatever the spelling. DD's friend is Darcie and I always have to think about it before I write her card.

littlemissM92 Mon 19-Dec-16 18:49:01

Love it- it's at the top of my name list it's lovely

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Mon 19-Dec-16 18:58:43

I don't think it matters. Both spellings are equally as pretty. One of my dd's is a Darcey & her friend is Darcy that gets a bit confusing in cards, because I'm a prat. We went for ey purely because it gave her the same amount of letters in her 1st name as her siblings.

Jigglealltheway Mon 19-Dec-16 19:21:00

I prefer it as a boy's name.

Herhighness Mon 19-Dec-16 19:22:51

It's a lovely timeless name, I prefer it for a girl than a boy.

1happyhippie Mon 19-Dec-16 19:30:14

I like it too.
I don't think it matters how you spell it to be honest.
Dd has a friend named Darcie.

Glitterous Mon 19-Dec-16 21:22:46

I think it's in the category of Taylor - acceptable for either sex. That said, I seem to see it spelt Darcey more commonly for girls, Darcy for boys

Marmite27 Mon 19-Dec-16 21:26:13

My DD also has a friend with the Darcie spelling

Pluto30 Mon 19-Dec-16 21:33:32

I only know one female Darcy.

Just checked her Facebook for spelling and she's a Darcie and she's 18.

I don't see a problem with Darcy for a girl, but I'd probably spell it Darcey personally.

Sophronia Mon 19-Dec-16 22:02:37

I know a male Darcy, but I think it is more common as a female name nowadays. It's not Irish though, it's a Norman French surname which was originally spelled d'Arcy.

SorenaJ Tue 20-Dec-16 09:10:16

Lovely name

user1482217471 Thu 22-Dec-16 00:55:57

It's my favourite spelling. For a boy, I don't like it smile

yaela123 Thu 22-Dec-16 16:04:43

It's not really my taste in names. Also sort of reminds me of Mr Darcy (pride and prejudice). But then again its your baby not mine
I don't think the spelling doesn't really matter tbh

WitchSharkadder Thu 22-Dec-16 17:00:30

It's a lovely name and I'd assume the Darcy spelling is a girl, simply because I used to know a girl called Darcy, she'LL be almost 30 now. I've never met a male Darcy at all.

AmberEars Thu 22-Dec-16 17:01:47

I know two (both aged around 5/6) and they're both girls.

Pugmomma Thu 22-Dec-16 17:04:29

I love it, for a girl- like Darcey on strictly. Darcy for a boy always makes me think of mark in Bridget jones

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