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Darryl & Sydney (for girls)

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AutumnRose1988 Mon 13-Mar-17 16:00:17


Not pregnant but contemplating names for if we were to have another.

I have heard Darryl (Darelle) and Sydney recently and kind of like the sound of them. Hubby things I'm mad but I think they are not bad. I'm quite a bit younger so never went to school with a male Darryl or even know one! Let me know your honest thoughts if you were to bump into a female Darryl or Sydney...what would cross your mind?

flibflob Mon 13-Mar-17 16:11:29

Sydney is really cute.

If I saw the name Darryl spelt like this, I would assume it was pronounced Da-rhyl like the male name, so you might run into that problem. Spelling it Darelle, however, it sounds lovely and looks nice too. smile

sonlypuppyfat Mon 13-Mar-17 16:13:50

Your hubby is right

2014newme Mon 13-Mar-17 16:17:36

Your dh is correct however it's worked out for Darryl hannah.
Apart from that both names lack class for a girl they are a bit council estate /headband baby.

BounceBounceSplishSplash Mon 13-Mar-17 16:19:04

Your DH is right.

Darryl is a terrible name for a bloke and even worse for a female.

Shamoffour Mon 13-Mar-17 16:21:19

I know a girl called Cydney. It's not something I would pick but it's ok.

AutumnRose1988 Mon 13-Mar-17 16:21:53

headband baby? What's that.
2014newme I do get where you are coming from and probably on some level know that I have the exact same thoughts as you. Sometimes I just hear names and think hmmm I kind of like it but then know it's just a passing phase hehe.

Oh and sonlypuppyfat nice answer, cheers for that.

AutumnRose1988 Mon 13-Mar-17 16:23:10

I think it's because I've never heard them before recently and then just contemplated for a moment or two lol x

user1487519954 Mon 13-Mar-17 16:24:53

I would think they're boys names... Sydney is nice (for a boy) but agree that Darryl is "council estate"-y!

Daffydil Mon 13-Mar-17 16:28:40

Darrell, like in Malory Towers?

MessyBun247 Mon 13-Mar-17 16:29:44

'Headband baby'. Charming hmm

ProseccoBitch Mon 13-Mar-17 16:31:01

Your DH is right.

chatnanny Mon 13-Mar-17 16:36:14

I know an adult male (Welsh) Darryl and my DH's late uncle, who was an old groper, was Sydney.

BackforGood Mon 13-Mar-17 16:55:48

Your dh is right.
However, I'd worry about this once you are pregnant and not before.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 13-Mar-17 19:15:34

Agree with your DH, sorry OP.

Pencilvester Mon 13-Mar-17 19:33:48

I don't like either, sorry. They just don't work for girls. Darrell from Malory Towers suited her name, but she was fictional...

Sophronia Mon 13-Mar-17 21:46:18

I don't mind Darrell like in Malory Towers. Darelle looks like it should be pronounced "da-RELL".

TheTroutofNoCraic Mon 13-Mar-17 22:30:16

Sorry's a no from me.

HoratioNightboy Mon 13-Mar-17 23:43:57

The only Daryl I know of is female, and I rather like it. I think it sounds quite feminine, even though I know it's better known as a male name. The father said they'd wanted it to be pronounced "Darl" but nobody would indulge them...

I've never thought Sydney an attractive name, especially for girls. I came across one spelled Cidni, and read it as Kidney, so that's all I can think of whenever I see the name now! grin

Beelands Mon 13-Mar-17 23:49:12

DH had an auntie Darryl. Her sister was Earl. Really interesting family. Once you're over the weirdness of it I think it'd pretty cool.

I don't think Sydney has anything to recommend it though.

plannedshock Mon 13-Mar-17 23:58:49

I've got a Sydney and she's awesome

GreatFuckability Tue 14-Mar-17 02:55:06

I like both. I'm a fan of boys names for girls though, Noah, Frankie, Dylan etc

RiverdaleJughead Tue 14-Mar-17 02:56:04

Darryl sounds like an old Welsh man and personally I think Sydney is chavvy

KoalaDownUnder Tue 14-Mar-17 02:58:43

Darryl is horrible for either sex. Marginally worse for girls.

I'm from Australia, so only think of Sydney as a city.

SaltySalt Tue 14-Mar-17 03:00:21

Some right snooty types on this thread

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