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Female version or Darryl?

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ColourfulOrangex Mon 20-Mar-17 19:28:01

Hi I am expecting a baby girl and was in the early stages of pregnancy when my partner passed away in a RTA, we had picked both a girl and boys name which I am sticking with but I was debating putting her daddy's name as a middle name (if i could find one that went - if not she still has the name we chose together ) but not sure what female versions of Darryl that there is.

Any suggestions? Thank you

oldbirdy Mon 20-Mar-17 19:30:38

Darryl Hannah is a well known female actress so I think it's quite neutral.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 20-Mar-17 19:31:48

Firstly, I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. 💐
There is an American actress called Darryl Hannah, so you could use her Daddy's name.
Other similar names ;

Watto1 Mon 20-Mar-17 19:33:15

So sorry for your lossflowers

Darrell Rivers was the main character in Mallory Towers ( my favourite books as a child) and she was a girl. Darryl would be a lovely tribute.

Sophronia Mon 20-Mar-17 19:38:06

Sorry for your loss flowers

Darryl has had some use as a girls name (like Daryl Hannah and the character Darrell from Mallory Towers), so it might be nice to give her Darryl as a middle name.

JennyHolzersGhost Mon 20-Mar-17 19:39:35

I think it would be fine as a girls name. So sorry for your loss. flowers

Sophronia Mon 20-Mar-17 19:40:09

You could also use something similar sounding like Daria, Darian, Dahlia, Darcey, Dara or Darina.

ColourfulOrangex Mon 20-Mar-17 19:40:23

Thank you all, I think I will definitely put Darryl in there smile hadn't thought of using it just as it was, thank you again

Theyhaveallbeenused2 Mon 20-Mar-17 19:41:12

I think Darryl works well as a neutral name

GottaGetThisDone Mon 20-Mar-17 19:48:33

So sorry for your loss.
Darryl works well for either girl or boy, but you know what so what if it is a boys name you are using it as a tribute to her daddy so who cares
My sisters middle name is my uncles first name - a very traditional Scottish name

shitgibbon Mon 20-Mar-17 19:51:31


SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Mon 20-Mar-17 19:52:46

I know a Darlyn

MarcelineQueen Mon 20-Mar-17 22:04:12

So sorry for your loss. think using Darryl as a mn is a very fitting tribute flowers

Girlsinthegarden Mon 20-Mar-17 22:28:40

I would use Darryl. She'll love the connection to him 💐.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 21-Mar-17 02:15:17

I would use Darryl. I agree. It's lovely for a girl.

So sorry for your loss.

ColourfulOrangex Wed 22-Mar-17 09:40:42

Thank you all, Darryl it is flowers

JennyHolzersGhost Wed 22-Mar-17 23:58:45

smileflowers good luck to you both.

ineedaholidaynow Thu 23-Mar-17 00:02:36

So sorry for your loss flowers

I went to university with a girl called Darryl

reuset Thu 23-Mar-17 01:53:58

Sorry for your loss, OP

Tinnie88 Fri 24-Mar-17 07:10:54

So sorry for your loss. Darryl as a middle name will be a beautiful tribute 🌷

AutumnRose1988 Fri 24-Mar-17 07:35:47

Beautiful xxxx

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 25-Mar-17 01:57:00

Sorry for your loss op. As others have said and assured you, Darryl is just fine as it is as tribute flowers

TheGaleanthropist Sat 25-Mar-17 02:39:40

Sorry for your loss flowers. That is a lovely tribute. I think Darryl is neutral enough (due to Daryl Hannah). But also I don't think it matters whether it's boy/girl/neutral- my middle name is William.

ColourfulOrangex Sat 25-Mar-17 06:46:51

Thank you all because we weren't married she won't be able to have him named on her birth certificate so I wanted a tribute somehow flowers

Salmotrutta Sat 25-Mar-17 09:24:18

OP I'm so sorry about your partner.

Are you sure you can't name him on the birth certificate?

It may be different up here in Scotland but I'm 99% certain that unmarried couples can put the fathers name on the birth certificate?

And I taught a girl called Darryll years ago - lovely name flowers

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