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Darcy or Violet?

(32 Posts)
user1492042423 Mon 24-Apr-17 12:49:05

Thanks smile

Teddy6767 Mon 24-Apr-17 12:50:47

I like both but would probably go for violet

Reow Mon 24-Apr-17 13:05:51


Sorry, Darcy is awful.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Mon 24-Apr-17 13:11:13

Definitely Violet smile

Enidblyton1 Mon 24-Apr-17 13:17:59


Not that this necessarily matters, but Darcy has been very popular for a few years now (I know 3 Darcy's under 5) and might have peaked and be on the way down again. Whereas Violet has slowly been rising in popularity and there will probably be a lot more little Violets over the next few years.

Bringmesunshite Mon 24-Apr-17 13:20:45

Neither. Sorry.

2014newme Mon 24-Apr-17 13:23:21

Neither, do you have any other options?

CainDinglesLeatherJacket Mon 24-Apr-17 13:26:00

Personally a bit biased, but I would say Darcy. Violet isn't to my taste but still beautiful smile

Don't know why people have to be so outright rude instead of just saying they don't like a name, but I suppose there's always going to be someone who reacts in that way no matter what you pick!

Fragglez Mon 24-Apr-17 13:30:11

My gm and friend are both called violet (40 is yrs difference in age) and both hate it to the point of using their middle names instead. Sorry.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Mon 24-Apr-17 13:34:40

Violet. Darcy is so overused.

Meeep Mon 24-Apr-17 13:34:47

Violet, there are tons of Darcys. I've never met a Violet. And Violet is more timeless.

Chavelita Mon 24-Apr-17 13:54:43

Presumably the OP would prefer to know if a significant proportion of people have a very strong dislike of Darcy, though.

I share it, personally, though - and my problem with Violet is less the fact that it's getting popular than the fact that a lot of people pronounce it VYE-let, which isn't very nice.

floraeasy Mon 24-Apr-17 13:59:02

I prefer Violet.

Darcy - D'Arsey? Just thinking of the playground. Sorry!

IAmALionTamer Mon 24-Apr-17 14:01:19

Both are nice IMO. There does seem to be a lot of dislike for Darcy on MN which I noticed when I was considering it for my first child.
The hate it gets on MN seems disproportionate to how people I spoke to in real life felt about it. My friends & family weren't the type to hold back if they didn't like a name either

ilovechoc1987 Mon 24-Apr-17 14:01:50

Violet sounds like violent to me sorry.
I'm biased though because my beautiful little girl is called DARCEY.
I know people have said it's common but there are no Darceys in her nursery or in my children's school, so it can't be that common??

DearMrDilkington Mon 24-Apr-17 14:03:14

Violet. I prefer dulcie to darcy.

BasicBetty Mon 24-Apr-17 16:37:55

Violet definitely.

Sophronia Mon 24-Apr-17 17:08:31

Neither, sorry. Violet if I really had to choose.

meettherussians Mon 24-Apr-17 17:37:37

Violet, by a million miles.

Pemba Mon 24-Apr-17 17:57:56

Sorry I don't like either. Darcy just makes me think of Mr Darcy from P&P, so not very feminine, and Violet just seems a bit fusty and old lady-ish.

Viola? Violette? (Pronounced vee-oh-let)

ilovechoc1987 Mon 24-Apr-17 18:05:21

Jesus people are so bloody rude!
Come on tell us your kids names..I'm dying to know how great they are 🙄

SuperFlyHigh Mon 24-Apr-17 18:05:48


SuperFlyHigh Mon 24-Apr-17 18:06:27

Viola is pretty and I know a polish one (she's Wioletta but goes by Violet).

SuperFlyHigh Mon 24-Apr-17 18:06:38

Viola I mean!

Pemba Mon 24-Apr-17 18:14:16

Don't be silly, ilovechoc. The child is not named yet, and the OP is just asking for opinions. You know, the whole point of this topic?

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