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Is it Darcey or Darcy?

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Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 10:21:56

Well, which is it? I think it's Darcey.

LobstersLass Tue 18-Aug-09 10:26:34


ButtercupWafflehead Tue 18-Aug-09 10:27:26

No 'e'.

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 10:28:19

<<stands corrected>>

KembleTwins Tue 18-Aug-09 10:28:25

Darcey Bussell has an 'e'

KembleTwins Tue 18-Aug-09 10:28:57

Mr Darcy in P&P didn't.

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 10:29:41

KembleTwins - that's why I thought there was an 'e' in it.

pixiestix Tue 18-Aug-09 11:01:28

I think it can be either. I knew a boy Darcy at school, but as you say Darcey Bussell has an "E".

skyblu Tue 18-Aug-09 11:17:24

I would say;

Darcy for a boy
Darcey for a girl

but maybe I'm just confusing the issue further grin

mrswoolf Tue 18-Aug-09 11:33:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 11:49:07

Thanks mrswoolf, very succinct explanation. smile

vickyj52 Tue 18-Aug-09 13:41:58

Hi i have a Darcie and do regret this spelling slightly as it often gets spealt wrong. At the time i just thought it looked nicer and was more girly.

i did always think Darcy was a boy

HarrietToo Tue 18-Aug-09 14:11:30

The heroine of that well known book "A College Girl" (published 1908) is Darcie.

NotEvenTheTrees Tue 18-Aug-09 14:12:57

Are you considering it PJ?

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 14:18:56

Yes, I am. Will find out whether dc2 is pink or blue on Thursday, and think Darcy/Darcey is my choice for a girl.

NotEvenTheTrees Tue 18-Aug-09 14:22:38

Am practising it in a terrible Scouse accent as I type. Am spitting everywhere.

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 14:33:33

Ha ha, I have no idea who this is. But I will be asking my Dad to do the same, which is the litmus test we used last time, as you clearly know.

Stop with the namechanging and reveal yourself.

scottishmummy Tue 18-Aug-09 14:39:08

sorry i hear darcey i want to prefix with arsey

can imagine hundred kids un the playground shouting arsey darcey

for record i think
Girl: darcey
Boy: Darcy

dislike the cutsey spellings darcie

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 14:42:08

Well his/her big sister will have the same problem with the shortened version of her name, which also rhymes with something unfortunate.

I'm not losing any sleep over it though. I do, however agree with your spellings, scottishmummy.

scottishmummy Tue 18-Aug-09 14:45:18

quite right dont bother about what a bunch of strangers think of your names

you wouldnt chose names based on what strangers at bus stop think, so dont ask a bunch of anonymous burds on pc

or it might end up debated in DM

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 14:49:09

Hee hee, the fame!

For the record, I was only asking about the spelling. I know I'm a chav anyway, on account of being scouse. Dd's only hope is that her father is not.


NotEvenTheTrees Tue 18-Aug-09 14:50:25

How very dare you. Me? A namechanger? I've been NotEvenTheTrees for hours.

Wouldn't worry about people rhyming names to be cruel. If a child wants to be cruel, it will do. Imaginative children, they'll find something. Even if your child is impeccably dressed, wonderfully named, there's always something. "Eugh, you've got hair on your head. Yuck, you're like a toilet brush" for example.

<<primary school flashback>>

NotEvenTheTrees Tue 18-Aug-09 14:52:19

Yes, PJ, utter chav.

Did nobody see the sequinned chav outfit/washing machine thread?

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 14:53:58

<says a silent prayer for the sequinned tracksuit top that MIL sabotaged>

3HotCrossBuns Tue 18-Aug-09 17:57:03

Good thread grin, DD1 is 2 weeks and Darcey with an "e" after much debate. Agree that without is more a surname/boys name. I know a couple of other Darcey's who are all with an "e" too.

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