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Darci Lynne Farmer is a ventriloquist known for appearing on season twelve of “America’s Got Talent” and performing with her puppets, Oscar and Petunia.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2019
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Darcy is a nice name and I like it more as a girl’s name! I’m writing a comic strip about a girl named Darcy. Her middle name is going to be Morgan. She’s probably going to be very challenging. And her surname is Hicks. She was born on August 3, 2006 and is currently in seventh grade and she lives in Bowie, Texas at Bowie Middle School, I think!
― Anonymous User  1/18/2019
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Obnoxious sounding name and it's not good on a boy.
Luvbug86  10/1/2018
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I've only ever known Boy Darcy's but I like it as a girl's name.
saffyjune_  9/27/2018
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Sounds more like a girl's name to me.
kayisforkeen  8/24/2018
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Arcy-sur-Cure is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure, just south of the commune, hold the second-oldest cave paintings known, after those of Chauvet Cave. Wikipedia. Some ignoramus wrote there is no place called D'arcy in France and French words do not end with y. That is like saying Swedish words do not end with s. I wonder about the mentality of some people on the net. D'arcy- It is a French noble name.
vezna22  6/16/2018
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Darcy Lynne is a ventriloquist and the winner of AGT 2017.
Kitandkat  5/25/2018
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I am a boy and my name is Darcy. Trust me, one way to make a boy get annoyed at his parents a lot is to name him Darcy as I found that when ever I met a new person the first question they would ask me would be "Isn't Darcy a girl's name?" this has happened so much to the point that multiple times I have thought of just introducing myself as John (my middle name).
― Anonymous User  1/10/2018
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I absolutely love this name for a boy. It's masculine, but also romantic.
bohostrology  11/13/2017
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I like this name a lot.
DundiculutNicholas  1/9/2017
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Darcy Lewis, a character in the movie "Thor".
maryharrison  10/29/2016
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I think it would be cute for either a boy or a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2016
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Darcy is the name of a nonbinary character (that means a character who is neither female nor male) in a short story by K. A. Cook.
namewx  6/27/2016
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The name Darcy was given to 167 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
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YouTube personality Louise Alexandra Watson (née Pentland), also known as SprinkleofGlitter, named her daughter Darcy Jane in September 4, 2010.
Jghazt333  3/23/2016
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Hello, I am female and my name is Darsy. I often get that my name is beautiful and rare. I cannot help myself see Darcy for a boy's name but I guess is one of those names like Ariel. Huh.
Darsy R.  1/12/2016
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I like it spelled D a r c i! ☺.
Darci  12/31/2015
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Hi my name is Darcy too and am male, I was named after an Irish man, Kevin D'Arcy. Can someone explain The Meaning of Dark One...?
Dark X  12/7/2015
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Dark X: The meaning of "Dark One" is from the Dark Irish, who have dark hair and eyes (hazel eyes as well).
CA Skunk  12/12/2015
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DARCY is a little bit harsh and quite common, I think DERYA is unique, beautiful and has better meaning, it means sea, ocean in turkish.
annemarie98  11/30/2015
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Darcy Terrell is a character in the film "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Played by Sophia Myles, she is my favorite character from the film, as she is a female geologist, like myself! In the film, Darcy is brave, strong-willed, and idealistic. I find this name to be very cute.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2015
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In Winx Club Darcy is one of the Trix witches. She's not necessarily evil, although they are the main antagonists of the series.
Ekorrar  10/24/2015
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My name's Darcy and I'm a girl, a lot of people tell me that Darcy is quite a feminine name and I know 7 girls with the same name. But I think it is both a male and female name.
Darcy2002  8/11/2015
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I have a beautiful little boy called Darcy. I think it's a wonderful name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2015
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I really like Darcy for a girl. I was extremely surprised to see it is no longer in the top 1000 in the US.
hattie98  4/13/2014
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I love this name. It is so cute! I think it's an upper class old fashioned name and would be good with the name Ebony or Lydia.
Darcy Ebony
Darcy Lydia
― Anonymous User  1/11/2014
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In the movies Thor and Thor 2, the female assistant is named Darcy, played by Kat Dennings.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2013
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It's origin is Gaelic. I have the name, so I know. I'm also Irish. It means dark one, or dark haired one.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2012
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American actress and model Darcy LaPier.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
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It's definitely a boys name. Pretty sure the Irish translation is "Dark Haired Man" and I don't think there is a true female version of that translation.

I can see why it gets used as a girls name as there is a ballerina with a mis-spelt version (DARCEY), but say the name a few times to yourself and for me it sounds a bit harsh and abrupt for a girls name. I do really like it as a elegant \ debonair boys name though.
rlyeoman  7/2/2012
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Darcy Rose Byrnes (born 1998 in Burbank, California) is an American child actress.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2012
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Darcy Hordichuk (born August 10, 1980) is a Ukrainian-Canadian professional hockey winger currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Phoenix Coyotes and Florida Panthers.
sambchop  1/25/2012
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I could see the name Darcy being used for girl or boy. I personally would use it as boy name since it is more commonly associated with Mr. Darcy and because I would find the name to be somewhat plain and tomboyish for a girl.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2011
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Thomas D'Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee (widely known as D'Arcy McGee) was an Irish Nationalist, Catholic spokesman, journalist, and a Father of Canadian confederation. He is, to date, the only Canadian victim of political assassination at the federal level.
sambchop  5/27/2011
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On a boy, it reminds me of a handsome blond yuppie. I don't think that Darcy suits a girl, but its variant Darcie is actually nice for a cheery girl.
Louska  3/5/2011
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Because the Irish origin of the name is masculine, and "town of bears" doesn't seem very feminine to me, and because of Mister Darcy, I can only think of this as a masculine name. And I only ever see it used for boys too.
keepitreal  1/27/2011
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The surname Darcy comes from two different sources:

1. A French locational name from the village of Arcy in Manche, which is a district of Normandy. The name means "settlement of the bear" in French. The surname was brought to England by the Normans.

2. Much less commonly, an Irish surname. Although in Ireland this was also brought over by the Normans in 1169, it can also be an Anglicisation of the native Gaelic surname "O'Dorchaidhe", which means "son of the dark one".

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Darcy#ixzz1CHm4aihn
keepitreal  1/27/2011
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It's cool for either gender. (:
Chrila96  12/28/2010
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Though he did not write it, John Denver sang a very pretty folk song called "Darcy Farrow." It is a tragic love song about a woman named Darcy.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2010
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I simply must use this as a son's middle name because of my Mr. Darcy obsession :)
Liesl  12/10/2010
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Darcy makes me think of the weird girl no one talks to that always has her headphones on.
I prefer it as a feminine name, because it has the diminutive Y sound, in addition to the softly sensual soft C sound.
I knew a girl named Darcy, and she was charming. I love DAR- names. The sound has a certain appeal to me.
DaphneSusan  8/27/2010
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Ew. No offense, but this name sounds REALLY manly. Sorry, but it's too manly, and can you imagine growing up with this name? "What's your name?" "Darcy" "Darcy? Like off pride and pre- What like a boy?"
SunnyHoney  6/17/2010
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My mother's maiden name was D'Arcy, and as she has several brothers, it made sense for me to be Darcy as all of my cousins would carry the name as their last. I know we came over from Ireland quite a while back, but as my current last name is Brown, which is nearly as generic as you can get, it is nice to have a piece of my family history in my name and belong to the larger group through it. I really like the name, and thank god it overcame my mother's ideas of my becoming Molly Brown.
dlb2108  9/8/2009
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As a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice, I can’t help but love this name. As a surname though, because I think it looks stupid as a first name. And despite Mr. Darcy, I think Darcy as a first name is quite feminine, probably because I’ve only ever heard it used on girls. But I think I could grow used to it as a boy’s name quite easily.
renee06  7/29/2009
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I have a friend whose middle name is d'Arcy, but I always think of this as a more masculine name because of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2009
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There are two very little villages called Arcy in France: Arcy-sur-Cure in Burgundy and Arcy-Sainte-Restitue in Picardie. You can find them on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcy-sur-Cure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcy-Sainte-Restitue

But Darcy isn't a first name in France, except when the parents choose it as an English name for their child.
Marie-Amelie  5/29/2009
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I can see this name working for either an independent, strong girl or an athletic and loyal boy.
magicalhannah7  2/28/2009
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Darcy is one of my favorite boy names. It sounds so masculine and smooth, like the incredible Mr. Darcy. I would love to have a little son named Darcy. I think this is quite ugly on girls, sounds so manly.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2008
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Because of the charming Mr. Darcy, and his famous portrayal by Colin Firth, I think of this name as musculine. However, I prefer it as a surname over all else.
FMRadio  7/1/2008
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The idential Hansen female quadruplets (Allison, Brooke, Claire and Darcy) are born in Texas.
Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
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This name sounds feminine to me. It makes me think of the member of the band the Smashing Pumpkins, D'Arcy. I didn't care much for the band back in the day, but I thought she looked way cool. While Darby sounds like an ugly masculine name to me, Darcy could be a great name for the right type of girl. Of course, it's difficult to tell these things beforehand. And both syllables sound quite feminine to me. ''Dar'' with the pronunciation ''DAHR'' (as opposed to ''DER'') comes in names like Darla and Daria, and -cy is present in Nancy, Stacy, Tracy, Lacy, and the likes, which sound very feminine despite some of them having been used for males. The only blatantly masculine -cy name I can think of is Quincy. Darcy isn't one of my favorite names, but it's okay for girls.
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
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I don't understand how Darcy being a surname of a male character in a novel means it is masculine. I have a male friend whose last name is Miranda: Does that mean Miranda is a masculine name as well? I can only see Darcy on a girl.
BoiCrazii  5/4/2008
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Deciding whether a name is masculine or feminine based on the surname of a character is rediculous! The name might sound more masculine than feminine to me because of a certain Austen character, but that does not make it more or less masculine. (I have only ever met one Darcy, and she was a girl.)
― Anonymous User  4/9/2008
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I like the name Darcy, on a boy or a girl! I personally like it more on a boy. Perhaps that's because my first boyfriend was named Darson, and I called him Darsy/Darcy as a nickname. ;) On a girl, I find it a spunky and sort of "punk" kind of name. It's cute and it's pretty and feminine too. It's nice on a girl too, but I just prefer it on a boy. ;)
― Anonymous User  3/20/2008
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I'm a girl and my name is Darcie, I love the name and it seems to suit me pretty well, but I wouldn't suggest giving this name to a child you're hoping to be on the varsity cheer team some day, in addition to the fact that it means "dark" or "of the dark" it just kind of clashes with that personality.
darcimous  1/20/2008
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In the girl section of my name meanings book, Darcy means "from the stronghold". In the boy section of the same book, it means "from the fortress". So, go figure that one out.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2008
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I'm reading a book called Swallowing Stones and the main character's girlfriend is named Darcy. I also think it makes a better girl name then a boy name.
caity-bear915  11/28/2007
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Other than my little cousin, I think it's much better for a boy, but even then I don't really like.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2007
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There is no word ending in Y in the French Language and there is no such place as Arcy in France. The town is called Arc, where Joan of Arc came from (Joan d'Arc). There is an Irish meaning of "dark one" as well. My mother's maiden name was D'Arcy. I don't know when but the y was added in Ireland to make it sound Irish. My maternal grandfather came from Doone, County Limerick. Many families in Ireland dropped the apostraphe, which indicates its French origin. So am I related to Joan of Arc? I am personally against using Irish surnames for first names, especially when the child's last name is far from Irish, ie Ryan Lefkowitz. Sounds so stupid!
stagirl  9/5/2007
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I think Darcy is a good name for a boy, and for a girl. I myself like it better on a guy.
applemilk  8/22/2007
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My last name is D'Arcy, I always felt it was uncommon and I could never find where Arcy is in France? Must have lost its place on the map over the years. I went to France a few years back and saw a statue of Joan D'Arc. Still missing the Y but I wonder if she was of Arcy or was there really a place of Arc. I have always wondered about my last name's origin, this stuff is pretty interesting. I always thought it was French, but I know I have some Irish heritage also so I never really was for sure.
adarcy04  8/14/2007
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Darcy is a female character on the Canadian show "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
Kelseyyy  8/3/2007
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There's a girl at my school named D'Arcy. I thought it was just another modern deformity of a name, but I guess I was wrong.
bibi66  7/27/2007
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I LOVE Darcy, especially for a little boy! When I tell people I want to name one of my little sons this (which I will for sure) I get this answer: "Oh, like Darcy from Pride and Prejudice!" Oh, yes! It's adorably sweet for a little boy and I can see him grow up with it as well. In Australia, it's popular, so it might be getting popular in English-speaking countries. Popular or not, if you love a name, you go with it anyway! Like I will go with Darcy for my little son. I like it a lot for a little girl as well, but see it more on a little boy.
Emeline  6/29/2007
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Darcey Bussell is a retired English ballerina.
websurfer  6/26/2007
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Darcy Tucker is a professional Ice Hockey player on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
SuomiRuotsi  5/22/2007
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I love this name especially for a little boy. It's so cute!
diamond  5/12/2007
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Actually, Darcy is my name, and I've looked up the meaning, and it DOES mean dark. And I really think it'd be a bad boy's name.
Darxmuse89  4/20/2007
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D'arcy Wretzky played bass for the Smashing Pumpkins.
Elphaba  3/30/2007
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Literary: in addition to Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, let us not forget his sister Miss Georgiana Darcy. It works as both masculine and feminine.
Annabeau  2/14/2007
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Darcy Fields, played by Sara Paxton, is the main character in the television show Darcy's Wild Life.
Mitzi  2/8/2007
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I like the name Darcy both for a girl or a boy both, preferable for a girl.
pussy428  1/14/2007
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I'm tempted to - if ever I have children - name my kids Fitzwilliam, or just William, and Darcy (f). Mr. Darcy is sooo dreamy.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2007
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I hated the name Darcy before I read and watched 'Pride and Prejudice'. Now I think it's very nice. (Darsen sounds better then Darcy, though.)
― Anonymous User  1/1/2007
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I like it, it's always seemed like a guy's name because of Mr. Darcy.
annemm  10/22/2006
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Looking at my 10 month old son you would never think that Darcy is anything but masculine!
― Anonymous User  7/11/2006
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Darcy is also Irish for Dark! I like this meaning better than the others.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2006
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Darcy is not Irish for dark.

I think it's best for a boy, I couldn't really see it on a girl.
wefrox  10/30/2006
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Actually, one of the two origins (in addition to d'Arcy) is that it IS derived from the Irish for dark. It is an Anglicisation of Dorchaidhe.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
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Darcy Rose Byrnes is a adorable young actress who plays Abigail ("Abby") Carlton on the daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless." Her mother's surname is actually D'Arcy (Cathy D'Arcy.)
flowerkate  3/13/2006
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In the book Bad Heiress Day by Allie Pleiter, the main character is named Darcy (a girl).
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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I think Darcy is a cute girl name. It's quite punk rock really, but I can also see someone naming their cow that for some reason.
dani_08  3/5/2006
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Who can help but think of Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice? It's all-boy to me, and more romantic than Romeo. Mr. Darcy (and Colin Firth) make this a strong choice for a boy.
sara_anne  2/26/2006
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My name is Darsen. I haven't met a person with this variation yet. :(
darsen  1/4/2006
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Darcy is a horrible name for a boy. It doesn't seem at all masculine to me. I'd hate to be a boy named Darcy. Darci, Darcie and Darcey are good spellings.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2005
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I think Darcy is an ugly masculine name, but a great feminine one.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2005
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Darcy is also quite a common surname but spelt D`arcy.
doreenrugby  8/8/2005

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