[name]Bonnie[/name], that’s weird, I was just talking about the name [name]Darcy[/name]! I love it too. I can’t help but like the idea of it for a boy because Mr. [name]Fitzwilliam[/name] [name]Darcy[/name] is one of my favorite male characters in all literature (not to mention that I picture [name]Colin[/name] [name]Firth[/name] when I think of it-- swoon!) Yep, I can picture it on an [name]Ivy[/name] League frat boy, a cowboy, or a British fop… but on a toddler on the playground, a boy in a classroom, or an accountant/salesman/business man, I honestly can’t see it working out too well. In general, I do think it’s too feminine for a boy.
I think [name]Darcy[/name] is entirely usable and really cute for a girl, though! I can definitely picture the graceful dancer type ([name]Darcey[/name] Bussel is a famous English ballerina), but I can also see it on a girl with slightly alternative style (maybe a pretty singer-songwriter with pink hair, or something!) However, I can also see it on straight-A student, a happy little girl, or a successful grown woman.
I really don’t think it sounds masculine at all on a girl… I guess the Mr. [name]Darcy[/name] image can be easily disposed of when we’re talking about a girl [name]Darcy[/name]. It’s a great name for a girl, and I’d probably consider it myself if it didn’t clash with my ln. [name]Hope[/name] that helps a little
[name]Edit[/name]: Sorry, I didn’t see [name]Mischa[/name]'s post before submitting so excuse the repetition! Also, is it really popular for both sexes in Great [name]Britain[/name]??