I've been thinking about the name Percy recently, but for a girl. To me it's a perfect little girl name- feminine but spunky. But I'm not sure the world is ready for Percy to cross over yet and I'd be interested in what you and your readers think. Are the Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy Weasley associations too strong?
I would like to see it used as a nickname (maybe spelled Persy or Persey or Persie) for the name Persephone, which, now that Penelope and Hermione and Phoebe are familiar, I see no reason we can't bring into fashion. PERSEPHONE. It's time.
I think Percy would also work well as a given name. Tracy, Stacy, Lacy, Macy, Lucy, Gracie, Marcy, Mercy, Darcy, Percy. And the boys seem to be done with all the -cy names for now.
What do you think of Percy as a girl name? Let's have a poll over to the right! [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results for "What do you think of the name Percy for a girl?" (421 votes total):
I love it! I'd want to use it! - 16 votes (4%)
I like it! I'd want to consider it! - 41 votes (10%)
I like it for someone else's baby - 142 votes (34%)
No particular opinion - 20 votes (5%)
Slight dislike - 94 votes (22%)
Strong dislike - 108 votes (26%)