Boys middle names to go with beau

(81 Posts)
Jamina Mon 13-Feb-12 16:30:46

hi guys dh and I have finally agreed on beau if we have a boy but can not think of a middle name, our surname is short too any suggestions?

cece Mon 13-Feb-12 16:32:09

Isn't it Bo for a boy. I thought Beau was the girls version? I might be wrong though.

How about Jangles??

Not helpful sorry!

How about James

lisaro Mon 13-Feb-12 16:32:52

Peep!! It's bloody awful, please don't do that to him.

PercyFilth Mon 13-Feb-12 16:34:25

Eau neau. Poor kid.

AThingInYourLife Mon 13-Feb-12 16:39:37

Beau is the boy's name, Bo for girls.

Both terrible.

brandysoakedbitch Mon 13-Feb-12 16:40:17

Awful name

Turniphead1 Mon 13-Feb-12 16:41:53

Rivage? Regarde?

cece Mon 13-Feb-12 16:50:14

PS I agree it is awful!

PieceOfTheMoon Mon 13-Feb-12 16:56:51

Hemian? <helpful>

Positiveplus Mon 13-Feb-12 16:57:36

I agree its not the best name but OP is asking for suggestions for middle names, not to be slated!!

How about:

I think a 3 syllble name might sound best as Beau is so short.

Jamina Mon 13-Feb-12 16:57:44

If I wanted opinions on choice on choice of name I would have asked merely wanted advice on middle names! Thanks for support fellow mums netters!

CecilyP Mon 13-Feb-12 17:12:45

Beau is definitely a boy's name (French for handsome), though I have seen it used for girls, which is just wrong (the girl equivalent is Belle). Following on the the French theme, I think Sebastian would be be good middle name.


Coconutty Mon 13-Feb-12 17:34:51


NoHunIntended Mon 13-Feb-12 18:01:38

Hope you can ignore them, OP. I love Beau for a boy, fabulous. I also like Beauregard.
Beau Sebastian is great.
Beau Christoper.
Beau Charles.
Django. Huxley? Sawyer? Rex?

Montsti Mon 13-Feb-12 18:19:38

I agree that a longer middle name would work best. Do you have any family names that might work?

Beau Sebastian does, indeed work well.
Beau Alexander

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

candytuft63 Mon 13-Feb-12 18:23:29

Diddly ?


Coconutty Mon 13-Feb-12 18:25:10

FWIW I know a lovely Beau, but he does get called Bo Peep.

Beau Alexander? I think that it should have a longer middle name too.

PercyFilth Mon 13-Feb-12 20:46:32

Selecta smile

lisaro Mon 13-Feb-12 22:57:52

Er hang on, Percy just re re wind a bit.................... (I'll get my coat)

BelleStar Tue 14-Feb-12 04:56:14

I really like the name Bo, but have beau in my surname so couldn't really use it. I would definitely stick with the spelling Bo rather than Beau for either sex. What if s/he is a bit of a munter?!

Beau Sebastian and Beau Alexander do sound and look nice if you're going for the French spelling.

All the best!

mnistooaddictive Tue 14-Feb-12 05:10:20

You are a bullies dream. Having taught a beau who was always targeted because of his name, I really wouldn't do it.

seeker Tue 14-Feb-12 05:26:21


justhayley Tue 14-Feb-12 07:31:07

First name that popped into my head was Alexander - which has already been mentioned a few times, or Joshua / Matthew maybe. Actually no they sound terrible Beau alexander is lovely though. Think a 3 syllable name would def work best especially if you have a short surname as well.

Or you could do a double barrel middle name.

Think Emma buntons baby is Beau - do you know what her sons middle name is maybe you could steal it smile

ps take no notice of all the horrible and unnecessary comments angry remember your dealing with very hormonal women! I think it's a lovely name - and even if knowone in the world liked it, if you do that's all that matters !


seeker Tue 14-Feb-12 07:34:30

Or, on then other hand, think that the people your son will meet through the rest of his life. A significant proportion of them will feel the same way as posters on here do. Are you sure you want your son to have to deal with that for the next 85 years?

diddl Tue 14-Feb-12 08:07:16


It doesn´t really seem to lend itself to a middle name imo.

toddlerama Tue 14-Feb-12 08:13:05

I really like it, but it doesn't sound right with any middle names! Maybe just a concise name.

vixsatis Tue 14-Feb-12 08:16:45

He will be bullied. And what if he isn't handsome? If he's an ordinary looking 20 year old called Beau people will laugh.

FriskyMare Tue 14-Feb-12 08:17:50

Don grin

mnistooaddictive Tue 14-Feb-12 10:56:18

hayley - i am not hormonal. Really i am not, on the other hand the op is. When pregnant I get obsessed with the most awful names. Absolutely obsessed. Fortunately dh vetos them and when my dc are a couple of months old and the hormones go I am so thankful and really don't understand what I was thinking of.

seeker Tue 14-Feb-12 11:10:25


Kayano Tue 14-Feb-12 11:40:22

I love Beau grin

missmiss Tue 14-Feb-12 12:47:39

Bo ak.

JuluLu Tue 14-Feb-12 12:59:41

Beau is HIDEOUS! Don't do it!

shockers Tue 14-Feb-12 13:02:31

One of DS1's friends age 24) is called Beau. To my knowledge, he hasn't been bullied because of it... nor has his father before him of the same name. His brother has an even more 'out there' name and their surname is, frankly hilarious. However, both are confident, successful young men. I think the choice of name, coupled with the fact that their Mum is quite artistic, has resulted in them both being quite quirky individuals who suit their names.

Greenwing Tue 14-Feb-12 15:29:15

Middle name - think it goes better with a longer name eg Jonathan, Nathaniel, Christopher, Alexander, Sebastian?

Thought immediately of the actor Beau Bridges - googled him, to see what his middle name was, only to discover that 'Beau' was his nickname, his real name was Lloyd Vernet Bridges!

(In common with other posters, I do think that in UK there is a problem with name; it has suddenly become a popular girl's name spelled either as the boy's name or as Bo / Boe. That does make it more difficult to use for a boy?)

Failsafe Tue 14-Feb-12 17:06:37

Beau Harry
Beau Harrison
Beau James
Beau David

Failsafe Tue 14-Feb-12 17:07:12

I like both your suggestions, Sebastian and Alexander

yousankmybattleship Tue 14-Feb-12 17:13:49

Cripes OP, really?
If you are going to call him Beau then please please give him a nice ordinary middle name so he can use that instead!
Really hope your surname isn't Vine.

PercyFilth Tue 14-Feb-12 19:22:52

justhayley "even if knowone in the world liked it, if you do that's all that matters"

Wrong. So very, very wrong.

minceorotherwise Tue 14-Feb-12 19:26:10

On so many levels

ouryve Tue 14-Feb-12 19:28:55

beau geste?

Seriously, OP, if you're going to call him Beau, you'd better hope he's made of tough stuff.

ouryve Tue 14-Feb-12 19:31:28

DH says Selecta grin

HolyNoSheDittantBatman Tue 14-Feb-12 19:40:42

I think you should just call him Beau. No middle name, no surname, just Beau. Like Cher or Madonna. Or go all out and call him Bodacious and Bo as a nn.

I actually quite like, I wouldn't use it, but I can think of a lot worse.

lurcherlover Tue 14-Feb-12 19:44:58

Please don't call your son Beau. I am a teacher in a nice school with good kids, and even there the one unfortunate whose name is Beau gets constantly teased for it - usually Peep, but also prettyboy and others...why not use it as his middle name instead?

mathanxiety Tue 14-Feb-12 19:49:09


mathanxiety Tue 14-Feb-12 19:49:46

Though I think he will be called Peep a lot unfortunately.

BelleStar Wed 15-Feb-12 00:51:45

I really hope OP has stopped reading this thread! As someone has said she didn't ask for your opinions on the name. In response to a couple of your's not true that most people will respond in real life in the same way as on this thread. Those of you who've responded have done so mostly because you have a particularly strong feeling about it. I think most people won't have a massive response one way or the with most names! I don't know if maybe it's a regional or trend thing but where I am and amongst my peers and colleagues the recent babies called Bo haven't raised an eyebrow at all. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's inherently hideous or awful, it just means you don't like it! Which is totally permissable. But the way this has been expressed here is not, unless this is what you've been asked to do.

mathanxiety Wed 15-Feb-12 05:01:40

True BelleStar. There is really no guarantee about any name. I would never have come up with any of the fond nns my own DCs have been given by friends, nor would I take the bestowal of a nn as anything but a kind gesture unless it was clearly meant to be cruel (accompanied by a spit in the face or push to the ground), not even the nns given to my two redheads that focused on their hair colour. I think it's up to the individual how they feel and what they do about nns or any other comment made about their name or personal appearance, etc.
Beau was my dad's nn as a small boy, as it turns out, and I like it a lot.

melliebobs Wed 15-Feb-12 09:49:06

i LOVE the name Beau and at one point was on our boys list (we're having a girl now so it's irrelevant) i think with it being one syllable you need to go for a 2-3 syllable middle name. Make it have a ring to it if you get my jist!

How about

seren82 Wed 15-Feb-12 09:58:29

Emma Bunton's baby is called Beau Lee Jones. I think Beau Alexander (or something else that's long) sounds better.

PercyFilth Wed 15-Feb-12 14:26:54

I think Beau or Bo is actually OK as a nn if it suits the person, and if he likes it himself. But not as a formal first name.

Bo is often short for E European names like Borislav, Bora, etc.

toastedteacake Wed 15-Feb-12 14:50:34


With the french pronunciation ;-)

I do like it and think Sebastian would be great as middle name, but I can't get the theme tune to Bonanza out of my head.

TheCuntwormUnderfoot Wed 15-Feb-12 15:02:24

What a pity Emma Bunton's OH doesn't have Weekender as a surname.

melika Wed 15-Feb-12 15:16:28

Radley! he he grin

lisaro Wed 15-Feb-12 19:07:31

toastedteacake there's no need to be snotty!! grin

Shoutymomma Wed 15-Feb-12 19:20:56


Pinot Wed 15-Feb-12 19:27:02

One of the "girl group" 2 Shoes has a son called Beaux.

That is all I have to say.

melika Thu 16-Feb-12 08:56:11

FGS, I can see a million reasons not to call it him. Can't you have it as a second name. Have mercy on him. hmm

melika Thu 16-Feb-12 08:58:20

OMG Toasted I have just re-read your post and now I am LMAO. grin

Taralara Tue 18-Sep-12 09:32:21

I have been reading the responses to the original question of what goes with the name Beau, quite frankly the responses are unnecessary!! the question was what goes with it not a open invitation to slate the name!! it seems like many of you have some jealous anger vented in a total disregard for the name. what i would like to know is if you think this name is so appalling what are the names of your children, put them on here so people can have there view on them!!!!! Jamina I hope you didnt listen to the small minded minority, Beau is a classy beautiful name,
awaiting list of names to be judged!!

babyblabber Tue 18-Sep-12 19:35:50

I think it's a lovely name. Defo agree a longer middle name sounds better and maybe something harsher sounding as beau is soft sounding. Alexander is a great suggestion. Or Matthew, Andrew, Oscar...can't think of anymore!

stephrick Tue 18-Sep-12 19:48:45

Jest. I think he was a soldier

Houseworkprocrastinator Tue 18-Sep-12 20:00:26

I really like it. Think it would be really cute for a little boy.
Really don't know why but the first name that popped into my head to go with it was Jasper but I think that might be quite popular at the moment.

CPtart Tue 18-Sep-12 20:33:26


exoticfruits Tue 18-Sep-12 20:38:45

Something very plain so that he can change it if he finds it embarrassing-James, William etc.

Badgerina Wed 19-Sep-12 00:16:21


OTheHugeManatee Wed 19-Sep-12 00:18:56


Narked Wed 19-Sep-12 10:52:23

You resurrected this thread to comment? Did you search for your DS's name and find this thread?

OTheHugeManatee Wed 19-Sep-12 11:35:08

Oh gawd, I hadn't noticed it was a zombie thread grin

Houseworkprocrastinator Wed 19-Sep-12 13:21:01

Wonder what she called him.

OTheHugeManatee Wed 19-Sep-12 13:23:17

I really, really hope it was Beau Selecta grin

Taralara Wed 19-Sep-12 16:39:30

what is a DS?

DancehallDaze Wed 19-Sep-12 17:15:38

Beau Diddley

OTheHugeManatee Wed 19-Sep-12 18:04:15

If he popped out with lots of floppy blond hair, going 'What, what, tootus frootus,' perhaps she named him Beau Joe?

Roundandroundthemulberrybush Wed 19-Sep-12 22:13:27

It is not a name I would have chosen but it is far better than many of the names people on here come up with which are beyond ludicrous but because they are perceived as middle class are given lots of praise and attention. Ptolemy anyone?

mayanna123 Wed 19-Sep-12 22:20:08

I wouldn't choose Beau personally but don't mind it - could imagine it on a little boy as well as a grown man.

Roundandround, perhaps people give 'middle class' names 'lots of praise and attention' because they simply like the names - simple as as that.

charlottehere Wed 19-Sep-12 22:22:37

Ahh call you baby what you want.xx However, I have a friend with a Beau and I do cringe............sorry.



Never added to zombie thread before but my DH came up with the above suggestions whilst I was reading aloud some of the replies.


Browners1974 Sat 22-Jun-13 12:02:35

What charming women you are!... I sense a few future school bullies from the offspring of the nasty posters on this thread.

bugsybill Sat 22-Jun-13 12:35:25

Goodness me, what reactions! (And I know it is a very old thread but I am still quite shocked by the vitriol) shock

I know 2 Bo/Beaus (not sure of the spelling) and I don't remember there ever being a problem with their names. They really suited them and it feels like quite a fresh, light name for a boy/young man. I think it would also suit an older man as well.

I think I would go for Bo spelling personally.

Although I don't understand why people wouldn't question Belle/Belle for a girl (even if she may possibly grow up to be unattractive) whereas this is a reason to avoid Beau confused

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