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mumtobabygilrl Wed 23-Jan-19 12:14:41

DH is in love with the name Bo for a boy. Thing is I personally do not like the other spelling of Beau but have concerns about Bo - can hear kids teasing calling B.O etc. I do like the name though. Would you go ahead with the Bo spelling or are there any other suggestions please?

merrybloominchristmas Wed 23-Jan-19 12:15:40

I would choose a different name altogether. Sorry.

Pixilicious Wed 23-Jan-19 12:16:24


TillyTheTiger Wed 23-Jan-19 12:17:02

Pick a proper name and have Bo as a nickname?

MumMumMum1 Wed 23-Jan-19 12:17:23

It’s my cats name.

LeopardPrintOwl Wed 23-Jan-19 12:17:52

I know someone with a little boy called Bohen (Bo for short).

CoffeeRunner Wed 23-Jan-19 12:17:56

In these parts Bo = girl. Beau = boy.

I know of 4 Bo’s (female) and just one Beau (male).

norrismcwhirtersfridgemagnet Wed 23-Jan-19 12:18:00


Tighnabruaich Wed 23-Jan-19 12:18:04

Imagine when they learn 'Little Bo Peep' - the ragging he will get! Does he mean perhaps Beau?

Lizadork Wed 23-Jan-19 12:18:14

Maybe use as a middle name, personally think Beau does look a lot better.

Puddingmama2017 Wed 23-Jan-19 12:18:19

I personally would have Bowen and use Bo/Bow as a nickname.

LadyOfTheCanyon Wed 23-Jan-19 12:18:39

Bo Selecta. No.

Thesnobbymiddleclassone Wed 23-Jan-19 12:18:51

Bo is not a name.

IsItThatTimeAgain Wed 23-Jan-19 12:19:05

What about "Bow"? Surely that will get him teased less than "Bo". grin

Thesmallthings Wed 23-Jan-19 12:19:35

I love the name beau for a boy or girl.
But don't like the spelling of bo.

helpconfused Wed 23-Jan-19 12:20:02

Boe - like Alfie Boe ?

Ribbonsonabox Wed 23-Jan-19 12:20:11

Bodhi or Beau

Wouldn't just call a child Bo for the reasons you have given

todayiwin Wed 23-Jan-19 12:21:59

Bo Derek

ILoveMaxiBondi Wed 23-Jan-19 12:23:50

I know a male toddler Bo. He’s named after a grandparent though.

Londongirl79 Wed 23-Jan-19 12:25:22

I like it , like Boo Radley in To kill a mockingbird

mumtobabygilrl Wed 23-Jan-19 12:25:48

Bo does have a family connection for us but we don't feel obliged to use it but do like it. DH is American and Bo Is also the male spelling of the name there

Threewheeler1 Wed 23-Jan-19 12:26:45

Mine too!

pigsDOfly Wed 23-Jan-19 12:27:12

I know of a few Beaus, mostly boys, but one girl. I was quite surprised the first time I heard it but I suppose it's one more name that will have a brief fashion and then be ditched.

Have no idea if any of them spell it Bo, which is pretty meaningless tbh as it isn't an alternative spelling to Beau.

As pp said, choose a different name.

ladycarlotta Wed 23-Jan-19 12:27:44

Bo is a stand-alone name in Sweden. Not so unusual there. I agree in the UK it seems like a diminutive though.

flirtygirl Wed 23-Jan-19 12:28:55

I love Beau and have met 3 boys named Beau and 1 girl named Bo. Go with what you like, mumsnet is funny and snobby about names.

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