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LibbyLou123 Fri 05-Aug-11 15:19:35

Is 'Beau' a boys name or a girls name?

And how is it pronounced?

Quenelle Fri 05-Aug-11 15:20:35

It's a boy's name. It means 'handsome' in French and is pronounced 'Bo'.

evamummy Fri 05-Aug-11 15:21:54

It is the male version of Belle.

thisisyesterday Fri 05-Aug-11 15:22:27

it's a boys name.
pronounced Bo

i love it

Ephiny Fri 05-Aug-11 15:47:51

The only one I know is a little girl! But otherwise I would have thought it was a boy's name.

mopsyflopsy Fri 05-Aug-11 16:01:26

Definately a boys name.

ShowOfHands Fri 05-Aug-11 16:05:33

Definitely a boys' name. People have erroneously used it for girls but it's a French masculine word. It's like calling a girl Trevor.

It's not liked on MN much but the most lovely little boy I know is a Beau and I love it.

KatieScarlett2833 Fri 05-Aug-11 16:06:42

Love it, very Gone With The Wind.

minipie Fri 05-Aug-11 16:42:25

It's nice but quite "romantic" - bit like calling a boy Romeo or Byron.

And it could be a bit of a burden if he wasn't good looking...

AuntEnna Fri 05-Aug-11 16:44:04

I would like it, but knowing a boy with that name who is quite a nasty little bully has put me off somewhat.

BertieBasset Fri 05-Aug-11 16:46:51

Louise Rednapp and Emma Bunton both have boys called Beau - don;t now if this a plus or minus, or neither, for you!

BertieBasset Fri 05-Aug-11 16:47:15

know!!!!! blush

carabos Fri 05-Aug-11 17:44:18

Its lovely but very much depends on the surname.

pranma Fri 05-Aug-11 18:03:17

I know a lovely one year old boy twin named Beau
Kirsty['location location'-forget her surname]has a Beau too.

Journey Fri 05-Aug-11 18:12:25

I think it is awful. It sounds more like an expression than a name.

poppydaisy Fri 05-Aug-11 19:22:34

Yes, boys name and I know a lovely 6 year old.

EdithWeston Fri 05-Aug-11 19:25:17

It's definitely a boy's name (and I know one in RL).

It is French for a handsome male (or Regency slang for a dashing man-about-town), and is pronounced "Bo".

usualsuspect Fri 05-Aug-11 19:26:21

I love it

ShowOfHands Fri 05-Aug-11 19:29:26

Kirstie Allsopp has a Bay iirc. [AshamedIEvenKnowThat]

Beauregard Fri 05-Aug-11 19:40:51

I love it ,was on our boys name list.

spiderlight Fri 05-Aug-11 22:23:20

I knew one at uni - lovely guy but unfortunately did not live up to his name at all and was a bit embarrassed about it as a result. I do hope he grew into it eventually.

Have you considered Beauden? <innocent whistle>

Kayano Fri 05-Aug-11 22:36:35

I LOVE the name beau, but our surname is horn....

Baby would get blow horn I just know it!
I'm gutted

TangerineQueen Sat 06-Aug-11 01:24:42

Makes me think of them calling their boyfriends beaus/beaux in Little Women, What Katy Did, Anne of Green Gables etc. So as above - fine if he's confident and good looking!

Rhubarbgarden Sat 06-Aug-11 07:50:30

I know two baby boys called Beau. I think it's quite trendy round here.

tammytoby Sun 07-Aug-11 11:18:12

I like Beau.

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