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(25 Posts)
popcornchicken Tue 23-Aug-11 19:22:37

as in boe x

redglow Tue 23-Aug-11 19:28:41


SkivingAgain Tue 23-Aug-11 19:30:38

I know a little boy named Beau, he is gorgeous - I didn't like the name when I first heard it but love it now.

lesstalkmoreaction Tue 23-Aug-11 19:32:04

I know a little girl and she's really sweet and it suits her, I don't mind it.

popcornchicken Tue 23-Aug-11 19:34:09

I like it for a girl and a boy .

CotesduRhone Tue 23-Aug-11 19:35:41

Will date horribly. And will sound ridiculous attached to 80% of all adult humans.

minipie Tue 23-Aug-11 19:39:38

Pretty awful IMO.

It is the word for a good looking male so it makes no sense at all as a girl's name.

As a boy's name it's ok I suppose but better pray he is good looking all the way through - he could have a pretty awful time as a gangly or spotty teen.

gailpottertilsleyplatt Tue 23-Aug-11 19:51:28

No to Beau.

legalalien Tue 23-Aug-11 20:04:23

I like it, provided you have some sort of reason for using it (eg some link to the southern states). It makes me think of Gone with the Wind (or possibly Beau Brummel). Why will it date (ignorant emoticon)?

legalalien Tue 23-Aug-11 20:06:04

just to clarify - of course Beau Brummell is not from the southern US

legalalien Tue 23-Aug-11 20:07:04

Calling a little girl Beau would be odd.

You could always go for Bo, as in Bo and Luke Duke grin

mathanxiety Wed 24-Aug-11 06:14:16

I like it.

InstantAtom Wed 24-Aug-11 09:52:30

Not to my taste, sorry.

WiiUnfit Wed 24-Aug-11 10:00:07

I like it but whenever I see it written I always want to say "Bwuuue" & have to mentally correct myself. I fear a lot of people won't & will say the above wrong pronounciation. Also nn to using Beau as a girl's name as the meaning is handsome male as minipie said.

RueyBoey Fri 26-Aug-11 00:36:37

It isn't a name, sorry.

TillyIpswitch Fri 26-Aug-11 02:56:29

It's the male version of Belle. Definitely not a girl's name.

I believe it has rather redneck connotations in the US... Was there anyone actually called Beau in GWTW? Scarlett had beaux but I don't recall any actual characters with the name.

legalalien Fri 26-Aug-11 16:13:13

yep, ashley and melanie's son.

acsec Fri 26-Aug-11 16:14:51

I know a little girl called Beau - it's an odd name imo

DorothyGherkins Fri 26-Aug-11 16:19:53

I knew of two poodles called Beau (very nice poodles though) (and not related)

CroissantNeuf Fri 26-Aug-11 16:21:28

I know a girl called Beau (non-UK European)

I initially thought it was weird as its a 'male' word but I'm used to it now. Not sure it would work in the UK as a name though

nokissymum Fri 26-Aug-11 16:23:34

Its a rather old fashioned american name, no, dont like it much, reminds me of beau bridges.

welliesandpyjamas Fri 26-Aug-11 16:23:50

I know a beautiful little 8 yr old female Beau. It suits her.

TillyIpswitch Fri 26-Aug-11 19:50:14

Oh yeah. His was short for Beauregard.

WhiffOfBath Fri 26-Aug-11 19:51:18

I wanted to call DD Boo when pg with her. DH (wisely) refused. Pregnancy hormones have much to answer for. grin

pointydog Fri 26-Aug-11 19:59:32


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