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Oh wise Mumsnetter's please help settle this argument- Beau.

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PirateJelly Mon 30-Sep-13 18:05:34

A friend has recently name her gorgeous newborn DD Ava-Beau, all as one name like Ellie-May. Now she is adamant it is pronounced Ava 'Bew' like the start of ' beautiful'

Now I am sure Beau is pronounced bow

For the sake of my sanity please tell me who is correct?
It wouldn't be so bad if it was just her (and I would never get into an argument with her about it, as I know how sensitive she will be right now) but a mutual friend of mine text me the name when she was born and then when I saw her I said "oh so she's called her Ava Bow?" And was told don't be daft that's a stupid name, it's definitely Ava Bow hmm and to stop taking the piss out of our friends DD's name confused. I was going to argue that that is how most people will read it but wanted to be sure first incase I'm wrong.

Thanks smile

TravelinColour Thu 03-Oct-13 12:40:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MissStrawberry Thu 03-Oct-13 12:47:04

Olivia is beautiful wink.

Grace is lovely too.

No need for the hyphen. Just makes it really long and precious.

OP, good friend you were there as it can't have been easy to tell the truth. Next time she slags off your son's name you really need to pull her up on it though.

pindorasbox Thu 03-Oct-13 13:18:03

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thegreylady Thu 03-Oct-13 22:02:36

The only Beau I know is definitely a boy.Surely a girl would be Belle-the French for beautiful smile

StillaNortherner Thu 03-Oct-13 22:17:51

When I read the title I read it as bew but I am the only person that read it like that from the looks of it. This has been an education! Lovely new name though even with the hyphen. MIL once told me about someone she met whose name was something like La-a pronounced ladasha!

Michellephant Fri 04-Oct-13 21:07:56

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread! I don't normally bother when there are quite a few pages. I let out a huge sigh of relief when you revealed the new name!

Aver-Bew... that was a close one!!!

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