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The name beau?

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verytiredmummy1 Tue 16-Feb-16 09:06:53

We'd pretty much decided on the name beau for a boy but have since heard negative things about it sad
What do you honestly think about the name?

user1455564583 Tue 16-Feb-16 09:07:46

It sounds very feminine, but use it, it's nice - but just not my style

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 16-Feb-16 09:09:28


ScarlettDarling Tue 16-Feb-16 09:09:42

I like it. I really dislike 'Bo' which is becoming popular for girls, but 'Beau' is very Gone with the it!

WileHallion Tue 16-Feb-16 09:10:15


And very sleb baby circa 2004.

Baz13 Tue 16-Feb-16 09:10:40

I have only ever met two Beau's before and both were boys and beautiful ones too. I did think it was quite a feminine name, but the one I teach now is anything but that and he wears and suits his name well.
If you like it go for it smile

Getit Tue 16-Feb-16 09:11:43

I like it

thebiscuitindustry Tue 16-Feb-16 09:22:59

Not keen, sorry.

alltouchedout Tue 16-Feb-16 09:26:28

How do you pronounce it? I'm never sure!

user1455564583 Tue 16-Feb-16 09:27:08

It's said like Bo, I thought

Wardrobespierre Tue 16-Feb-16 09:28:29

I like it. It amuses me that it sounds feminine to some people given its origin.

Go for it.

soapboxqueen Tue 16-Feb-16 09:31:31

I chose Beau for my ds's middle. I don't think it is particularly feminine not that it would matter if it were.

Mel0Drama Tue 16-Feb-16 09:32:58

Its a thumbs up from me! Does Beau have any siblings?

whatdoIget Tue 16-Feb-16 09:33:41

It's the masculine form of beautiful in French isn't it? So not feminine in any way confused

thebiscuitindustry Tue 16-Feb-16 09:34:27

Bo Derek and Little Bo Peep.

I know Beau isn't the same name as Bo, but it does sound the same.

Nodney Tue 16-Feb-16 09:35:18

I've never liked it until I met a Barista of that name the other day. He really suited it and it changed my mind!

OldFarticus Tue 16-Feb-16 09:36:31

It reminds me of Beau Geste (am old) and I think it's the name of Obama's dog. Sorry.

Dogadviceneeded Tue 16-Feb-16 09:37:11

Hate it, sorry. It just sounds/looks pretentious and feminine to me.

You would probably hate my (very dull) name choices though, so no real reason why my opinion should put you off!

JasperDamerel Tue 16-Feb-16 09:42:08

DD has a Beau in her class. He is very nice - funny, clever and extremely sporty. So I like it.

FinallyHere Tue 16-Feb-16 09:54:10

Have you read or seen 'Gone with the Wind' , by any chance?

I love it, but then you don't meet so many Confederate officers these days.

magpie17 Tue 16-Feb-16 09:55:50

I don't like it at all and think it's a name that might result in bullying at school (depending where you live possibly).

AntiquityReRises Tue 16-Feb-16 09:58:02

I really like it! Not the same exactly but another boy for us would've been Bodhi with Bo as a nickname.

Alasalas Tue 16-Feb-16 09:58:56

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SirChenjin Tue 16-Feb-16 10:00:50

I know a Beau. He's definitely not pretentious, but - god love him - beau he ain't grin

SnuffleGruntSnorter Tue 16-Feb-16 10:07:37

I was going to make that point,*sir*. Of course to you he'll always be very handsome, but what if erm, he isn't?

I know a Priti who I was warned (by an absolute prick clearly) "when you meet her don't be surprised at how ironic her name is". It's the same reason I wouldn't use any of the 'virtue' names - it just kind of highlights it if they don't display the quality.

Otherwise I think it's ok. Unless you also have a Belle.

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