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fletchybear Mon 29-Feb-16 11:34:16

What are your thoughts ?
I'm quite traditional so like Benjamin but love the quirkiness of Beau. My DH thinks it's too girlie.
I'd love to go Beau Benjamin but he would defo never agree to that smile

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Mon 29-Feb-16 11:36:13

Benjamin is lovely, but I'm with your DH, Beau is awful IMO.

MamaLazarou Mon 29-Feb-16 12:22:16

Wow, Beau sure is popular on Mumsnet at the moment! I don't think it's girly at all, and how often do you use your middle name, anyway?

fletchybear Mon 29-Feb-16 12:31:18

Yeah I kinda thought the same about middle name. Only I'll use it. Everyone else will use Benjamin. My eldest has the nickname Boo (monsters inc) so I hoped this would be a way of incorporating the same theme. Boo and Beau my beautiful boys. (Eldest will not let anyone but me call him Boo so its a home thing really).
I know my DH family will hate it. But it feels like it would be something all for me (selfish right)? Boys names are so difficult!!!! (Eldest is Fletcher btw) thanks for comments.

thebiscuitindustry Mon 29-Feb-16 13:01:06

Benjamin yes, Beau no.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 29-Feb-16 13:01:37

I like it

Sophronia Mon 29-Feb-16 13:16:53

I like it too

handonhip Mon 29-Feb-16 14:15:35

I like it also.

NadiaWadia Fri 04-Mar-16 03:49:03

I agree with pp that Benjamin is lovely but Beau is, well, a bit silly somehow and quite faddy at the moment. And the two names together, Benjamin Beau, sounds like a character in a nursery rhyme or something.

Just my opinion. There are a lot of worse options you could have chosen though!

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Fri 04-Mar-16 03:57:48

I like it

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Fri 04-Mar-16 04:45:42

Ben-Beau.... Sounds like a lame cartoon character !!!!

Izzyathome Fri 04-Mar-16 06:09:46

I really like Beau in the middle name spot. Benjamin is nice but, as you've said, it's very safe. I do know an awful lot of Bens. Nothing wrong with that at all, classics are popular for a reason - but I like the idea of individualizing it a little with a quirky and fun middle name with personal meaning. And Beau is by no means totally 'out there', you could even use his middle name Beau as a kind of nn for Benjamin while he is a baby/within the family, if you really love it.

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