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What names could be shortened to "Bo" ??

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mummyloveslucy Sun 28-Sep-08 18:35:11

What mame could be shortened to "Bo", I don't know why, but I love the nickname Bo.
I like traditional, classic names inc old english but want to be able to shorten it to somthing really sweet.
I liked the idea of someone naming their son Hugo and for short "Huggs". That's what gave me the idea. smile

Charlee Sun 28-Sep-08 18:36:09

I have a friend called Beau as in 'beautiful' in french it think but it is pronounced 'Bo'

Geepers Sun 28-Sep-08 18:39:09

Would someone really call their child Huggs? Really?

TheDevilWearsPrimark Sun 28-Sep-08 18:39:17


funnypeculiar Sun 28-Sep-08 18:40:07

I know a male Beau and a female Boe ... not exactly shorted to I know...

AnarchyAunt Sun 28-Sep-08 18:40:31



mummyloveslucy Sun 28-Sep-08 18:40:36

Huggs is a pet name, they use at home I guess. I think it's sweet for a little boy.

Podrick Sun 28-Sep-08 18:41:18

Bo Diddly

Bo ring

orangehead Sun 28-Sep-08 18:41:30


mummyloveslucy Sun 28-Sep-08 18:41:50

What about Beatrice ? Could that be shortened to Bo ?

BabyBaby123 Sun 28-Sep-08 18:43:31

Beatrice would be Bea!!

Beau is a name in it's own right - I'd probably go for that if I loved the name - but Ulrika Johnson's dd is Bo and I don't think it's short for anything hmm

oranges Sun 28-Sep-08 18:43:47

you could call her wilhemina and shorten it to bo if you wanted - there are no rules about it.

mummyloveslucy Sun 28-Sep-08 18:46:26

I like Kathryn to but would like to shorten it to Katy or Kitty. I can't stand Kathy, it's dated.

AbricotsSecs Sun 28-Sep-08 18:48:14

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Servalan Sun 28-Sep-08 18:54:18

erm... Boadicea?

mummyloveslucy Sun 28-Sep-08 19:01:12

Might have to give up on Bo, as I don't like any of the names.
I suppose a nickname can be anything.
My daughter is Lucy, but we call her

Lou Lou
Tink (as in tinkerbell)
and Pops (as in poppet)

janeite Sun 28-Sep-08 19:05:02

We have an Isobel but often call her Boo - not too far removed from Bo?

belgo Sun 28-Sep-08 19:05:39

I've heard of Isabeau, which can be shortened to Bo.

Guadalupe Sun 28-Sep-08 19:07:26


CuppaTeaJanice Sun 28-Sep-08 19:09:07

Ulrika Johnsson has a daughter called Bo - perhaps it's short for a Swedish name?

Tigerschick Sun 28-Sep-08 19:10:38

Nicknames can be anything!
I had a friend at uni whose name was Claire but was known as Bella - was a chilhood nickname which she preferred to Claire so it stuck.

Call her anything you like and call her Bo at home.

TheSmallClanger Sun 28-Sep-08 19:11:24

Bo is a Swedish name in its own right. I think it's more of a boy's name, though.

BabyBaby123 Sun 28-Sep-08 19:12:12

there is such a name as Bola - can be for a man or a woman

mrswoolf Sun 28-Sep-08 19:30:28

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frazzledoldbag34 Sun 28-Sep-08 19:49:48

I know an Isabella who is shortened to Ba. (hmm]
So you could probably call her Isabella / Isabel/ Isobel and shorten it to Bo just as easily?
I also think you could probably get away with Beatrice shortened to Bo too.
Your baby, your name, YOU say what she gets to be called!

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