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My DH are having our second baby at the end of June and CANNOT agree at all on a name. Our first daughter has a unisex name a I kind of like it. Anyways, what do you all think of the name Beau for a girl or a boy? We might change the spelling if it come out a girl but what do you think?<br><br>
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I think it's one thing to name a girl a "boy" name (Quinn, Finn, Noah, whatever), but another thing entirely to name a girl something that is DEFINED as male.<br><br><b>A beau:</b> a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; a male escort for a girl or woman; a dandy; fop. –verb (used with object); to escort (a girl or woman), as to a social gathering.<br><br>
Don't think I could do that one. Sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think it's one thing to name a girl a "boy" name (Quinn, Finn, Noah, whatever), but another thing entirely to name a girl something that is DEFINED as male.<br><br><b>A beau:</b> a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; a male escort for a girl or woman; a dandy; fop. –verb (used with object); to escort (a girl or woman), as to a social gathering.<br><br>
Don't think I could do that one. Sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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This is exactly what I was thinking, too.
 

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ever see the '80's movie Ladyhawk? michelle pfeiffer played a character named Isabeau, which i think is beautiful. you could use it and the nn beau.
 

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Beau is not a name I care for for either gender, but agree with the PPs about its usage for a girl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Having grown up in Louisiana and speaking French, I agree with the pp..."beau" is the masculine version of "belle". I don't care for it for a girl but very nice and common in La. for a boy.
 
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