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"Beau" in Beautiful
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Thread: Beau Pronounciation
July 18th, 2014 05:50 AM #1
Yes I know that the correct pronunciation of Beau is "Bo" but honestly, would you prefer the actual pronunciation or pronounce it as Beau in "Beautiful"?
Note that this is for a character in the story so perhaps your opinions may differ
Last Name is Rowan. Would "bo rowan" or "beau rowan" sound nicer? I personally always loved to pronounce Beau like in "Beautiful" but am not very fond of its actual pronunciation c:
July 18th, 2014 06:01 AM #3
I prefer Beau pronounced Bo, because I have studied French (however basically), and I cannot see it any other way. I'm not a big fan of Beau pronounced the way Beau in beautiful is, and it doesn't make a lot of sense to me, or many other people (who would automatically say it as Bo), but I adore the French Beau (it reminds me of the word bow, or ribbons and gifts. I would see a little Beau as a gift.) If you were to say it the 'beautiful' way, I personally would spell it Bue / Bew to avoid confusion.
I think Bo Rowan sounds nicer, even though there is the rhyme of Bo and 'Ro', but I think it works. Good luck!Mary, Esther, Susanna, Camellia, Constance, Magnolia, Theodora, Honora, Odelia, Ida, Dominica, Bellamy, Thea, Flora, Philou, Yuki, Rose, Amity, Rosemary, Viviana, Dorothea, Pearl, Olwen, Olive, Elowen, Mabel, Mirabelle, Marina, Una, Paderau, Pella, Tabitha, Francesca, Raphaela.
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July 18th, 2014 06:33 AM #5
In all honesty, I think the beautiful sound sounds better than bow - but I still read it as bow. Sorry, but I think you should stick with the bow pronunciation.
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