View Poll Results: Which pronounciation do you like more?

58. You may not vote on this poll
  • "Bo"

    55 94.83%
  • "Beau" in Beautiful

    3 5.17%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 5 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2014

    Beau Pronounciation

    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:

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    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 Lucienne / Esther Mirabelle / Camellia Edie / Raphaela Mercy / Anouk Evangeline / Francesca Seraphim / Josephine Dove / Ida Annabelle / Shalom Odelia / Bethlehem Dominica / Lydia Tibeldie / Susanna Daisy / Jane Bloom / Willa Jessamine
    Amias Gardener / Moses Bellamy / Caspian Matthias / George Pello / Bertie Psalm / Quiller Andrew / Ezekiel Callahan / Nathaniel Charles

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Down Under
    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.

    Anna Soleil. Edith Primrose. Eira Rosemary. Jane Leonora.
    Sylvie Primrose. Ada Leonora. Ingrid Selena. Wendy Amoret.

    c'est la vie
    Atlas. Christian. Darcy. Donovan. Elliot. Jade. Jude. Julian.
    Lincoln. Rio. Robin. Sylvan. Theoden. Thorin. Vincent. Vero. Willem.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    I think the Bo pronunciation will cause less confusion and still sounds okay with the surname

  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Thank you for your opinions! Looks like everyone prefers 'bo' c:
    It's very surprising since all of my friends pronounces Beau like "Beautiful" and find "bo" weird.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts