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Wednesday, May 8, 2024: Beau - Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its own. Beau has been on the Social Security list non-stop since 1969.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024: Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its own. Beau has been on the Social Security list non-stop since 1969.


Kai and Beau: Kai just came home from school to meet his new brother Beau Charlie Carlson.


Beau: Origin and Meaning

The name Beau is a boy's name of French origin meaning "handsome".

Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm—a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its own. Beau has been on the Social Security list non-stop since 1969.

 

Beau also has something of a dapper image, thanks to the fashionable Beau Brummell (born George), which led to the stylish New York mayor Jimmy Walker being called Beau James. Other notable Beaus had more formal names at birth—Beaus Bridges and Biden were both the third sons in their families to carry their fathers' names: Lloyd Vernet Bridges III and Joseph Robinette Biden III.

 

P.C. Wren's novel Beau Geste was a major bestseller in its day and was also a popular movie—in that case, Michael was the character's birth name. Many will remember that the child of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind was called Beau, and there was also a Beau on the old TV western Maverick.


Announcement:

Calling all folks who want to discuss our liturgical celebrations!

(Tentative) LITURGY MEETING AT KNOX June 4th from Noon to 3:00pm

The meeting is tentative as I'm waiting to hear back from Knox about the availablity of the room on that date and time. Stay Tuned


Grace and Beau at Sutter Hospital





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