If I asked… Who’s this? You would say Bono, right? That’s what I would say.
But, after decades of listening to U2, it never really occurred to me that it wasn’t his mum who named him Bono. I never really thought about it one way or another. As it turns out, Bono was born Paul Hewson. It was a friend who gave him the nickname Bono Vox, which is Latin for good voice. He ended up dropping the vox, but keeping the Bono.
Here’s a short list of other people you never heard of, at least not by their real names. I personally am a big fan of Stuart Leslie Goddard.
3 thoughts on “What’s in a name?”
Isn’t “Bono Vox” Latin for “Free Voice?”
The correct spelling in Latin is “bona vox”, which means “good voice”.
(Don’t you find it ironic that “bona” is misspelled?)
Though i’m not entirely shure, that you would be interested, but here are some more names (mostly rappers)…