07 Feb Did you know? U2's Bono was named after a hearing aid company!
Paul Hewson, now known as Bono, was born and raised in Ireland. In his adolescence, he was a member of a group called “Lypton Village”; on one uneventful evening hanging out on the street across from a local hearing aid company, his friends decided “Bono Vox” would be a good nickname for Paul. In addition to being the name of an Irish hearing aid company, “Bona Vox” means ‘good voice’ in Latin.
At one point, Paul Hewson dropped the “Vox”, and from then on, became known as simply Bono.