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.