"The name U2 is nothing else but a letter and a number. We just wanted to come up with a name that would people make up their own mind about the group: U2, what kind of a band is that? We could've called ourselves The Snobs or Deep Zeppelin but we wanted an original name, a simple name."
- Bono, 1983
did you know
U2 considered a few other titles for the Achtung Baby album like "Cruise Down Main Street" and "Fear of Women". Also "Man" and "Adam" were options.