"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
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Some reports say Edge was named by Bono because Dave was always on the fringe of things. Other stories suggest Bono gave him the name because of the sharp lines and angles of his face when he was a teenager.