St. Patrick’s Day Baby Names: Irish melody makers

Kick up your heels, get out your shillelagh and prepare to dance a jig as we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with twelve musical Irish names—some of which were introduced to us by musicians who, as a bonus, taught us the right way to pronounce them.


OK, so he was born Paul David Hewson—that doesn’t mean we can’t consider Bono as a cool music hero name à la Jagger and Lennon. He was nicknamed ‘Bono Vox,’ meaning ‘good voice,’ by a friend in adolescence. Apart from three ‘normally’ named kids, Bono also has Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q.

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