After 40 years of making music, Bono continues to be U2's biggest critic. He recently told the Awards Chatter podcast that he still doesn't really like the band's name.
Bono said, "I really don’t. But I was late into some kind of dyslexia. I didn’t realize that The Beatles was a bad pun either. In our head it was like the spy plane, U-boat, it was futuristic -- as it turned out to imply this kind of acquiescence, no I don’t like that name. I still don’t really like the name.”
He added there is one person who thought U2 was a great name. Bono said, "Paul McGuinness, our first manager, did say, ‘Look, it’s a great name, it’s going to look good on a T-shirt, a letter and a number’.”
Bono also said he can’t stand hearing his voice on the band’s songs, saying: "I’ve been in the car when one of our songs has come on the radio and I’ve been the color of, as we say in Dublin, scarlet. I’m just so embarrassed." He said that “the band sounds incredible" but that his voice is now "strained." Now that’s harsh.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]