Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Its A Grand Old Name

The BBC website a reports on a study which has found that 'More pop stars have been called Paul than any other name.' 'From McCartney to Weller, people called Paul have appeared on 57 number one singles since the UK chart began in 1953, according to Yahoo! Music.' What a relief to know that the license fee is being spent on the issues that matter. 'Despite Paul's popularity with musicians' parents, the name no longer features in the UK's top 100 boys' names. Ventura Barba from Yahoo! Music Europe said: "When you think of rock 'n' roll names, you instantly recall the unique ones like Bono, Prince and Slash. It's surprising to discover that an everyday name can lay claim to such an accolade." But it certainly wouldn't be a surprise to Paul Hewson, better known these days as Bono....and better know n to me by his apposite anagram Onob.
Should have stuck with Paul although I believe it means small in Hebrew .



10 comments:

mutleythedog said...

First Nations Blog is called Paul... I have just discovered that I may have Acromegaly... so you have nothing to worry about.

Croydonian said...

"From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin".

Apparently.

Jenny! said...

I don't like Bono, even if his name is Paul!

hatfield girl said...

My uncle Paul was a master brassfounder; but when he retired he set up a most successful ballroom dancing academy. It must have been the name.

Foxtrot, quickstep, do the pally glide?

CityUnslicker said...

and of course there is St Paul. Who begat that lovely district in Hamburg.

Newmania said...

HG your genes arwe clearly most unusual

Hi CU yes odd how your name makes you notice things I have always been aware of the St.Paul and Nepal

true blue said...

Hatfield: did you mean to say Palais Glide or were you alluding to a friendlier dance ?

Newmania said...

Hi True Blue ...its an odd sensation hurriedly rearranging ones mental image from male to female.

hatfield girl said...

No TB, pally glide like O' Dares, that you eat before the main course.

true blue said...

Hatfield G : Ha ha ! but I thought they were "Horses- doovers" must be a dialect thing !

Newmania: I`m thinking of changing my pseudonym to something a little more chic ! It does sound a bit chapish and BOF`ish. Any suggestions ?

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