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Old 06-25-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Edge's real name?

(i was gonna do a poll here but i cant find the poll thing, has it been removed?)

anyhoo, we all know Edges real name is David Evans, but ive heard serveral sources calling him David Howell Evans, or Howell-Evans.


so is he a Howell Evans or not? do we have any reliable sources to confirm his name?
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David Howell Evans.

Here ya go:

http://www.atu2.com/band/edge/

http://www.threechordsandthetruth.ne.../u2edgebio.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Edge
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ahh.. i didn't know that was his middle name.. such a regal sounding name! He is one of the guitar god royalty after all
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hmm, is it a middle name then or prefix to his surname?

cos i had a teacher called mrs Howell-Evans, thats what made me wonder all the more. (funny cos she said her husband was a doctor, and i believe Edge was planning to be a doctor. )
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Howell is the middle name, not a surname (ie, his name isn't hyphenated).
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are there any books which confirm it too?

(i just wanna be sure. )
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Howell.
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hmm, is it a middle name then or prefix to his surname?

cos i had a teacher called mrs Howell-Evans, thats what made me wonder all the more. (funny cos she said her husband was a doctor, and i believe Edge was planning to be a doctor. )
then your teacher, because she's female, has double last names... Howell is probably her own last name, and Evans her husbands last name..
it's Edge's middle name.
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no one can confirm this with anything official then?
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no one can confirm this with anything official then?
His parents and brother go by the last name "Evans", not "Howell Evans", so Howell is obviously a middle name.
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no one can confirm this with anything official then?
Why do you need something more official?
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no one can confirm this with anything official then?
from Unforgettable Fire, The Definitive biography of U2 by Eamon Dunphy

Page 57, paragraph 2:

Dave Evans was born in Barking Maternity Hospital, East London, on 8 August 1961.
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Why do you need something more official?
well i mean i would have just liked a deifinitive answer, i mean i know its on several u2 sites, but its (as far as i know) not on u2.com or any written biographies. ive heard of adam and larrys middle names but never had them confirmed by an official source. id just like to get it as fact before i take it as such, you know? if someone was to ask me i wouldnt want to tell them unless i knew it was true.
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Everywhere I've ever heard or read it's always been Howell. I've never heard it any differently and I've never saw it as "Howell-Evans."

I'll check my U2 fan mags to see if it's mentioned in there. Those are as official as it can get. But, you have three trusted websites listed above and so far, five of us here that have said that's correct. Three of us dedicated Edge fans.
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ok. ill take it as such then.
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From U2 Magazine - Issue number 7, May 1983

Bono has by now transported us to Malahide Village, a suburb just north of Dublin where The Edge lives with his family. Edge's real name is David Evans, and his father Garvin moved the family from Wales to Ireland because that was where his engineering business took him. As we pull up, Bono does a fond impression of Garvin singing 'If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words', at the wedding of drummer Larry Mullen's father. Garvin Evans answers the door. Why have ya still got your suit on, Mr Edge?" asks Bono, gesturing towards the night sky. Mr Edge, sharp-featured like his son, momentarily tries to look sterns "Somebody's got to earn the crust."

It doesn't say anything about Howell, but it doesn't say "Howell-Evans" either.

http://www.richard.hare.dsl.pipex.com/u2info7.html
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