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'Memphis Eve Sunny Day, we knew I would be bullied so I shortened it,' says Bono's girl

Published 12/07/2014 | 02:30

Bono with daughter Eve
Bono with daughter Eve
Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson as Lucy Elkins in 'The Knick' TV series

IT IS a message that the parents of Blue Ivy, Apple and Suri would do well to remember when the inevitable row blows up with their teenage offspring over how they "ruined their lives".

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Those weird and wonderful baby names so carefully dreamed up by celebrities are often quickly dropped by their offspring, when they're old enough to make up their own minds.

Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson as Lucy Elkins in 'The Knick' TV series

Bono's daughter Eve Hewson, who turned 23 this week, has revealed how she was forced to simplify her given name: Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson in her schooldays.

"My parents knew I'd get bullied, so I just went with Eve," she said.

Ali and Bono
Ali and Bono

Previously, the young actress has revealed how she always gets called Memphis Eve, though her first name is now Eve.

"I know Memphis is in there somewhere but on my passport I'm Eve Sunny Day Hewson," she said.

Meanwhile, the young actress has spoken of how she followed her father into showbusiness, though not as a musician, and how he tried to give her tips.

"He tried to teach me all about the musicality of a line, but that's not a good way to go about your acting," she added.

"He has helped me in other ways but not really as an acting coach. I call him and ask him about scripts and directors."

Hewson graduated from New York University a year ago and is quickly making a name for herself as one to watch.

She made her acting debut in 2008 in 'The 27 Club' and her credits include the movies 'Enough Said' and 'This Must be the Place'.

In her latest outing, she co-stars with Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh's TV drama 'The Knick'.

Set in New York in 1900, the series centres on the surgeons, nurses and staff at Knickerbocker Hospital. Hewson had to brush up on her American accent for the role as a nurse.

Irish Independent

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