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Why is Bo Derek now "Bo" while her birth name is Mary? I get the "Derek" part, but where did the "Bo" come from?

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satguru
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Apparently even Bo has no idea

5. What made you change your name from Mary Cathleen - with the nickname Cathy - to Bo?

Derek: I was 17, living in Europe and I just wanted something more grown-up, I guess, than Cathy. ... I tried many, many names and I really don't know where Bo came from. But it is unusual and I liked it right away. And I never had a problem adjusting to it.

link http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/04/18/1019020676902.html?oneclick=true

(maybe from Bim-bo... ;) )

Sep 08 2005, 5:19 PM
gmackematix
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What, grown up like the careless shepherdess of nursery rhyme fame?
No wonder I found Bo Diddley on this. I was starting to think it was short for Bolero.

Sep 09 2005, 10:56 AM
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