How did the creators of Star Trek's biggest bad guy -- the Borg Collective -- come up with its name?

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    Sounds Swedish... – HorusKol Jun 17 '13 at 22:24
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I always thought that since the Borg are part organic and part machine that means they are cyborgs. So the creators must have just shortened the word to Borg.
Again, that's just my interpretation.
However, I did find this link that alludes to my interpretation; In the novel Lost Souls, it details how the Borg were created (one version anyway.)

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