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That’s MeSQL, by the wayMatthew Aslett, April 25, 2008 @ 8:50 am ET
At the event, MySQL co-founder David Axmark talked through some of the history of the MySQL project and company, confirming what has previously been reported about the origins of the database’s name.
It was, he confirmed, named after co-founder Monty Widenius’s daughter, My. The big news, for the English speaking audience at least, is that the Scandinavian name My is pronounced “Me”. So the correct pronunciation of the company name should technically not be “My-S-Q-L”, or even “MySequel”, but “Me-S-Q-L”.
Congratulations go to Sun’s UK product and marketing manager, Chris Atkins, who managed to stick to the “correct” pronunciation throughout the next presentation, but I’m not sure I can see it catching on. After all, it’s only recently that people stopped referring to the “Lienux” operating system.
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