>>>>> "Ronald" == Ronald Beck <ronald-beck@stripped> writes:
Ronald> How about...
Ronald> my - mine, i.e. not yours
Ronald> sql - Structured Query Language
Ronald> In other words, it's my SQL, not "THE" SQL that you pay big bucks for.
Ronald> At least that's my understanding of the name. If I'm wrong, I'll let
Ronald> Sasha Pachev explain it better.
Ronald> Patrick Kuharic wrote:
>> I would love to know what the letters m-y-s-q-l
>> stand for and think it would be good to have at
>> the top of the documentation. Thanks. :)
From the MySQL manual:
The derivation of the name MySQL is not perfectly clear. Our base
directory and a large number of our libraries and tools have had the prefix
``my'' for well over 10 years. However, Monty's daughter (some years younger)
is also named My. So which of the two gave its name to MySQL is
still a mystery, even for us.