<null> as a first name, that one would upset sql databases
A Swedish couple's battle to name their son "Q" will shortly arrive on appeal at the Supreme Administrative Court, aka Regeringsrätten, which will determine if current regs allow single-letter first names. The parents insist the sprog is not named in honour of the James Bond gadgetmeister, but is rather the victim of a wayward …
Well, the Q from James Bond would be well worthy of a mention here, and I'm sure I'm not the only geek here who associates the letter Q with a character famously played by a certain Mr John de Lancie. If that isn't of interest to the IT community then I don't know what is.
(Thumbs up because it's the closest I can get to snapping my fingers.)
What does the letter "Q" sound like when uttered by a Swede? Why not name him queue, or cue, or ckuuu or something ridiculous like that.
Seems that where they live is pronounced like an "r". Perhaps the whole region is obsessed with Scrabble.
Doctor: Congratulations! It's a girl. Now lets see....the letters we have to choose from are: L, B, O and 3 E's. Not much to work with there.... hmmmmm.... Oh and your daughter was born on 5 May, so that gives you a triple letter score at least.
They are only naming him Q becuase they want him to grow up to be a high value citizen.
I upgraded a PC in a German office that had a Star Trek wallpaper, and the girl who it belonged to had the hair, clothes and mannerisms of a vulcan. Working in IT I bit my lip but I burst out laughing when I was introduced to her boss, who was a total ringer for Picard and was doubtless boldly going... Anyway, if the Swedes are Trekkers then they will try to name all their children Q.
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I'm saying it's not unreasonable for Mr + Mrs Hilton to name their kid after, well, a name. Like you would find in a baby book list of names.
If their other kids were called Geneva, Barcelona and Cornwall you might have a point.
It's like saying why did they choose the same surname as a chain of hotels - misses the moon by looking at the pointing finger.