the Google kid

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  1. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Poor kid. Whenever something goes missing, guess which kid will be asked to find it. :(
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    I wonder if Google (the corporation) will sue?
     
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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Isn't his dad an employee? That'd be pretty mean. :(
     
  5. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Look at it this way: the kid will probably be able to speak his name far earlier than most children.
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    Not an employee, according to the page, but an "avid fan".

    I guess they don't have the same law in Sweden that they do in Germany, which prevents parents from hanging silly names on their kids (no Moon Unit Zappa, no Soleil Moon Frye, no Apple Paltrow Martin).
     
  7. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    I thought people were crazy when they named there kids Espn...




    :rolleyes:
     
  8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Parents can be so cruel, in this case out of stupidity. I guess they don't realize that by doing this, they are just about guaranteeing this child will be singled out and have hideous fun made of him when he's older. Why some parents do this is just beyond me.
     
  9. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I am a Google fan so naturally I think that is cool. ;) What a name!
     
  10. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Names count for something

    I like the suggestion made by Mr. Kai's brother who said, 'Yeah, name the next one yahoo fuji nikon."

    Should the parents have an even larger family, they could then have the following choices waiting in the wings: "Sony, no baloney," "Intel-ligent lifeform" and "Hasta la Vista." Good luck to the Kai children ... they are likely to need it.
     
  11. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Or GoldenPalaceDotCom (man, that place is a virus)

    Moon Unit is freaky, I'll agree.
    I don't think of Apple though as that odd of a name.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I think these two should be shot.

    And the link to this doctor's business website.....dodgy and absolulely poop. His Google page is like a "look at me....now I get free publicity and hits on my own website. That kid in Australia even clicked on my link twice!!"....and so forth.
     
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    Since Google is such a household word, no one remembers from SQUARE ONE on PBS that a Google is a mathematical word for a huge number.

    Sucks that this kid will have to either live up to being a wealth of searchable knowledge, or a math genius.

    But in the end, its a stupid friggen name, sorry kid.

    "A "google" is the number 10^100. A "googleplex" is an even larger number
    10^[(10)^100]. You can find it, and other large numbers discussed in the
    book:"The Joy of Mathematics" by T. Pappus, published by Wide World
    Publ./Tetra (1989), or "Mathematical Mysteries" by Calvin C. Clawson,
    published by Perseus Books."
     
  15. dansuz1 macrumors member

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    I can imagine schoolyard bullies asking him a question, punching him in the gut (like clicking "I'm Feeling Lucky") and expecting a quick answer.

    Names like these guarantee that the kid will either grow up miserable or incredibly tough to beat back the bullies.
     
  16. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    - laugh

    made my day!

    thanks
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Hopefully he will have a good middle name that he can use.
     
  18. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    So true. Or at least some decent peers who will give him a hopefully, nicer nickname. Although that's not likely.
     
  19. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    And no one remembers that it's spelled "Googol", not "Google".
     
  20. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    The Google blog entry about it says that his first name is "Oliver", so hopefully that's the name he'll go by. :rolleyes:
     
  21. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    It looks like Google is his middle (actually third) name, not his first name.
     

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  22. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Ages 0-3 Ooglie-Googlie
    Ages 4-8 Googster
    Ages 9-13 GoogleBoy
    Ages 14-17 G-ster
    Ages 18-22 G-Man
    Ages 23-35 Mr. G
    Ages 36-65 Papa G
    Ages 66-108 Grandpa G
     

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