the Google kid


clayj

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mad jew said:
Isn't his dad an employee? That'd be pretty mean. :(
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).
 

CorvusCamenarum

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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.
 

Deepdale

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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.
 

MongoTheGeek

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katie ta achoo said:
Yeah...

I love google and all, but not enough to name my kid "google"

/we all know his name will be Motorola
//or Hitachi
///Ooo! Hard drive manufacturer!

Or GoldenPalaceDotCom (man, that place is a virus)

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

Abstract

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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.
 

Sdashiki

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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."
 

dansuz1

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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.
 

devilot

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May 1, 2005
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wdlove said:
Hopefully he will have a good middle name that he can use.
So true. Or at least some decent peers who will give him a hopefully, nicer nickname. Although that's not likely.
 

Lacero

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devilot76 said:
So true. Or at least some decent peers who will give him a hopefully, nicer nickname.
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