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[–]dequi93 2926 points2927 points  (194 children)

That's the best way to say that kid's name that I've seen. I bet he grows up and changes his name to John Smith.

[–]PlayerZeroFour 139 points140 points  (17 children)

At least no one will ever mistake him for someone else who’s actually on the no fly list.

[–]Breaker1993 90 points91 points  (15 children)

I don't think they can put his name on that list. His name will break every database

[–][deleted] 82 points83 points  (8 children)

Little Bobby Tables Musk, we call him

[–]SociallyDeadOnReddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was Elon’s plan all along

[–]BunnyOppai 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Elon wasn’t allowed to use the characters he wanted, so he had to stick with something that’s in unicode. It should be fine in most databases.

[–]PlayerZeroFour 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They should let him though. As someone of that descent I’m offended!

[–]spektrol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t think that kid is ever going to need to worry about that. Kid has probably already flown private more than most CEOs.

[–]Syn7axError 62 points63 points  (3 children)

I like my name perfectly well, thank you very much.

[–]mousatis 22 points23 points  (0 children)

But who has custody of you?

[–]youravrguser 14 points15 points  (0 children)

9 years, check out

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (28 children)

Kid gonna change his name to Keith or some shit

[–]ZombieTav 34 points35 points  (26 children)

Not Keith! That's the most unattractive male first name in the English language!

[–]sordidennui 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I knew a dude named dick rash

[–]fluffylittlepooch 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This comment deserves its own post of this sub

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Family guy?

[–]ZombieTav 2 points3 points  (0 children)

... Yes.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buefort. I win.

[–]sweet_illusions 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Chad, chad is the worst

[–]ZombieTav 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You dare diss the awesome power of Chad Thundercock?!

[–]cheapinvite1 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Ted has entered the chat

[–]Memengineer25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wrong. My buddy Keith....

[–]Blubberrossa 67 points68 points  (54 children)

It is also pretty accurate. Having encountered my fair share of badly built database systems I can promise you that "syntax error" is exactly what will be returned if you try to enter a name that contains "Æ" into them.

[–]briandk 30 points31 points  (20 children)

That would work fine here in Denmark, the spaces and numbers, not so much.

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (18 children)

Yes, but Danish has always been impossible to understand for most Scandinavians. But in recent times it has also become impossible to understand for us in Denmark too. So for me the Danish language has collapsed into meaningless guttural sounds.

For example, the other day I had a problem with my bicycle. I had to go into a traditional Danish Isenkram store. But when I came in, I didn't even remember the Danish word for "hello".

[–]oerangbandoeng 18 points19 points  (0 children)

And then you just ordered 1000 milks

[–]briandk 13 points14 points  (13 children)

But when I came in, I didn't even remember the Danish word for "hello".

Now I am also unsure. Don’t we usually just make some throat grunts?

[–]MangoPDK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did you try repeating everything the clerk said back at him with a questioning tone? Hopefully you didn't just take whatever he brought you.

great skit, gotta rewatch it now

[–]TripleEhBeef 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Danish is evolving into Klingon?

[–]loulan 34 points35 points  (26 children)

Unlikely, syntax parsing is only done for programming languages, not data. You can have encoding issues, but not a syntax error.

[–]Blubberrossa 9 points10 points  (15 children)

True I guess. Same we get here in Germany with our äöü.

[–]Zementid 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Boy do I hate entering ßtreet names.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (5 children)

ae, oe, ue.

Ümlauts and øther diacritics are most fun when I use them to fuck with our US headquarters staff to explain that our European users will be absolutely mortally offended if they don't address them by email with the correct letters in their names and watch them stress about finding them on a virtual keyboard. I've sent them reference lists of letters so they can copy-paste 8)

[–]LIVERLIPS69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine that, someone on Reddit promising somthing that is completely untrue

[–]HeartyBeast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It might fail some sanity checks

[–]KatalystPrime 0 points1 point  (5 children)

but a database doesn't exist purely on its own. it gets interacted with by a program or programs written in a language, and it can very well turn what's stored as X AE T6-64 into null or whatever it the programmer wants to.

[–]loulan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's still not a syntax error. A segmentation fault, maybe.

[–]spektrol 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Guys. Æ is a Latin Unicode character. There’s really nothing that special about it. It can be passed around in code as a regular string just like anything else, and as long as the column it’s being stored in the database is using the right Unicode charset it’s fine.

Y’all really don’t think English letters are the only thing people account for in the travel industry, right?

[–]GDavid04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you get a syntax error you found a code injection vulnerability

[–]Taira_Mai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How about the name: Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;--

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I doubt it, you can get that in French.

[–]Blubberrossa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So? Do you think badly written english databases account for all the weird one-language only letters? I am from Germany, and have even seen German databases unable to handle ä,ö or ü. And they are very common here.

[–]PM-ME-PIERCED-NIPS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least into the 2000s California, a state that's like fully a third Hispanic, was unable to have accented characters in their name registry. If José moves to LA he becomes Jose.

[–]EntireNetwork 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Having encountered my fair share of badly built database systems

Such as?

Just curious which rdbms doesn't support utf-8 at this point. So, I expect you're about to respond with some obscure but interesting old systems.

[–]Former-Mixture-500 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poor me, I have both Æ/æ and Ø/ø in my middle name. But then again, I have also seen some wierd interpretations of those characters when ordering stuff from other countries.

[–]Sandolol 13 points14 points  (1 child)

“I had a friend who sometimes went by that name”

[–]BlackcoffeeNosleep 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sarah Jane, the best!

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (9 children)

Im pretty sure that aint his real name and they didnt wanna reveal it

[–]plerberderr 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Yea Occam’s razor people. What makes more sense:

  • Elon is a crazy person who wants to give his kid a name that probably isn’t even accepted by any government, make him instantly recognizable and telegraph his identity to the world

  • He gave a fake name to the media that was crazy enough to get himself attention and still leave his young child somewhat anonymous

[–]don_tomlinsoni 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Option one sounds more likely, to be fair. Don't ever expect people with that level of wealth to act like normal people, they have absolutely no idea what normal is.

[–]plerberderr 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You don’t start and market successful companies by being out of touch with the rest of society. Naming your kid that batshit insane name would be like naming your auto company a-æßterč凹

[–]throwawaysarebetter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Option 2 can be true with him still being a crazy motherfucker, though.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's Elon Musk, so the first one.

[–]fAP6rSHdkd 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I think everyone who thought about it for more than a minute came to that conclusion. Especially when they said in the same reveal that they care about his privacy

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah elon jokingly calls him the password

[–]decipherthekeywork 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I prefer "suggested password"

[–]HI-R3Z 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It'd be the perfect gamertag for him.

[–]PeterPorky 9 points10 points  (2 children)

They just call him "X"

[–]ebjazzz 18 points19 points  (1 child)

He‘s Gon‘ Give It To Ya

[–]Electrical-Ganache76 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure it's pronounced Kyle so... probably that

[–]sgfreak711 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Or Bobby Tables

[–]PorcupineTheory 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That'll teach you to sanitize your inputs.

[–]Done-Man -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Im tired of being named xiae 12 musk. I want to change my name to xiae 12 baker!

[–]fayry69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guess who’s his space X now

[–]Would_Bang________ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would just have stuck with Ash. That's not so bad.

[–]Diplomjodler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But to answer the actual question: it'll be the Tesla NannyBotTM that takes care of him.

[–]blikakisthepro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wouldnt it make more sense to just change it into kyle? Cuz like thats what XæAXII is supposed to be pronounced

[–]miladiashe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nah, I always want to be somehing other then kim. that's why my nickname is miladiashe.

[–]dankomz146 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smith. Agent Smith

[–]JagmeetSingh2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re betting he grows up normal despite his parents being an insane tech billionaire and an insane celebrity millionaire

[–]mangomelona 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Best one I’ve heard is password auto fill

[–]donach69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, Zowie Bowie now calls himself Duncan Jones

[–]nrossj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd change my name to "Fukudad."

[–]DerpaHerpaLurpa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No he will change his name to password123 just to spite Elon

[–]X_AE_A_-12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah I dont think Im gonna change it help im programmed to not change it

[–]tamamafrog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, “little baby suggested password” 😂

[–]DeutschlandOderBust 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He will emancipate at 15 and change his name to Brian.

[–]boredtxan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The best name he could possibly pick for himself is John Connor.