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Who's "Heidi" ?

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Written by Dr. DaveMoney, Euro
6 years ago
Category: General
105 posts since Sun, 27 Jan 08
What does "Heidi" in "HeidiSQL" derive from? Silly question, I know, but I'm still curious.

I'm guessing it was/is the name of a pet, girlfriend, wife, daughter...?

...speaking of which, I used to work with this girl who's name was Heidi. Cutest little blond you'd ever set eyes on. She was a gem. She had a great outlook on life and had an awesome personality.

...::coughs::.... sorry, got sidetracked.
Written by ansgar
6 years ago
5042 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
The name HeidiSQL was the idea of Daniel, my collegue. Well, there is an animated tv series with a child called Heidi which lives in the alps at her grandfathers farm and my children liked this series a lot at that time. I had spent quite some time in finding a good name but in the end I thought that the name is the most unimportant part of an application and I shouldn't waste too much effort into it. So I took the one which sound funny to me and here we are. It was unique, that's the good thing about it. Apart from that I'm not too happy with it nowerdays. But I would never go and rename it once a year like others tend to do :)
Written by Dr. DaveMoney, Euro
6 years ago
105 posts since Sun, 27 Jan 08
Yes, I'm quite familiar with the Heidi in the Alps with her grandfather. She was known for her pigtails and freckles, correct? Anyway...

"HeidiSQL"... it flows off the tongue quite instinctively and easy. I personally like it. The only thing I've heard from some of my staff when I mentioned that it's a tool they need to download to do their work was, "Oh, you don't use MySQL?". They thought it was an SQL database architecture.

Thanks for taking the time to give the history.
Written by fish
6 years ago
4 posts since Wed, 29 Aug 07
I always wondered where the name came from too, thanks. The one with the freckles and red hair is "Pippi" of Pippi Longstocking who is a Swedish fictional character. I think Pippi could be an excellent name for a follow-up and then "Anne" of Anne of Green Gables. Anse, I see a whole dynasty here for you to program - easy now that the names are chosen :shock:
Written by Dr. DaveMoney, Euro
6 years ago
105 posts since Sun, 27 Jan 08

fish wrote: I always wondered where the name came from too, thanks. The one with the freckles and red hair is "Pippi" of Pippi Longstocking who is a Swedish fictional character. I think Pippi could be an excellent name for a follow-up and then "Anne" of Anne of Green Gables. Anse, I see a whole dynasty here for you to program - easy now that the names are chosen :shock:



Yeah, I must have morphed Pippi in with Heidi. Don't know why as I'm not a fan of red-heads at all. <shrugs>
 

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