I learned that MySQL and MariaDB have been developed by the same guy, a Finn named Monty Widenius, who has 2 daughters, My and Maria.
I take it the correct pronounciation of MySQL would then be "mü SQL"?
Widenius also has a son named Max. SAP's database management system, MaxDB, is named after him, as Widenius contributed to that one as well.
No small wonder it's so hard to find good experts on databases, if they all have been developed by the same Finn...
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)