The foo_id is the column on the child table. How about the column on the parent table, Foo?
If you really have to have just your initial in the first name, that can slide, although it really isn't too personal. We are a really friendly place here and don't try to hide anything.
Thanks and have fun.
Of course, this probably isn't the thread to make sure this suggestion is seen, so where should I put it?
You can even use initials for the first name if you like."
This means that you can keep the O as your first name.
I understand that in some cultures there is no such thing as "first name and last name" - there is just one name. If you are one of these people, I would like to humbly ask you to sacrifice a piece of your culture to help me build this culture. In the past, permitting single names has inspired less wholesome "creative" aliases. The job of keeping names professional grew exponentially. The result is that exceptions to the naming rule are no longer permitted.
This paragraph definitely infers the use of TWO NAMES, first and last.
Layne, if you want to keep arguing about semantics, go ahead, but the actual rule is two names, first and alst. That is what we as bartenders are told to enforce, through the owner of this website. Paul Wheaton. If you have problems you can discuss it in the JavaRanch forum, or directly to Paul. I can assure you will not get far on this type of argument.