How did Google get its name?

The mysterious mysteries of the Internet

You may have read this kind of "official answer" : Google derived its name from the word "googol", a term coined by then nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of the American mathematician Edward Kasner. The story goes, Kasner would have asked his nephew to invent a name for a very large number - ten to the power of one hundred, and Milton called it a googol. Blah-blah-blah!

Whatever say GSpecialists, wikipedia or Google corporate itself, last friday I discovered the secret when I was twittering with Orli.
Google was named after Barney Google*.
Just listen to Barney Google's song. No more to say!
One of you might write an Essai on how, when and why granny Brin and/or Page was singing this song.
In case of, the song is not so easy to find but you can hear it on my blip.

Here are some chosen extracts of Barney Google Lyrics:

Who's the most important man this country ever knew?
Do you know what politician I have reference to?
Well, it isn't Mr. Bryan, and it isn't Mr. Hughes.
I've got a hunch that to that bunch I'm going to introduce:
(Again you're wrong and to this throng I'm going to Introduce:)
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google bet his horse wo
uld win the prize.
[...]

Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google tried to enter paradise.
When Saint Peter saw his face, he said, "Go to the other place".
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes

Somehow, don't be evil :D

*Barney Google was created in 1919 by Billy De Beck and inspired this popular 1920s song, "Barney Google (With the Goo-Goo-Googly Eyes)," with lyrics by Billy Rose

How did Google get its name?
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