As far as I know MySQL does not have any naming convention restrictions. There are reserved words you can't use. > **MySQL Reserved Words** >
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/reserved-words.html Most of the time naming conventions fall under a standards document or policy established at your company. If you are trying to establish one then there are many, many different opinions on that process. Just do a little searching with your favorite search engine and see what you get. I would add though, what ever method you decide on, if that is what you are doing, is to be consistent across the board.