Professional baby names pay up to $13k per name

Parents-to-be paid over $2,000 for a “professional baby name” choosing the perfect moniker for their child.

Parents-to-be paid over $2,000 for a “professional baby name” choosing the perfect moniker for their child.

Taylor A. Humphrey, 33, from the US, helped name more than 100 babies in 2020, raising more than $150,000 ($A200,000) from couples cashed, the NY Post reports.

Some frantic parents even handed over a staggering $10,000 ($A13,000) so Humphrey could help them come up with the perfect name for their offspring.

“If you look at the most popular baby names, it’s a sign of our cultural values ​​and aspirations,” Taylor told The New Yorker in a profile published Monday.

The New York businesswoman – who has no children – describes herself as a “passionate writer and storyteller” who is “adept at branding, marketing and social media”.

Taylor previously worked as a matchmaker, fundraiser, and event planner. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is also a “reiki practitioner” and has “written two feature-length screenplays, and one TV pilot that explores religion, spirituality, science, futurism, and the eternal world without reservation. [of] love”.

However, Taylor says she has always been obsessed with baby names and finally found her true calling when she founded her “What’s In a Baby Name” business in 2015.

Depending on how much the parents will pay, Taylor’s services “range from phone calls and bespoke rosters to genealogical investigations” with the aim of digging up old surnames, The New Yorker reports.

Recently, an innovative entrepreneur chose the baby name Parks for a couple who had their first kiss in a town called Parker.

Meanwhile, she also advises a worried mother who is considering changing her young daughter’s name β€” Isla β€” because it keeps getting misspelled. He was compensated for telling his mother to stick with the Scottish moniker.

Taylor also runs the popular TikTok account, where he often offers free advice.

The businesswoman says she is often approached by parents with a third or fourth child and seems to have run out of names.

In a recent video, Taylor counsels a mother who is expecting her third child, needs a name to flow with the names of her two older sons, Emmet and Miller.

Taylor’s top picks: Grady, Wilson, Waylon, and Fletcher.

While some might accuse couples of being lazy with sucking up their baby’s name decision, Taylor insists that paying parents are just anxious perfectionists.

And if they don’t agree with his suggestions for first names, he says they often end up as middle names.

“Sometimes you see a name like Brave on my list and you think, ‘I’m not going to name my son Brave,'” Taylor told The New Yorker. “But it might be worth putting on the list as an idea for a middle name.”

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is reproduced with permission

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