Rich people will spend money on ANYTHING . . . that's why those upscale markets will charge $5.00 for a SINGLE tomato. So this isn't surprising:
There's a 33-year-old woman in New York named Taylor Humphrey who calls herself a "professional baby namer" . . . and she charges up to $10,000 just to name your baby.
Taylor doesn't have any kids herself . . . she describes herself as a "passionate writer and storyteller," who is "adept at branding, marketing, and social media." She has also worked as a matchmaker in the past . . . but she's been working in the baby-naming business since 2015.
She has a range of fees. If you just want to call her and ask for a name . . . that may "only" cost around $1,500. But if you want her to get to know your family and look through genealogies . . . that's closer to her $10K premium price.
(For that kind of scratch, you'd expect GENIUS, but she's NOT promising a UNIQUE baby name . . . so her suggestion might be, you know, "Chad.")
(Here's Taylor's TikTok, where she shares advice. In a recent clip, she suggests naming your baby after a private university, like Emory.)