logo

BUSINESS FOR CHILDREN I charge up to $30k to name other people’s newborns, and some of the choices still astound me.

People nowadays will pay for anything, including a business that assists them in naming their child. In fact, one lady has made a full-time career out of deciphering the meanings of baby names, earning up to $30K per name. Taylor A. Humphrey, 33, started her adventure in 2015 by posting her favourite baby names and
 | 
BUSINESS FOR CHILDREN I charge up to $30k to name other people’s newborns, and some of the choices still astound me.

People nowadays will pay for anything, including a business that assists them in naming their child. In fact, one lady has made a full-time career out of deciphering the meanings of baby names, earning up to $30K per name.

BUSINESS FOR CHILDREN I charge up to $30k to name other people’s newborns, and some of the choices still astound me.

Taylor A. Humphrey, 33, started her adventure in 2015 by posting her favourite baby names and their meanings on social media.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, she said, “I noticed there was a pretty high engagement considering how few followers I had.”

“When I first started posting on Instagram, people told me how much they like names.

“I’ve always been a name nerd, but the fact that there were so many of us astonished me.”

She progressed beyond simply sharing her favourite names to also providing the numerology behind them and lists of names.

Understanding the unique traits uncovered in an analysis of your names is the foundation of name numerology.

According to Kabalarian Philosophy, “the name numerology within your name indicates mental patterns of thought that activate your cognitive abilities in particular ways.”

People started approaching her as an expert in these final two sorts of study.

She revealed, “People were emailing me and asking me what they should name their baby.”

“I suppose it was something about reading the lists and seeing people’s names and thinking I could assist them pick names for their children that matched the names of their previous children.”

“It was at that time that people were constantly writing to me. She said, “I was just so flattered, and I was giving out the advise for free.”

A COMPANY WAS BORN

But it wasn’t until Humphrey, who was learning to be a childbirth doula at the time, realised that assisting women with the naming process would be the best way to support them through this important life transition.

“And that’s when it clicked for me,” she added, “because I realised I had a really specific expertise that people were coming to me for, so why not help women in this way?”

She established What’s In a Baby Name in 2018, describing herself as a “holistic and intuitive Baby Name Consultant and Doula delivering bespoke naming services globally, as well as perinatal assistance in California and New York.”

“At first, my clients were mostly first-generation Americans or had emigrated here so their children would be first-generation Americans, and they wanted names that honoured both their background and their new start in America,” she noted.

“They’d require outside assistance.” I believe that in today’s world, women work up to a week before their due date, which means they are not entirely in tune with their bodies and have a lack of emotional attachment, especially if they have several infants. They’re simply too preoccupied.

“There’s an anxiety that they want to be more connected, so I act as a guide for women to reconnect with themselves and the little spirit that’s growing inside them,” she says.

Humphrey’s website lists a number of services and bundles.

It could be as simple as her providing you with a selection of baby names based on a questionnaire you complete, or it could be a much more involved, research-based job.

She also provides full-service packages, in which she can assist you with any aspect of the procedure and “is only limited by your imagination,” according to her website.

OBJECTIVENESS
As you might think, suggesting names for pregnant parents can rapidly become subjective. And Humphrey said that she had to deal with it early on.

“I believed my suggestions were so good that I could tell what they’d pick,” she admitted.

“It was a little egotistical.” As a result, I felt confident in my knowledge of the subject. I walked down this rabbit hole thinking I was the expert and possessed the secret to wisdom.

“That road altered swiftly for me, and I’ve grown out of that mindset.”

When a couple told her they were choosing a specific name for their child but then altered it after it was born, she realised she wasn’t in control.

She explained, “I had a client who was considering a name, and the name has a classic spelling and numerous variants.”

“They are Armenians, and they were concerned that their family would be unable to pronounce it because to the spelling, so they were exploring another option.

“I had made it my mission at the time to persuade people not to use other spellings of these names, and in this case, the pronunciation could have been affected.

“So I gathered all of this information in order to persuade them to use the traditional spelling. And I was overjoyed when they told me that after the baby was delivered, they had chosen the classical spelling.

“I felt like I was God’s gift to this baby at the time because I saved them from a lifetime of misspelling their name.”

However, a year later, when that same kid turned one, she discovered they had changed their name to the spelling they liked at the start.

“And it was at that point that everything changed for me, and I realised it wasn’t about my personal tastes, but rather what was best for the family.

“I’d grown up and realised that this isn’t about me; I’m not the expert; I’m the tour guide.”

THAT ONE PERIOD

But, in addition to being subjective, Humphrey has had to come to terms with names she may have a poor opinion of and let go of all judgement.

A woman approached the baby name consultant at one point and informed her she was considering naming her first son Adolf.

He would have been Adolf V, a name that had been passed down through the family for several generations.

“I have to separate my own preferences from my job,” she explained, “because yes, Adolf was a popular name before it was tarnished by one individual.”

“In this case, it was a family name, so how could I advise against something with such a strong meaning?

“So even if I said I’d avoid problematic names, that’s not good enough since people do live with these names.

“My belief is that there are no mistakes in baby naming. What if your child’s name is supposed to have a different meaning? There is the possibility of transformation, which I find to be rather lovely.”

REGRET ABOUT THE NAME OF THE BABY?

Despite Humphrey’s belief that there are no mistakes in baby naming, many parents face baby name regret, like Kylie Jenner just did with her newborn son.

“Kylie Jenner changing her son’s name pushed all of this to the forefront,” the expert added. “It’s such a fascinating phenomenon, and from what I’m seeing, it’s rampant.”

She’s worked with customers ranging from those want to change the name of their baby to those who don’t think their three-year-given old’s name fits them anymore.

She has one customer with whom she has been attempting to come up with a brand new name for their child for over three years.

WHAT CAUSES NAME REGRET?

Apart from the standard response that a child’s name no longer matches them, Humphrey believes that some of the remorse stems from trauma.

“There are countless causes, and there’s also something underlying this that’s ubiquitous, and it’s all predicated on anxiety in making the proper decision,” Humphrey explained.

“I’ve looked into it, and it appears that there is a lot of birth trauma involved.” Things may not have gone as planned, or you may have felt ignored, but something happened during the process that turned a powerful physiological event into a psychologically devastating one.

“Many women suffer from postpartum sadness and anxiety. And I’m not sure how much of it is hormones or PTSD from the delivery process. It can also cause many new moms to second-guess their decision because it may have felt like the only thing they had control over.”

Many women, in fact, might experience birth trauma as a result of a very traumatic circumstance, which may include life-threatening difficulties.

According to Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby, one in every three women will experience birth trauma.

THE MILLION-DOLLARS QUESTION

Humphrey’s services in assisting expectant parents in choosing a name for their child are endless, but they can be costly.

In reality, she indicated that her services start at $1,500 and can range up to $30K depending on the extent of the operation.

“At a lesser price range, I will take up to three customers per month,” she clarified, adding that she wants to help women who need assistance and provide accessibility based on financial limitations.

However, not all of her services are free. People may acquire ideas for baby names through her free Instagram account, as well as quizzes on her website and TikTok videos.

In videos on Instagram and TikTok Lives, people may even receive name recommendations.

“At the end of the day, what it comes down to is me assisting parents in choosing the appropriate name for their children, and that makes me happy,” she said.

Around The Web

Latest News

You May Like

Featured