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Naming Newborns Could Earn You Heaps Of Cash, With One Woman Earning $200k For Her Skill

33 year old, Taylor Humphrey from the U.S. helped name over 100 babies in 2020, earning a sweet $200,000 for her skills, the NY Post reports.

Jobs have evolved since our ancestor’s time. Gone are the town criers, court jesters and Blockbuster employees as they make way for a new era of professionals needed to facilitate our ever-changing society. Humanity’s newest vocation comes in the form of a professional baby namer, and it sure sounds lucrative.

33 year old, Taylor Humphrey from the U.S. helped name over 100 babies in 2020, earning a sweet $200,000 for her skills, the NY Post reports. Wealthy couples from all over the country paid Humphrey up to $13,000 per name and I’m starting to think I should quit my day job!

Taylor Humphrey set up her ‘What’s in a Baby Name’ business in 2015, advertising herself as ‘a holistic and intuitive Baby Name Consultant and Doula offering bespoke naming services globally, and perinatal support in California and New York.’ The baby naming expert offers services ranging “from a phone call and a bespoke name list to a genealogical investigation” she explains to The New Yorker.

Humphrey tells her TikTok followers she is often approached by parents who are having their third or fourth child and looking for names that flow on from their older siblings. In the baby naming community these are called 'sib-sets'. Sib-sets like Emmet, Miller and Grady or Brooklyn, Chelsea and Waverly are just some of Humphrey’s suggestions. However, I’m not sure there’s been a better sib-set since Sporty, Baby, Scary, Posh and Ginger.

Taylor has counselled hundreds of parents curating name like Parks, Fayette, Roscoe, Balthazar and Jitney, just to name a few. But unless Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears have had a secret lovechild and named it ‘Jitney’ I don’t see many people opting for such a name, but maybe that’s the point.

In keeping with my low budget approach to life I’ve curated some bespoke names of my own to assign to my unborn kids. Presenting my children, Towelette and Vinegar.