Expectant parents, if you’re paging through baby name pages looking for a unique name to no avail (have you checked ours yet?), you’re in luck. Erfolgswelle–a Swiss firm that specializes in naming babies–will happily volunteer its 32 person staff to spend 100 hours searching for unique, copyright-free names for your child.
All for the tune of $31,000, because who needs a college fund really? Squares, that’s who, and you’ll be damned if your kid becomes anything less than the uniquely-shaped polygon he or she was BORN to be.
But in all seriousness, I totally get wanting a special name for your kid. I just don’t get spending an arm and leg for it by contracting out a service like this one. But, to each his or her own, and if you’re really into the idea of hiring out a monolith to name your child, they’re offering to reimburse the full charge for the first couple to report their new baby name to the media within two weeks of receiving it.
For those of us who don’t have that kind of money, we might have to stick to our boring baby name books, or pick syllables from a hat, or something.