Would you pay to name someone’s baby? Would you let someone pay you to name your baby?
According to the New York Times, it’s actually becoming more common.
For example, a pregnant Chicago woman said her husband’s grandparents offered $10,000 in exchange for naming her baby Frank.
The woman and her husband had already decided on Max, according to the New York Times, and that’s the name they went with.
Linda Murray, who is editor in chief of BabyCenter, a website that maintains a baby name database, tells the NYT that the trend may stem from older family members wanting to stick to tradition when it comes to a name.
New parents nowadays, she said, are more likely to choose a unique name than a traditional one. Some are even paying consultants to come up with just the right name.