Swiss company promises to create a completely unique baby name - but it'll cost $35k
A Swiss company called Erfolgswelle is offering a unique service for parents-to-be by promising to come up with a one-of-a-kind and never been used baby name.
According to ABC News, the company guarantees a 100 per cent, globally unique name for a baby - but it will cost their clients $35,000.
"We calculated that the entire process takes around 100 hours," says Marc Hauser, owner and CEO of Erfolgswelle. "We have 12 translators that speak the most common languages around the world, among 5.5 billion people."
According to Hauser, his creative team and translators will come up with a list of 15 to 25 unique names using a combination of different words from different languages. This list will be presented to their prospective clients for them to choose their preference.
After the selection process, a team of professional historians will check the uniqueness of the name by tracing any names used in current and previous history.
"If there are any interruptions with a past history of anyone having the name before, then we kill it," Hauser told ABC News.
"Some of the copyrights on our team are parents as well," he said. "So it's not just about the name. It's very important to us to give a name that fits within the family's culture and background."
Erfolgswelle charges $20,000 for a nationally unique name. The procedure and prices remain the same for those companies who are trying to find exclusive names for their products and businesses, ABC News reports.
Since their launch this month, the company had already some requests for baby names. According to Hauser, the families who ask for the names have requested the company to keep their identities anonymous.