You can now pay someone $30,000 to name your baby
A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet -- but what about a woman named Rose?
Some experts, who suggest a child's name will dictate their eventual personality and career success, say nay.
One UCLA psychology professor told Bloomberg, "Believe me, you don't want to name a child with an unattractive name and have them go through life and suffer the consequences."
According to his research, names can create positive or negative impressions, which can affect social and professional goals.
Fortunately, there are a few companies out there devoted to helping you land on the right moniker for your little one -- but it'll cost you, big time.
Prices for baby naming services can range between several hundred dollars and even go up to a very unsweet $30,000.
But before you balk at the cost, these services are not merely playing pin the name tag on the baby with each and every client. Apparently, there's a legitimate science to this name game.
Professionals use various criteria in their search, and benchmarks like popularity, morality and likelihood for success can help rule out final decisions.
To ensure your kid makes CEO status, one company will spend two to three weeks sorting through data, including possible trademarks, to make sure your baby's name is juuuuust right.
So if you're this close to giving up and just naming your next kid after, oh, we don't know, their grandparents or something meaningful like that, maybe it's time to reconsider.
In case you don't have $30,000 lying around, here are the top 20 baby names, which we think will (probably) work just as well: