Swiss Company Charges $35,000 for Internationally Unique Baby Names

New company charges $35,000 for naming service.

ByNICOLE PELLETIERE
January 26, 2015, 11:54 AM

— -- You can now have a one-of-a-kind name for your baby, but it'll cost you.

For $35,000 a Swiss company called erfolgswelle will create a 100 percent, globally-unique name for your child.

"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."

Along with translators, Hauser's creative team assembles a list of 15 to 25 unique names by using a combination of different words.

Those names are then presented to the customer for review.

After the family chooses their favorites, a team of professional historians will check for any existence of the names used in markets, or in previous history.

"If there are any interruptions with past history of anyone having the name before, than 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 and background."

For a nationally unique name, erfolswelle charges $20,000 U.S. dollars. The procedure and prices remain the same for the agency to find exclusive names for products and businesses.

The company currently has a few naming requests since their launch this month. Hauser says the families have requested their identities remain private.

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