Would you pay $475 to discuss baby names with a numerologist?
How about $350 to talk to a self-proclaimed “nameologist”?
The Baby-Name Business, an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, seemed to suggest that paid-for baby-naming services are becoming much more popular among parents.
The reason is almost counter-intuitive: The Internet offers tons of free, easily accessible baby name information–but all this data ends up overwhelming parents instead of assisting them.
So stymied parents crack open their piggy banks and purchase customized name lists from web sites, consultations with so-called “name experts,” and so forth.
…Does this seem crazy to anyone else?