Baby Naming Service

For nominatively challenged parents, a new company offers help. Future Perfect charges $350 for a personalized list of 10 possible first and middle names for a newborn. For $225, you'll get a list of first names only, while for $100 they'll provide “a namestorming session like no other.” And for a mere $75, they’ll also help you name your pet.

Add this to my list of things I'd be willing to do for less money.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jun 21, 2019
     Category: Babies | Business

From the parade of "names" I see during interviews on the local evening news during interviews, I think that some people just get the tile set from a Scrabble game, put it all in a bag and draw at random. That's certainly a lot cheaper.
Posted by KDP on 06/21/19 at 08:13 AM
Certainly better than naming your children "First", "Second", "Third", "Fourth", and so forth, like the Roman did.
Posted by Yudith on 06/21/19 at 11:54 AM
In Peanuts, one kid was named '5' -- ". . . his father, morose and hysterical over the preponderance of numbers in people's lives, changed all of his family's names to numbers. Asked by Lucy if it was Mr. 95472's way of protesting, "5" replies that this was actually his father's way of "giving in." "5" also has two sisters named "3" and "4". . ."

People often post pictures of new pets on Imgur and ask for names.

After "Boaty McBoatface," I'm surprised anyone has the courage to ask someone else to name something, let alone a child.

I've often wondered if a scheme could be worked out to change the results of a DNA test into letters so your name would truly be your own.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/21/19 at 01:57 PM
What about "Nominative Determinism", the theory that your name can help determine your fate? (See:

Maybe what you name the kid can have a profound impact on what he or she does the rest of his/her life.

My first name, Joshua, was derived from Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman (, who, besides being famous enough to have his own Wikipedia article, also helped my father, acting as his mentor when my father was just beginning his career as a Rabbi. Sadly, Rabbi Liebman died suddenly, at age 41, shortly after I was conceived, so my parents determined to name their first-born son, me, after him. I have a quote from Rabbi Liebman on a webpage. (See:

The name "Joshua" means "The LORD saves", the salvation being in the form of physical success, not spiritual. Moses renamed "Hoshua" as "Yehoshua", or "Joshua". (See Exodus 13:16,

My middle name is my paternal grandfather's name, "Wolf", rendered into Hebrew. However, it has come to mean "Zero-Emission Vehicle", which is appropriate, because I have devised a very "green" transportation system called "LeviCar", and I blog as "Dr. Zev".

Lastly, my surname, "Levin", comes from three possible sources, but the oldest is being from the Israelite tribal patriarch "Levi", third son of Jacob and Leah, meaning "to join" or "to unite". She said that the birth of this son will "join" her to her husband. (See: Genesis 29:34, A similar word from Latin means to "raise". LeviCar uses the second-generation Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) system devised by Drs. James R. Powell and Gordon T. Danby.

I hope that my LeviCar MagLev transportation proposal will "unite" people and bring material "salvation" to the earth by reducing pollution, and to people by providing a safer, more convenient mode of transportation.

Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 06/22/19 at 08:27 PM
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