16-Year-Old British Girl Is Banking Hard Cash Just for Naming Chinese Babies
Wouldn’t it have been nice to make thousands of dollars while still in your teenage years? These days, you don’t have to be a computer geek to do just that.
Beau Jessup, a 16-year-old British girl, will probably be able to retire early because she’s making a lot of money naming Chinese babies.
In China, parents know how important it is to give their newborns an English name for future study or business.
Little did Beau know that she would take on this responsibility at some point in her life.
She was inspired during a family vacation to China when she was asked to come up with an English name for a newborn baby. At the moment she felt unprepared for such a task, but after she heard what parents in China were naming their babies, she didn’t hesitate to start a new venture.
“I once heard of someone called Gandalf and another called Cinderella,” she said.
This is mostly due to the censorship the Chinese government puts on the internet, leaving Chinese citizens confused about Western culture.
Once back in the UK, Beau launched a website specialname.cn, specifically to help Chinese parents name their children. In the website, parents can pick 5 out of the 12 personality traits they hope their children grow up to have.
The website lives up to the hype. It delivers a complete certificate, detailing the meaning of the name and famous celebrities that have it. The service costs 68 RMB (approximately U$10). And although some sources estimate her earnings differently, it’s safe to say she’s made five to six figures from this small business.