16-year old girl earns £50,000 suggesting English baby names to Chinese parents!Beau Jessup, a 16-year-old from Gloucestershire, went to a trip to China. There she was asked by an expecting Cinesecouple to suggest a baby name. This is when the novel idea first struck her. After some research on her part, she noticed the high demand for English names for Chinese babies.
That was all the motivation Beau Jessup needed to start the website SpecialName.cn, where she suggests English baby names , something which, in addition to traditional Chinese names, is considered important to Chinese parents with children.
The website asks parents to first select their child's gender, and their aspirations for the child. A list of three name suggestions, including some odd ones like Cinderella and even Gandolf (!), then follow. The idea and the website have definitely been a hit; there are 2,21,000 parents using the service, and the website has managed to draw £16,000 (British Pound) a month in sales which makes the total to date a £48,000 (approx).
Now Ms. Jessup is planning to finance her higher studies from her earnings from the website.