Most translation services are designed to help people break down language barriers they encounter in everyday life.
Today Translations is a London-based translation firm has added an innovative twist to their list of services by applying their linguistic expertise to answer the question "what's in a name?" for soon-to-be parents.
Today Translations offers expecting parents the opportunity to check the meaning of potential baby names in other languages. The site performs a "basic name translation audit" which checks the meaning of prospective names in 100 languages.
The service is expected to attract celebrity clients, who are known for choosing unusual names for their babies. An example says that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes might have thought twice about naming their daughter Suri if they'd known that it means "pickpocket" in Japanese, "turned sour" in French, and "horse mackerels" in Italian.
Today Translations has many other great features. The website can be used for fun, business and educational purposes.
Not all of the services on Today Translations are free. In order to use features, like the name translator, you can fill out the name inquiry form and you will be contacted via e-mail or phone. But if you want to know about a more extensive translation, you can get a price quote. To do so, just select your service, the language you are translating to and from, and then select the reason for which the translation will be used.
Today Translations has a fast search turnaround thanks to a database of over 2,600 linguists, interpreting and translating in more than 160 languages for over 2000 clients.
The website offers services for research purposes. And if you need scientific, commercial or technical text, Today Translators strongly abide by these criteria.
Some translations sites are not always accurate, and will only offer a literal translation for what you are needing. With Today Translations, they pride themselves in providing inch-perfect translation for whatever you need.