Yes, well. This is a real thing.
To celebrate the 128th birthday of Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of KFC, the corporation giant will be granting a college donation to the first baby named Harland that is born on September 9.
“All you have to do is name your kid Harland on 9/9 and your kid could get $11,000 [$15,141 AUD] for college,” KFC wrote as part of a video posted to their Twitter.
It’s a great name for your baby. Just say it out loud. Harland. Plus, your greatly named kid could get $11,000 for college.
— KFC (@kfc) August 29, 2018
And we have… concerns.
Being a bit of an unusual name, the kid will no doubt be asked numerous times, “So where did your parents get that name from?” To which Harland’s response will be, “Well actually it was given to me as part of a company’s publicity stunt.”