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KFC pays newborn girl $11,000 for being named after brand’s founder Harland Sanders

A couple named their newborn baby girl Harland as a while ago KFC dared people to name their kid Harland.

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 02, 2018 15:38 IST ]
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KFC pays newborn girl $11,000 for being named after brand’s founder Harland Sanders

Well, every parent think about their baby’s name even before it’s birth but if you are getting paid to name your baby, won’t it be a cheescake? Something similar happened to a couple in USA who got paid $11,000 towards the college fund of their baby girl for naming her after KFC’s founder Colonel Sanders. 

Just recently, a couple named their newborn baby girl Harland as a while ago KFC dared people to name their kid Harland, to honor the Kentucky Fried Chicken’s patriarch. The company listed two rules: name the baby as Harland and the newborn must be the first Harland born in America on September 9. And KFC recently announced Hartland Rose, a baby girl, as the winner.

Sharing the winner’s name on Twitter, the food joint brand wrote, “The winner of our Baby Harland Naming Contest and the Harland who will be ushering in an all-new generation of Harlands, little Harland Rose.”

 “She was born September 9 at 8 pounds, 1 ounce to parents Anna Pilson and Decker Platt, of Southern Pines, N.C.,” according to Lexington Herald Leader reported.

According to a report by the USA Today, it was an initiative to bring back the declining popularity of their founder’s name. “Even though vintage names are making a comeback, our iconic founder’s name was dwindling in popularity, and we couldn’t just stand idly by and let that happen,” said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC US chief marketing officer. 

KFC specially chose September 9 as it is the birth anniversary of the founder Colonel Harland David Sanders.  Also, the $11,000 KFC offered was a nod to the famous 11 herbs and spices used in its famous fried chicken. Just when the news about this broke the internet, it earned mixed response from the netizens. While some felt sorry for the little girl, others thought the money was sufficient for her to pass college. But according to Courier Journal, her parents plans to call her “Harley”.

 

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