July 3, 2015

Would You Name Your Baby "_____" for Money?

Recently BJ's Restaurant launched a sweepstakes called: Name Your Baby Quinoa. The first person to name their newborn baby Quinoa will win a 10k gift-card to BJ's Restaurants. There is only one winner and it ends on Labor Day. You have to be a legal resident of the selected states. For full list of rules go here.


At first, I was all like "Is this for real?" and it is legit! Who is seriously going to name their kid for $10k worth of food? Its just ridiculous and maybe that's what the contest is all about, so hopefully there isn't a winner!

I noticed my state wasn't on the list and am thankful for that. I don't know if it's because some states have rules about these type of sweepstakes or if it's because we don't have a BJ's Restaurant in our state, but I am glad. 

These kind of contests just shouldn't be allowed in my opinion. I would consider it to be child abuse! This kid is going to have to live with this awful, hard to pronounce name (Quinoa? seriously?) and because their parents wanted to win a $10k BJ's Restaurant gift-card? Maybe they can change it when they are older. didn't read into the rules, so I'm not 100% positive on that, but still, what parent does that to their kid? 

Honestly, I don't think you could pay me enough to persuade me to name my kid something weird, but maybe if it was a normal name? But would that make me a bad parent? I'd have a hard time saying no to one million in cash. I think most would, but for a $10k gift-card to a restaurant? I hope no one goes for it, just think about all that unhealthy food you'd be eating. Not good. Plus you'll be forever known as the parents who named their kid Quinoa for food. Just don't do it.