Having a baby is a wonderful, magical thing. And choosing their name — the title that will follow them throughout their entire lives — is one of the greatest privileges of parenthood. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to naming your child. You might name them after a grandparent or best friend. You might give them a name inspired by your favorite book character. You might even invent a completely new name to make sure they stand out from every other child for the rest of their life (for better or worse).
Or, you can do what Justin and Jordan Garton are doing and name them after your favorite restaurant.
We're all a little bit crazy for Olive Garden.Don't pretend you've never made that exact face whenever a plate of shrimp scampi is lowered in front of your face. We've all done it.
First of all, there's the pasta.
And of course, the free breadsticks are incredible.
Sure, it may not be the fanciest restaurant in the whole world.But you can't eat at fancy restaurants for every meal. (Plus, fancy restaurants don't have unlimited breadsticks. No thanks.)
Also, Olive Garden provides the perfect combination of "doesn't taste bad" and "doesn't cost a lot of money."
Me: I’m gonna stop spending money on food! @bmattho: Wanna go to Olive Garden? Me: I’m gonna stop spending money… https://t.co/G1VpbXAQ1W— anthony d. (@anthony d.)1511801198.0
Justin Garton and his wife Jordan have decided that they're going to name their daughter Olivia. That's Olivia Garton, in case you missed it.
We spent the first part of our lives loving @olivegarden , now we get to spend the rest of our lives loving Olivia… https://t.co/jruFN2HxkG— Justin Garton (@Justin Garton)1511144335.0
As you might imagine, Olive Garden (the restaurant, not the baby) was pretty thrilled by the idea.
@JustinGarton This made our entire DAY! Can we celebrate baby Olivia a bit early? We want to send a 🎁. Please send… https://t.co/ufGYMIuTuZ— Olive Garden (@Olive Garden)1511145945.0
Most of the response has been similar to this one:
@JustinGarton @olivegarden ... https://t.co/9AfW2v96W6— salma (@salma)1511641098.0
Justin later clarified that the baby won't be named directly after the restaurant.
If you can't laugh at yourself lol well..... 😂 just so we're clear she's not named DIRECTLY after O.G. or we would… https://t.co/dkWw61KiQv— Justin Garton (@Justin Garton)1511330321.0