Parents Name Their Newborn After Their Favorite Chain Restaurant...For Real

We've all heard about some strange baby names, but one couple in Arkansas might have one of the weirdest, even though it doesn't sound bad at all. 

Justin and Jordan Garton really love Olive Garden. The pair once ate there every day for seven straight weeks. So when it came time to naming their daughter, they paid homage to their favorite restaurant by calling their girl Olivia Garton.

By the way, Olivia's middle name is Michelle. Which means here initials are OMG.


Jordan spoke about Olive Garden to ABC News saying, "I just love Italian food and growing up in Arkansas that's pretty much one of the only Italian places that we ever got to go." 

The pair love it so much that they bought a $100 Never Ending Pasta Pass that let them dine at the restaurant for unlimited pasta and soft drinks for seven weeks, saving them money at a time when Justin said they really needed to. 

As for the name, Justin and Jordan didn't want to call her Olive since it was too much of a pun, but they immediately agreed on Olivia, explaining, "We were able to make the joke, but a little more subtle, and it’s still a pretty name. It was definitely an easy decision.”

Twitter had mixed reactions:

Feel like people are becoming more stupid.

— Oscar (@Oscar07002583) November 25, 2017


setting this kid up for absolute disaster

11:26 PM - Nov 24, 2017

Emily Ramsey@emilyramsey9404

This is the best!! Congrats

7:57 PM - Nov 25, 2017

And when Olive Garden learned about the unique name, they wanted to say thank you too:

Olive Garden@olivegarden

This made our entire DAY! Can we celebrate baby Olivia a bit early? We want to send a . Please send us a DM with your email address so that we can r each out!

9:45 PM - Nov 19, 2017

Source article as posted via iHeartRadio properties/Dave Basner

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