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Restaurant will pay you $10,000 to name your kid quinoa

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Forget Liam and Emma.

A restaurant chain wants to pay someone big money to name their newborn quinoa.  

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is offering a $10,000 gift card to parents who will call their baby after the popular high-protein grain. The contest is in celebration of new quinoa dishes at the restaurant.

“We are so excited to introduce these amazing new Quinoa Bowls that we wanted to do something big, maybe even a little crazy,” Kevin Mayer, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the chain said in a press release. “At the end of the day, we think Quinoa could be a great baby name,” said Mayer. “And who knows? Maybe it will start a trend.”

It’s not exactly a trend to name you kid after food, but people do it.  Gwyneth Paltrow famously named her daughter Apple and Drew Barrymore has an Olive.  

So if you’re game, you have from now until Labor Day when the contest ends –but you'll have to show a copy of a birth certificate.