KFC will pay $11K to first baby named Harland born Sept 9

Kentucky Fried Chicken will pay $11,000 to the first baby named Harland born Sept. 9, 2018. (KFC)

SAN ANTONIO (KABB/WOAI) - Are you racking your brain trying to find the perfect name for your new baby? How about Harland?

Kentucky Fried Chicken is hoping you'll name your baby after Col. Harland Sanders himself.

According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, Harland is ranked No. 3,257 on the list of the most common baby names in 2017. So, in honor of its founder's 128th birthday, KFC wants to inspire the next generation of Harlands.

To boost popularity of the name Harland, the restaurant is asking parents with babies born Sept. 9 to give their children the name.

As a birthday gift from the Colonel and KFC, the first baby Harland will receive $11,000 (in honor of KFC's 11 herbs and spices, of course!) to go toward his/her college education, setting him/her up for future success.

"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 U.S. chief marketing officer. "We hope that this birthday celebration honors the Colonel and encourages the next generation of people aspiring to live the American dream."

Click here to enter the contest.