Kristin Cavallari's Baby Name Wasn't Up for Grabs, Nick

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kristin cavallariHas this ever happened to you: You spend weeks, months, years maybe picking out the perfect baby name -- and you come up with one! -- only to learn you can't use it because a friend or relative just gave their baby the very same name? Yeah, well, that just happened to Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo. Only it didn't. Because they used the name anyway.

A few weeks back, Kristin Cavallari and fiance Jay Cutler welcomed a baby boy into this world, adorably named Camden Jack. Then, if you remember, just yesterday, Nick and Vanessa announced that they too had welcomed a baby boy into the world -- also named Camden. Camden John.

At first, Kristin was pissed, tweeting, "Apparently Camden is a popular name!" But then she obligatorily rescinded the comment, saying: "By the way that wasn't a bitchy tweet at all. I obviously love the name and I'm glad other people do too."

Sure, Kristin, sure. Hey, no need to cover your a** with me, I think you have a right to be annoyed!

If Nick and Vanessa picked the name out a while ago, and already monogrammed all their Hermes baby blankets, etc., I get it. It would be ridiculous to change the name they came up with -- and probably had been referring to their baby as for a while -- just because someone else happened to think of the same one. At that point, there's not much you can do. But if they were still on the fence, or worse, got the idea from Kristin, I'd be a little peeved, too, if I were Cavallari. You see, it's not like Kristin and Nick don't know each other. They sort of run in the same social circle. And if you remember, a few years back, the two were even rumored to be dating.

It might not bother some, but to me (and Kristin obviously), baby names are personal, and not something to be "copied," for lack of a better word. Obviously, your child isn't going to be the only one in the world with their name -- that's insane. But I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't be kind of irritated if one of my friends gave their child the exact same name I gave mine. Before I found out the sex of my baby, I had come up with what I deemed the perfect name, were I to have a boy -- but I nixed it when I learned a friend gave their child the very name I had "thought of."

In the grand scheme of things, is this a small issue? Yes. Of course it is. And I'm positive it's something Kristin will get over (as would I). But I'm sure when that when she first heard, it stung a bit -- especially since it's a pretty unique name.

Well, obviously it stung a bit. Regardless of what her follow-up tweet claims.

Would you be annoyed if a friend gave their baby the same name as yours?


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linzemae linzemae

I believe they stated back in July they had that name picked out

Azale... AzaleaMichelle

They arent obligated to get permission for the name they choose.

Momma... Mommagreenspin

Maybe the 2 Camdens can be friends later in life :)

nonmember avatar Kristy

It's not like either of these couples will be in the news now that the babies are born. No one will even remember.

nonmember avatar KA

Big deal. A friend of my sister's loved my son's name & when she got pregnant with her last child she used the name for her son; although her son's name is spelled more tranditionally than mine. Either way I thought it was cool.

nonmember avatar Liz

You're making a whole lot of assumptions just to make a point.

nonmember avatar NavyWife

People can name their child whatever they want. There's no ownership when it comes to names.

nonmember avatar CM

This article is like vomit of the mouth, my guess is that ten years from now, you will see how immature you once were. No one owns a name. I dont care what person or friend has used a name, if I love it, then I will use it, because my child comes before anyone else, their needs come before anyone else's. There just is no way I would not use a name I love for my child because someone I know happens to have a child with the same name. And honestly if you were my friend and you gave me any kind of snarky comment after I used the same name, then lets just say I would set you straight like no tomorrow and then I would never speak to you again. And really how original are you? Unless you created a name, then you copied it.

purvi... purvislets

I remember reading that Nick and Vanessa had the name picked out already months ago, but weren't going to reveal it until the baby was born.  Why should they change the name simply because another semi-famous person chose to name their child that same thing?  

This article is borderline ridiculous.

nonmember avatar Ari

I find this article completely ridiculous and immature. Friends come and go, a child will be with you forever, the child should get the best name, not second best name just because a friend might get mad. No own owns a name and anyone who acts otherwise is crazy. If you were my friend and said anything you said in this article, I would look at you like you had three eyes and then I would delete your number from my phone, in fact I would probably block your number because who needs controlling friends who want others to bow down to them.

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