Baby Name of the Week: Holden

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mom to a super cute boy named Holden

When I think of the boy's name Holden, I think of a smart kid who is rather handsome, sort of shy and very sweet. You know how names give different people different feelings?

I don't know anyone named Holden unless we count Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. And if I went by that Holden's personality, it doesn't exactly match my thoughts when thinking of the name.


But what a great name it is.

CafeMom's Baby Name Finder says the name Holden means "from the hollow in the valley" and it recently gained some popularity, but ranks in at 358th most popular name in the US.  

Do you like the name Holden? What does the name make you think of?


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