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Camden Round Two: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Welcome Son Camden John

Camden Round Two: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Welcome Son Camden John
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It looks like Camden might be a fast riser this year with two celebrities choosing the name almost within one month of each other. Last month Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari named their first son Camden Jack, and just yesterday Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo chose Camden John for their new little boy. 

Although Camden has been on the rise for over a decade now, it looks like 2012 might be its year to shine. English surnames as first names are growing in popularity, but what makes Camden so special that two celebrities have already chosen it this year?

As several Namecandy commenters and writers have remarked, no one who has ever lived in New Jersey would choose the name, as Camden is arguably the most notoriously crime ridden city within the state. Indeed our NameMapper tool shows Camden is most popular in North Dakota, New Hampshre and Maine, but definitely not New Jersey. And as far as we can tell, none of the four new parents (including Vanessa, who has lived all over the map) has lived in New Jersey for a significant amount of time. Or Maryland for that matter, which is home to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. 

Deepening the coincidence further, the Lachey's chose John for their son's middle name, incredibly similar to Cutler and Cavallari's Camden Jack - though we suspect John is for Lachey's father, who also bears the name. 

Although it does seem to be quite the coincidence, the world is certainly big enough for two celebrity babies named Camden. After all, we also saw two celebrity baby girls receive the name Maxwell earlier this year. 

What do you think of the name Camden? After two celebrity babies with the name, do you think it will rise even faster this year? 

--A.F.

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September 14, 2012 10:23 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I love it, considering I named my jason Camden John 5 years ago. Hoping this doesn't start a trend, I liked him having a somewhat unique name!

September 14, 2012 10:24 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Should have been "son" not Jason. Autocorrect is worthless!

September 15, 2012 8:03 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

"It's" year to shine? Still time to fix that typo......

September 16, 2012 11:53 AM
By Alex

Thanks for catching that! All fixed :)

September 18, 2012 6:41 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Camden is not my style but it's okay. I'm sure it will become a girls name in the next few years with spellings like Kamdyn. I read on another site that "Camden John" sounds like something Amy Winehouse would have named her toilet, which made me LOL.

September 19, 2012 12:54 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I only know a girl named Camden...

September 19, 2012 6:51 PM
By mac (not verified)

I have a 5 year old niece named Camdyn, so I'm with Anonymous, I think this one will go to the girls.

October 8, 2012 7:45 PM
By Zoe (not verified)

So, I grew up across the river from Camden and all I can say about this trend is that the people who are using this name must not be very well acquainted with Camden, NJ.

February 15, 2013 1:08 PM
By Vinç (not verified)

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