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Salinger combined the two surnames of actors William Holden and Joan Caulfield to create the name, they were starring together in a film then and he saw the names together on a poster.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2005
Ben Affleck played a character called Holden in the film "Chasing Amy".
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
My friend has this name, it's a cool name.
-- bev1990  3/24/2006
I think this is a stunning name for a boy!
-- Mommy2B  6/24/2006
A perfectly good name ruined by "The Catcher in the Rye," in my opinion. Who wants to read three hundred pages of emo bitching?
-- Eilicea  11/22/2006
J.D. Salinger got me started on this name.
-- nothingshortoftragic  12/12/2006
Nice name.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2007
I actually really like this name. I first heard it on the movie Kids In America, in which the main character is named Holden. He's played by Gregory Smith.
-- skatergirl2  3/25/2007
I haven't heard this name except in J. D. Salingers book,
"Catcher in the Rye" which I think is a moving story. I wouldn't name someone this but I do like this name.
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2007
I like the name Holden. It is also the overall brand name for an Australian car company (owned by General Motors).
-- walkinghome  4/15/2007
I love Holden. The name and the character. He's just a teenage boy dealing with overwhelming greif and trying to grow up at the same time. He's sweet, lonely. I love the book, the character, and am planning of naming my first son Holden. There will always be people who like something and people who don't. We can't all agree. I for one, like it.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  5/2/2007
I used to date a boy with the second name Holden and quite liked it but really fell in love with the name after reading Catcher In The Rye. If I ever had a son I'd like to stick it in as a middle name or something.
-- xJDx  8/9/2007
This is a very handsome, masculine name and, according to the popularity chart, not overused. I'd definitely consider this for my son.
-- queenv  9/30/2007
Jake Gyllenhaal played a character named Holden in "The Good Girl".
-- elysa  10/1/2007
This name might lead to some jokes, as it sounds like ''holding''. You'd better make sure you don't have a surname that creates a funny effect.
-- slight night shiver  4/23/2008
I loathe this name, and I loathe The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield was pretty annoying and a whiny, self-absorbed brat. This name will cause plenty of jokes.
-- bananarama  9/20/2008
Holden is also a girls name, and is derived from Ireland. It sounds more feminine to me than masculine.
-- Anonymous User  11/14/2008
"Also a girls name" Really?
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2011
I've never come across this outside of "the Catcher in the Rye," but I liked the character a lot (as a character, not a person.) I didn't much like it when I first heard it, but it's grown on me.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/3/2009
Unusable in Australia, but fine anywhere else.
-- vomiting  6/4/2009
Holden Snyder is a character on 'As the World Turns,' played by Jon Hensley.
-- Anyechka  9/12/2009
Love it for a middle name or a first name. Great name.
-- italiannames  11/8/2009
I've never read The Catcher in the Rye, but I know a guy named this and he's very handsome. So, I like this name. It just sounds handsome.
-- Chrila96  11/18/2010
I don't normally like -den names, but I like Holden. Catcher in the Rye is one of my all-time favorite books.
-- mrose19  4/11/2011
If I think about the name by itself it's not a terrible name. When I hear it though I'm instantly reminded of Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye. I despised that book and character. Therefore I could never use this name. It's perfectly fine for someone else. Just not me.
-- JaciGia  8/8/2011
Holden Nowell, a Canadian model best known for his role as the super hot, "boy-next-door" who actually turns out to be gay in the end in Carly Rae Jepsen's music video for her song "Call Me Maybe."
-- Rin_0911  10/10/2012
Ick. Totally unusable in Australia (unless you actually want to sound like a bogan who named his son after his favourite beat-up old car), plus it sounds terrible anyway.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2013

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