Are Nick and Vanessa Lachey Baby Name Copycats?


Nick and Vanessa Lachey welcomed a son on Wednesday evening.

Weighing in at 8 lbs., 9 oz. and measuring 21 inches, it’s the first child for the 38-year-old former singer of 98* and the 31-year-old “Wipeout” host.

“We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Camden John Lachey,” the couple told People in a statement.

Hmm. Does that baby name sound familiar?

It should. A mere five weeks ago, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler named their newborn son… Camden Jack!

“Apparently Camden is a popular name!” Kristin Cavallari tweeted Thursday morning.

Let me pause here to share a little story:

When my mom was little, she was the proud mommy of a doll named Chloe. From the moment she held the doll in her arms for the first time, she made an unbreakable promise to herself – “my first daughter will be named Chloe.”

Flash forward to 1975. My mother’s sister finds out she is pregnant. A few months later, she finds out it’s a girl. A few months later she has her baby and few minutes later… she names her Chloe.

My mother was a molten mixture of rage and heartbreak. More than three decades later, it’s still a sore subject. And she’s not alone. Most women do not react well to any perceived “baby name stealing.”

So kudos to Cavallari, for showing a little bit of grace in a tough spot. She later added – “By the way, that wasn’t a b**chy tweet at all. I obviously love the name and I’m glad other people do too.”

Because seriously, five weeks is plenty of time to come up with a backup plan after one of your friends (Lachey and Cavallari have known each other since 2006) names their kid something INCREDIBLY similar to your top choice.

What do you think? Is it ok to copy cat a baby name or should the Lacheys have gone another direction? 



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