Holden – Scary Mommy

Holden

Derived from an Old English place name meaning “deep valley.” Also a description of what little Holden will do once he discovers he has a penis — he’ll be “Holden” it in the bathtub, “Holden” it while he watches TV, “Holden” it for the entire duration of his preschool music program. Because, boys.

Nicknames:

There really isn’t anything noteworthy, unless you wanna call him Hole or something. But probably not.

Famous people named Holden:

Chemist Holden Thorp; American historian Holden Furber; U.S. Navy aviator Holden Richardson; athlete Holden Bowler.

Fun fact:

Holden is considered a literary name, because Holden Caulfield is the main character in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. But for Australians, it’s synonymous with a car brand.

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