Nick Lachey Says Son Camden Was Not Named After Jersey Town, Thank You Very Much

Kim LaCapria

Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa Minnillo are new parents to baby boy Camden, and the reality show star and former Mr. Jessica Simpson has explained where the slightly unusual name came from. And the kid is not named after a truck stop in New Jersey.

Nick Lachey talked about the road to baby names in a recent chat with People, and the Stars Earn Stripes star and bro of recent Dancing With The Stars eliminee Drew Lachey says that he favored the name Colin for his new son, but the Mrs. put the kibosh on the common Irish moniker.

According to Nick, the 38-year-old had to get creative when his wife nixed his first choice for son Camden John:

“It’s kind of a funny story. I’ve always liked the name Colin. We thought that Colin would be the name. And John is my dad’s name ... But as we got further into it, I learned that Vanessa wasn’t a big fan of the name Colin, so we started looking for another ‘C’ name.”
“We didn’t really know anyone else named Camden. It was such a neat name. We fell in love with it and decided on it five or six months ago.”

But naming aside, Lachey says the new parents have been very lucky in getting a child with an easy temper. He says:

“As a first time parent, you don’t know what to expect ... You get all that advice, but we’ve been blown away and happy about the fact that he’s just been a good baby. He’s got a great temperament. Every day is fun. It’s a new adventure and we’re loving every second of it.”