What is Holden's first name in Catcher in the Rye?

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literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The protagonist in The Catcher in the Rye is named Holden Caulfield. While it may not sound like a first name, here, it is.  This may be confusing, per why you asked the question.

crystalannpombo | Student

Holdens whole name is Holden Caulfield.

First name: Holden

Last name: Caulfield

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