20 Disney Inspired Names What better place to look for baby name-inspiration than in our favorite Disney films! From Alice to Willow, Apollo to Stefan, there are lots of great and different names in Walt’s classics. GIRLS Alice: Alice in Wonderland Alice is the imaginative and adventurous lead character of the timeless story Alice in Wonderland. Fun fact! The character of Alice is based on a real girl, called Alice Liddell, who was one of the author’s child-friends. Aurora: Sleeping Beauty Daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah, kind and gentle Princess Aurora is the main character in the 1959 film Sleeping Beauty. Fun fact! She is the third official Disney Princess, and the last to be developed by Walt Disney himself. Belle: Beauty and The Beast One of the most popular princesses, intelligent Belle took the starring role in 1991 film Beauty and The Beast. Fun fact! When production first started on Beauty and the Beast Belle had a sister called Clarice. Daisy: Daisy Duck Girlfriend of Donald Duck and best friend of Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck has a love for attention. Fun fact! Daisy first appeared in the 1940 short Mr Duck Steps out. Esmeralda: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Street-wise Romani woman Esmeralda appears in 1996 animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Fun fact! Esmeralda was the only human character in the film, for the first half, to ever show kindness towards the deformed and naïve Quasimodo. Flora: Sleeping Beauty Magical Flora is one of the Three Good Fairies from Sleeping Beauty. She appears to be the leader of the group, and her favorite color is pink. Fun fact! Flora, Fauna and Merryweather appear in the Disney Junior series Sofia the First as the supporting sidekick characters to the titular character Sofia. Giselle: Enchanted Dreamy Giselle is a young woman from the kingdom of Andalasia and the protagonist of Disney’s 2007 hybrid film Enchanted. Fun fact! Giselle was released in two video games while the movie Enchanted was in theaters. Jasmine: Aladdin Free-spirited Jasmine is the daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah in 1992 animated feature film Aladdin. Fun fact! Jasmine is the sixth official member of the Disney Princess line-up. Minnie: Minnie Mouse Needing little introduction, sweet Minnie Mouse is girlfriend of Mickey Mouse and a Disney firm favourite. Fun fact! Minnie was initially conceptualized as a mere love interest, but was notably expanded into a more independent and dynamic character over the years. Willow: Pocahontas Grandmother Willow is a sentient weeping willow tree that serves as an adviser to Pocahontas in the 1995 film. Fun fact! Grandmother Willow appears at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Song of the Rainforest binaural sound show at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. BOYS Apollo: Hurcules Apollo is the Olympian God of the Sun in the 1997 film Hercules and its television series. Fun fact! Apollo is the only Olympian deity whose name is the same in both Greek and Roman mythologies. Cody: The Rescuers Down Under Brave Cody is an 8-year-old boy from Australia and the tritagonist in Disney’s 1900 film The Rescuers Down Under, sequel to the 1977 film The Rescuers. Fun fact! Adam Ryen, an actor native of Norway, also did Cody’s voice in the Norwegian version of the film. Eric: The Little Mermaid Hopeless romantic Eric, is the handsome Prince featured in 1989 feature film The Little Mermaid. Fun fact! Eric appears as one of the guests in the 2001-2003 animated television series House of Mouse, usually sitting next to Ariel. Flynn: Tangled Charming Flynn is a former thief and the love interest of Repunzel, in 2017 movie Tangled. Fun fact! Before he was the dashing Flynn Rider, the role of Rapunzel’s love interest came in the form of Bastian, a large, handsome, and charming blonde man who later inspired Frozen character Kristoff. Gus: Cinderella Gus, or Gus-Gus, is best friend of fellow mouse Jaq and together they serve as the closest companions of Cinderella. Fun fact! Jaq and Gus make numerous cameo appearances in the animated series House of Mouse. Max: The Little Mermaid Loveable Old English Sheepdog Max is the loyal companion of Prince Eric in popular film The Little Mermaid. Fun fact! Max plays a small role in the sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Otto: Robin Hood Otto is a dog who appears in the old-favourite film Robin Hood, he appears to be Nottingham’s blacksmith. Fun fact! He made a cameo as a beggar collecting money in Mickey’s Christmas Carol and asked Ebenezer Scrooge for a penny for the poor. Rufus: The Rescuer Rufus is Penny’s elderly cat from The Rescuers. He first met Bernard and Miss Bianca and gave them the information of the whereabouts of Penny. Fun fact! John McIntire, who voiced Rufus, was married to Jeanette Nolan, who voiced Ellie Mae in the same film. Sebastian: The Little Mermaid Funny Sebastian is a red Jamaican crab and major character in Disney’s 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Fun fact! He also made a brief appearance in Aladdin. When the Genie is looking through recipes books trying to find the right ‘recipe’ for turning Aladdin into a prince, he pulls out Sebastian (clamped to his finger) and flicks him off. Stefan: Sleeping Beauty King Stefan is a supporting character in Disney’s 1959 animated feature film Sleeping Beauty. He is the father of Princess Aurora. Fun fact! King Stefan appears in the feature film Maleficent portrayed by Sharlto Copley.