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This week, Appellation Mountain’s Abby Sandel clicks us into the Disney Channel to check out their latest name possibilities.

First there was Bambi.  Then came Ariel and Jasmine and the rest of the Disney princesses.  I’ve yet to meet a baby Nemo, but Sebastian?  I know three.  The average animated Disney character has a pretty decent chance of making an encore appearance on birth certificates as well as a lunchboxes.

But what about all of those other Disney names?  The Disney Channel debuted in 1983.  The appellations from their original series and movies are no less inventive.  The latest Disney flick is Prom, opening nationwide at the end of April.

Not every name is novel.  Hannah had been in the US Top Ten for more than a decade before Hannah Montana arrived on the scene.  Cody, from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, was fading fast when the show premiered in 2005, but is a reasonable choice for a character born in the early 1990s.

Other choices border on the outrageous, like High School Musical’s Sharpay or The Cheetah Girls’ Aquanette.

With millions of tweens and teens tuning in to watch the Disney Channel, chances are that some of these names will inspire future parents.

GIRLS

Betsy

CeCe – A nickname for Cecelia on new show Shake It Up.

CharlieShort for Charlotte, and the name that inspired the title Good Luck, Charlie.

DorindaAlong with Galleria, Chanel, and Aquanette, one of The Cheetah Girls.

Harper

Ivy

JulietA teenaged vampire on The Wizards of Waverly Place.

LondonThe Suite Life’s resident heiress.

Macy

Matisse

Mei

MileyHannah Montana’s alter ego was originally called Chloe.  The change happened after Miley Cyrus was cast as the lead.

Mitchie Demi Lovato’s Cinderella-esque character in Camp Rock

Nova

Peggy

Rosalinda

Simone

Sonny – In Sonny with a Chance, main character Allison answers to this unexpected nickname.

Stella

TeddyCharlie’s big sis.

Tess

Tru – Short for Trudy in 2002 original movie about an aspiring filmmaker

Veruca – A minor character from Lizzie McGuireHer character is nothing like Roald Dahl’s spoiled bully from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

WednesdayFrom a new series called Madison High, slated for a 2012 debut.

Zora

BOYS

Dean

Frank

Grady

HarveyAnother name from not-yet-debuted Madison High.

Hugo

Jesse

Jett

JonasThe Jonas Brothers actually answered to the surname Lucas on their Disney Channel show.

Lloyd

Marco

Marcus

Mason

MiloAn adventurous, adolescent, animated fish.

Nico

PhineasThe other animated character to make it onto the list, Phineas Flynn’s full name is seriously stylish.

Rolo

Sander

Skander

TroyZac Efron’s character from the wildly successful High School Musical franchise.

Wen – Short for Wendell, a character from new Disney Original Movie Lemonade Mouth.

Zeke

Do you recognize some of the characters?  Would you use – or avoid – a name because it has been on the Disney Channel?

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