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Baby names from Disney films can summon up positive memories. For some of us, watching The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Lady and the Tramp shaped our childhoods. Here is a list of baby names from the classic Disney films of our time:
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  • Michael

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    Michael was the Number 1 American boys' name for almost half a century. Now, though, Michael has moved down to eighth place, still translating to about an annual 16,000 babies. How has Michael ra... Read More 

  • Mickey

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    Pugnacious and spunky like the young Mickey Rooney and the original Mickey Mouse, but virtually never given to babies today.  Read More 

  • Minnie

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    Minnie was wildly popular at the turn of the last century--it was the fifth or sixth most popular name throughout the 1880s-- but is completely obscure today. Blame Mickey's girlfriend. Though it's... Read More 

  • Molly

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    Molly has been used as a stand-alone pet form of Mary since the Middle Ages, and has been consistently popular as an independent name in the U.S. over the past several decades, still in the Top 100... Read More 

  • Mowgli

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    The name of the young hero of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book , who was raised by wolves (really) and becomes a genius hunter and trapper, was chosen as a middle name for their son Bronx (really,... Read More 

  • Nala

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    A Disneyfied name -- Nala was the friend who became the wife of Simba, hero of "The Lion King." It was chosen for his daughter by Keenen Ivory Wayans.  Read More 

  • Oliver

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    Oliver, now the Number 2 name in England, also entered the Top 100 in the U.S. for the first time in 2009, and is now at Number 73. Why? Because Oliver is energetic and good-natured, stylish but n... Read More 

  • Orville

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    Only if you're an aviation buff or seriously addicted to popcorn.  Read More 

  • Peg

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    Peg is a nostalgic turn-of-the-last-century nickname, sociable but slight. Like near-identical twin Peggy, Peg is in mothballs.  Read More 

  • Penny

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    Like Peggy and Patsy, the kind of zesty moniker young Judy Garland would sport in her early let's-put-on-a-show flicks, rarely used today.  Read More 

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