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 HannahMontana 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’sSharpay 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.