Some parents might call their daughters little princesses, but this is particularly true for the newborn daughter of Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen, who is aptly named Briar Rose.
It’s the first child for the 33-year-old Hart of Dixie actress and the Star Wars actor, also 33.
If that name sounds familiar, it is because Briar Rose was Princess Aurora’s alias in Sleeping Beauty.
The little girl is in good company with her Disney-themed name: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes opted for Esmeralda for their daughter back in September, and Holly Madison dubbed her bundle of joy Rainbow Aurora in March of last year. If you really want to stretch it, Halle Berry’s 6-year-old daughter Nahla could be seen as an homage to The Lion King.
Celebrities are known for setting trends with avant garde, and sometimes straight-up bizarre, baby name choices (we’re looking at you, Kimye).
In Bilson and Christensen’s case, it’s not just about the Disney princess influence — the floral quality of Briar Rose’s moniker is also indicative of a growing trend. These garden-variety names have been common as of late and will no doubt experience an uptick in popularity in the coming months.
With parents like these two, it is sure that baby Briar Rose by any other name would have been just as sweet. But we can’t lie, we’re pretty big fans of this one.
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