Celebrities are known for choosing out of the box monikers for their kids. These stars looked to the world of Disney characters for inspiration when naming their tots.
The Sister Sister alum gave birth to her very own princess seven weeks ago. It only seemed fitting that Tia, 40, would give her daughter a name fit only for a princess, Cairo Tiahana.
The actress may have had influence from Princess Tiana from the Disney’s 2009 film The Princess and the Frog. Tia explained the inspiration behind her daughter’s middle name, “Tiahna actually means ‘follower of Christ.’ Also, Tiana was one of the first African princesses, so she is our little princess here!”
“The Rock” welcomed his third daughter in April, Tiana Gia. Tiana has gained popularity in recent years and partly thanks to the New Orleans set musical animated film. Johnson, 46, has lent his voice to the Disney family in the past. He was the voice for Maui in the 2016 hit Moana.
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Happy Mother’s Day to my main squeeze @laurenhashianofficial, holding my little main squeeze, Jasmine Lia, who’s holding my tiniest main squeeze, Tiana Gia – both our daughter’s middle names are in honor of their great grandmothers, Lia and Giavanna. I’m in constant respect and grateful awe of all the things this incredible mama accomplishes on a daily basis. Here’s a fun small recap: Having a two and half year old and a newborn attached and clinging to her 24/7. Managing the wonderfully fun, Terrible 2’s with Jazzy. The “Hi, I need to eat every 3hrs and preferably from your boob” (just like daddy;) with Baby Tia. Managing multiple family properties. Managing an ever growing staff of family employees across the country. Picking up the ENTIRE FAMILY, STAFF AND DOG and moving to multiple locations AROUND THE WORLD, throughout the year because of my filming and production schedule. All while continuing to build an amazing career as a music and song writer/producer. As an artist and businessman myself, I recognize how incredibly hard this part is of her job is. She’s a brilliant visionary storyteller and lyrically gifted – all qualities that are hard to tap into when you’re managing this nonstop life of ours. But she does it like a brilliant bad ass. And here’s the best part and the thing I’m most proud of… Lauren does it all with a big genuine smile and is truly, the kindest and sweetest soul you’ll ever meet. People tell me all time after they spend time with her, “Lauren’s the nicest person I have ever met”. I always say, “Yes she is and being nice runs in our family… and so does kicking ass, so don’t ever get on her bad side” Lol. And finally – of all the human beings on this earth she could have as her partner – she chose me. One big, brown, bald, tattooed, very lucky SOB. Happy Mama’s Day Lauren. Take a bow and Queen it up – you’re an amazing mama and amazing mama’s make this world go around. #yvpagm x
And his youngest daughter isn’t the only one named after one of our beloved Disney Characters. His 2 ½-year-old daughter is named Jasmine Lia. Jasmine has become a popular name ever since the 1992 animated film release of Aladdin.
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
Rachel, 36, and her former partner Hayden Christensen, 37, welcomed their daughter Briar Rose in 2014. Most people know of Sleeping Beauty’s name as Aurora but here’s a little Disney trivia if you didn’t know this fun fact already. Briar Rose was Sleeping Beauty’s secondary moniker given by the three fairies that raised and looked after her in the forest.
The former couple are both huge Disney fans and Christensen had revealed in a past interview, “We both love all things Disney — but Rachel especially was very keen on the name. We have Disney songs playing around the house 24/7 right now.”
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes, 44, and Ryan Gosling, 37, named their eldest daughter Esmeralda Amada. The 3 ½-year-old was named after the couples love of the gypsy in the 1996’s flick The Hunchback of Notre Dame. “Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we just think it’s a beautiful name,” Mendes told Vanity Fair in 2014.