Rachel Bilson named her daughter after Sleeping Beauty.
The 40-year-old actress is mum to seven-year-old Briar Rose with ex-husband Hayden Christensen and admitted she almost named her daughter Millie until she realized it was too close to Disney antagonist Maleficent.
She said: “So when I was pregnant we really stuck with Millie. Hayden and I met in a movie called Jumper and my character was called Millie – and then we couldn’t decide if it was like super lame or very cute. But it was too close to Maleficent… I can’t go there.”
However, the former Hart of Dixie star decided to stick with the Disney theme and ended up choosing Briar Rose, which is the pen name Princess Aurora chose for herself in the 1959 Walt Disney classic and its 2014 prequel The Matchmaker, which starred Angelina Jolie. in the main role.
Speaking on the Broad Ideas podcast, she added: “So on the Disney theme. It wasn’t intentional because his grandmother’s name is Rose, her middle name is Rose and her first name is Briar, so it’s after.” Sleep beauty.”
Rachel, who split from Star Wars actor Hayden, 41, in 2017 after 10 years of marriage previously admitted that while motherhood was her top priority, she and her ex were still “trying to figure out” co-parenting together.
She said: “Being a mum is number 1 for me and always will be… Everything I choose to work on has to be something I really want. We’re still trying to figure it out… It’s hard.. And I I don’t know that there is any right way, necessarily.
“We say mom has a house and dad has a house, but she’s quite young to have a deep conversation. The most important thing to me is that Briar is okay, safe and stable. No matter what I’m dealing with and how much pain or how much anger, it’s all about her.”