The Worst Possible Disney Names For Your Child

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Disney Fans are nothing if they’re not passionate, and sometimes that passion leads them to name real-world things they love after Disney World things. Disney names can be pretty cute when dogs, cats, and various other household pets are named after a Disney character (if the name is aptly chosen.) Sometimes, however, Disney fandom parents just go way too hard when naming a new (human) baby.

If you’re looking to mine a Disney movie for baby names, here are some to DEFINITELY stay away from.

1 – Mr./Mrs. Potato Head

A dynamic married toy couple in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story films. Also, a name that will give your child body dysmorphia and a troubled relationship with potatoes.

2 – Dumbo

You see why this is bad, yes? Do I need to explain it? Two parts: bully fuel; one part: insecurity.

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3 – Eeyore

Hey, I’ve got nothing against Eeyore. But your kid will probably resent you for making a famously depressed donkey their namesake.

4 – Any of the Seven Dwarfs

Never a good idea to name someone after a character trait – very damaging to a person’s identity. I guess Doc is technically fine. Still weird, though.

5 – Sir Hiss

Sir Hiss from Disney’s 1973 Robin Hood is predictably a snake. Bad and silly name for a kid. Great name for a cat!

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6 – Pinocchio

Could you imagine this kid’s trauma around fibbing? I mean, I know honesty is the best policy, but don’t you think their future therapist will have enough to sift through?

7 – Chernabog

Horrible name in general. Very unpleasant to the ears. Not to mention it references the demonic god of darkness in Disney’s 1940 Fantasia. Big yikes.

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The above Disney names are just some of the worst options parents could choose to name their child. A life with one of these names will almost certainly scar your child irreparably. Just remember to think twice before sourcing something like a Disney Princess movie or the Toy Story franchise for names.

Cute Disney character-inspired names do exist! I’d just also stay away from Tramp, Stitch, Captain Hook, Lightning McQueen, Hamm, and any variation of the Tweedles, but hey – it’s your baby.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!