Having trouble naming that female dog or cat who you just made a forever member of the family? Take a look at these monikers taken from princess characters in the animated Disney movies. Eleven of the characters listed below are “official” Disney Princesses (according to the company’s official site); three should join those ranks. In any case, imagine how cool it would be to have a white dog or cat named Snow White, or an orange tabby feline called Merida. Better yet, a long-haired pet named Rapunzel…
Anna: Princess Anna of Arendelle is Elsa’s younger sister in Frozen (2013).
Ariel: Mermaid who was turned into a human to marry her beloved Prince Eric in the Oscar-winning The Little Mermaid (1989) animated feature.
Aurora: Princess put into a deep sleep by the evil sorceress Maleficent and awakened by a kiss from Prince Phillip in the animated feature Sleeping Beauty (1959). Hint: Maleficent would make a cool pet name, too.
Belle: Strong-willed beauty who rescued her father and turned his captor, “the Beast,” back into beautiful Prince Adam in Beauty and the Beast (1991). It was the first animated feature to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Cinderella: A poor woman under the thumb of a cruel stepmother, Cinderella thwarts her mean step siblings and marries Prince Charming in the 1950 animated feature of the same name.
Elsa: The Snow Queen of Arendelle in the Oscar-winning Frozen, which is the biggest highest-grossing Disney animated movie to date. Heard the tune “Let It Go?” Of course you have — that’s her song.
Jasmine: Marries Prince Aladdin in the 1992 animated feature film, Aladdin.
Leia: Not an “official” Disney princess (yet), but she’s now owned by The Magic Kingdom. Princess Leia Organa is one of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance in Star Wars (1977) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Return of the Jedi (1983) and the upcoming Episode VII in 2015.
Merida: Fire-haired rebellious teen from the Oscar-winning Brave (2012) who refused her clan’s tradition of an arranged marriage.
Mulan: Poses as a man in order to take the place of her wounded father in the Chinese army to battle the invading Huns in the 1998 animated feature film.
Pocahontas: A Native American princess who was romantically involved with explorer John Smith in the 1995 animated feature film.
Rapunzel: Long-haired girl with magic powers who was kidnapped by Mother Gothel, who wanted to horde Rapunzel’s healing abilities in Tangled (2010). Was reunited with her royal parents and married Flynn Rider.
Snow White: Daughter of a queen, Snow White bit a poisoned apple which gave her the appearance of death until she was awakened by a kiss from a prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Use her full name, or “Snow” for short.
Tiana: Central character in The Princess and the Frog (2009) who was transformed into a frog, but later returned to human form and married Prince Naveen.