Sunday, July 23, 2017

Destiny

Destiny with her friend Dory in Finding Dory
In Finding Dory, Destiny was a whale shark that lived in the Marine Life Institute where Dory was born. She and Dory used to talk through the pipes and she taught Dory to speak whale. Destiny had poor vision which impaired her swimming. She escaped from her enclosure to help Dory, and ultimately returned to the Great Barrier Reef with her.

Destiny is an English word name. In 2016 Destiny was the 203rd most popular name for girls in the United States.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Oliver

Oliver from Oliver & Company
In the animated film Oliver & Company, Oliver was an orphaned kitten who joined a criminal gang of dogs. He eventually was adopted by a rich young girl named Jenny.


Oliver Oaken with Hannah Montana
In Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, Oliver Oaken was one of Miley Stewart's best friends. He was the boyfriend of Lily Truscott, and he played in a band. He was also often hung out with Miley's brother Jackson.

Sir Oliver from Sofia the First

In Disney Junior's Sofia the First, Sir Oliver was a villainous knight. His rival was Sir Jaxon. When Sofia met Sir Oliver, he used her to help get a magical shield, but took credit for her work. Sofia later teamed up with Sir Jaxon to stop him.

Oliver Sansweet from The Incredibles

In Pixar's The Incredibles, Mr. Incredible stopped Oliver Sansweet from committing suicide. He later sued Mr. Incredible for saving his life.

Oliver from Mighty Med
In Disney XD's Mighty Med, Oliver was a youth observer and doctor in a superhero hospital, despite the fact that he had no super powers.

Oliver might be derived from the Latin for 'olive tree', or it may be a variant of an Old Norse name meaning 'ancestor' or an Old Germanic name meaning 'host of elves'. In 2016, Oliver was the 12th most popular name for boys in the United States.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Carina

Carina from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
In the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Carina Smyth was an orphan with a knowledge of astronomy whose search for the Trident of Poseidon led her to become involved with Henry Turner and Captain Jack Sparrow.

Carina from Guardians of the Galaxy

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Carina was a slave owned by Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. the Collector. When the Guardians of the Galaxy brought an infinity stone to the Collector, Carina attempted to take it so that she would be free, but the power of the stone killed her.

Carina is derived from the Latin 'cara', which means "dear, beloved". There is a constellation named Carina. In 2016, 244 girls were named Carina in the United States.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gaston

In Beauty and the Beast, Gaston was a boorish man that was determined to marry Belle because she was the most beautiful girl in town. LeFou was his sidekick. He loved hunting and showing off, and hated books. In Once Upon a Time, Gaston was the son of Lord LeGume but was just as boorish despite his noble birth.

Gaston is a French name that is derived from the Germanic word for 'stranger or guest'. In 2015, 27 boys were named Gaston in the United States.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tala

Grandmother Tala from Moana
In Disney's Moana, Tala was the mother of Chief Tui, and was Moana's grandmother. When the ocean gave the heart of Te Fiti to Moana as a young child, Tala kept it safe until she was older. She taught Moana about her people's past and encouraged her to follow her to find Maui and return the heart of Te Fiti. When she died, her spirit took the form of a stingray.

In Tagalog Mythology, Tala was the goddess of the morning and evening star. In 2015, 115 girls were named Tala in the United States.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Maurice

In Beauty and the Beast, Maurice was the father of Belle. He was an inventor, and seen by the village as eccentric and a little crazy.

In Disney XD's Slugterra, Maurice worked for Dr. Blakk as a henchman.

In Marsupilami, Maurice the gorilla was one of Marsupilami's best friends.

In Dinosaurs, Maurice took Charlene out on her first date. He dumped her for a girl with a bigger tail.

Maurice is from the Roman Name Mauritius and Maurus which means 'dark skinned'. In 2015, Maurice was the 621st most popular name for boys in the United States.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Arianna

Queen Arianna in Tangled
In the Tangled franchise, Queen Arianna was the queen of Corona and the mother of Princess Rapunzel. Her husband was King Frederic. She spoke French, and traveled extensively before marrying. She nearly died during her pregnancy with Rapunzel, but a magic flower created a medicine that saved her and Rapunzel, granting her daughter magical healing powers.

Arianna is an Italian variant of Ariadne, a Greek name that means 'most holy'. Ariadne was a the daughter of King Minos and wife of the god Dionysus in Greek mythology. In 2015, Arianna was the 56th most popular name for girls in the United States.

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